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 parner, and even children or c onsenting adults." This type of behavior is considered deviant; it has a negative effect on family, friends, and other loved ones. The seriousness of this disorder has not recieved the attention or funding for research that is necessary for real understanding. Some paraphilias may be harmless (talking "dirty"-narratophilia, sexy pictures-pictohilia, etc.), however, some can involve extreme behaviors that are life threatening (feeling of strangulation or suffication to inhance orgasm-asphyxiophilia).
This organization claims S&M is normal. It describes what S&M is and what it is not.
A listing of "acceptable" and "unacceptable" sexual behaviors based upon a "western morality" but on a consentual and nonharmful view.
Child sexual abuse is serious; pervasive problem with clinical, social, moral, and legal implications. Between 100,000 and 500,000 children in the U.S. are thought to be sexually molested anually.
Explains how social construction is related to sexual deviance and sexual perversion. As society changes, so will many of the concepts of sexual behavior.
This article sets forth four modules of compulsive sexual behaviors (CSB) identification of the various features on treatment application.