Definition of paraphilia in English:


Line breaks: para|philia
Pronunciation: /ˌparəˈfɪlɪə


[mass noun] Psychiatry
A condition characterized by abnormal sexual desires, typically involving extreme or dangerous activities.
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  • A paraphilia is a condition in which a person's sexual arousal and gratification depend on fantasizing about and engaging in sexual behavior that is atypical and extreme.
  • I guess I'm kind of a cat racist, though these comments are more on the level of sexual paraphilia.
  • Pedophilia is the most commonly occurring form of paraphilia with an estimated 20% of American children having been sexually molested.



Pronunciation: /-ˈfɪlɪak/
adjective& noun
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  • They point out that level of sex drive is not consistently related to the behavior of paraphiliacs and also high levels of circulating testosterone do not predispose a male to paraphilias.
  • One hypothesis that might account for the existence of slash is simply that the women who write and read this erotic subgenre are, in some yet-to-be-determined way, psychosexually unusual - analogous, for example, to male paraphiliacs.
  • It is also unlikely that a significant number of the asexuals are paraphiliacs given that most of the asexual people in this sample were women, who tend to be very underrepresented in the incidence of paraphilias.

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