Hypersexuality and Paraphilias in Individuals with ASD

Last Updated on August 23rd, 2023 at 03:01 pm
Originally Published on August 21st, 2023 at 08:00 am
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Despite increasing numbers of individuals in the criminal justice system with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), very little research exists about ASD, hypersexuality and paraphilias.


There is an increasing number of individuals on the Autism Spectrum coming into contact with the criminal justice system, particularly internet sex crimes. Despite this, very little is known about ASD and sexuality or sexual offending behavior.

One Study About Hypersexuality and Paraphilias

A 2017 study by Schottle, et al, studied this topic. Specifically focusing on hypersexuality and paraphilic behavior in both men and woman with ASD.

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