The sexual attraction toward disabilities: a preliminary internet-based study

  title={The sexual attraction toward disabilities: a preliminary internet-based study},
  author={Erika Limoncin and Riccardo Carta and Giovanni Luca Gravina and Eleonora Carosa and G. Ciocca and Stefania Di Sante and Agustina Isidori and Andrea Lenzi and E. A. Jannini},
  journal={International Journal of Impotence Research},
Devotism, defined as sexual attraction toward disabilities, has not undergone extensive study. To verify whether devotees have characteristics suggestive of a paraphilic behavior, an ad hoc internet questionnaire was developed to study a population of 209 subjects enrolled from online devotee communities. With respect to the sexual preference, we observe a first population comprising subjects sexually attracted by disability per se and considers it as an erotic object. In the absence of… 

The Psychosexual Profile of Sexual Assistants: An Internet-Based Explorative Study

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  • 2020
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Public Discourse of Sexual Assistance in the Czech Republic

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Atypical Sexual Offenders

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Devotees, Pretenders and Wannabes: Two Cases of Factitious Disability Disorder

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High Rates of Sexual Behavior in the General Population: Correlates and Predictors

Elevated rates of impersonal sex are associated with a range of negative health indicators in the general population, and the association between hypersexuality and paraphilic sexual interests was particularly strong for both genders.

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The Etiology of Anomalous Sexual Preferences in Men

  • V. Quinsey
  • Medicine
    Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 2003
The most important question for future research is whether preferences for particular‐aged partners and parts of the male courtship sequence share causes similar to those of erotic gender orientation.

Exposure to mother's pregnancy and lactation in infancy is associated with sexual attraction to pregnancy and lactation in adulthood.

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Desire for amputation of a limb: paraphilia, psychosis, or a new type of identity disorder

  • M. First
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Psychological Medicine
  • 2004
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