Erotic Target Location Errors: An Underappreciated Paraphilic Dimension

@article{Lawrence2009EroticTL,
  title={Erotic Target Location Errors: An Underappreciated Paraphilic Dimension},
  author={Anne A. Lawrence},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={46},
  pages={194 - 215}
}
  • A. Lawrence
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Sex Research
Based on studies of heterosexual male fetishists, transvestites, and transsexuals, Blanchard (1991) proposed the existence of a hitherto unrecognized paraphilic dimension, erotic target location errors (ETLEs), involving the erroneous location of erotic targets in the environment. ETLEs can involve preferential attention to a peripheral or inessential part of an erotic target, manifesting as fetishism, or mislocation of an erotic target in one's own body, manifesting as the desire to… Expand
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