A Brief Scale to Measure Problematic Sexually Explicit Media Consumption: Psychometric Properties of the Compulsive Pornography Consumption (CPC) Scale Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

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PUBLISHED

2014 in Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, Vol. 21, pp. 240–261

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that compulsive pornography consumption is associated with negative sexual self-esteem. and social desirability.
ABSTRACT
"Although the phenomenon of hypersexuality has been described in the literature, and scales of compulsive sexual behavior have been published, the existing measures do not assess compulsive sexually explicit media (SEM) consumption. This study tested the psychometric properties of a new scale, the Compulsive Pornography Consumption (CPC). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses results showed good psychometric performance of a 5 item, 2 factor preoccupation-compulsivity solution. As hypothesized, the scale correlates... READ FULL ABSTRACT
EXCERPTS
  • "As hypothesized, the scale correlates positively with compulsive sexual behavior and internalized homonegativity and negatively with sexual selfesteem and social desirability. This is consistent with the theory of minority stress and sexual health model and lends support to the conclusion that the identified scale is measuring compulsive pornography use."
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