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Related to sexual deviation: paraphilia, Sexual dysfunction, Sexual deviance

deviation

 [de″ve-a´shun]
1. a turning away from the regular standard or course.
2. in ophthalmology, strabismus.
3. in statistics, the difference between a sample value and the mean.
axis deviation an axis shift in the frontal plane, as seen on an electrocardiogram. There are three types: Left, from −30° to −90°; Right, from +90° to +180°; and Undetermined, which may be either extreme left or extreme right, from −90° to +180°.
conjugate deviation dysfunction of the ocular muscles causing the two eyes to diverge to the same side when at rest.
sexual deviation sexual behavior or fantasy outside that which is morally, biologically, or legally sanctioned, often specifically one of the paraphilias.
standard deviation (SD) the dispersion of a random variable; a measure of the amount by which each value deviates from the mean. It is equal to the square root of the variance. For data that have a normal distribution, about 68 per cent of the data points fall within (plus or minus) one standard deviation from the mean and about 95 per cent fall within (plus or minus) two standard deviations. Symbol σ.
ulnar deviation a hand deformity, seen in chronic rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosus, in which swelling of the metacarpophalangeal joints causes the fingers to become displaced to the ulnar side. Called also ulnar drift. See illustration.
 Ulnar deviation (ulnar drift) of the metacarpophalangeal joint, a characteristic sign of rheumatoid arthritis. From Pedretti and Early, 2001.

sex·u·al de·vi·a·tion

a sexual practice that is biologically atypical, considered morally wrong, or legally prohibited. See: bestiality, pedophilia.
Synonym(s): sexual perversion

sex·u·al de·vi·a·tion

(sekshū-ăl dēvē-āshŭn)
Sexual practice that is biologically atypical, considered morally wrong, or legally prohibited. Also called sexual perversion.

sexual deviation

An arbitrary term whose meaning varies with the attitudes and views of the user. Few, however, would exclude from its definition SADISM, SADOMASOCHISM, PAEDOPHILIA, BESTIALITY, sexual exhibitionism, sexual FETISHISM, VOYEURISM, telephone scatologia, FROTTEURISM and COPROPHILIA.
References in periodicals archive ?
Bradford, "Treatment of Sexual Deviation Using a Pharmacologic Approach," Journal of Sex Research, vol.
Covert sensitization for the treatment of sexual deviations. The Psychological Record, 21, 37-48.
The etiology of this sexual deviation is not known, although a number of theories are being explored.
If an expert in eating disorders were to review the literature on sexual deviation, the result would likely be incredulity.
Indeed, now there are ways to obtain information about homosexuals without passing through the evaluative comments of "sexual perversion" or "sexual deviation." What a broadside to morality, the very fabric of the republic is thus torn!
The separation of the two spheres is perhaps most noticeable in some of the articles relating to sexual matters; 'Transsexualism' and 'Sexual Deviation', for example, are, at the least, insufficiently explicit in spelling out the theological framework which is presupposed in any sensible discussion of practice; and 'Virginity' too seems slightly unsure of its theological bearings.
For them, the usual isolation that accompanies sexual deviation had not existed, or, at least, they were aware of it only as a couple.
It comes as some relief to the reader of his early works, which deal with the subject of sexual deviation and emotional immaturity, that he does not write from personal experience - despite a most convincing use of first person narrative.
In 1988, when he applied for a visa to the United States, the consulate declared him ineligible, citing the section that excludes aliens with "psychopathic personality, or sexual deviation, or a mental defect." The consulate later admitted the denial was an error.
"Homosexuality does not exist in other animal organisms, only in humans as a form of psychological or sexual deviation," the leading Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox church said in comments reported by local Egyptian media, including state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram.
These indicate neither cultural liberalism nor cultural conservatism is a solution to prevent sexual deviation.
Classical conditioning of sexual deviation: A preliminary note.