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Related to sexual deviation: paraphilia, Sexual dysfunction, Sexual deviance

deviation

 [de″ve-a´shun]
1. a turning away from the regular standard or course.
2. in ophthalmology, strabismus.
3. in statistics, the difference between a sample value and the mean.
axis deviation an axis shift in the frontal plane, as seen on an electrocardiogram. There are three types: Left, from −30° to −90°; Right, from +90° to +180°; and Undetermined, which may be either extreme left or extreme right, from −90° to +180°.
conjugate deviation dysfunction of the ocular muscles causing the two eyes to diverge to the same side when at rest.
sexual deviation sexual behavior or fantasy outside that which is morally, biologically, or legally sanctioned, often specifically one of the paraphilias.
standard deviation (SD) the dispersion of a random variable; a measure of the amount by which each value deviates from the mean. It is equal to the square root of the variance. For data that have a normal distribution, about 68 per cent of the data points fall within (plus or minus) one standard deviation from the mean and about 95 per cent fall within (plus or minus) two standard deviations. Symbol σ.
ulnar deviation a hand deformity, seen in chronic rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosus, in which swelling of the metacarpophalangeal joints causes the fingers to become displaced to the ulnar side. Called also ulnar drift. See illustration.
 Ulnar deviation (ulnar drift) of the metacarpophalangeal joint, a characteristic sign of rheumatoid arthritis. From Pedretti and Early, 2001.

sex·u·al de·vi·a·tion

a sexual practice that is biologically atypical, considered morally wrong, or legally prohibited. See: bestiality, pedophilia.
Synonym(s): sexual perversion

sex·u·al de·vi·a·tion

(sekshū-ăl dēvē-āshŭn)
Sexual practice that is biologically atypical, considered morally wrong, or legally prohibited. Also called sexual perversion.

sexual deviation

An arbitrary term whose meaning varies with the attitudes and views of the user. Few, however, would exclude from its definition SADISM, SADOMASOCHISM, PAEDOPHILIA, BESTIALITY, sexual exhibitionism, sexual FETISHISM, VOYEURISM, telephone scatologia, FROTTEURISM and COPROPHILIA.
References in periodicals archive ?
Bradford, "Treatment of Sexual Deviation Using a Pharmacologic Approach," Journal of Sex Research, vol.
The etiology of this sexual deviation is not known, although a number of theories are being explored.
He concluded that masturbation was the cause of sexual deviation.
For them, the usual isolation that accompanies sexual deviation had not existed, or, at least, they were aware of it only as a couple.
It comes as some relief to the reader of his early works, which deal with the subject of sexual deviation and emotional immaturity, that he does not write from personal experience - despite a most convincing use of first person narrative.
Educated society's preoccupation with sexual matters and experimentation with sexual deviation as expressed in masturbation, homosexuality, and lesbianism, in the opinion of liberal professionals, needed to be disciplined by scientific rationalism.
In 1988, when he applied for a visa to the United States, the consulate declared him ineligible, citing the section that excludes aliens with "psychopathic personality, or sexual deviation, or a mental defect.
Homosexuality does not exist in other animal organisms, only in humans as a form of psychological or sexual deviation," the leading Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox church said in comments reported by local Egyptian media, including state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram.
They accused her of offending their faith through her use of burning cross and crown of thorns imagery, and said she promoted pornography and sexual deviation.
A conservative reader might object to Sonja's account of sex with elephant Bruno or with all the members of her resistance group, but sexual deviation is a commonplace in postmodern literature.
Dudkin as a woman may be exhibiting a slight sexual deviation in his fetishism, but the significant point here is contained in his concluding remark, that men used to fall in love with him.