chapter 14: Paraphilias

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  1. paraphillas
    compulsive sexual activities that are practiced by a small percentage of people and that most members of a given culture would consider abnormal, deviant, or pathological
  2. pathological
    any behavior seen as caused by sickness or disease
  3. compulsive behavior
    any behavior, sexual or otherwise, that a person is unable to control regardless of repeated attempts to do so
  4. sexual addiction
    a term often used to refers to strong compulsive sexual behavior- more correctly called "hypersexual disorder"
  5. hypersexual disorder
    usually defined as nonparaphilic sexual compulsivity; an obsessive preoccupation with and compulsive need for sexual activity
  6. consensual
    a behavior entered into voluntarily by all parties
  7. victimless
    harming no one, with the possible exception of the performing the action
  8. victimizing paraphillias
    sexual activities involving an unsuspecying, nonconsenting, or unwilling person as the target of the atypical, compulsive behavior
  9. voyeurism
    secretly watching others undress or engage in sexual activities without their knowledge or consent for the purpose of achieving sexual arousal
  10. exhibitionism
    achieving sexual arousal and gratification by displaying one's genitals to others without the victims' consent
  11. frotteurism
    rubbing one's genitals against a nonconsenting person for sexual arousal and, typically, orgasm
  12. sexual sadism
    inflicting pain, injury, or humiliation on another person for the sexual gratification of the person performing the action
  13. sadomasochism
    sexual activities that combine sadism and masochism
  14. BDSM
    sexual activities that combine bondage discipline, and saomasocism
  15. pedophilia
    uncontrollable sexual compulsions involving children
  16. pedophile
    an adult, usually male, whose sexual focus is on children
  17. sexual masochism
    sexual arousal and gratification that is associated with acts or fantasies of being hurt, humiliated, or otherwise made to suffer
  18. bondage
    being bound, tied up or otherwise restrained during sexual activity; typically, a consensual activity
  19. autoerotic asphyxiation
    a form of sexual masochism involving depriving the brain of oxygen, usually through some form of strangulation or hanging; also referred to as asphyxophilia
  20. fetish
    a sexual preference for a nonhuman object or a body part most members of a culture do not consider sexual
  21. transvestic festishism
    the paraphilia engaged in by a transvestite, also called transvestic disorder
  22. cross-dressing
    dressing in clothes traditionally associated with the opposite sex
  23. transvestite
    a man who obtains sexual satisfaction by wearing female clothing
  24. transsexual
    a transgender person who has transitional or is transitioning from his or her biological sex to his or her self-identified gender through actions, dress, hormone therapy, or surgery
  25. transgender
    individuals who don not self-identify as the gender that conforms to their biological sex; this is not considered a paraphilia
  26. incorporation therapy
    a treatment for paraphilias in which the paraphilic behavior is decreased or modified to acceptable levels but not completely abolished
  27. cognitive-behavioral therapy
    a therapeutic approach designed to gradually eliminate specific thoughts and associated behaviors that may be contributing to sexual problems
  28. aversion therapy
    psychotherapy in which unwanted sexual behaviors and images are reduced by associating them with an unpleasant stimulus such as electric shocks or noxious odors
  29. convery sensitization
    a type of aversion therapy in which, instead of actual shocks or bad odors, the client repeatedly fantasized the unwanted behavior and adds an extremely aversive event to the fantasy
  30. orgasmic reconditioning
    a type of therapy for a paraphilias in which a person is conditioned to become aroused and have orgasms in socially acceptable setting that bear no resemblance to the paraphilia
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chapter 14: Paraphilias
2014-11-03 00:26:56
Human Sexuality
human sexuality
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