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par·a·phil·i·a

 (păr′ə-fĭl′ē-ə, -fēl′yə)
n.
1. A condition, such as exhibitionism or masochism, in which sexual gratification is derived from activities or fantasies that are generally regarded as atypical or deviant.
2. Such a condition when it causes distress or impaired functioning in the individual or actual or potential harm to others; a paraphilic disorder.

par′a·phil′i·ac n.
par′a·phil′ic n.

paraphilia

(ˌpærəˈfɪlɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) any abnormal sexual behaviour; sexual anomaly or deviation
[C20: from para-1 + -philia, from Greek philos loving]

paraphilia

the practice of, indulgence in, or addiction to unusual sexual activities. — paraphilic, adj.
See also: Sex
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paraphilia - abnormal sexual activity
exhibitionism, immodesty - the perverse act of exposing and attracting attention to your own genitals
fetichism, fetishism - sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish (or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs)
paedophilia, pedophilia - a sexual attraction to children
voyeurism - a perversion in which a person receives sexual gratification from seeing the genitalia of others or witnessing others' sexual behavior
zoophilia, zoophilism - a sexual attraction to animals
sexual perversion, perversion - an aberrant sexual practice;
paederasty, pederasty - sexual relations between a man and a boy (usually anal intercourse with the boy as a passive partner)
Translations
paraphilie

paraphilia

n parafilia
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LGBT-related research conducted in PR during the last decade has addressed mostly the experience of citizenship (9), health policy (10), violence (11,12,13,14,15), stigma, homophobia (16,17,18,19,20,21), identity formation (22), coming out (23), paraphilias (24), aging (25), and health promotion and disease prevention (26,27,28).
Moreover, other diagnostics with potentially stigmatizing names were modified, including Hypochondriasis, now called "Illness Anxiety Disorder" and the Paraphilias, now called "Paraphilic Disorders", and the list goes on.
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