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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
observing an unsuspecting person who is naked, in the process of disrobing, or engaging in sexual activity
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
an unusual form of sexual arousal or behavior that is considered to be a psychological problem
obsolete term for sexual contact between a person and an animal (persistent preference for sexual contacts with animals)
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
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)
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!>
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
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