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  • 1 Psychology Division, School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK
  • | 2 Psychology Division, School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU, UK
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Abstract

Aims

The paper outlines the advantages, disadvantages, and other implications of using the Internet to collect data from those people displaying sexually paraphilic behavior.

Method

Using empirical and clinical studies published in the paraphilia literature, the main issues concerning online paraphilic data collection are reviewed and discussed.

Results

The specific online data collection methods examined included the collection of paraphilic data via (i) online questionnaires, (ii) online forums, (iii) online interviews, and (iv) online participant observation.

Conclusions

It is concluded that there are many useful and practical advantages of using online research methodologies to examine sexually paraphilic behavior.

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