Wanted to study: out-of-control men
The search for volunteers to take part in research into the treatment of out-of-control sexual behaviour is still under way.
The research is the work of Massey University doctoral candidate Karen Faisandier, who said the behaviour was more commonly, and incorrectly, labelled as sex addiction.
In total 12 volunteers were sought for the study in Auckland and Palmerston North, but while all spots in the City of Sails were filled, Ms Faisandier was still looking for two volunteers in Manawatu.
She was looking for men over the age of 18 "who think they may have a problem". More specifically they might exhibit any of a wide range of sexual behaviours that could cause distress to themselves or their partners.
Those selected for the course would attend treatment sessions.
Ms Faisandier said her research had received a $10,000 grant since it was announced in February, which had reduced the cost of taking part from $185 to $75.
"That should allow more people to access it," she said. "I only need a couple of people."
Ms Faisandier, whose doctorate is in clinical psychology, said the study would see if treatment reduced the men's "out-of-control behaviour".Her doctoral research follows a research project in 2010 when Ms Faisandier surveyed more than 600 men in a study on sexual behaviour and its impact on relationships.
Ms Faisandier said her research was "well under way at this point" and due to be completed at the end of this year.
Details about the men involved in the study would be kept confidential. To find out more about the research project email Ms Faisandier at OCSB@live.com.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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