Measuring Incestuous Sexual Interest in a Sample of Fathers

Originally Published on October 16th, 2023 at 08:00 am
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A study to set a baseline for incestuous sexual offenders for psychosexual evaluations and risk assessments using a community sample of fathers from North America.


When conducting psychosexual evaluations and risk assessments, some measure of sexual interest is often used.

Normally, either the Penile Plethysmograph (PPG) or the ABEL screen, which is a visual reaction time (VRT) measure of sexual interest, are used.

Studies looking at VRT, particularly, in incest offenders are scarce. There are no known studies looking at sexual interest based on VRT in a community sample (non-offending) of fathers.

Determining Incestuous Sexual Interest

This 2022 study recruited 652 men from the United States and Canada to participate in an online study measuring:

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