Paraphilia

Paraphilia

A paraphilia (in Greek para παρά = besides and -philia φιλία = love)— is any of several persistent, intense sexual interests, fantasies, or urges involving nonhuman objects, pain or humiliation, children, or nonconsenting individuals. Some paraphilias may interfere with the capacity for sexual activity with consenting adult partners.[1] Paraphilias are a phenomenon of males nearly exclusively,[1] but some case studies of females with paraphilias have been published.[2] See also a list of paraphilias.

Peeping toms (Voyeurism)

(Peeping tom)

Voyeurism is the sexual interest in spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or urinating.[1][2] It is classified as a paraphilia in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association. The diagnosis would not be given to people who experience typical sexual arousal simply by seeing nudity or sexual activity; the aspect of spying is central to paraphilic voyeurism. The word derives from French verb voir (to see) with the -eur suffix that translates as -er in English.

Being eaten fetish (Vorarephilia)

Vore

Vorarephilia (often misspelled voreaphilia or voraphilia because of their similar pronunciation), also known as phagophilia or simply called vore[1] for short, is a fetish and paraphilia where arousal occurs from the idea of being eaten, eating another, or watching this process.[2][3] The fantasy may include digestion.[3] The word vorarephilia is derived from the Latin vorare (to 'swallow' or 'devour') and Ancient Greek φιλία (philia, 'love').

References

Bondage

(Vincilagnia)

In the context of BDSM, bondage involves people being tied up or otherwise restrained for pleasure. Bondage is usually, but not always, a sexual practice. The paraphilia of being sexually aroused by bondage is sometimes known as vincilagnia.

BDSM subcultures

It is worth noting that bondage has sexual appeal to persons of both sexes and all sexual orientations. However, a subculture of gay men, sometimes called leathermen, were arguably among the first group to make obvious hints of their tastes in bondage in public.

Threesomes (Troilism)

Troilism (sometimes spelled triolism) refers to the erotic interest in watching one’s romantic partner engage in sexual behavior with a third party, sometimes while hidden.[1] A common example is a husband watching his wife have intercourse with another man. This scenario is part of the swinger lifestyle, and varies depending on the participants.

Cross-dressing (Transvestism)

Transvestism is the practice of cross-dressing, which is wearing the clothing of the opposite sex. Transvestite refers to a person who cross-dresses; however, the word often has additional connotations. 

Obscene phone calls

An obscene phone call is an unsolicited telephone call where the caller attempts to annoy or frighten the called party, usually by sexual or foul language. Note that solicited calls involving sexually explicit language are usually considered phone sex.

Muscle Men and Muscle Women fetish (Sthenolagnia)

Sthenolagnia is a fetish defined as 'sexual arousal from demonstration of strength or muscles'.[1] The term was coined by the German psychologist Magnus Hirschfeld in the late 1800s.[citation needed] This fetish is found among both males and females, and there are a significant number of websites who cater to their interests.

A related fetish is cratolagnia, which is sexual arousal from display of strength.[citation needed]
 

Sleeping Beauty syndrome (Somnophilia )

Somnophilia (from Latin 'somnus' = sleep and Greek φιλία, '-philia' = love), or sleeping princess syndrome[1] or Sleeping Beauty syndrome[2], is a paraphilia in which sexual arousal and/or orgasm are stimulated by intruding on and awakening a sleeping stranger with erotic caresses, but not with force or violence.[1][3] The eye-rolling before fainting may also cause arousal. Somnophilia may also refer to having sex with a sleeping partner or rubbing against the body with the private parts or hands.

Pyrophilia (Fire-philia)

Pyrophilia is a relatively uncommon paraphilia in which the patient derives gratification from fire and fire-starting activity. It is distinguished from pyromania by the gratification being of a sexual nature.

Description

While the erotic focus immediately raises the diagnostic issue of pyromania, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV classifies this disorder as an impulse-control disorder, with nothing to indicate or suggest an overlap between this disorder and the paraphilias.

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