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  1. Introduction.
  2. Definition of Paraphilias.
  3. Classification of Paraphilias.
  4. Understanding Paraphilias.
  5. Treatment of Paraphilias.
  6. Conclusion.

It is considered normal to have sexual fantasies and participate in sexual behavior, but when the fantasies and behaviors include inanimate objects, inflicting pain, or children, then others start to wonder if something is wrong with that person. One might be able to concur that a person like this can be considered a paraphilia. ?Paraphilias are sexual fantasies urges and behaviors that are considered deviant with respect to cultural norms" (Paraphilia, 2001). When taken to the extreme, some types of paraphilias can be very dangerous. There are a variety of crimes that fall under the category of paraphilia and many ways in which to treat people diagnosed with the disorder.

[...] The most effective treatment of paraphilias is a combination of pharmacological, cognitive, and behavioral treatments and relapse prevention. offenders should be able to participate in treatment programs while serving criminal sentences regardless of whether such participation has any bearing on the nature and length of their sentences. Participation should not be mandatory? (Zonana, 2006). Conclusion People with paraphilias, who also may be known as sex offenders, have recurrent fantasies, urges, and behaviors that are considered to be deviant. There are eight classifications of paraphilias, along with those not otherwise specified. [...]


[...] Otherwise, people with paraphilias come from all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, all levels of intelligence, and different sexual orientation. Paraphilias often establish a pattern of behavior and experience tension before initiating the behavior. However, paraphilias continue the behavior in spite of the awareness of damage they are causing. ?People with paraphilias sometimes develop a tolerance or a need to increase the frequency and intensity of the behaviors and may experience withdrawal if they do not yield to their urges and perform the behaviors? (Gijs, 1996). [...]

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