Paraphilic Interests

@article{Dawson2016ParaphilicI,
  title={Paraphilic Interests},
  author={Samantha J. Dawson and Brittany Bannerman and Martin L Lalumi{\`e}re},
  journal={Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment},
  year={2016},
  volume={28},
  pages={20 - 45}
}
Little research has been conducted to examine paraphilic sexual interests in nonclinical samples. The little that exists suggests that atypical sexual interests are more common in men than in women, but the reasons for this difference are unknown. In this study, we explored the prevalence of paraphilic interests in a nonclinical sample of men and women. We expected that men would report greater arousal (or less repulsion) toward various paraphilic acts than women. We also examined putative… Expand
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