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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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Pharmacological therapy, (158) however, is a viable option for many, particularly those with paraphilias. One of the most noteworthy studies on pharmacological therapy for sex offenders tested the efficacy of triptorelin, a drug that reduces male testosterone levels, in decreasing the deviant sexual desire and behavior of thirty men.
Money, Lovemaps: Clinical Concepts of Sexual/Erotic Health and Pathology, Paraphilia, and Gender Transposition in Childhood, Adolescence, and Maturity (New York: Irvington Publishers, 1986).
Participants completed the 40-item Paraphilia Scale that assesses 14 paraphilic interests and behaviours (Chivers, Roy, Grimbos, Cantor, & Seto, 2014; Dawson et al., 2016; Seto, Lalumiere, Harris, & Chivers, 2012); the names and descriptions of the paraphilic behaviours are shown in Table 1.
It appears that the DSM-V will further formalize this idea and separate paraphilias from paraphilic disorders.
This problem gets more acute as we move beyond the rather narrow parameters of sexual paraphilias--even given the catch all classification, "Paraphilia not Otherwise Specified" (APA, DSM IV TR, 2000, 576)--to a consideration of all the "sexual disorders" listed in the current DSM.
According to DSM IV, fetishism falls into the category of paraphilias and is recognized as the revelation of one's sexual urges or behavior, or intensely sexually arousing fantasies by using such nonhuman objects as women's underwear.
A NEW PARAPHILIA OF THE XXI CENTURY: CHAT-SCATOPHILIA
After defining ephebophilia, in accord with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, as not a sexual disorder or paraphilia while allowing that it may have harmful effects on teenagers,(24) this report only pages later explicitly categorizes ephebophilia as disease, paraphilia, and sexual disorder, and states that such phenomena are called diseases or disorders because they cause suffering or damage.(25)
It!s clear the mechanisms of paraphilia (preference for unusual sexual practices) can be terribly complex Keenan observes that offenders say "they never really thought about it.
Examples of clinical samples included a focus on participants with diagnosable conditions or disorders such as vulvodynia, fibromyalgia, paraphilia, or autism.
Medical hypotheses associate the debut of paraphilia with neurological disorders and other biological anomalies, such as hipertestosteronemia, schizophrenia, juvenile dyslexia, Klinefelter syndrome, cortical atrophy, and epilepsy of the temporal lobe (Blumer & Walker 1969; Langevin et al 1987).
Cyproterone acetate 150 mg given every 2-4 weeks IMI is effective in combating paraphilia in non-dementing patients and those with dementia.