A Guide to Sex Toys

Sex toys can be a fun and novel way to engage in sex by yourself or with a partner. In today’s modern world, there are hundreds of different types of sex toys, many of which can be used by people of any gender or sexual orientation. Incorporating toys into your sex life can be an enriching experience; finding…

Exhibitionism

Exhibitionism, also known as an exhibitionistic disorder, is a paraphilia in which a person derives sexual arousal from the act or fantasy of exposing their genitals to nonconsenting strangers. In the vast majority of cases, the perpetrators of exhibitionist acts are men and the victims are women. However, new research suggests that there are women who also…

Voyeurism

Voyeurism, or voyeuristic disorder, is a paraphilia in which a person derives sexual pleasure from the act or fantasy of watching unsuspecting people while they are undressing, bathing, participating in sexual acts, or engaging in other private activities. Voyeurs are also commonly known as “Peeping Toms” or simply, “peepers.” Males are more likely to engage in voyeuristic behaviors…

Frotteurism

What is Frotteurism? Frotteuristic disorder, or frotteurism, is a paraphilia in which a person is sexually aroused by the act or fantasy of making unwanted—and often unrecognized—physical contact with others while in public spaces. Frotteuristic activities commonly occur in crowded areas where the victim might assume the physical contact is accidental. Settings typically include elevators,…

Phone Sex

Phone sex, which consists of describing sexual acts over the phone, might initially seem daunting or uncomfortable. However, phone sex can by a healthy part of a long-distance relationship, or an enjoyable tool for those who would like to spice up their sex life. Since communication is more important than physical contact for phone sex (especially when compared to conventional…

Zoophilia and Bestiality

What is Zoophilia? Zoophilia describes the feelings of sexual arousal or sexual preference for non-human animals. This form of sexual arousal is considered a paraphilia, or a condition characterized by atypical sexual desires. The actual act of engaging in sexual intercourse with animals is known as bestiality, thus an individual can be a zoophile without…

Stalking

Disclaimer: Although this article discusses ways in which victims of stalking can minimize the threat of stalking and how to protect themselves if it occurs, we want to emphasize that stalking is NEVER the victim’s fault. Stalking is rooted in the stalker’s desire for power and control over the victim, and in no way are…

Increasing Popularity of Oral Sex

Since the “Sexual Revolution” of the 1960s, oral sex has become a more common sexual behavior among people of all ages.1 It has often been assumed that men have a greater interest in oral sex than women. It is also commonly assumed that when oral sex occurs, it is much more likely that a female…

Necrophilia

Necrophilia describes a paraphilia in which an individual is aroused or attracted to fantasies of or potentially direct sexual contact with the dead. Contact between the necrophile and the corpse can take the form of penile-vaginal intercourse, anal intercourse, oral sex, or masturbation in the presence of a corpse, but can also solely manifest as fantasy. Experts and lawmakers consider the explicit practice of necrophilia as…