5,742 results match your criteria Paraphilias

How Autogynephilic Are Natal Females?

Arch Sex Behav 2022 Jun 27. Epub 2022 Jun 27.

Department of Psychological and Social Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, Abington, Abington, PA, USA.

Blanchard proposed that autogynephilia is a natal male's paraphilic sexual arousal in response to the thought or fantasy of being a woman. Furthermore, based on evidence collected from natal males with gender dysphoria, Blanchard argued that autogynephilia is the fundamental motivation among nonhomosexual males (i.e. Read More

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Profiles in Criminal Psychopathology: A Multiple Case Report Study of the Factor.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2022 Jun 7;19(12). Epub 2022 Jun 7.

Department of Sociology, Iowa State University, 510 Farm House Lane, 203A East Hall, Ames, IA 50011, USA.

(1) Background: The one general psychopathology ( Factor) theory asserts that a superordinate dimensional construct encompasses underlying forms of psychopathology, but the theory has limited empirical linkages to criminology. (2) Methods: We utilized case reports from 12 male offenders selected from a federal jurisdiction in the central United States who were in the 99th percentile on a composite indicator of psychopathology to advance a qualitative study of the Factor. (3) Results: Clients experienced frequent and often pathological traumatic experiences and exhibited exceedingly early onset of conduct problems usually during the preschool period. Read More

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Paraphilic Interests Versus Behaviors: Factors that Distinguish Individuals Who Act on Paraphilic Interests From Individuals Who Refrain.

Sex Abuse 2022 Jun 14:10790632221108949. Epub 2022 Jun 14.

3427University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada.

Little is known about distinct factors linked with acting on paraphilic interests or refraining from engaging in paraphilic behaviors. Participants from Canada and the United States ( = 744), aged 19-42 years ( = 29.2; = 3. Read More

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Factors Affecting Length of Inpatient Forensic Stay: Retrospective Study From Czechia.

Front Psychiatry 2022 4;13:825615. Epub 2022 May 4.

School of Psychology and Computer Science, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom.

Objectives: The length of forensic stay (LoS) is a subject to country-specific legal and service systems. Therefore, the identification of common factors targetable by treatment is at the forefront of forensic psychiatric research. In this study, we present the first reports of forensic characteristics of patients from the Czechia. Read More

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The Disinhibiting Effects of Anonymity Increase Online Trolling.

Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw 2022 Jun 20;25(6):377-383. Epub 2022 May 20.

School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Research assessing online trolling-a behavior designed to trigger or antagonize other users for entertainment-has largely focused on identifying individual differences that underlie the behavior. Less attention has been given to how situational factors influence trolling, such as the disinhibiting effects of anonymity. In this study, we evaluated the roles of both individual differences and levels of anonymity in online trolling. Read More

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Clergy-perpetrated sexual abuse of minors - case study.

Psychiatr Pol 2022 Feb 27;56(1):137-152. Epub 2022 Feb 27.

Akademia Pedagogiki Specjalnej im. Marii Grzegorzewskiej, Instytut Psychologii, Zakład Psychologii Klinicznej Człowieka Dorosłego.

Objectives: The main objective of the study was not only to show the scale of child sexual abuse by clergy itself, but rather presentation of the manner in which perpetrators act and what their motivations are.

Methods: It involved aqualitative and quantitative analysis of documentation gathered by the Foundation dedicated to supporting victims of sexual abuse by clergy. For the purpose of the study the authors prepared a survey which included information pertaining to the circumstances of the abuse, the abuser, the aggrieved person, as well as legal and non-legal consequences (sanctions). Read More

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February 2022

Castration for Pleasure: Exploring Extreme Castration Ideations in Fiction.

Arch Sex Behav 2022 May 13;51(4):2337-2351. Epub 2022 May 13.

Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, University of British Columbia, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada.

The Eunuch Archive (EA) is an online community which includes individuals who read and write sexual fantasies with themes related to castration and eunuchs. Here we analyzed the 100 stories rated highest by EA readers among the >8800 currently posted. Our goal was to gain insights into commonalities within, and specifics of, castration sexual fantasies. Read More

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ADHD prevalence in patients with hypersexuality and paraphilic disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 2022 May 12. Epub 2022 May 12.

Department de Psychiatrie Universitaire, EA 3279: Aix-Marseille Université, CEReSS - Health Service Research and Quality of Life Center, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Marseille, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13005, Marseille, France.

