American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of a group of psychosexual disorders characterized by sexual fantasies, feelings, or activities involving a nonhuman object, a nonconsenting partner such as a child, or pain or humiliation of oneself or one's partner. Also called sexual deviation.
- n. any sexual deviation, which is considered abnormal in some societies or which may prevent or hinder one's ability to receive reciprocal love
- n. abnormal sexual activity
- From para- (“abnormal”) + -philia. (Wiktionary)
“Dr. Wollert testified that if an individual were to commit 100 rapes over greater than a six-month period they still would not likely fit the definition of paraphilia deviant sexual disorder," Small wrote.”
“I think there ` s a term called paraphilia, which is just being interested in everything.”
“Lafferty's red herring usage of her favorite "paraphilia" or sexual deviation instead of sexual orientation or gender identity is a dead giveaway that she is attempting to feed off her readers 'fear and confusion.”
“Another storyteller outlined "paraphilia," an obscure word used in the New York penal code to denote all sexual perversions and how it was applied to him in his divorce proceedings.”
“Two words you're extremely unlikely to hear at a bar are "prosopagnosia" and "paraphilia," yet at the Pacific Standard bar in Park Slope, both are discussed at length.”
“Pedophilia: “paraphilia in which children are the preferred sexual object.””
“The one paraphilia that remains absolutely verboten is pedophilia.”
“For example, take the paraphilia of “Frotteurism” as defined in the DSM-IV (Code #302. 89).”
“A simple paraphilia alone seems unlikely, as there are plenty of people who apparently share the fetish (as I discovered in the research).”
“The types of options for rehabilitation of even severe cases of paraphilia such need for medications suggest that his extreme condition might at least give rise to the question of an NCR defence.”
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