frotteurism

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frotteurism

 [frŏ-tu´rizm]
a paraphilia in which there are repetitive sexual urges to gain gratification by rubbing against another person, often acted out in a public place. Called also frottage.
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A paraphilia consisting of recurrent, intense sexual urges involving surreptitiously rubbing one’s genitals against a nonconsenting person. Frotteurism is particularly common in Japan, where it is known as chikan, and is regarded as a public safety problem, as it occurs on crowded trains, buses, elevators and at bike stands. Fondling the victim may be part of the condition and is called toucherism
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frot·teur·ism

(fraw'tur-izm)
Sexual gratification derived from rubbing a bodily area against another person, often a stranger, in an inappropriate way.
Synonym(s): frottage (2) .
[Fr. frotteur, one who rubs, fr. frotter, to rub, + -ism]
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Frotteurism

Obtaining sexual arousal and gratification by rubbing one's genitals against others in public places.
Mentioned in: Sexual Perversions
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