Hypersexuality and paraphilic disorders have been associated with increased ADHD in several studies. To determine the prevalence of ADHD in hypersexuality and paraphilic disorders. Three databases (Medline, Web of Science and Google Scholar) were explored. Read More

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Loving Objects: Can Autism Explain Objectophilia?

Arch Sex Behav 2022 May 10;51(4):2117-2133. Epub 2022 May 10.

Centre for Philosophical Psychology, University of Antwerp, Stadscampus - Gebouw D, D416, Grote Kauwenberg 18, Antwerp, 2000, Belgium.

Objectophilia (also known as objectum-sexuality) involves romantic and sexual attraction to specific objects. Objectophiles often develop deep and enduring emotional, romantic, and sexual relations with specific inanimate (concrete or abstract) objects such as trains, bridges, cars, or words. The determinants of objectophilia are poorly understood. Read More

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A Qualitative Exploration of Sleep-Related Sexual Interests: Somnophilia and Dormaphilia.

Sex Abuse 2022 May 4:10790632221098359. Epub 2022 May 4.

4547School of Psychology, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK.

Somnophilia is an under-researched paraphilia. Consequently, there are discrepancies in its definition and conceptual understanding. Also, literature regarding the sexual interest in being asleep during sexual activity (dormaphilia) is even more limited. Read More

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Toluene abuse as a contributing factor in a case of fatal autoerotic asphyxia.

Leg Med (Tokyo) 2022 Jul 9;57:102062. Epub 2022 Apr 9.

Institute of Forensic Medicine, University Hospital Ostrava, 17. listopadu 1790/5, Ostrava CZ-70852, Czech Republic; The Fingerland Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove, Charles University, CZ-500 03 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. Electronic address:

Autoerotic asphyxia is a form of deviant sexual behavior that seeks sexual gratification by means of manipulation with one's own body resulting in asphyxia, and may sometimes turn out to be fatal. Autoerotic fatalities involving autoerotic asphyxia are divided into two groups: "typical" autoerotic fatalities involve mechanical compression of the neck, chest or abdomen, whereas "atypical" autoeroticism involves sexual self-stimulation by other means. Cases where asphyxiophilic behavior is accompanied by volatile substance abuse are reported to be rather rare, but may involve a high risk of fatal results. Read More

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Choking Autoerotic Asphyxiation: For a Reconfiguration of Discourses Around Breath Play.

Daniel Cardoso

J Sex Med 2022 Jul 11;19(7):1069-1072. Epub 2022 Apr 11.

Lusófona University, Department of Communication Sciences, CICANT - Lisbon, Portugal; NOVA FCSH, Department of Communication Sciences - Lisbon, Portugal. Electronic address:

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Pharmacological Treatment for Pedophilic Disorder and Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder: A Review.

Drugs 2022 Apr 12;82(6):663-681. Epub 2022 Apr 12.

Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Centre for Psychiatry Research, Karolinska Institutet, and Stockholm Health Care Services, Region Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden.

Guidelines for the pharmacological treatment of paraphilic disorders have historically been based on data from forensic settings and on risk levels for sexual crime. However, emerging treatment options are being evaluated for individuals experiencing distress because of their sexual urges and preferences, targeting both paraphilic disorders such as pedophilic disorder (PeD) and the new diagnosis of compulsive sexual behavior disorder (CSBD) included in the International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision (ICD-11). As in other mental disorders, this may enable individualized pharmacological treatment plans, taking into account components of sexuality (e. Read More

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The Development, Content Validation, and Pilot Testing of the Paraphilic Interests and Disorders Scale.

Sex Abuse 2022 Apr 11:10790632221078297. Epub 2022 Apr 11.

Psychology Department, 7547Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO, USA.

The prevalence rates of paraphilic interests and disorders in the general population have been understudied, in large part due to the lack of a standardized assessment measure. As a result, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ( provides little information regarding the prevalence of paraphilic disorders. The present study involved the development of a self-report measure, (), that can be used to assess for the eight paraphilic interests/disorders in the for use with general population samples. Read More

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Should Psychiatry Be Consulted When Facing a Self-Inflicted Foreign Body in the Urinary Tract?

Cureus 2022 Mar 22;14(3):e23400. Epub 2022 Mar 22.

Department of Urology, Hospital General de Mexico, Mexico City, MEX.

