FRHD 2100 DE Chapter 15

FRHD 2100 DE Chapter 15 - Chapter 15 Sexual Variations...

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Chapter 15 Sexual Variations
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DIFFERENT SEXUAL VARIATIONS Paraphilias
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Varieties of Sexual Expression Paraphilia Clinical term used to describe types of sexual expressions that are seen as unusual and potentially problematic. A person who engages in paraphilias is often referred to as a paraphiliac. How do we decide if a behaviour is “normal”? What is “typical” sexual activity? Where do we draw the line? Do we call it atypical if 5%, 10%, 25% do it?
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Paraphillia differs in individuals in terms of severity Varies from fantasy to only means of obtaining sexual gratification Typically replays activity in fantasy to stimulate arousal during sexual relations or fantasy Generally victimless but not always Linked to poor social skills and ability to relate to others
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Value judgments Social value judgments, not science, primarily determine which sexual behaviours are considered normal by society Essential features of a paraphilia are recurrent and intensity of sexual behaviour that involves a nonhuman object or the suffering or humiliation of oneself or of one’s partner, a child or non consenting persons. {APA, 2000}
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Diagnosis Behaviour causes significant distress and interferes with a person’s ability to work, Interact with friends, and other important areas of life Symptoms persist for over six months Fantasy or object necessary for arousal or orgasm Others, desire occurs periodically or exists separately from their other sexual relationships
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Why are Paraphilias more common in Men ? Researchers suggests paraphilias are developed visually Men tend to be more sexually aroused by visual stimuli than woman Potentially: cultural variables give men more sexual latitudes in express what excites them Women may express their paraphilias in different way Potentially, power differentials
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course FRHD 2100 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '11 term at University of Guelph.

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FRHD 2100 DE Chapter 15 - Chapter 15 Sexual Variations...

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