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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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Mr Turner said Hwang was currently undergoing treatment for a condition called paraphilia in which sufferers derive pleasure from viewing the sexual practices or nudity of unsuspecting victims.
Linking castration with submission and servitude is particularly prevalent among individuals with castration paraphilia (Johnson et al., 2007; Roberts, Brett, Johnson, & Wassersug, 2008).
But his barrister Raglan Ashton told a judge that he wanted the lecturer to undergo psychiatric tests to determine whether he was suffering from a condition called paraphilia, in which sufferers derive pleasure from viewing the sexual practices or nudity of unsuspecting victims.
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We used three topics of varying intimacy levels selected from the OSSSA: sexual fantasy (Mdn = 2.0; low intimacy); cybersex (Mdn = 5.0; medium intimacy); and paraphilia (1) (Mdn = 8.0; high intimacy).
Moreover, Iowa Congressman Steve King stated on the House floor that the bill would also cover 547 types of paraphilia, which is obsession with unusual sexual practices.
Darcy among the studs and fetishes for accessories that border on paraphilia, represent much of a step forward.
Two traits invariably present: lust for power and paraphilia, or sexual abnormality, such as voyeurism, undinism, coprophagia and piquerism (self-stabbing with sharp insruments).
Immaturity, largely abandoned as a viable analytic index to sexual identity since the 1970s, is maintained in contemporary nosologies of paraphilia: a contemporary antipole of Western heteromasculinity and an enduring Freudian projection at that.
Judge Keith Thomas heard how Davies suffers from a disorder called 'paraphilia,' a need for extreme or dangerous stimulus to achieve sexual arousal.
(122) ETM (1995); Oosterholt (1995); Alfred (1994): " No evidence of paraphilia, antisocial, narcissistic or impulsive disorder, major mental illness, alcohol or drug abuse or hostility to women.
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