biastophilia


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biastophilia

A paraphilia (sexual deviancy) in which sexuoeroticism hinges on surprising and violently assaulting (and usually raping) a nonconsenting, terrified and struggling stranger. It is usually heterosexual and almost invariably a male attacking a female. It is regarded as a form of sexual sadism in that thearousal trigger for the paraphilic actor is the victim’s terrified response.
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Sex differences in biastophilia, exhibitionism, masochism, sadism, scatophilia, voyeurism, and zoophilia persisted at high frequencies (i.e., once a week or more).
At the commitment hearing an expert for the state testified that Chapman suffered from biastophilia, anti-social personality disorder, substance abuse disorder, and was likely to reoffend.