The Clinical Description of Forty-Eight Cases of Sexual Fetishism

  title={The Clinical Description of Forty-Eight Cases of Sexual Fetishism},
  author={A J Chalkley and Graham E. Powell},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={292 - 295}
Summary This study surveys the discharge register of a large London teaching hospital over 20 years and presents data on its 48 cases of clinical sexual fetishism. An attempt was made to answer two questions: (1) What are the clinical problems these patients present? They have more to do with the perception of fetishes as personally or socially unacceptable than with ‘objective’ restrictions placed on sexual activity. (2) What is the classification used to describe? The data have not enabled… 

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