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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA02H3
Professor
John Bassili
Semester
Winter

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Psych lecture 31 SEX DISORDERS Some are treated by mental health practitioners- ability to perform in a satisfactory manner( men ejaculating etc) Paraphilias- being turned on by unusual things such as inanimate objects, children, exhibiting genitals to strangers, inflicting pain to others o Exhibitionism- (indecent exposure) Recurrent, intense, sexually arousing fantasies, urges and behaviours involving exposing ones genitals to a stranger Almost exclusively a male disorder About half the time, the male has an erection while exposing Some masturbate while exposing Exhibitionists are often married and have satisfactory sexual relations with adult women Organ most responsible for sexual behaviour- brain. Higher regions of brain- intellect, emotion...lower parts carry out the functions Nfl player- exposed when he was feeling insufficient as a man Loss of self-esteem can trigger exhibitionism Loss of self esteem -> depression -> relief -> remorse (repeat) Most treatment is provided in a group setting o Rape (though not defined as paraphilia in DSM-IV Related to sociopathy
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