Paraphilia previously known as sexual perversion and sexual deviation is the experience of intense sexual arousal to atypical objects, situations, fantasies, behaviors, or individuals. No consensus has been found for any precise border between unusual sexual interests and paraphilic ones. The number and taxonomy of paraphilia is under debate; one source lists as many as types of paraphilia.
Kurt Freund, a psychiatrist who helped make sexual arousal, especially deviant arousal, a subject for serious scientific inquiry by developing a way to measure the penile response to erotic stimuli, died on Wednesday at his home in Toronto. He was Freund had advanced lung cancer and committed suicide, said his daughter, Helen Freund Mathon of Toronto.
Human sexual activityany activity—solitary, between two persons, or in a group—that induces sexual arousal. The objective here is to describe and explain both sets of factors and their interaction. It should be noted that taboos in Western culture and the immaturity of the social sciences for a long time impeded research concerning human sexual activity, so that by the early 20th century scientific knowledge was largely restricted to individual case histories that had been studied by such European writers as Sigmund FreudHavelock Ellisand Richard, Freiherr baron von Krafft-Ebing.
Archives of Sexual Behavior. Theoretical and practical implications of previous research on plethysmography in the assessment and modification of sexual preferences has been limited by insufficient attention to definitional and procedural issues and sample heterogeneity. This paper reviews current theory and research on the use of the penile plethysmograph to diagnose or predict sexual deviance and to monitor therapeutic change in the modification of sexual preferences.
The fetish objects in these case histories were unique enough, and the attraction to the objects strong enough, that the individuals could clearly track their interest from early childhood through adulthood. It is much easier to retrieve remote, explicit memories, such as events eg, a party where balloons popped or playing with objects, than to recall the process of sexual development with no distinct markers in the individual's history. Because these distinct experiences predated identified sexuality, became a focus of attention for the individual, and then were incorporated into the individual's sexual interests and masturbatory fantasies, it was possible to accurately track the patterns of sexual arousal.
Related to Deviant sexual behavior: Sexual deviance. 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. Such a condition when it causes distress or impaired functioning in the individual or actual or potential harm to others; a paraphilic disorder.
During evaluation for psychotic symptoms, Mr. P, age 21, reveals that he has been viewing child pornography for 2 years, but has not acted on his fantasies. How would you treat him?
Sexual Behaviour Abnormal Sexual behaviour. When is a sexual behaviour considered abnormal? What are the types of abnormal sexual behaviours?
Related to Deviant sexual behavior: Sexual deviance. Paraphilias include transvestic fetishismother types of fetishismfrotteurismpedophiliaexhibitionismvoyeurismsexual masochismand sexual sadism. 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.