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sexual arousal by inanimate objects, materials or parts of the body

Media fetish (media fetishism)

sexual attraction to materials such as rubber or silk


fetishistic attraction to specific parts of the body


touching or rubbing against a non‐consenting person

Transvestic Fetishism

wearing clothes of the other sex for purposes of sexual arousal because they (heterosexual men) find the practice itself sexually arousing


a male's paraphilic tendency to be sexually aroused by the
thought/image of himself as a female. They can also be aroused thinking of having the physiological, behavioural, or anatomical features of a woman. Transvestic Autogynephilia - having a woman's body


sexual arousal by the infliction of pain, bondage, or humiliation on others (攻)


exposing one's genitals to an unsuspecting person


observing an unsuspecting person who is naked, in the process of disrobing, or engaging in sexual activity


sexual arousal from being subjected to pain, bondage, or humiliation (受)



Edge play

BDSM scenes that challenge the bottom's tolerance or that approach the boundaries of safety or consent

Consent of S/M

1. negotiate what will transpire and what limits will be set; 2. brief interruptions to check that the bottom is still OK; 3. prearranged "safe words" or nonverbal signals 4. consensual 5. knowledge of physical limits/potential injury


a woman who acts the role of the dominating partner in a BDSM setting. hard to find

Adult babies

men who derive sexual satisfaction from acting as infants or toddlers


an unusual form of sexual arousal or behavior that is considered to be a psychological problem

Penile plethysmorgraphic

studies of physical arousal

Bestiality (zoophilia)

obsolete term for sexual contact between a person and an animal (persistent preference for sexual contacts with animals)


sexual interest in being crawled upon or nibbled by small insects, such as ants

Autonepiophilia (infantilism)

impersonating or being treated as an infant


amputation in partner


sexual arousal from displaying strength or muscles; muscle worship


giants, primarily domination by giant women or men


sexual attraction to anthropomorphic animal
characters (i.e., with human characteristics and


intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child or
children (generally age 13 years or younger); interpersonal difficulty

courtship theory

distortions (exaggerations) in courtship behaviour during adolescence become ingrained

lovemap theory (Money)

during childhood, develop template for sexual relationships
• disruptions → paraphilias

behavioural theory - conditioning

• pairing of non‐sexual stimuli with sexual arousal (positive)
• pairing of punishment with sexual arousal, fear (negative)

systematic desensitization

learn not to respond to problematic stimuli

aversion therapy

pairing of unpleasant stimuli with problematic stimuli

covert sensitization

pairing of imagined aversive stimuli with problematic stimuli

Pharmaceuticals (treatments)

selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI's)
» reduce anxiety, intrusive thoughts, compulsions, increase
positive affect; reduce sex drive
• anti‐androgens (i.e., chemical castration)
» reduces sex drive; Depo‐Provera; medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA); remove main source of androgen <effective!>


sexual arousal from viewing or having contact with dead bodies (unconscious)

Autoerotic asphyxia

self-strangulation for purposes of sexual arousal


a person whose sexual feelings are directed mainly toward pubescent (11-14 before puberty) children


a person whose sexual feelings are directed mainly toward pubescent (13-17 after puberty) postpubertal teenager; low sexual interest in adults

MRI scan of pedophiles

deficiencies in cerebral white matter - disconnection b/w brain region that regulate sexual expression; damage to the brain (temporal lobe of cerebral cortex) can result in abnormal sexual desires

Intergrative model

three sets of factors converge to cause criminal paraphilic behaviors: 1.biological (genetic, DNA); 2. ecological niche factors (culture, social); 3. neuropsychological (memory, motivation)

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