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Is Homosexuality a Paraphilia? The Evidence For and Against

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, January 2012
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Title
Is Homosexuality a Paraphilia? The Evidence For and Against
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Archives of Sexual Behavior, January 2012
DOI 10.1007/s10508-012-9900-3
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Authors

James M. Cantor

Abstract

Whether homosexuality should be described as one among many paraphilic sexual interests or an altogether different dimension of sexual interest has long been discussed in terms of its political and social implications. The present article examined the question instead by comparing the major correlates and other features of homosexuality and of the paraphilias, including prevalence, sex ratio, onset and course, fraternal birth order, physical height, handedness, IQ and cognitive neuropsychological profile, and neuroanatomy. Although those literatures remain underdeveloped, the existing findings thus far suggest that homosexuality has a pattern of correlates largely, but not entirely, distinct from that identified among the paraphilias. At least, if homosexuality were deemed a paraphilia, it would be relatively unique among them, taxonometrically speaking.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 2 2%
United States 2 2%
United Kingdom 2 2%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 75 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 21%
Student > Bachelor 14 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 16%
Researcher 8 10%
Student > Postgraduate 6 7%
Other 24 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 49 60%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 10%
Unspecified 6 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 6%
Neuroscience 4 5%
Other 10 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 96. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 September 2019.
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#172,143
of 13,617,860 outputs
Outputs from Archives of Sexual Behavior
#126
of 2,532 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,499
of 209,944 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Archives of Sexual Behavior
#2
of 22 outputs
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