PERVERSIONS – TYPES

These may be of following types:

  • Exhibitionism: Exhibitionism, or indecent exposure, is when a person derives sexual pleasure from exposing his or her genital region in public. Some of these men derive sexual pleasure from shocking the woman. Triolism is a form of exhibitionism, when two people have a third person watch their sexual activity, the third person then being a voyeur (a person deriving sexual pleasure from observing a nude person or the sexual activity of others).
  • Fetishism: Fetishism is when a person is sexually fixated on some object (called a fetish) or on some part of another person’s body. In most cases, this individual needs a specific object to be sexually aroused. Examples of sexual fetishes include parts of the body such as feet, hair, breasts or buttocks or specific kind of physical material (e.g. leather, silk) or objects such as shoes, purses, handkerchiefs, or lingerie.
  • Frotteurism: The practice of obtaining sexual pleasure by rubbing a part of the body especially genitals against another person or by rubbing an object that serves as a fetish.
  • Paedophilia: Pedophilia is when a person desires or engages in a sexual act with a child. It is also called child molesting. Paederasty is anal intercourse between two males especially an older man and a boy. Here the passive child is called “catamite”.
  • Masochism: It is deriving sexual pleasure from receiving physical or psychological pain. The term is derived from the Austrian Novelist Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836-1895), who wrote about, his masochistic sexual desires.
  • Voyeurism: Also called “scoptophilia”, this is deriving sexual pleasure from observing a nude person or the sexual activity of others. Voyeurs often are called “peeping Toms” after Tom of Coventry, who was the only person in the town that took a peek at the naked Lady Godiva. Mixoscopia is sexual pleasure obtained from viewing others in coitus.
  • Sadism: Sadism is deriving sexual satisfaction from inflicting physical or psychological pain on others. The term is derived from the Frenchman Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), who, delighted in harming and even killing his female sex partners. An extreme case of sadism is “lust murder” or “necrosadism”, when a psychotic person derives sexual pleasure from killing and often mutilating another person.