Definitions for "Paraphilias"
Syndromes characterized by recurrent sexual fantasies and behaviors involving objects, persons, or situations that are considered deviant in the prevailing cultural meaning system, causing significant emotional distress and/or social impairment.
sexual disorders that involve recurrent sexually arousing fantasies, or in which unusual objects, rituals or situations are required for sexual satisfaction.
A variety of disorders of sexual preference, characterized by recurrent sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors generally involving 1) non-human objects, 2) the suffering or humiliation of oneself or one's partner, or 3) children or other non-consenting persons, that occur over a period of at least 6 months. These fantasies, urges, or behaviors cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.