Outline Variations in Sexual Behaviors

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Variations in Sexual Behavior
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What’s in a Name? Title “Variations in Sexual Behavior” was chosen to allow you to form an informed attitude about uncommon sexual behaviors I will discuss today Sexual variation or atypical sexual expression are neutral labels. Common term used in psychological and psychiatric literature is paraphilia Behaviors exist in gradations from mild and infrequently expressed to full-blown regularly manifested behaviors
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Noncoercive versus Coercive Paraphilias Noncoercive - no element of coercion Paraphilias that are solo activities or involve consensual adults Person’s basic rights are not violated These are considered by many to be relatively harmless Coercive - element of coercion or invasion involved Involves unwilling recipients of the behavior Behavior can psychologically traumatize recipients or not Some recipients feel violated or vulnerable to physical abuse which is why many coercive paraphilias are illegal
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Noncoercive versus Coercive Paraphilias Noncoercive paraphilias fetishism transvestic fetishism sexual sadism sexual masochism less common noncoercive paraphilias Coercive paraphilias Exhibitionism Obscene phone calls Pedophilia Voyeurism Frotteurism Others
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Fetishism Fetishism refers to sexual behavior in which individuals obtain sexual excitement primarily or exclusively from an inanimate object or a particular part of the body. Difficult to draw line between normal activities with fetishistic overtone and activities that are paraphilias Many find sight of undergarments and certain body parts as arousing – not fetishism And many use articles of clothing or those items as an accompaniment to masturbation or partnered sexual activity – not fetishism
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Fetishism Fetishism refers to sexual behavior in which individuals obtain sexual excitement primarily or exclusively from an inanimate object or a particular part of the body. Difficult to draw line… Only when individual focused on objects or body parts to the exclusion of everything else is term fetishism truly applicable Sometimes person can not achieve arousal and orgasm in the absence of object or body part Others are able to become aroused in absence of object
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