sexual deviancy


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sexual deviancy

Sexual excitement to the point of erection and/or orgasm, when the object of that excitement is considered abnormal in the context of the learned societal norms (paraphilia).
 
Types
Exhibitionism, fetishism, frotteurism, pedophilia, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, transvestic fetishism, voyeurism, paraphilia, “not otherwise specified”.

sexual deviancy

Paraphilia Psychiatry 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 Types Exhibitionism, fetishism, frotteurism, pedophilia, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, transvestic fetishism, voyeurism, paraphilia, not otherwise specified, an informal 'wastepaper basket' category. See Child abuse, Paraphilia.
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In a display of violence and sexual deviancy, Isadore assaults and murders an eleven-year-old girl.
Although most schizophrenia patients without a history of sexual offenses do not exhibit sexual deviancy, sexual content in hallucinations and delusions is common.
Pappas holds that out-of-sport athlete aggression is illegal behavior that involves physical and/or sexual assaults (athletes' sexual deviancy and aggression are learned within a variety of social environments): sexualized initiations and rites of passage are not new to certain athlete cultures, peer influences are strong among athletes whose primary friendships revolve exclusively around their teammates, and promiscuous practices highlight the self-centered mindset that exists within certain athlete cultures.
Upon being released from federal prison, Walker will be required to register as a sex offender and undergo sexual deviancy treatment.
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For clinicians working with children whose behavioral difficulties include physical aggression, sexual deviancy, stealing, fire setting and truancy a compelling force exists in that they not only assist their clients, but also reduce recidivism for the greater good.
London, July 31 (ANI): Israeli rabbis are all set to issue an edict to clamp down on the growing number of devout Jewish women wearing 'burka' by declaring the garment an item of sexual deviancy that is as promiscuous as wearing too little.
"The Crown are prepared to put the defendant's behaviour down to drunkenness rather than sexual deviancy."
Western discussions of Islam on the Internet, for example, often accuse the prophet Muhammad of sexual deviancy, but the contributors to these debates rarely realize the ethnocentricity of their views.
Elise Chenier, Strangers in our Midst: Sexual Deviancy in Postwar Ontario (Toronto: University of Toronto Press 2008)
Frances Lee Bernstein's main argument in The Dictatorship of Sex is that the Soviet doctors who claimed to be providing "sexual enlightenment" in the years 1917-1933 chose a sexless model of sex, one which dealt almost exclusively with sexual deviancy, rather than sexual pleasure.
Social services actually provided him with a further two victims of his sexual deviancy.