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Enjoying porn: Enjoyment of pornography can be an normal means of sexual arousal, and even couples may enjoy viewing pornography together. With the ever-present availability, accessibility and affordability of free porn on the internet, there becomes a risk that a person might become fixated on porn as the primary means of achieving sexual gratification. If so, help from a professional might be considered. ...Read more
If fetishes, pedophilia, necrophilia, zoophilia and other weird sexual attractions and behaviors are classified as paraphilias, how come gay isn't?
Once upon a time: It was in the past considered a disorder but they correctly recognized that error and now know that it's w/in the normal healthy range of humans. Any unlawful, non-consensual or violent acts apart, those may also be dropped. If the person is comfortable and harms no one - it's not a problem. If it's any of those - it is! Gay is not necessarily weird - sometimes it's even dull! ...Read more
Several reasons: When a sub-culture accepts that men should be more powerful than and control women, harming them to maintain control becomes acceptable. If violence was witnessed as a child, a man may believe it is ok. Some men believe that it is part of "being a man." if a man was traumatized by violence as a child, he may not have skills to manage anger or his own behavior. He could be mentally ill. ...Read more
It's of concern: I guess i would say that "normal" and "healthy" are two separate things. It may not be a particularly healthy thing for a person to have fantasies involving incest. It seems as though you already have a concern or else you wouldn't be asking about this. I wonder if you could have been sexually molested as a child by a relative? There are therapists with special expertise in this area. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Define inappropriate: More info is needed to make recommendation about how to handle situation. Some such behaviors are plain wrong & are reportable, others just speak of personality conflict and require either processing or change of dr. Must be quite stressful either way! consulting about the issue with a private therapist may help too... ...Read more
Good question: Typical 1-year-olds feed a doll with a bottle, representing an act from the environment. Even at 3-4 years, kids with autism put the tip of the bottle in any indentation on the doll's body, sensorimotor play. Despite overdeveloped rote memory, they can't "get" concepts- things you can't see or touch-because of their concrete thinking. That's why therapy has to be intensive & repetitive to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quite possibly: Some parents of children who have been sexually abused have felt overwhelming guilt and self-blame that they could not protect their child. Also, a child being sexually abused is more than enough to traumatize the parent. Any of these feelings and others can be worked through safely with a trusted psychologist/therapist. ...Read more
Hard to say: Geneticists estimate that each of us carry a few recessive genes that will not harm us, but when paired with another can produce a baby with things like CF, sickle cell, and any of thousands of metabolic disorders like PKU.Marriage between close relatives increases this risk.You can get tested for the recessive gene in some cases, so having a consultation with a geneticist may help you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not only did I not: Learn about female genital mutilation in school but it was never mentioned in medical school, internship or residency. I received hundreds of hours in training in child sexual abuse - and it was never brought up there either. Kind of amazing considering that 140 million females (as young as a day old) have had their genitals mutilated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?
Maybe: It depends on what you mean by sexually suppressed. If you mean children raised in conservative homes that discourage early sexual experiences but don't teach that sex is bad, probably not. If you mean children raised in homes that have negative or punitive views of sex, probably yes. ...Read more
FEAR: Could be fear could be cultural differences. Do they have insurance, can they speak english. Do they have other support. Are they citizens or do they fear deportation. Lots of reasons that many women foreign or not that do not report abuse. Mistake for love and think it won't happen again. Think that they deserve the abuse or they brought it on. Get help. No abuse is alright and help is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reverse pedophile is not always from sexual abuse as a child. This is a personal fact. What is it called if it is just a natural attraction.?
It depends: It depends on how young the person is -- if not yet adult, sexual relations with an adult (especially much older) would be seen legally as statutory rape. If the person is of legal adult age and attracted to older partners, that could be natural variation. However, age spread greater than 10 years may lead to lifestyle challenges as the older person ages sooner than the younger one does. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
11 yr old thought he was gay so to test himself he performed oral sex on his newly born brother once, does this make him a pedophile (he has guilt)?
I suffer anxiety&irrational fear such as being a pedophile/gay.I kno im not.Its irrational.Im scared 2 see psych 4 fear they take my child. Should i b?
16 yr old boy having 6 week stint of pedophile sexual fantasies causing him distress but minimal groinal response He likes girls his age, Is this POCD?
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Trouble: "reverse pedophilia" is a term applied when a young person is supposedly sexually attracted to someone much older than s/he is. If the younger person is a child or adolescent under 18, it's still illegal and the older person will be held responsible. Generally kids behaving in this way -- if they truly do -- have been sexually abused by another adult previously. ...Read more
Illegal/unethical: Pedophilia is unethical and illegal. It is likely that many pedophiles have a natural desire/interest in children, but this is absolutely something that must be controlled by the pedophile. If behavioral techniques are not adequate for doing that, even medications have been given to help suppress the sex drive. Pedophilia cannot be excused by medical or mental health; the person is responsible. ...Read more
Difficult, but brave: Question. If you truly wish to stop your pedophilia i would recommend that you first read the conceptual work by some researcher-clinicians at johns-hopkins. You are asking to give up a strong drive, and the treatment will entail accountability and possible hormone treatment. Here is the link to the pdf file. www.bishop-accountability.org/reports/1994-11.../rt94-03-berlin.pdf?. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Matter of consent: If someone were only/predominantly sexually attracted to elderly who are too demented to give consent, he or she would also be considered emotionally disturbed, even though there may not be a term for it in any commonly accepted psychiatric nomenclature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A sociopath: It doesn't matter so much the difference between perpetrators' preferences. They all gain something from sadistically harming others. I don't specialize in treating perpetrators. I typically work with the survivors. Perpetrators usually are without remorse and typically are not treatable. Confinement is the treatment of choice. ...Read more