This medical term refers to any of a group of psychosexual â€œdisordersâ€ characterized by sexual fantasies, feelings, or activities involving a nonhuman object, a nonconsenting partner, or pain or humiliation of oneself or one's partner. Also called sexual deviation.
An umbrella term which includes many conditions in which an adult's sexual arousing fantasies involve non-human objects, the infliction of pain, non-adults, or other non-consenting persons. Some examples are: ephebophila, exhibitionism, hebephilia, fetishism, frotteurism, pedophilia, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, transvestite behavior, and voyeurism. It is derived from two Greek words: '' para" means " beyond" and " philia" means " love for." They may or may not act on their attraction.