THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND PUBLIC MASTURBATION AND INDECENT EXPOSURE
DEC 11, 2018 @3.17 PM
Fetish - an interest in non-stereo type of sexual play - using other things to attain sexual pleasure, paraphilia and exhibitionism are all considered to be sexual dysfunction or sexual arousal disorders.
The group of disorders called paraphilias refers to a variety of conditions in which the individuals have recurrent, intense, sexually arousing fantasies, urges, or behaviors that are distressing or disabling and that involve inanimate objects, children or non-consenting adults, or suffering or humiliation of oneself or the partner with the potential to cause harm.
"People with a paraphilic disorder may have an impaired or a nonexistent capacity for affectionate, reciprocal emotional and sexual intimacy with a consenting partner. Other aspects of personal and emotional adjustment may be impaired as well," explained Dr Bharathi S. Vengadasalam, Consultant Psychiatrist at Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
"Far more common among males, the pattern of disturbed erotic arousal is usually developed before puberty. There are three processes involved:
There are dozens of paraphilias with the most common being exhibitionism which is characterised by intense sexually arousing fantasies or behaviors of exposing one's genitals to an unsuspecting stranger.
It may also refer to a strong desire to be observed by other people during sexual activity.
Exhibitionism typically begins between the age of 15-25 and tends to decline when one reaches the age of 40.
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