Sexual Perversions

INTRODUCTION:
  • Perversion is a type of human behavior that deviates from that which is understood to be orthodox or normal. 
  • Although the term perversion can refer to a variety of forms of deviation, it is most often used to describe sexual behaviors that are considered particularly abnormal,
  • repulsive or obsessive.
  • Perversion differs from deviant behavior, in that the latter covers areas of behavior (such as petty crime) for which perversion would be too strong a term. 
  • It is often considered derogatory, and, in psychological literature, the term paraphilia has been used as a replacement
  • Clinically exploring 'a richly diversified collection of erotic endowments and inclinations:
  1. Pedophelia
  2. Sodomy
  3. Necrophilia
  4. Sadomasochism
  5. Exhibitionism
  6. Bestiality
  7. Fetishism is a sexual perversion characterized by Sexual pleasure derived from inanimate objects
PEDOPHILIA or PAEDOPHILIA:
  • It is a psychiatric disorder in which an adult or older adolescent experiences a primary or exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children.
  • Although girls typically begin the process of puberty at age 10 or 11, and boys at age 11 or 12, criteria for pedophilia extend the cut-off point for prepubescence to age 13.
  • A person who is diagnosed with pedophilia must be at least 16 years old, but adolescents must be at least five years older than the prepubescent child for the attraction to be diagnosed as pedophilia.
SODOMY:
  • It is generally anal or oral sex between people or sexual activity between a person and a non-human animal (bestiality), but it may also mean any non-procreative sexual activity.
  • Sodomy laws in many countries criminalized these behaviors, and other disfavored sexual activities as well.
  • A passive agent of sodomy when happens to he a young boy is catamite
  • Heterosexual penile anal intercourse is called Buggery/Sodomy
  • Foecal smell,Tear of Frenulum,Relative Constriction of shaft of penis is seen in accuse of sodomy
  • Sec. 377 IPC deals with sodomy
NECROPHILIA/THANATOPHILIA:
  • It is a sexual attraction or sexual act involving corpses. 
  • The attraction is classified as a paraphilia by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual(DSM) of theAmerican Psychiatric Association. 
SADOMASOCHISM:
  • It is the giving or receiving pleasure from acts involving the receipt or infliction of pain or humiliation.
  • Practitioners of sadomasochism may seek sexual gratification from their acts.
  • While the terms sadist and masochist refer respectively to one who enjoys giving or receiving pain, practitioners of sadomasochism may switch between activity and passivity.
EXHIBITIONISM:
  •  It is the act of exposing in a public or semi-public context those parts of one's body that are not normally exposed – for example, the breasts, genitals or buttocks.
  • The practice may arise from a desire or compulsion to expose themselves in such a manner to groups of friends or acquaintances, or to strangers for their amusement or sexual satisfaction or to shock the bystander.
  • Exposing oneself only to an intimate partner is normally not regarded as exhibitionism. In law, the act of exhibitionism may be called indecent exposure, "exposing one's person", or other expressions.
  • Exhibitionism is punishable under Sec 294 IPC for imprisonment upto 3 months or fine or both. 
BESTIALITY:
  • It is cross-species sexual activity between human and non-human animals. The terms are often used interchangeably, but some researchers make a distinction between the attraction (zoophilia) and the act (bestiality).
  • Although sex with animals is not outlawed in some countries, in most countries, bestiality is illegal under animal abuse laws or laws dealing with crimes against nature.

Exam Question
  • Catamite is Young passive victim of sodomy
  • Faecal smell,Tear of Frenulum,Relative Constriction of shaft of penis is seen in accuse of sodomy
  • Unnatural sexual offences are Sodomy & Buccal coitus
  • Bestiality is Having intercourse with an animal
  • Sec. 377 IPC deals with sodomy
  • Fetishism is a sexual perversion characterized by Sexual pleasure derived from inanimate objects
  • Taking off ones clothes and running naked in a public race is called Exhibitionism
  • Anal intercourse between two males or between a male and female is called sodomy
  • Exhibitionism is punishable under Sec 294 IPC for imprisonment upto 3 months or fine or both.
  • Heterosexual penile anal intercourse is called Buggery/Sodomy

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