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Paraphilia vs. Teratophilia — What's the Difference?

Paraphilia vs. Teratophilia — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Paraphilia and Teratophilia

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Paraphilia

Paraphilia (previously known as sexual perversion and sexual deviation) is the experience of intense sexual arousal to atypical objects, situations, fantasies, behaviors, or individuals.There is no scientific consensus for any precise border between unusual sexual interests and paraphilic ones. There is debate over which, if any, of the paraphilias should be listed in diagnostic manuals, such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) or the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
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Teratophilia

The paraphilia characterized by sexual attraction to deformed or monstrous people.
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Paraphilia

A condition characterized by abnormal sexual desires, typically involving extreme or dangerous activities.
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Teratophilia

A sexual attraction to monsters.
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Paraphilia

A condition, such as exhibitionism or masochism, in which sexual gratification is derived from activities or fantasies that are generally regarded as atypical or deviant.
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Paraphilia

Such a condition when it causes distress or impaired functioning in the individual or actual or potential harm to others; a paraphilic disorder.
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Paraphilia

(sexology) An abnormal sexual arousal or attraction, especially to objects or situations that are not of a sexual nature; typically of extreme or pathological nature.
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Paraphilia

(sexology) Sexual arousal in response to sexual objects or situations which may interfere with the capacity for reciprocal affectionate sexual activity or lead to clinically significant distress or impairment (e.g. are obligatory, require participation of unconsenting individuals, lead to legal issues).
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Paraphilia

Abnormal sexual activity
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