Frotteuristic Disorder

Frotteuristic disorder, or frotteurism, is a rare and poorly researched type of paraphilia. It involves the act of touching or rubbing one’s genitals against another non-consenting individual in a sexual manner, to attain sexual gratification.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: W085
Diagnosis: Frotteurisic Disorder
US Patients:
World Patients:
Sex Ratio: M only
Age Onset:
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Symptoms: pleasure from rubbing with pelvic area or erect penis, a non-consenting person.
Progression: Toucherism-grabbing unspuspecting breasts, genitals or buttocks without consent.
Medications: None listed.
Therapies: Non listed. This is a criminal offense with a non-consenting victim.

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  • Paraphilia
    by Kristy A. Fisher on January 1, 2022

    Paraphilias are persistent and recurrent sexual interests, urges, fantasies, or behaviors of marked intensity involving objects, activities, or even situations that are atypical in nature. Although not innately pathological, a paraphilic disorder can evolve if paraphilia invokes harm, distress, or functional impairment on the lives of the affected individual or others. A total of eight Paraphilias are listed in the DSM V and include pedophilia, exhibitionism, voyeurism, sexual sadism, sexual...

  • Frotteurism
    by Kamal Bhatia on January 1, 2022

    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (DSM-5) distinguishes between paraphilia and a paraphilic disorder.

  • Concordance of Paraphilic Interests and Behaviors
    by Michael C Seto on October 28, 2020

    We examined the concordance of paraphilic interests and behaviors across 13 themes in an online sample of 1,036 men and women. Paraphilic interests were significantly and positively correlated with behaviors across all 13 themes. Associations were strongest for masochism and sadism, and weakest for pedohebephilia and frotteurism. Paraphilic interest and behavior were significantly and positively correlated after accounting for gender and sexual orientation. Moderated moderation analysis was...

  • Estimated prevalence and impact of the experience of becoming a victim of exhibitionism and frotteurism in Korea: A general population based study
    by Boram Choi on June 16, 2020

    Exhibitionism and frotteurism are often considered just nuisance crimes but may cause serious distress to the victims. Previous studies of victim experience have focused on specific groups, such as healthcare professionals or university students. To estimate the prevalence of victimisation by exhibitionism and frotteurism among young general population adults in Korea and to describe the impact of such experiences, trained researchers randomly recruited young adults for face to face interviews...