Problematic hypersexuality: Findings among undergraduates in a Nigerian university

Abdullahi, Okafor Cj
2017   unpublished
Available evidence suggests that African youths are participating in sexual activity earlier and more frequently yet no data exist on problematic hypersexuality in Nigeria. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and demographic correlates of problematic hypersexuality among undergraduates in a Nigerian university. Setting and Design A cross sectional study of full time undergraduate students of the University of Calabar. Materials and Methods Using a multi stage sampling
more » ... e sampling technique, 923 eligible students were recruited from each of the 10 faculties in the university. According to gender, each of these students had socio-demographic questionnaire and the validated version of Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST) / Women Sexual Addiction Screening Test (W-SAST) administered on him or her. Results Results showed that 132 (15.2%) of the respondents had problematic hypersexuality. Females were more affected than males (P = 0.007). Conclusion Problematic hypersexuality (sexual addiction) is not uncommon in Nigeria. Hence it is imperative that physicians and sexual health professionals should have it in mind when assessing young adult Nigerians for risky sexual practices.