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Is it normal to get aroused by seeing women having pain for childbirth?

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Dr. Mike Moore
Dr. Mike Mooreanswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Lots of things: Are "normal" and i wouldn't get wrapped around one definition of "normal" and obsess over it. Arousal is complex, sometimes feeling strong emotions when your hormones are flowing can make arousal happen. It's a funny thing. I would reassure you that unless you are acting on that arousal inappropriately, it's all good...
Dr. Peter Liehr
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Paraphilia: What you are descibing would most likely fall under the umbrella of paraphilia or the experience of intense sexual arousal to atypical objects, situations, fantasies, behaviours, or individuals. While it may not be "normal", it's you and is only a problem to the extent that it either causes others or you harm. Should you be troubled by this, seek the care of a therapist who can perhaps guide you

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