Problem

Paraphilia


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Sexual perversion
Sexual deviation
Infringement of sexual taboos
Unnatural sexual acts
Abuse of sex
Nature:

Paraphilia was previously known as sexual perversion and sexual deviation. It is the experience of intense sexual arousal to atypical objects, situations, fantasies, behaviors, or individuals.

"The DSM-IV-TR describes paraphilias as "recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges or behaviors generally involving nonhuman objects, the suffering or humiliation of oneself or one's partner, or children or other nonconsenting persons that occur over a period of six months" (criterion A), which "cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning" (criterion B). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraphilia)

Incidence:

DSM-IV-TR names eight specific paraphilic disorders (exhibitionism, fetishism, frotteurism, pedophilia, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, voyeurism, and transvestic fetishism, plus a residual category, paraphilia—not otherwise specified). Criterion B differs for exhibitionism, frotteurism, and pedophilia to include acting on these urges, and for sadism, acting on these urges with a nonconsenting person. Some paraphilias may interfere with the capacity for sexual activity with consenting adult partners. In the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), a paraphilia is not diagnosable as a psychiatric disorder unless it causes distress to the individual or harm to others." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraphilia)

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.09.2020 – 18:36 CEST