Partialism is a sexual interest with a focus on a specific part of the body. This can be any part of the body, such as the hair, breasts, or buttocks. The most common form of partialism is podophilia, in which a person becomes sexually aroused by feet.
Wiki Number: PW154
Symptoms: More sexual interest or erotic attraction/arousal in a part of the body other than the genitalia, considered a fetish.
Progression: It occurs in heterosexuals, bisexuals and homosexuals. Each part has its own diagnostic title.
Causes: Armpits, breasts, buttocks, navels, hands hair and feet are considered “partialism” fetishes. Feet are the most popular.
Medications: None listed.
Therapies: None listed.
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- Non-Homicidal and Homicidal Sexual Offenders: Prevalence of Maladaptive Personality Traits and Paraphilic Behaviorsby Heng Choon Oliver Chan on March 31, 2015
This study aims to examine the psychopathological profile of non-homicidal sexual offenders (NHSOs) and homicidal sexual offenders (HSOs). Using an incarcerated sample of 96 NHSOs and 74 HSOs in a federal penitentiary in Canada, these offenders are compared in terms of their offending process, maladaptive personality traits, and paraphilic behaviors. A number of cross-tabular and sequential logistic regression analyses are performed. Relative to their counterpart, findings indicate that a higher...
- Single-victim and serial sexual homicide offenders: differences in crime, paraphilias and personality traitsby Heng Choon Oliver Chan on August 12, 2014
BACKGROUND: Information on psychopathological characteristics of sexual homicide offenders is scarce.
- Diagnosis - the limiting focus of taxonomyby Joachim P Sturmberg on February 20, 2014
CONCLUSIONS: Understanding diagnosis as dissecting, pigeonholing or bean counting (learning by dividing) is no longer useful, the challenge for the future is to understand the big picture (learning by connecting). Diagnostic categorization needs to embrace a meta-learning approach open to human variability.
- Paraphilic diagnoses in DSM-5by Richard B Krueger on April 16, 2013
CONCLUSIONS: The Paraphilic Disorders Section of the DSM-5 represents a significant departure from DSMIV-TR.