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Brother-Brother Incest: Data From an Anonymous Computerized Survey

NCJ Number
Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity Volume: 20 Issue: 3 Dated: July-September 2013 Pages: 217-253
Keith W. Beard; Stephen L. O'Keefe; Sam Swindell; Sandra S. Stroebel; Karen Griffee; Debra H. Young; Thomas D. Linz
Date Published
September 2013
37 pages
This study examined child sexual abuse and brother-brother incest (BBI).
Retrospective data were entered anonymously by 1,178 adult men using computer-assisted self-interview. Twenty-five were victims of brother-brother incest (BBI), 26 were victims of child sexual abuse by an adult male (CSA-AM) before 18 years of age, 1,127 were controls. BBI was often the first sexual experience for the victim. The author's findings were consistent with other reports of early and persistent hyper-eroticization of incest victims. BBI and CSA-AM increased the likelihood of engaging in behaviors as an adult consistent with a co-existing or primary male-male sexual orientation, and both had deleterious impacts on adult men's sexual adjustment with their adult partners. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.