Paraphilic Disorder Therapy

Paraphilic disorders are atypical sexual interests that either cause the sufferer distress or another non-consenting person distress, humiliation, injury or even death.

Paraphilic disorders are particularly serious when they involve the desire for sexual behaviours towards non-consenting others, for example with kids or a person who is not okay about being involved. Seeing a therapist can help you cope with these desires.

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WE CAN HELP YOU WITH PARAPHILIC DISORDERS

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.

TYPES OF PARAPHILIC DISORDERS


EXHIBITIONISTIC DISORDER (EXHIBITIONISM)

Urge to expose/'flash' your genitals typically to strangers caught off-guard, for sexual satisfaction.

FROTTEURISTIC DISORDER (FROTTEURISM)

Urge to rub your body - typically genitals - against a non-consenting person, for sexual satisfaction.

VOYERISTIC DISORDER (VOYEURISM)

Tendency to watch an unsuspecting person undress, being naked or having sex, as a way to get aroused.

SEXUAL MASOCHISM DISORDER

Urge to be beaten, bound or suffer other physical pains or humiliation to gain sexual satisfaction.

SEXUAL SADISM DISORDER

The tendency to be aroused as a reaction to the extreme humiliation, pain or suffering of others.

PEDOPHILIC DISORDER (PEDOPHILIA)

This is when an adult or older adolescent is sexually aroused by children.

FETISHISTIC DISORDER (FETISHISM)

Sexual attraction towards body parts or non-living objects.

TRANSVESTIC DISORDER

Tendency to be aroused by cross-dressing as the opposite gender, while also finding it distressing.

OTHER SPECIFIED PARAPHILIC DISORDER

Includes any other paraphilias causing problems for the sufferer or others.

SYMPTOMS OF PARAPHILIC DISORDERS


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

"I had some consultations and then found the therapist I’m now working successfully with. PlusGuidance is giving people opportunities that just haven’t existed before - a new way to approach mental health treatment."

- Rohan

Why Use PlusGuidance

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.

PlusGuidance also offers you four ways to have sessions with your preferred therapist: Online video, voice calls, messaging or in-person at the therapist's office. All online communications are secure and comply with the highest standards of data protection.

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