paraphilia

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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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