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Paraphilia

An atypical pattern of sexual arousal or behavior that becomes problematic in the eyes of the individual or society, such as fetishism or exhibitionism. The urges are recurrent and are either acted on or are distressing to the individual.

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Fetishism

A paraphilia in which an inanimate object such as an article of clothing or items made of rubber, leather, or silk elicit sexual arousal.

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Partialism

A paraphilia related to fetishism in which sexual arousal is exaggeratedly associated with a particular body part, such as feet, breasts, or buttocks.

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Transvestism

A paraphilia in which a person repeatedly crossdresses to achieve sexual arousal or gratification, or is troubled by persistent, recurring urges to cross-dress.

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Exhibitionism

A paraphilia characterized by persistent, powerful urges and sexual fantasies involving exposing one's genitals to unsuspecting strangers for the purpose of achieving sexual arousal or gratification.

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Telephone Scatologia

A paraphilia characterized by the making of obscene telephone calls.

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Voyeurism

A paraphilia characterized by strong, repetitive urges and related to sexual fantasies of observing unsuspecting strangers who are naked, disrobing, or engaged in sexual relations.

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Sexual Masochism

A paraphilia characterized by the desire or need for pain or humiliation to enhance sexual arousal so that gratification may be attained.

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Bondage

Ritual restraint, as by shackles, as practiced by many sexual masochists.

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Sexual Sadists

People who become sexually aroused by inflicting pain or humiliation on others.

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Hypoxyphilia

A practice in which a person seeks to enhance sexual arousal, usually during masturbation, by becoming deprived of oxygen.

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Sexual Sadism

A paraphilia characterized by the desire or need to inflict pain or humiliation on others to enhance sexual arousal so that gratification is attained.

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Sadomasochism (S&M)

A mutually gratifying sexual interaction between consenting sex partners in which sexual arousal is associated with the infliction and receipt of pain or humiliation.

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Frotteurism

A paraphilia characterized by recurrent, powerful sexual urges and related fantasies involving rubbing against or touching a non consenting person.

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Toucherism

A practice related to frotteurism and characterized by the persistent urge to fondle non consenting strangers.

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Zoophilia

A paraphilia involving persistent or repeated sexual urges and related fantasies involving sexual contact in animals.

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Necrophilia

A paraphilia characterized by desire for sexual activity with corpses.

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Klismaohilia

A paraphilia in which sexual arousal is derived from the use of enemas.

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Coprophilia

A paraphilia in which sexual arousal is attained in connection with feces.

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Urophilia

A paraphilia in which sexual arousal is associated with urine.

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Hypersexual Disorder

A new category of sexual disorders characterized by problematic sexual excesses and failed efforts to control them as expressed through paraphilia and other inappropriate sexual activities, such as public masturbation, uncontrolled use of Internet pornography, unprotected sex with multiple partners, finding of sex partners on the Internet, and so forth.

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Lovemap

A representation in the mind and in the brain of the idealized lover and the idealized erotic activity with the lover.

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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Therapy that attempts to directly change the ways in which people view events and respond to them, relying frequently on principles of learning.

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Systematic Desensitization

A method that uses muscle relaxation to break the connection between a stimulus (such as a fetishistic object) and an inappropriate response (sexual arousal).

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Aversion Therapy

A method for terminating undesirable sexual behavior in which the behavior is repeatedly paired with an aversive stimulus such as electric shock to condition an aversion.

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Covert Sensitization

A form of aversion therapy in which thoughts of engaging in undesirable behavior are paired repeatedly with imagined aversive stimuli.

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Pedophiles

Persons with a paraphilia involving sexual interest in children.

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Social Skills Training

Cognitive behavioral therapy methods for building social skills that rely on a therapist's coaching and practice.

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Orgasmic Reconditioning

A method for strengthening the connection between sexual arousal and appropriate sexual stimuli (such as fantasies about an adult of the other sex) by repeatedly pairing the desired stimuli with orgasm.