Paraphilia

Martin van Maële's print Francion 15

Experience of intense sexual arousal to atypical objects, situations, fantasies, behaviors, or individuals.

- Paraphilia
Martin van Maële's print Francion 15

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"Mercury and Herse", scene from The Loves of the Gods by Gian Giacomo Caraglio, showing Mercury, Herse, and Aglaulos

Voyeurism

Sexual interest in or practice of watching other people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other actions usually considered to be of a private nature.

Sexual interest in or practice of watching other people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other actions usually considered to be of a private nature.

"Mercury and Herse", scene from The Loves of the Gods by Gian Giacomo Caraglio, showing Mercury, Herse, and Aglaulos
Candaules, King of Lydia, Shews his Wife by Stealth to Gyges, One of his Ministers, as She Goes to Bed by William Etty. This image illustrates Herodotus's version of the tale of Gyges (see: candaulism).

The American Psychiatric Association has classified certain voyeuristic fantasies, urges and behaviour patterns as a paraphilia in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) if the person has acted on these urges, or the sexual urges or fantasies cause marked distress or interpersonal difficulty.

This Indian Kama sutra illustration, which shows a woman on top of a man, depicts the male erection, which is one of the physiological responses to sexual arousal for men.

Sex and the law

Sex and the law deals with the regulation by law of human sexual activity.

Sex and the law deals with the regulation by law of human sexual activity.

This Indian Kama sutra illustration, which shows a woman on top of a man, depicts the male erection, which is one of the physiological responses to sexual arousal for men.

Public order crimes are crimes that interrupt the flow of daily life and business according to local community standards. Public order crimes include paraphilia (deviancies).

Stenciled hands at the Cueva de las Manos in Argentina. Left hands make up over 90% of the artwork, demonstrating the prevalence of right-handedness

Handedness

Individual's preferential use of one hand, known as the dominant hand, due to it being stronger, faster or better in dexterity.

Individual's preferential use of one hand, known as the dominant hand, due to it being stronger, faster or better in dexterity.

Stenciled hands at the Cueva de las Manos in Argentina. Left hands make up over 90% of the artwork, demonstrating the prevalence of right-handedness
Michael Vick, a left-handed American football quarterback, winds up to throw the ball to his teammate

Paraphilias (atypical sexual interests) have also been linked to higher rates of left-handedness.

John Money

New Zealand psychologist, sexologist and author known for his research into sexual identity and biology of gender.

New Zealand psychologist, sexologist and author known for his research into sexual identity and biology of gender.

Money introduced the terms gender identity, gender role and sexual orientation and popularised the term paraphilia.

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Kink (sexuality)

Use of non-conventional sexual practices, concepts or fantasies.

Use of non-conventional sexual practices, concepts or fantasies.

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The term "kink" has been claimed by some who practice sexual fetishism as a term or synonym for their practices, indicating a range of sexual and sexualistic practices from playful to sexual objectification and certain paraphilias.

The Hatred, painted by the artist Pietro Pajetta, 1896.

Necrophilia

Sexual attraction towards or a sexual act involving corpses.

Sexual attraction towards or a sexual act involving corpses.

The Hatred, painted by the artist Pietro Pajetta, 1896.
A male black and white tegu mounts a female that has been dead for two days and attempts to mate.
A male Ameiva ameiva mounts a dead female and attempts to pair cloacae.

It is classified as a paraphilia by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD) diagnostic manual, as well as by the American Psychiatric Association in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM).

Psychopathy is strongly correlated with crime, violence, and antisocial behavior.

Psychopathy

Characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, disinhibited, and egotistical traits.

Characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, disinhibited, and egotistical traits.

Psychopathy is strongly correlated with crime, violence, and antisocial behavior.
From accidents such as the one of Phineas Gage, it is known that the prefrontal cortex plays an important role in moral behavior.
Dysfunction of the orbitofrontal cortex, among other areas, is implicated in the mechanism of psychopathy.
Psychoanalyst Walter C. Langer described Adolf Hitler as a "neurotic psychopath".

Hildebrand and colleagues (2004) have uncovered an interaction between psychopathy and deviant sexual interests, wherein those high in psychopathy who also endorsed deviant sexual interests were more likely to recidivate sexually.

Smother box for engaging in erotic coprophagy

Coprophilia

Smother box for engaging in erotic coprophagy
Russian coprophiliac erotica depicting defecation on a sleeping victim, one definition of the term “Hot Karl”

Coprophilia (from Greek κόπρος, kópros 'excrement' and φιλία, philía 'liking, fondness'), also called scatophilia or scat (Greek: σκατά, skatá 'feces'), is the paraphilia involving sexual arousal and pleasure from feces.

Armpits, backs, breasts, buttocks, navels, hair, hands, feet, legs, and lips are common partialisms.

Partialism

Sexual interest with an exclusive focus on a specific part of the body other than genitals.

Sexual interest with an exclusive focus on a specific part of the body other than genitals.

Armpits, backs, breasts, buttocks, navels, hair, hands, feet, legs, and lips are common partialisms.

In the DSM-IV, it was considered a separate paraphilia (not otherwise specified), but was merged into fetishistic disorder by the DSM-5.

A transgender woman before and after two years of hormone replacement therapy.

Charles Allen Moser

American physician specializing in transgender health, a clinical sexologist, sex therapist, and sex educator practicing in San Francisco, California.

American physician specializing in transgender health, a clinical sexologist, sex therapist, and sex educator practicing in San Francisco, California.

A transgender woman before and after two years of hormone replacement therapy.

He is the author of numerous academic publications and books in the fields of transgender health, paraphilias including BDSM, and sexual medicine.