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Paraphilias: Exhibitionism | Fetishism | Frotteurism | Pedophilia | Masochism | Sadism | Transvestic Fetishism | Voyeurism | Paraphilia NOS

  • eMedicine: Paraphilias - Paraphilia is a means for some people to release sexual energy or frustration. The act commonly is followed by arousal and orgasm, usually achieved by masturbation and fantasy.

  • Exhibitionism  - Involves intense, recurrent and sexually arousing fantasies involving the exposure of the individual's genitals. This may, in turn, translate into putting this fantasy into action and engaging in these behaviors. However, a key feature of this need is that the individual be a stranger or unsuspecting. PsychNet.UK.

  • Fetishism - Fetishism is the use of an inanimate object or a specific part of the body for physical or mental sexual stimulation. This sexual behavior is widespread and takes many forms, from benign (a preference for the partner's wearing of lingerie before sex) to vicious (a rapist cutting a lock of hair from the victim for use in masturbation). PsychNet.UK.

  • Frotteurism - Frotteurism involves intense, recurrent fantasies of, and/or actual touching and rubbing the genitalia against a non-consenting person, in association with sexual arousal. PsychNet.UK.

  • Pedophilia - A pedophile is a person, most frequently a man, who focuses his sexual fantasies and behavior toward children. People who enjoy child pornography are pedophiles. PsychNet.UK.

  • Paraphilias - PARAPHILIAS -- Greek for "beyond normal". All kinds of paraphilias. Some harmless, some appalling. Sex Education Links.

  • Psychology Today Conditions: Sexual Masochism - Sexual masochism refers to recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving the act (real, not simulated) of being beaten, bound, or otherwise made to suffer.

  • Sexual Masochism - Sexual Masochism involves the act of being humiliated, bound, beaten and otherwise made to physically suffer for purposes of sexual stimulation. While the fantasy of such things is not unusual, it is the acting upon these fantasies that can run the risk of true peril.  PsychNet.UK.

  • Sexual Sadism - Sadism is the act of deriving pleasure, often sexual, from mistreating others and therefore these people find others whom they victimize with their behavior. PsychNet.UK.

  • The Merck Manual: Paraphilias - Disorders characterized by long-standing, intense, sexually arousing fantasies, urges, or behaviors that involve inanimate objects, actual or imagined suffering or humiliation of oneself or one's partner, or nonconsenting partners and that are associated with clinically important distress or disability.

  • The Paraphilias - As much as deviation from the ‘norms’ of sexuality may be distasteful to some, being sexually deviant is, predominantly, not illegal in most Western countries.

  • Transvestic Fetishism - Male who maintains a collection of female clothing that he intermittently utilizes for cross-dressing describes the condition of Transvestic Fetishism (TF). This occurs in heterosexual males and is not part of Gender Identity Disorder. PsychNet.UK.

  • Voyeurism - Voyeurism is a disorders of sexual arousal. It involves the act of observing unsuspecting individuals, usually strangers, who may be naked or in the process of disrobing. Even engaging in sexual activity. PsychNet.UK.

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