Paraphilic Disorders Articles

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  • Transvestic Disorder Symptoms
    Over a period of at least 6 months, in a heterosexual male, recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving cross-dressing. The fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors cause clinically significant distress or impairment in ...
  • Sexual Masochism & Sadism Disorder Symptoms
    Sexual Masochism: Over a period of at least 6 months, recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving the act (real, not simulated) of being humiliated, beaten, bound, or otherwise made to suffer. The fantasies, ...
  • Pedophilic Disorder Symptoms
    Over a period of at least 6 months, recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child or children (generally age 13 years or younger). The fantasies, sexual urges, ...
  • Frotteurism Symptoms
    Renamed (Frotteuristic Disorder) in DSM-5 Over a period of at least 6 months, recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving touching and rubbing against a nonconsenting person. The fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors cause ...
  • Fetishistic Disorder Symptoms
    The paraphiliac focus in Fetishistic Disorder (formerly known as Fetishism) involves the eroticization of nonliving objects and/or body parts for sexual gratification. Among the more common non-living fetish objects are women's underpants, bras, stockings, shoes, boots, or other ...
  • Exhibitionism (Exhibitionistic) Symptoms
    Over a period of at least 6 months, recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving the exposure of one's genitals to an unsuspecting stranger. The fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors cause clinically significant distress or ...