Paraphilia Essay

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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 …show more content…
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. This is a sexual attraction to prepubescent children. It is diagnosed as a disorder if they are older than sixteen years old and acts upon their urges. The seventh paraphilia is Necrophilia. This is a sexual attraction to dead bodies. They usually have access to bodies in morgues or have their partner play dead. The last paraphilia is Zoophilia. This is a passionate and sexual love for …show more content…
The three main methods used are behavioral, barrier, and hormonal. Behavioral methods involve changing your behavior. This could include abstinence, outercourse, the “pull-out method”, and fertility awareness. The next method is barrier. This can include male and female condoms, spermicides, and cervical barriers. The third method is hormonal and this entails temporarily reducing female fertility, combining hormone methods like estrogen and progestin. This is where “the pill”, contraceptive patch, and vaginal ring are used. Lastly, progestin-only method. Some side effects to the hormonal methods are weight gain, mood changes, nausea and

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