Paraphili A Pattern Of Sexual Attraction / Behavior That Deviates From The Social And Cultural Norms

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Paraphilia is a pattern of sexual attraction/behavior that deviates from the social and cultural norms. To have a paraphilic disorder, their unusual sexual interest needs to cause them distress or victimizes others for longer than six months. How does one develop a paraphilia? There are some certain neurotransmitters and hormones that are linked to paraphilic interests. It could also develop from people having poor interpersonal skills. Some people may have learned their paraphilia from classical or operant conditioning. It is also more common in men than it is in women. We will discuss eight different types of paraphilia. The first one is Fetishism. This is an arousal to a nonhuman object, non-genital body part, or a bodily secretion. The most common fetishes are feet/toes, stocking, skirts, and footwear. The second paraphilia is Transvestism. It occurs mainly in men and is the act of cross-dressing for sexual arousal. Next is Sadomasochism. People with this paraphilia get sexual arousal from giving or receiving pain. Masochist get pleasure from receiving pain and sadists get pleasure from giving pain. Fourth is Voyeurism. People receive sexual pleasure from fantasizing or viewing others who are naked or having sex. The people they’re viewing have to be unsuspecting. The fifth paraphilia is Exhibitionism. This is when they expose their genitals to an unsuspecting stranger and get aroused from these stranger’s reaction. Pedophilia is the most looked down upon paraphilia.…

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