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Paraphilias
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Outline What is a paraphilia? Seven major paraphilias Legal vs. illegal paraphilias Origins of paraphilias
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How much do you know about paraphilias? True or False: 1) Men are more likely to be paraphilic than women 2) Pedophiles are much more likely to be heterosexual than homosexual 3) All societies prohibit sexual behavior between adults and children
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What is a paraphilia? Derivation: “para” = deviation “philia” = attracted Definition: Overdependence on a culturally unacceptable or unusual stimulus for sexual arousal and satisfaction DSM criteria
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Prevalence of Paraphilias Sex ratio in all but one paraphilia (sexual masochism) is about 20 males to each female Individuals diagnosed with one paraphilia tend to average three to four paraphilias 1/2 of people with paraphilia seen clinically are married
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Kinky vs. Dangerous “Off-diagonal behaviors” playful nondangerous not antisocial reinforcing to both parties Intervention needed if compulsive limiting stereotyped antisocial associated with deviant nonsexual behavior
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Major Paraphilias Exhibitionism Frotteurism Pedophilia Voyeurism Fetishism Sexual Sadism Sexual Masochism
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Intense, recurrent sexual urge to expose one’s genitals to a stranger
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course PSY 1013 taught by Professor Harrison during the Fall '08 term at Mississippi State.

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