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Constructing the sex addict: A Foucauldian Discourse Analysis

19 June 2019

We are recruiting women who experience difficulties with sexual self-control. If you feel that this describes you, we would like to invite you to complete a survey about your experiences and ways of understanding sexual behaviour. You are eligible to take part if you are a woman aged 18 or over and feel that you addicted to sex, or have been diagnosed as being addicted to sex. To date, most research in this area has focused on men and this is an opportunity for women to share their experiences.


  • Women
  • Aged 18+
  • Identify as a sex addict (either self-diagnosed, or diagnosed by a third party)

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Ethical approval

The study has been approved by the Human Sciences Research Ethics Committee at the University of Derby.

About the researcher

The study is being conducted by researchers at The University of Derby;

Dr Carrie Childs (c.childs@derby.ac.uk; 01332 594286), Dr Chris Howard (c.howard2@derby.ac.uk; 01332 592037) or Dr Jenny Hallam (j.hallam@derby.ac.uk; 01332 593060).

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