The Prevalence of Paraphilic Interests and Behaviors in the General Population: A Provincial Survey

@article{Joyal2017ThePO,
  title={The Prevalence of Paraphilic Interests and Behaviors in the General Population: A Provincial Survey},
  author={Christian C. Joyal and Julie Carpentier},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={54},
  pages={161 - 171}
}
Paraphilic sexual interests are defined as unusual or anomalous, but their actual occurrence in nonclinical samples is still unknown. This study looked at desire for and experience of paraphilic behaviors in a sample of adult men and women in the general population. A secondary goal was to compare the results of two survey modes—traditional landline telephone versus online. A total of 1,040 persons classified according to age, gender, education, ethnic background, religious beliefs, area of… 
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