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Family Relations and Human Development
FRHD 2100
Robin Milhausen

CHAPTER 15 Paraphilia  A diagnostic category used by the American Psychiatric Association to describe an atypical patter of sexual arousal or behaviour that comes problematic in the eyes of the individual or of society. The urges are recurrent, and either acted on o distressing to the individual who experiences them. Fetishism  inanimate object elicits sexual arousal Partialism  excessively aroused by a particular body part. Transvestism a person repeatedly cross dresses to achieve sexual arousal or gratification, or is troubled by persistent, recurring urges to cross dress Auto-gynephilia  A condition in which an individual is sexually stimulated by fantasies that his own body is female. Exhibitionists  Flashers. Sexual fantasies that involve exposing their genitals to unsuspecting strangers. Telephone Scatolgia  A paraphilia characterized by the making of obscene telephone calls Voyeurism  Strong, repetitive urges to watch unsuspecting strangers who are naked, disrobing, or engage in sexual activity. Sexual masochist  A person who becomes sexually aroused by expe
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