Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 11 (2022) 3, pp. 900–911
An incorrect description of the item “experience of child or adolescent sexual abuse” in the Measures/Personal (sexual) history subsection of the Methods section (see p. 903):
“An experience of child sexual abuse was measured by asking “Has a person ever tried to touch you against your will with sexual intent or tried to make you touch him/her?”, with the possible answers “no” or “yes, it has happened to me or someone attempted this with me”. Participants were then asked how old they had been, when this had occurred for the first time. If they had been below the age of 18 and the abusing person was at least 5 years older they were defined as having experienced any form of child or adolescent sexual abuse.”
The 5-year interval (and the abusing person was at least 5 years older) was included by mistake, as the qualification makes no sense in our sexual compulsiveness paper, it should be omitted.
The last sentence should read:
If they had been below the age of 18, they were defined as having experienced any form of child or adolescent sexual abuse.
The second error is related to the fact that we reported the prevalence of sexual abuse in “childhood and adolescence up to age 18” (age of majority in Germany) without applying the appropriate age filter. Thus, what is reported in the paper in Table 2, and the Personal (sexual) history subsection of the Results section, is lifetime prevalence instead of the prevalence up to the age of 18. The error is due to an incorrect syntax used.
Table 2 with the corrected Experienced child or adolescent sexual abuse row should read:
Crude and multivariable analyses of CSBD
|Persons without CSB (unweighted N = 4,276, weighted N = 4,198)||Persons with CSB (unweighted N = 187, weighted N = 173)||Persons with CSBD (unweighted N = 170, weighted N = 179)|
|Percent of population||Percent of population||Adjusted OR1||95% CI||Percent of population||Adjusted OR1||95% CI|
|Personal (sexual) history|
|Strictly religious upbringing||22.6||20.3||1.02||0.63–1.66||32.0||1.70||1.14–2.55|
|Experienced child or adolescent sexual abuse||18.1||21.2||1.68||1.07–2.62||22.9||1.83||1.07–3.12|
|First lifetime experience with pornography prior to age 15||26.4||43.2||1.23||0.85–1.78||39.2||1.43||0.94–2.20|
|Knowledge about sexuality influenced by pornography||59.5||77.6||2.06||1.24–3.41||74.6||2.06||1.27–3.33|
|Number of sex partners≥10||27.8||35.0||1.33||0.92–1.92||27.5||1.02||0.65–1.60|
|lifetime experience with sex worker||13.0||20.9||1.37||0.83–2.28||28.0||2.50||1.59–3.92|
|Frequency of masturbation (last 12 months)|
|Frequency of pornography consumption (last 12 months)|
|Number of orgasms (last 4 weeks)|
|0 to 4 orgasms||56.8||30.4||1.00||44.9||1.00|
|5 to 14 orgasms||29.5||37.9||1.85||1.16–2.93||32.2||1.28||0.80–2.06|
|15 or more orgasms||13.7||31.7||2.89||1.72–4.87||22.9||1.77||0.98–3.20|
|Condom use (last 12 months; never or sometimes)||75.2||69.1||1.00||0.64–1.56||68.7||0.89||0.56–1.42|
|Attitudes towards sexuality and perceived impact of Pornography|
|Attitudes towards sexuality in general 2||0.84||0.74–0.97||0.95||0.83–1.10|
|Attitudes towards different sex practices 2, 3||1.02||0.99–1.06||0.98||0.95–1.00|
|1st Tertile (not acceptable)||36.1||31.9||42.9|
|3rd Tertile (acceptable)||29.1||36.7||20.5|
|Negative impact on sex life due to pornography||11.1||20.9||1.45||0.88–2.39||32.6||3.36||2.15–5.23|
|Negative impact on everyday life due to pornography||34.3||58.4||2.40||1.04–5.53||72.3||3.90||1.95–7.78|
|Health and life satisfaction|
|Uncontrolled alcohol consumption||18.2||26.2||1.37||0.91–2.06||23.8||1.30||0.89–1.90|
|Treatment for depression or other mental illness (last 12 months)||10.0||7.0||0.79||0.42–1.47||23.1||3.29||2.15–5.04|
|1-3 (not satisfied)||6.3||6.7||15.0|
Notes.1 Odds ratios adjusted for sex, age, migration background, education, religious upbringing, and attitudes towards different sex practices.
2 For these variables percentages are given for categories (ordinal scales), OR are calculated with predictors as metric scales.
3 The following (sex) practices were considered: married person has sex with someone else, men having sex with men, women having sex with women, women having an abortion, person having sex with prostitutes, person having sex with many different partners and person having sex without love.
4Sexually Transmitted Infections.
3. The second sentence of the Personal (sexual) history subsection of the Results section should read:
Members of the CSB and the CSBD groups (CSB: 21,2%; OR 1.68; 95% CI 1.07–2.62; CSBD: 22.9%; OR 1.83; 95% CI 1.07–3.12) were more likely to report a history of child or adolescent sexual abuse than the group not reporting CSB (18.1%).
The new proportion is expectedly lower, but the finding that sexual abuse (up to the age of 18) is higher in the CSB and CSBD groups, compared to the rest of the national sample, remains unchanged. Therefore, nothing needs to be corrected in the Discussion section.
We apologize for the mistake.