This medical term refers to any of a group of psychosexual â€œdisordersâ€ characterized by sexual fantasies, feelings, or activities involving a nonhuman object, a nonconsenting partner, or pain or humiliation of oneself or one's partner. Also called sexual deviation.
An umbrella term which includes many conditions in which an adult's sexual arousing fantasies involve non-human objects, the infliction of pain, non-adults, or other non-consenting persons. Some examples are: ephebophila, exhibitionism, hebephilia, fetishism, frotteurism, pedophilia, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, transvestite behavior, and voyeurism. It is derived from two Greek words: '' para" means " beyond" and " philia" means " love for." They may or may not act on their attraction.
abnormal sexual activity
a condition in which a person's sexual arousal and gratification depend on a fantasy theme of an unusual situation or object that becomes the principal focus of sexual behavior
a condition in which a person's sexual arousal and gratification depend on fantasizing about and engaging in sexual behavior that is atypical and extreme
a general abnormal sexual urge or behavior, which can be many different things
a persistent drive toward an unusual sexual practice or social role
a recurring sexually exciting fantasy, impulse or behavior related to non-human objects e
strong periodic sexual fantasies, urges, or behaviours commonly relating to children, non-consenting individuals, objects, sadism, masochism, or voyeurism. Transvestic and other forms of fetishism are paraphiliac disorders.
The general term for a sex practice that becomes necessary for sexual arousal but that is not approved by social norms.
Condition in which persistent and repetitive sexually arousing fantasies of an unusual nature are associated with either preference for or use of a nonhuman object for sexual arousal (fetishism, transvestism), repetitive sexual suffering or humiliation (sadism, masochism), or repetitive sexual activity with nonconsenting partners (exhibitionism, pedophilia, voyeurism).
Sexual arousal in response to unusual stimuli, such as urine, blood, or watching someone brush their teeth.
A psychiatric term which means obtaining some kind of sexual satisfaction from an object or person in a way that psychiatrists, echoing the culture, disapprove of. This is one of many terms that have emerged in recent decades to get away from old definitions while sustaining a psychiatric control of the agenda based on using words that are unfamiliar to the public.
A sexual obsession, usually over an object or sex act. See also FETISH.
Also known as erotic preference, and previously as "deviant" sexual behavior. A preference for an erotic stimulus that is not considered to be a common practice.
a way of obtaining sexual gratification that violates legal or cultural norms concerning proper sex objects and sexual practices. (387)
Sexually arousing feelings or fantasies involving nonhuman objects; suffering or humiliation of oneself or one's partner, children or other nonconsenting individuals.
Sexual arousal or orgasm dependent upon a sexual practice that is outside of social norms.
Sexual arousal to an unusual or socially unacceptable object or act.
A sex-drive directed at any non-socially accepted object or activity. Kissing, though directed at an object not directly linked to procreation is not considered a paraphilia because it is socially acceptable. A fetish is a kind of paraphilia. Transgenderism is currently considered a paraphilia but homosexuality no longer is.
Paraphilia (in Greek para Ï€Î±ÏÎ¬ = besides and '-philia' Ï†Î¹Î»Î¯Î± = love) - in psychology and sexology, is a term that describes a family of philias that reference sexual arousal in response to sexual objects or situations which may interfere with the capacity for reciprocal affectionate sexual activity. Paraphilia is also used to imply non-mainstream sexual practices without necessarily implying dysfunction or deviance. Also, it may describe sexual feelings toward otherwise non-sexual objects.