CHFD 3010 Chapter 16 - Chapter 16 Atypical Sexual Behavior...

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Chapter 16 Atypical Sexual Behavior
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What Constitutes Atypical Sexual Behavior? Atypical Sexual Behavior Behaviors not typically expressed by most people in our society Range from mild occasional tendencies to full blown behaviors. Although atypical, many of us may recognize some degree of behaviors or feelings in ourselves (repressed, fantasy)
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Atypical Sexual Behavior Classified as noncoercive vs. coercive paraphilias Coercive: Involve unwilling recipients of the particular behavior and can even harm targets by psychologically traumatizing them Noncoercive: solo activities or involve the participation of consensual adults who choose to engage in, observe, or tolerate a particular behavior
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Atypical Sexual Behavior Behaviors represent extremes on a continuum Much like the continuum of sexuality itself More males reported and prosecuted The ratio of men to women who suffer from paraphilia is 20:1 Clustering of paraphilias The occurrence of one paraphilia
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Vocabulary Sexual Variation: Sexual behaviors of a minority of individuals in any particular society Generally, not a wide disapproval of behavior Sexual Deviation: Society plainly disapproves of
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Vocabulary Perversion Deviant sexual behaviors a person prefers to heterosexual sexual intercourse Negative connotation Not as commonly used today Paraphilia Persistent, strong atypical and
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Summary of Paraphilias Name Description Classificatio n Fetishism Sexual arousal associated with focus on inanimate object or body part Noncoercive Transvestic Fetishism Sexual arousal derived from wearing clothing of another sex Noncoercive Sexual Sadism Association of sexual arousal with pain Noncoercive Sexual Masochism Sexual arousal through receiving physical or psychological pain Noncoercive Autoerotic asphyxia Enhancement of sexual arousal by oxygen deprivation Noncoercive Klismophilia Sexual arousal associated with receiving enemas Noncoercive Coprophilia and Urophilia Sexual arousal associated with contact with feces or urine, respectively Noncoercive
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Summary of Paraphilias Name Description Classificatio n Exhibitionism Sexual arousal associated with exposing one’s genitals to unwilling observer Coercive Obscene phone calls Sexual arousal associated with obscene telephone conversation with unwilling recipient Coercive Voyeruism Sexual arousal associated with observing naked bodies or sexual activities of people without their consent Coercive Frotteurism Obtaining sexual pleasure by pressing or rubbing against another person in
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CHFD 3010 Chapter 16 - Chapter 16 Atypical Sexual Behavior...

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