If you are struggling with a paraphilic disorder, it may help you to talk to a therapist. Here's a selection of the verified and qualified therapists on PlusGuidance who can help you identify and work with you to overcome this. Most of them offer consultations.
Urge to expose/'flash' your genitals typically to strangers caught off-guard, for sexual satisfaction.
Urge to rub your body - typically genitals - against a non-consenting person, for sexual satisfaction.
Tendency to watch an unsuspecting person undress, being naked or having sex, as a way to get aroused.
Urge to be beaten, bound or suffer other physical pains or humiliation to gain sexual satisfaction.
The tendency to be aroused as a reaction to the extreme humiliation, pain or suffering of others.
This is when an adult or older adolescent is sexually aroused by children.
Sexual attraction towards body parts or non-living objects.
Tendency to be aroused by cross-dressing as the opposite gender, while also finding it distressing.
Includes any other paraphilias causing problems for the sufferer or others.
Tendency to be aroused by the paraphilia to the exclusion or near-exclusion of more common sources of desire
Fear of punishment for the forbidden or abnormal desires experienced
Intensity of sexual attraction can cause distress and be overwhelming
Feelings of guilt over the sexual urges
Depression that may be temporarily relieved by the paraphilic act
Anxiety that may be temporarily relieved by the paraphilic act
Preoccupation with the paraphilic interest to the point where it intrudes on your ability to think about other things or enjoy more conventional sexual activity with e.g. a similar-aged partner
Going to great lenghts to hide the paraphilic interest from others
Some sufferer also have anti-social personality disorder, characterised by lack of empathy
Paraphilias are usually far more common among men than women
Symptoms last at least 6 months
Difficulties holding down a job because of the paraphilia
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If what we describe above sounds like you, it may be worth talking to a qualified therapist that can help you work your way through this. PlusGuidance is a convenient way to get access to the right therapist for you. The website has a broad list of therapists specialising in paraphilic disorders and other challenges so you’re bound to find the right one for you.
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