Background On encountering a self-inflicted foreign body in the urinary tract, it is common that emergency physicians only consult the department of urology, and no further evaluations from other specialties are sought. Psychological conditions can also involve people with psychiatric disorders who perform self-harming or sexual practices. Many case reports of foreign bodies have been reported in the literature. Read More

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Challenges and Solutions to Implementing a Community-Based Wellness Program for Non-Offending Minor Attracted Persons.

J Child Sex Abus 2022 Apr 27;31(3):316-332. Epub 2022 Mar 27.

State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, NY, USA.

Child sexual abuse is a significant public health concern that has long-lasting consequences for victims and their families and poses a significant financial cost to the public. Prevention efforts, including sex offender treatment programs, are intended to prevent further instances of sexual abuse. Most sexual offenses, however, are committed by individuals who are not yet known as sexual offenders, and therefore traditional sex offender treatment programs fall short of this goal. Read More

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Evading Detection: What Do We Know about Men Charged with Extrafamilial Child Sexual Abuse following Delayed Detection?

J Child Sex Abus 2022 Apr 4;31(3):333-352. Epub 2022 Mar 4.

Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States of America.

Most child sexual abuse (CSA) remains unreported and undetected. Despite this, much of what we know about perpetrators of CSA is derived from samples of convicted CSA offenders. Significant knowledge gaps remain about those who have evaded detection. Read More

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Pedophilia is a taxon among 706 adult males assessed at a civil commitment center.

J Psychopathol Clin Sci 2022 Feb;131(2):209-220

Department of Psychology.

This study examined whether pedophilia is best understood as a dimension or a discrete class (taxon). We considered pedophilia to include both physical sexual attraction to children as well as emotional attraction to children and childhood. Archival data from 901 adult males from a U. Read More

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February 2022


Goran Arbanas

Acta Med Hist Adriat 2021 06 17;19(1):83-100. Epub 2021 Jun 17.

University Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče, Bolnička cesta 32, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia. E-mail:

Hypersexuality disorder (or sexual addiction or excessive sexual drive or compulsive sexual behaviour disorder) is a controversial condition that is present in the International Classification of Disease but not in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders. It is defined as a clinical syndrome characterised by a persistent pattern of failure to control intense, repetitive sexual impulses or urges resulting in repetitive sexual behaviour. The condition is more prevalent in men than in women. Read More

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Sexual Sadism Disorder and Coercive Paraphilic Disorder: A Scoping Review.

J Sex Med 2022 03 10;19(3):496-506. Epub 2022 Feb 10.

Sexual Behaviours Clinic, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada; Department of Psychiatry & Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Electronic address:

Background: Valid and reliable diagnostic criteria are essential in forensic psychiatry and sexual medicine due to the severe implications of potential misdiagnoses. One challenge in this field is the poor operationalization of sexual sadism disorder (SSD) and coercive paraphilic disorder (CP+) definitions.

Aim: The aim of this scoping literature review is to provide a comprehensive overview of the key conceptual differences between SSD and CP+, as well as consider pragmatic and clinically useful approaches to their diagnostic formulation. Read More

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Paula J. Caplan (1947-2021).

Joan C Chrisler

Am Psychol 2022 Feb-Mar;77(2):306-307. Epub 2022 Feb 10.

Memorializes Paula J. Caplan (1947-2021). Caplan was a leading scholar in feminist psychology, and an early contributor to the feminist critique and re-visioning of psychology. Read More

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Pathways and Patterns of Entrance into BDSM.

Arch Sex Behav 2022 02 14;51(2):1045-1062. Epub 2022 Jan 14.

Department of Sociology and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, USA.

Prior limited research on entrance into BDSM divided paths of entry into external or internal factors (Yosta & Hunter, 2012), while research on age at entry into BDSM has not considered variation by BDSM role identity, gender, sexual orientation, and other demographic differences. In this mixed-methods exploratory study, we contribute to this literature by collecting and analyzing qualitative interviews with 96 self-described practitioners of BDSM to more fully describe distinct pathways into BDSM, adding nuance to prior descriptions of entry. We also collected and analyzed surveys with 2,017 self-described practitioners of BDSM to examine patterns of age at entry into BDSM practices and fantasies, and selection into older or younger age at practice and age at fantasy by BDSM role identity, gender, sexual orientation, and other demographic characteristics. Read More

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February 2022

The p factor, crime, and criminal justice: A criminological study of Caspi et al.'s general psychopathology general theory.

