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paraphilia

 [par″ah-fil´e-ah]
a sexual disorder characterized by recurrent intense sexual urges, sexually arousing fantasies, or behavior involving use of a nonhuman object, the suffering or humiliation of oneself or one's partner, or children or other nonconsenting partners. Paraphilias include transvestic fetishism, other types of fetishism, frotteurism, pedophilia, exhibitionism, voyeurism, sexual masochism, and sexual sadism.

par·a·phil·i·a

(par'ă-fil'ē-ă),
1. A condition, in either men or women, of compulsive responsivity and obligatory dependence on an unusual or personally or socially unacceptable external stimulus or internal fantasy for sexual arousal or orgasm.
2. In legal parlance, a perversion or deviancy.
[para- + G. philos, fond]

paraphilia

/para·phil·ia/ (par″ah-fil´e-ah) a psychosexual disorder marked by sexual urges, fantasies, and behavior involving objects, suffering or humiliation, or children or other nonconsenting partners.paraphil´iac

paraphilia

(păr′ə-fĭl′ē-ə, -fēl′yə)
n.
1. A condition, such as exhibitionism or masochism, in which sexual gratification is derived from activities or fantasies that are generally regarded as atypical or deviant.
2. Such a condition when it causes distress or impaired functioning in the individual or actual or potential harm to others; a paraphilic disorder.

par′a·phil′i·ac n.
par′a·phil′ic n.

paraphilia

[per′əfil′yə]
Etymology: Gk, para + philein, to love
sexual perversion or deviation. A condition in which the sexual instinct is expressed in ways that are socially prohibited or unacceptable or are biologically undesirable, such as the use of a nonhuman object for sexual arousal, sexual activity with another person that involves real or simulated suffering or humiliation, or sexual relations with a nonconsenting partner. Kinds of paraphilia include exhibitionism, pedophilia, transvestism, voyeurism, and zoophilia. paraphiliac, adj., n.
Current definitions include:

(1) Sexual excitement to the point of erection and/or orgasm, when the object of that excitement is considered abnormal in the context of the practitioner’s learned societal norms.

(2) Recurrent intense sexual urges and fantasies in response to sexual objects or situations which are not part of normative arousal patterns, e.g., clothing fetishes.

(3) A sexuoerotic embellishment of, or alternative to the official, ideological norm
Types Exhibitionism, fetishism, frotteurism, pedophilia, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, transvestic fetishism, voyeurism

paraphilia

Sexual deviancy Psychiatry A mental disorder characterized by '…recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors generally involving,
1. nonhuman objects;.
2. suffering or humiliation of oneself or one's partner; or.
3. children or other non-consenting persons, that occur over a period of at ≥ 6 months…(causing) significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning; sexual excitement to the point of erection and/or orgasm, when the object of excitement is considered abnormal in the context of the practitioner's societal norms Formal paraphilias, per Am Psychiatric Assn Exhibitionism, fetishism, frotteurism, pedophilia, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, transvestic fetishism, voyeurism, paraphilia–not otherwise specified, a 'wastepaper basket' category Management Psychotherapy, antidepressants, progestins, antiandrogens, surgical castration, triptorelin. See Coprophilia, Exhibitionism, Fetishism, Frotteurism, Masochism, Multiplexed paraphilia, Necrophilia, Pedophilia, Sadism, Sexual asphyxia, Sexual deviancy, Telephone scatologia, Transvestism, Urolagnia, Voyeurism, Zoophilia.

par·a·phil·i·a

(par'ă-fil'ē-ă)
A mental disorder characterized by socially proscribed sexual practices.
[para- + G. philos, fond]

paraphilia

Any deviation from what is currently deemed to be normal sexual behaviour or preference. Thus, paraphilia may include BESTIALITY, EXHIBITIONISM, FETISHISM, HOMOSEXUALITY, MASOCHISM, PAEDOPHILIA, SADISM, TRANSVESTISM AND VOYEURISM.

par·a·phil·i·a

(par'ă-fil'ē-ă)
A mental disorder with obsession with socially proscribed sexual practices.
[para- + G. philos, fond]

paraphilia (pər´əfil´ēə),

n a condition in which a person derives pleasure from bizarre sexual fetishes.
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Nothing in the history of human beings tells us that temporarily chemically suppressing the sex drive of paraphiliacs is inherently cruel.
A probationary regimen of Depo Provera is not excessive in dealing with paraphiliacs for a number of reasons.
This concern, however, is baseless since it has been shown that paraphiliacs undergoing treatment with Depo Provera can engage in intercourse and conceive children in much the same way as other people (Fitzgerald, 1990: 7).
The government's interest in protecting children from molestation and in rehabilitating paraphiliacs outweighs any minimal intrusion upon the right to privacy caused by a required regimen of chemical castration.
The legislative purpose and the section on system goals should state that the statute's purpose provides: (1) an alternative to incarceration for paraphiliac sex offenders; (2) a way to provide meaningful treatment to paraphiliacs in a way that constructively leads down the road of rehabilitation; (3) a way to curb high recidivism rates among paraphiliacs and, concomitantly, a way to better protect our children from sexual molestation.
Chemical castration through weekly Depo Provera injections in combination with psychological therapy is a safe, effective way to drastically curb the recidivism rates of paraphiliacs.
Sex offenders are broken up into four groups: Type I denies perpetration of the crime; Type II admits the crime, but blames the behavior on nonpersonal forces; Type III are violent offenders motivated by nonsexual forces; and Type IV are paraphiliacs.
9) California has clearly started a wave of legislative thinking aimed at alternative sentencing for paraphiliac offenders.
A paraphiliac who is presented with the option of undergoing chemical castration must be informed as to the nature of the procedure and must voluntarily give his consent for the treatment to begin.
As with society's standards of decency, allowing a paraphiliac to live a normal life and remain in his community is not cruel or unusual when comparing such treatment to other jurisdictions that lock up all sex offenders and make no pretense about providing rehabilitative treatment.