Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Paraphilia


Related Topics

In the News (Wed 17 Apr 19)

  
  Paraphilia : Sex Fetish : Paraphilia & Sex Fetishes : Discovery Health
A paraphilia is a condition involving sex fetishes where a person's sexual arousal and gratification depend on fantasizing about, and engaging in, sexual behavior that is atypical and extreme.
A paraphilia is distinguished by a preoccupation with the object or behavior to the point of being dependent on that object or behavior for sexual gratification.
Although many of the paraphilias seem so foreign or extreme that one could not imagine how the object or behavior can be arousing to anyone, they are easier to understand if one thinks of those behaviors that, in less extreme versions, are quite common and not considered abnormal.
health.discovery.com /centers/sex/sexpedia/paraphilia.html   (467 words)

  
  Paraphilias Introduction, Symptoms & Signs, Epidemiology and treatment
Paraphilias are manifested in imagery, which may exist as a sexual fantasy or be associated with erection or orgasm in masturbation or other sexual behavior.
Some paraphilias are distinguished by a preoccupation with objects as essential for maximal sexual arousal, primarily items of clothing or materials, as in fetishism, or by wearing the clothing of the other sex, as in transvestic fetishism.
For a patient with a paraphilia, the atypical sexual imagery is often necessary for sexual arousal, sometimes to the extent of being intrusive during conventional sexual activity.
www.health.am /psy/paraphilia   (1194 words)

  
  paraphilia - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
Paraphilia (in Greek 'para' παρά = over and 'philia' φιλία = friendship) is a mental health term recently used to indicate sexual arousal in response to sexual objects or situations that are not part of societally normative arousal/activity patterns, or which may interfere with the capacity for reciprocal affectionate sexual activity.
Paraphilia is sometimes used by laypeople in a more judgemental or prejudicial sense, to categorize sexual desires or activities lying well outside the societal norm.
The supposed paraphilia of autogynephilia, or sexual pleasure from perceiving oneself as a woman, has been proposed as a motivation for transgender behavior, but is generally regarded as theoretical in nature.
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/paraphilia   (1371 words)

  
 Paraphilia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In psychology and sexology, paraphilia (in Greek para παρά = besides and '-philia' φιλία = love) is a term that describes sexual arousal in response to sexual objects or situations which may interfere with the capacity for reciprocal affectionate sexual activity.
Paraphilia is sometimes used by laypeople in a more judgmental or prejudicial sense, to categorize sexual desires or activities lying well outside the societal norm.
Clinical literature discusses eight major paraphilias individually, and according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the activity must be the sole means of sexual gratification for a period of six (6) months, and cause "marked distress or interpersonal difficulty" to be considered such.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paraphilia   (2939 words)

  
 Paraphilia (paraphilias) information on MedicineNet.com
Paraphilias are problems with controlling impulses that are characterized by recurrent and intense sexual fantasies, urges, and behaviors involving unusual objects, activities, or situations not considered sexually arousing to others.
With a paraphilia, the individual's urges and behaviors cause significant distress and/or personal, social or occupational dysfunction.
Someone with a paraphilia may be referred to as "kinky" or "perverted," and these behaviors may have serious social and legal consequences.
www.medicinenet.com /paraphilia/article.htm   (0 words)

  
 Psychiatric Times
Paraphilias as defined by DSM-IV, are sexual impulse disorders characterized by intensely arousing, recurrent sexual fantasies, urges and behaviors (of at least six months' duration) that are considered deviant with respect to cultural norms and that produce clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of psychosocial functioning.
Paraphilias are predominantly male sexuality disorders with an estimated sex differences ratio of 20:1 in sexual masochism.
Since the prescription of antiandrogens for paraphilias is still considered an off-label use (i.e., not FDA-approved for that specific use), it is prudent to document informed consent in a patient's record before antiandrogen administration, and to obtain baseline fasting glucose, liver functions, vital signs, serum FSH and total testosterone.
www.psychiatrictimes.com /p960627.html   (2522 words)

