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paraphilia

 [par″ah-fil´e-ah]
a sexual disorder characterized by recurrent intense sexual urges, sexually arousing fantasies, or behavior involving use of a nonhuman object, the suffering or humiliation of oneself or one's partner, or children or other nonconsenting partners. Paraphilias include transvestic fetishism, other types of fetishism, frotteurism, pedophilia, exhibitionism, voyeurism, sexual masochism, and sexual sadism.

par·a·phil·i·a

(par'ă-fil'ē-ă),
1. A condition, in either men or women, of compulsive responsivity and obligatory dependence on an unusual or personally or socially unacceptable external stimulus or internal fantasy for sexual arousal or orgasm.
2. In legal parlance, a perversion or deviancy.
[para- + G. philos, fond]

paraphilia

(păr′ə-fĭl′ē-ə, -fēl′yə)
n.
1. A condition, such as exhibitionism or masochism, in which sexual gratification is derived from activities or fantasies that are generally regarded as atypical or deviant.
2. Such a condition when it causes distress or impaired functioning in the individual or actual or potential harm to others; a paraphilic disorder.

par′a·phil′i·ac n.
par′a·phil′ic n.
Current definitions include:

(1) 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.

(2) Recurrent intense sexual urges and fantasies in response to sexual objects or situations which are not part of normative arousal patterns, e.g., clothing fetishes.

(3) A sexuoerotic embellishment of, or alternative to the official, ideological norm
Types Exhibitionism, fetishism, frotteurism, pedophilia, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, transvestic fetishism, voyeurism

paraphilia

Sexual deviancy Psychiatry A mental disorder characterized by '…recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors generally involving,
1. nonhuman objects;.
2. suffering or humiliation of oneself or one's partner; or.
3. children or other non-consenting persons, that occur over a period of at ≥ 6 months…(causing) significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning; sexual excitement to the point of erection and/or orgasm, when the object of excitement is considered abnormal in the context of the practitioner's societal norms Formal paraphilias, per Am Psychiatric Assn Exhibitionism, fetishism, frotteurism, pedophilia, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, transvestic fetishism, voyeurism, paraphilia–not otherwise specified, a 'wastepaper basket' category Management Psychotherapy, antidepressants, progestins, antiandrogens, surgical castration, triptorelin. See Coprophilia, Exhibitionism, Fetishism, Frotteurism, Masochism, Multiplexed paraphilia, Necrophilia, Pedophilia, Sadism, Sexual asphyxia, Sexual deviancy, Telephone scatologia, Transvestism, Urolagnia, Voyeurism, Zoophilia.

par·a·phil·i·a

(par'ă-fil'ē-ă)
A mental disorder characterized by socially proscribed sexual practices.
[para- + G. philos, fond]

paraphilia

Any deviation from what is currently deemed to be normal sexual behaviour or preference. Thus, paraphilia may include BESTIALITY, EXHIBITIONISM, FETISHISM, HOMOSEXUALITY, MASOCHISM, PAEDOPHILIA, SADISM, TRANSVESTISM AND VOYEURISM.

par·a·phil·i·a

(par'ă-fil'ē-ă)
A mental disorder with obsession with socially proscribed sexual practices.
[para- + G. philos, fond]
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