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deviancy

Vox populi A major abnormality, usually understood to be mental. See Paraphilia, Sexual deviancy.
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In this study we sought to investigate how college-aged heterosexual individuals perceive sexual activities along the dimensions of eroticism, romanticism, and deviancy.
And the conclusion to the deviancy chapter argues that, since attempts to repress transgressions from the dominant sexual norms have failed in every era, liberalism and tolerance of diversity "should perhaps apply to sexual choice" (227).
STRANGERS IN OUR MIDST is an important book for it historicizes and evaluates the development of legal, psycho-medical, and public reactions to sexual deviancy.
Desperate Housewives, they suggest, reflects a culture obsessed not only with gender identity, but also with secrecy, deviancy and containment.
MARYLAND GOVERNOR ROBERT Ehrlich in June fired a Catholic transit official who had said on television that homosexuality was "sexual deviancy.
There is growing evidence that, unlike the use of incarceration alone, sexual deviancy treatment can contribute to reducing recidivism.
That sort of suspicion, denunciation, and searching out of deviancy makes me think of things like the witch trials in Salem.
If I had sired Voy Por Ustedes, I would have kept my deviancy to myself, but this shameless pervert could not contain himself.
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer has pointed out that alongside of the social trend of "defining deviancy down," is the movement to "define deviancy up.
I'm a really dark character in two movies that make social statements about the corruption of power and sexual deviancy.
As such, covert conduct problems reflect acquisition of non-normative rules as a result of active deviancy training and deficits in rule governance and word-behavior correspondence.