ATYPICAL SEXUAL BEHAVIOR
WHAT CONSTITUTES ATYPICAL SEXUAL BEHAVIOR?
Paraphilia: uncommon sexual expression
Atypical sexual behaviors: not typically expressed
by most people in a society
the extremes on a continuum
mild & infrequent to full-blown & regular
more males reported & prosecuted
often solitary and compulsive
sexual arousal primarily from body part or inanimated
Sexual sadism and sexual masochism
sexual arousal from wearing other sexís clothing
primarily occurs among married men
escape from rigidly controlled roles
exposing genitals to unwilling other
Obscene phone calls
sexual arousal from shocked response to the phone
usually shy, insecure male
observing others undress or engaging in sexual activity,
without their consent
TREATMENT OF COERCIVE PARAPHILIAS
Offenders lack motivation for treatment
rarely acknowledge the need
behaviors are highly reinforcing
perceived lack of control
Types of treatment
drug treatment combined with psycho- or behavior
SEXUAL ADDICTION: FACT, FICTION OR MISNOMER?
Carnes "cycle of adddiction"
psychological addiction: feelings of depression,
anxiety, loneliness, and worthlessness are temporarily relieved through
a sexual high
Colemanís "sexual compulsion" cycle
preoccupation ? ritualistic
behavior ? sexual activity
shame and inadequecy ?
indulging in a quick fix (pain-numbing behavior)?
temporary relief ? compounded feelings of
shame and inadequecy
Numerous self-help groups