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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Paraphilia

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What is paraphilia?

What is paraphilia?

A mental illness: It is a 6-month period of recurrent, intense, sexually arousing fantasies or sexual urges involving a specific act, depending on the paraphilia. No specific hormone issues have ever been found that could explain this mental illness. ...Read more

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Why would a paraphilia be a behavior disorder?

Paraphilla: We look for the following to determine if something is abnormal. Distress - the person (or people around the person) must be experiencing some type distress. Dysfunction - the behavior has to be causing some dysfunction in everyday life (not working, poor relationships). Deviance - generally, behavior must be considered not normal for population most paraphilias meet this set of parameters. ...Read more

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The name of the paraphilia when one is aroused by danger?

Autassassinophilia: Autassassinophilia, the word, is derived from “auto” (to oneself) and “assassin." first described in john money's 1986 book 'lovemaps, ' autassassinophilia a paraphilia in which an individual derives sexual pleasure and arousal by the thought and/or risk of being killed. It sometimes overlaps with other paraphilias such as autoerotic asphyxiation, where there is also a risk of dying. ...Read more

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Why would a paraphilia be considered a behavior disorder?

Paraphilla: We look for the following to determine if something is abnormal. Distress - the person (or people around the person) must be experiencing some type distress. Dysfunction - the behavior has to be causing some dysfunction in everyday life (not working, poor relationships). Deviance - generally, behavior must be considered not normal for population most paraphilias meet this set of parameters. ...Read more

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Whatss the name of the paraphilia that consists on smelling our lees ?

Whatss the name of the paraphilia that consists on smelling our lees ?

Coprophilia: Coprophilia is a paraphilia where a person derives erotic pleasure from seeing or smelling feces, and various associated activities. ...Read more

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What's the name of the paraphilia for cannibalism?

What's the name of the paraphilia for cannibalism?

Cannibalism: Cannibalism is not included in the dsm IV as a paraphilia; it has occurred in many non-sexual situations, and is not always accompanied by sexual desire, fantasies, or pleasure (required for a paraphilia). Some ancient societies ate body parts of vanquished warriors. There have been murderers who ate parts of their victims, and some would call these sadists. Sadism is a known paraphilia. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is the name of the paraphilia for cannibalism?

Anthropophagy: The name of the paraphilia (deriving sexual pleasure from non-sexual behavior) associated with cannibalism is anthropophagy. If this is a fantasy or behavior of you or someone you know, then recommend seeking professional help. Ref: http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/list_of_paraphilias. ...Read more

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Can paraphilia masochism develop and / or be treated during childhood?

Can paraphilia masochism develop and / or be treated during childhood?

Paraphilias: Normally, paraphilias are not diagnosed in childhood. Some of the fantasies & behaviors associated with them can begin in childhood or early adolescence -- but they become better defined and elaborated during adolescence and early adulthood. If a young child acts out sexually, it's a strong sign of being exposed to this by an adult or older child/adolescent -- meaning, possible sexual abuse. ...Read more