Phenomenology and Pathology of Modern Sexual Culture



Promiscuity and complete loss of interest in physiological sex are considered as phenomena of modern sexual culture that are formed by intensively emerging technologies. We present the results of the empiric study of the relationship between personal dysfunctional attitudes (traits) and manifestations of unrestricted (promiscuous) sexual behavior. Sample: 50 men with profiles on a dating website. Methods: revised Sociosexual Orientation Inventory (SOI-R), short version of the Personality. Beliefs Questionnaire (PBQ-SF), Symptom Checklist-90 Revised (SCL-90-R). Conclusions: convictions on the acceptance of promiscuity are linked to dependent, obsessive-compulsive, antisocial, schizoid and paranoid personality disorders. Promiscuity is related to hostility and distrust in people, first of all, in intimate partners.

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Keywords: culture pathology, unrestricted sexual behavior, promiscuity, personality disorder, male sexuality

Journal rubric: Philosophy, Anthropology, Culture

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Konina M.A. Phenomenology and Pathology of Modern Sexual Culture. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2018. Vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 76–94. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2018260106. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Muza A. Konina, Clinical psychologist, Sukhareva Center for Scientific and Applied Research of the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents, Moscow Health Department, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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