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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


MENESES, Carmen. Motivational factors in a sample of Spanish men who pay for sexual services. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.3, pp.393-407. ISSN 2340-2733.

The reasons for paying for sex were studied in a sample of 138 Spanish clients by means of a self-administered questionnaire. Factor analysis made it possible to identify six factors as reasons for paying for sexual services. These factors account for 80.4% of variance and have been labeled Company, Need, Fun, Risk, Domination and Speed. Four of them are significant and explain, through a regression analysis, the number of times they pay for sex: these factors are Company Speed, Risk and Domination. Some of the characteristics of the clients are associated with these factors: current age, age at time of first encounter with a prostitute, sexual orientation and relationship history over the last six months. Only one of the sexual practices, insertive anal intercourse, is associated with the motivational factors, specifically with the factors Need, Risk and Domination.

Keywords : Clients of prostitution; sexual practices; reason paying for sex.

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