Paraphilias, as defined by the American Psychological Association (APA), are "recurrent intense sexual urges and sexually arousing fantasies involving either non-humans, or the suffering or humiliation of oneself or one's partner, and even children or consenting adults." But, this behavior must cause "clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning." Sexual practices between consenting adults should not be considered deviant if they do not cause distress. Individuals should have the freedom to expore their sexuality without judgement. What goes on in the privacy of one's home is just that, private.
A listing of "acceptable" and "unacceptable" sexual behaviors based upon a "western morality" but on a consentual and nonharmful view.
According to five male adolescents' history, it is suggested that an early history of choking in combination with physical abuse leads to the development of a paraphilia.
MDX Health Digest, Medical Data Exchange. Psychologists report increasing numbers of "normal" people having "perverse" sexual fantasies. It is not necessarily a sign of perversion if a person is aroused by a given fantasy.
The body can experience erotic sensation in any part. Various sexual practices can be seen as personal choices in loving, and as erotic communications between consenting partners.
An approach to the social construction of concepts of sexual deviance. Changing conceptions are examined regarding masturbation, homosexuality, pedophilia, and sadomasochism.
Although this article is against the use of drugs to control behaviors, it does advocate a new acceptance for sexual minorities and to discontinue trying to conform others to this reductionist view of sexuality.