Sexual behavior and romantic relationships are strongly influenced by a person’s sexual orientation. But, one may ask, “What is Sexual Orientation”?

The Oxford Dictionary of Psychology defines the concept sexual orientation as “the predominant predilection or inclination that defines a person as a heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual”. In Gender Psychology, the concept sexual orientation however, refers to a person’s degree of emotional and erotic attraction to members of the opposite sex, same sex, or both sexes.

Heterosexual people are romantically and erotically attracted to members of the opposite sex. (Man to woman or vice versa) .Those who are homosexual are attracted to people whose sex matches with their own (Man to Man or Woman to Woman affair). A person who is described as a bisexual is also attracted to both men and women. Where do you belong to?

As if that ends the puzzle, other sexual dysfunction and sexual deviant behaviours may be identified as follow:

  • Exhibitionism
  • Fetishism
  • Froteurism
  • Sexual Masochism
  • Sexual Sadism
  • Transvestite Fetishism
  • Pedophilia
  • Voyeurism etc.

Pedophile: Pedophile behaviour is not a response to threat as others. They are attracted to children sexually. They molest children with great regularity, regardless of life’s circumstances.Sometimes about 50% of female orientated girls are married and about 35% of pedophiles abusing male children are also married. Many paedophiles will fantasize sex with adults but, sexual fillings is directed towards children. Men who repetitively molest children outside the family are sexually attracted to children in the community. Frequently, these begin at adolescence (15-19).

The deviant arousal to children is stable and they have no history of alcohol or drug abuse. They have specific characteristics; they act regardless of stress, they identify with children and prefer the company of children to adults. They have immature and inadequate personality. Sometimes mental retardation and intellectual impairment. The treatment for chronic pedophilias is psychological intervention known as sensitization by the use of Kotella aversive stimuli and also by castration (chemical and surgical). The chemical is a depo-provera, a drug or tablet to remove psychological sexual desire. Surgical castration is the removal of the penis.

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David Banaleeh

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He pioneered the Network of Budding Psychologists (NetBuPs), a psychological movement of young people who believe in the philosophy of innate goodness of humanity.

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