  
 Sexual perversions Encyclopedia of Medicine - Find Articles
Paraphilias differ from what some people might consider "normal" sexual activity in that these behaviors cause significant distress or impairment in areas of life functioning.
Paraphilias often result in a variety of associated problems, such as guilt, depression, shame, isolation, and impairment in the capacity for normal social and sexual relationships.
The development of a paraphilia is not usually a matter of conditioning alone; there must usually be some predisposing factor, such as difficulty forming person to person sexual relationships or poor self-esteem.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2601/is_0012/ai_2601001243   (883 words)

  
 Paraphilias
Paraphilias are disorders characterized by recurrent and intense sexual urges, fantasies, or behaviors involving nonhuman objects, children, nonconsenting adults, or experiences of suffering or humiliation.
Excluding paraphilias involving children and nonconsenting adults, paraphilic activities should be considered a disorder only when they are exclusive means of achieving sexual excitement or orgasm.
The definitions of paraphilias are influenced by the norms of the particular society in which they occur.
www.coldwater.k12.mi.us /abnormal/paraphilias.htm   (901 words)

  
 What Amputees Say About This Site...
The Paraphilias are characterized by arousal in response to sexual objects or situations that are not part of normative arousalactivity patterns and that in varying degrees may interfere with the capacity for reciprocal, affectionate sexual activity.
The term Paraphilia is preferable because it correctly emphasizes that the deviation (para) lies in that to which the person is attracted (philia).
For some people with a Paraphilia, paraphilic fantasies or stimuli may always be necessary for erotic arousal and are always included in sexual activity, if not actually acted out alone or with a partner.
www.amputee-online.com /amputee/philias.html   (1596 words)

  
 Paraphilia Summary
In psychology and sexology, paraphilia (in Greek para παρά = besides and '-philia' φιλία = love) is a term that describes sexual arousal in response to sexual objects or situations which may interfere with the capacity for reciprocal affectionate sexual activity.
Paraphilia is sometimes used by laypeople in a more judgmental or prejudicial sense, to categorize sexual desires or activities lying well outside the societal norm.
Clinical literature discusses eight major paraphilias individually, and according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the activity must be the sole means of sexual gratification for a period of six (6) months, and cause "marked distress or interpersonal difficulty" to be considered such.
www.bookrags.com /Paraphilia   (3775 words)

  
 Oregon Judicial Department Appellate Court Opinions
Appellant suffers from paraphilia, a condition that, in appellant's case, involves having and acting on fantasies of coercive and forcible sex with adult women.
Balsamo did explain, however, that "paraphilias tend to linger, they tend not to go away on their own[.]" He further testified that, unlike some conditions that diminish over time, such as aggression and other antisocial behaviors, paraphilias can increase with age.
Balsamo's concern that appellant's paraphilia remains active was shared by the mental health experts who assessed appellant's condition contemporaneously with the involuntary commitment hearing.
www.publications.ojd.state.or.us /A115473.htm   (4628 words)

  
 DEFINITIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Paraphilia(s):  Is a strange sexual behavior, or a pattern of recurring sexually arousing imagery that is socially unacceptable when practiced.
 Paraphilia(s): Are a variety of complex psychiatric disorders, which are manifest as deviant sexual behavior.
Paraphilia(s):  A mental obsession or a set of unhealthy abnormal set of sexual behaviors that society condemns the practice of.
www.louisville.edu /~mlfree02/Defintions.htm   (383 words)

  
 Moser & Kleinplatz 2003 - Excerpt Report to APA
The concept of Paraphilias as psychopathology was analyzed and assessed critically to determine if it meets the definition of a mental disorder presented in the DSM; it does not.
The Paraphilia diagnostic category was critiqued for logic, consistency, clarity and whether it constitutes a distinct mental disorder.
The term "paraphilia" will be employed here in keeping with its use in the literature, even though we have serious reservations about the validity of the diagnosis and the applicability of this term.
www.ipce.info /library_3/files/moser_kleinpl.htm   (1685 words)

  
 OverGround | Features | What Are Disability Paraphilias And Who Are Devotees?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Paraphilia is a term used in medical textbooks to describe a love that is beyond or apart from the normal.
Disability paraphilia is the psychiatric term for the desire for a partner with a particular disability.
A paraphilia exists when the special condition is necessary: a person who is also able to relate to someone who does not possess the particular characteristic is not a paraphile.
www.overground.be /article.php?code=83&lan=en   (791 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.