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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 ?
If an expert in eating disorders were to review the literature on sexual deviation, the result would likely be incredulity.
The incongruity between these treatments follows the historically unequal emergings of these sexual deviations from the norm.
The turning point on this issue came in 1973, when the American Psychiatric Association removed sexual deviations as a diagnosis of mental illness.
Their fantasies involve olive oil, lurid videos, sadism, sex toys and various sexual deviations.
The sadistic pedophiles we identified had multiple other sexual deviations, extensive rap sheets (including time served in juvenile facilities) and histories of brutal childhood abuse.
25mg, the first 3-month injectable formulation, prescribed for a reversible reduction of serum testosterone to the level of castration in adult men suffering from sexual deviations.
The low moral and religious ethics and the non-existence of special places for private conjugal visits thus depriving married inmates from intimate moments with their wives often result in prisoners engaging in ominous sexual deviations," Lamees Dhaif yesterday told Gulf News.
Arthur said last night: "He has done the ultimate, murder, because of his sexual deviations.
A New Therapeutic Avenue for the Treatment of Sexual Deviations
In fact, on the one hand this poetry symbolically recalls ancient Rome's erotic elegies handed down to us from Propertius and Tibullus, Ovid and Catullus; on the other hand it evokes the kind of verse both imagined and interpreted by Francois Villon through his Lais, as well as a later relative of Petrarch's Laura, the Marquis de Sade, presumed author of such "ribald romances" as Justine, or the theory (acknowledged by psychiatry) that sexual deviations and criminal acts are both part of nature and thus are natural and human as well.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group (Debiopharm), a global independent biopharmaceutical development specialist focusing on serious medical conditions and particularly oncology, announced the signature of a license agreement with its long-term European pharmaceutical partner, for the marketing of Salvacyl(R)/Moapar(R) 3-month formulation, a gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist analogue, effective in the treatment of severe sexual deviations in adult men by inducing and maintaining a reversible reduction of testosterone to castrate serum levels.