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Psy350 chapter 13

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)