Sexual deviance. The Sexual sadism

Larisa-Maria COSTRACHEVICI & Cristian DELCEA
Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania & Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Romania
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International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 1, Pages 112-121 | Published online: 2019

Citation: Constrachevici L, M., & Delcea C. (2019). Sexual deviance. The Sexual sadism. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 112-121. Sexology Institute of Romania.

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Abstract
Sexual deviance is in some way a socially constructed phenomenon that shifts over time with public opinion. The various forms of sexual deviancy are grouped and defined utilizing the DSM-IV descriptions (American Psychitric Association, 1994), because this clasification it is the most frequently used in forensic settings. Adult sexual assault is an essential focus of forensic psychology, variously diagnosed as sexual sadism, paraphilia NOS (not otherwise specified), or undiagnosed. Other forms of sexual deviance presented here include voyeurism, exhibitionism, frotteurism, sexual sadism, rape and pedophilia. Each category is briefly
explored through its etiology, course, epidemiology, assessment and treatment (Sbraga, 2004). Sexual sadism is said to be a disorder in which sexual satisfaction is reached and causing another suffering, psysical or mental pain through humiliation. In this article, its about addressing some theoretical aspects regarding the sexual deviance, but also the exemplification of a parafilic category, namely sexual sadism.

Keywords: sexual deviance, sadism, parafilic category, sexual behaviour

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