The Sexhavior Cycle: Good Review, But Still Not Enough Data to Support a New Theory

The Sexhavior Cycle: Good Review, But Still Not Enough Data to Support a New Theory Arch Sex Behav (2017) 46:2265–2267 COMMENTARY The Sexhavior Cycle: Good Review, But Still Not Enough Data to Support a New Theory 1 2 David J. Ley Joshua B. Grubbs Received: 10 August 2017 / Accepted: 22 August 2017 / Published online: 21 September 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 The target article by Walton, Cantor, Bhullar, and Lykins (2017) Walton et al. fail to recognize or discuss the noteworthy fact that offers a valuable, thorough, and comprehensive review of the sex addiction,hypersexuality, and compulsivesexualbehavior long, fragmented, and complex history of research, theory, and labels are being employed in legal settings at increasing levels. treatment for sexual behavior issues variously referred to as Ley,Brovko,andReid(2015)reviewedalargenumberoflegal emerging from addiction, compulsivity, and impulsivity. This cases where these labels were usedin matters ofcriminal, civil, field has long been plagued by a plethora of competing views, marital, and administrative laws. Most concerning in these cases typically viewed from within a limited lens. Walton et al. offer are examples where individuals convicted of sexual crimes have an important perspective of this internally conflicted field, point- been mandated to sexual addiction treatment, an approach where ing out the often-contradictory findings and approaches, in a fair evidenceofeffectivenessissorelylacking.Moreover,inafieldfor Archives of Sexual Behavior Springer Journals

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