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Chapter 16 Variations in Sexual Behavior
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When Is Sexual Behavior Abnormal? Statistical definition - an abnormal sexual behavior is rare or not practiced by many people. Sociological approach - sexual behavior that violates the norms of society. Psychological approach - criteria include discomfort, inefficiency, and bizarreness.
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When Is Sexual Behavior Abnormal? Medical approach - the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders recognizes 8 paraphilias. A paraphilia is a recurring, unconventional sexual behavior that is obsessive and compulsive.
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The Normal-Abnormal Continuum Normal and abnormal sexual behavior are not two separate categories, but rather gradations on a continuum. A mild, or even strong, preference for an object is with the normal range of sexual behavior but is abnormal if it becomes an extreme necessity.
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1-6 Paraphilia – recurring, intense sexually arousing fantasies, Urges, or behaviors involving: 1)non-human objects 2)the suffering or humiliation of oneself or another, or 3)children, or other non-consenting adults and the behavior, sexual urges or fantasies cause clinically significant distress in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
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Compulsive Sexual Behavior A disorder in which the individual experiences intense, sexually arousing fantasies, urges, and associated sexual behaviors. Intrusive, driven, and repetitive Lacking in impulse control Often incur social and legal sanctions Interfere with personal and occupational functioning Create health risks
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Fetishism is characterized by sexual fantasies, urges, or behaviors involving use of nonliving objects: to produce or enhance sexual arousal. with or in the absence of a partner.
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