Chapter 11 - Disorders Involving Gender And Sexuality

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Chapter 11 - Disorders Involving Gender And Sexuality

Abnormal Psyc Hology F

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Homophobia
 
Hatred and fear of lesbians and gay males
Heterosexism
 
The culturally based belief system that hodls that only reproductive sexuality between men and women is psychologically healthy and morally correct.
Sexual dysfunctions
 
Persistent or recurrent problems with sexual interest, arousal, or response.
Gender identity
 
One's psychological sense of being female or being male
Gender identity disorder (GID)
 
A type of psychological disorder characterized by conflict between one's anatomic sex and one's gender identity
Hypoactive sexual desire disorder
 
Persistent or recurrent lack of sexual interest or sexual fantasies
Sexual aversion disorder
 
A type of sexual dysfunction characterized by aversion to, and avoidance, of genital sexual contact
Female sexual arousal disorder
 
A type of sexual disorder in women involving difficulty becoming sexually aroused or lack of sexual excitement or pleasure during sexual activity
Male erectile disorder
 
A sexual dysfunction in males characterized by difficulty in achieving or maintaining erection during sexual activity
Female orgasmic disorder
 
A type of sexual dysfunction involving persistent difficulty achieving orgasm despite adequate stimulation
Male orgasmic disorder
 
Persistent or recurrent delay in achieving orgasm or inability to achieve orgasm despite a normal level of sexal interest and arousal
Premature ejaculation
 
A type of sexual dysfunction involving a pattern of unwanted rapid ejaculation during sexual activity
Dyspareunia
 
Persistent or recurrent pain experienced during or following sexual intercourse
Vaginismus
 
The involuntary spasm of muscles surrounding the vagina when vaginal penetration is attempted, making sexual intercourse difficult or impossible
Paraphilias
 
Sexual deviation or types of sexual disorders in which the person experiences recurrent sexual urges and sexually arousing fantasies involving nonhuman objects (such as articles of clothing), inappropriate or nonconsenting partners (for example, children), or situations producing humiliation or pain to oneself or one's partner
Exhibitionism
 
A type of paraphilia almost exclusively occurring in males, in which the man experiences persistent and recurrent sexual urges and sexually arousing fantasies involving the exposure of his genitals to a stranger and either has acted upon those or feels strongly distressed by them.
Fetishism
 
A type of paraphilia in which a person uses an inanimate object as a focus of sexual interest and as a source of arousal
Transvestic fetishism
 
A type of paraphilia in heterosexual males involving sexual urges and sexually arousing fantasies involving dressing in female clothing. Also termed transvestism
voyeurism
 
A type of paraphilia involving sexual urges and sexually arousing fantasies focused on acts of watching unsuspecting others who are naked, in the act of undressing, or engaging in sexual activity
Frotteurism
 
A type of paraphilia involving sexual urges or sexually arousing fantasies involvoving bumping and rubbing against nonconsenting persons for sexual gratification
Pedophilia
 
A type of paraphilia involving sexual attraction to children
Sexual masochism
 
A type of paraphilia characterized by sexual urges and sexually arousing fantasies involving receiving humilation or pain
Hypoxyphilia
 
A paraphilia in which a person seeks sexual gratification by being deprived of oxygen by means of using a noose, plastic bag, chemical, or pressure on the chest.
Sexual sadism
 
A type of paraphilia or sexual deviation characterized by recurrent sexual urges and sexually arousing fantasies involving inflicting humuliation or physical pain on sex partners
Sadomasochism
 
Sexual activities between partners involving the attainment of gratification by means of inflicting and receiving pain and humiliation
Rape
 
Forced sexual intercourse with a nonconsenting person. Note that the legal definition of rape varies from state to state