Int J Law Psychiatry 2022 Mar-Apr;81:101773. Epub 2022 Jan 10.

United States Probation and Pretrial Services, Southern District of Iowa, United States of America. Electronic address:

The general psychopathology general theory or p Factor is an influential theoretical development in the social and behavioral sciences, but has yet to gain traction in criminology and criminal justice. Drawing on data from a sample of 1722 federal pretrial defendants, we created a 22-item composite indicator or additive index of the p Factor containing externalizing, internalizing, substance use, paraphilic, and forensic indicators. Negative binomial regression models found that age, sex, and diverse forms of trauma exposure are associated with higher p Factor scores. Read More

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BDSM, Non-Monogamy, Consent, and Stigma Navigation: Narrative Experiences.

Arch Sex Behav 2022 02 7;51(2):1075-1089. Epub 2022 Jan 7.

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, Baltimore, MD, USA.

With the rise in popularity of media pieces depicting alternative sexual/relationship preferences, there has been a rise in interest in kink and BDSM (Sprott & Berkey, 2015), which corresponds with research suggesting that approximately 20% of Americans have been in a consensually non-monogamous relationship (Haupert et al., 2016). Despite this growing popularity, these populations are often stigmatized and misunderstood (Bettinger, 2002). Read More

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February 2022

Neurodevelopmental Differences, Pedohebephilia, and Sexual Offending: Findings from Two Online Surveys.

Arch Sex Behav 2022 02 6;51(2):849-866. Epub 2022 Jan 6.

Institute for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany.

The neurodevelopmental theory of pedohebephilia states that sexual interests in children arise from early neurodevelopmental perturbations, as, for example, evidenced by increased non-right-handedness, more childhood head injuries, and reduced intelligence and height. As corroborating evidence largely rests on samples of convicted men, we conducted online surveys among German-speaking (Study 1, N = 199) and English-speaking men (Study 2, N = 632), specifically targeting community members with pedohebephilic or teleiophilic interests. Although we detected theoretically meaningful sexual interest patterns in an embedded viewing time task, we could not detect expected neurodevelopmental differences between teleiophilic and pedohebephilic men in either of the two studies. Read More

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February 2022

Psychometric Properties of Common Measures of Hypersexuality in an Online Canadian Sample.

J Sex Med 2022 02 3;19(2):331-346. Epub 2022 Jan 3.

The Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Background: Hypersexuality has been posited as the central defining feature of Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder, and although the acceptance and inclusion of this construct in psychiatric nosologies provides some legitimacy, concerns surrounding terminology, assessment, and diagnosis remain.

Aim: The present study was an independent psychometric examination of 2 of the most commonly used measures of Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder; specifically, the gender invariance of the latent structure, reliability (test retest, internal consistency), and external correlates (concurrent validity) of these measures.

Methods: The Sexual Compulsivity Scale and the Hypersexual Behavior Inventory were completed by 2 nonclinical online community samples of cisgender women (ns = 525 and 359), cisgender men (ns = 419 and 364), and transgender or non-binary individuals (ns = 38 and 11). Read More

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February 2022

Compulsive sexual behavior, religiosity, and spirituality: A systematic review.

J Behav Addict 2021 Dec 31;10(4):854-878. Epub 2021 Dec 31.

4 The Institute for Sexual and Gender Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Minnesota, United States.

Background And Aims: In recent years, increasing attention has been given to the relationship between compulsive sexual behavior (CSB), religiosity, and spirituality. This review summarizes research examining the relationship CSB has with religiosity and spirituality, clarifying how these constructs inform the assessment and treatment of this syndrome.

Methods: The present paper reviews research published through August 1, 2021, using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Read More

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December 2021

Animal House: The Dark Tetrad traits and membership in sororities and fraternities.

Cameron S Kay

Acta Psychol (Amst) 2022 Feb 13;222:103473. Epub 2021 Dec 13.

Department of Psychology, University of Oregon, United States of America. Electronic address:

Very little is known about the relationship between antagonistic personality traits and membership in Greek-letter organizations (GLOs). The present study (N = 2191) examined the association between the Dark Tetrad traits-Machiavellianism, grandiose narcissism, psychopathy, and everyday sadism-and membership in sororities and fraternities. Participants who were high in grandiose narcissism were more likely to be in sororities and fraternities, whereas participants who were high in Machiavellianism and everyday sadism were less likely to be in these organizations. Read More

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February 2022