Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 2, Pages 36-40 | Published online: 2019
Citation: Chirilă I. V. (2019). Hebephilia. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 36-40. Sexology Institute of Romania.
Franklin, K. (2010) defined Hebephilia as an obscure term, that is very rarely found in the field of medicine, psychiatry or psychology. Moreover, it is not listed as a DSM diagnosis (APA, 2000) neither in the ICD (World Health Organization, 2007) or any other validated sources for diagnosis. Therefore, research in academic database show that this specific word is very poorly used and it cannot be found not even in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
Keywords: hebephilia, paraphilia, sexology.