Support

Support

Many spouses, partners, girlfriends, boyfriends and/or signifant others are privately trying to deal with partners who might cross-dress, have a pornography addiction, view child pornography, expose themselves, peep, or have been arrested and/or convicted of a sexual offense.  Julie can provide information regarding the court system, treatment options and support for you in dealing with this.

Support for partners of men with sexual problems:

  • DSM-IV-TR defines paraphilias as intense, recurring sexual fantasies, sexual urges or behaviors that involve non-human objects, children or non-consenting adults, suffering or humiliation (to self or to others).
  • the behaviour has lasted at least 6 months
  • the behaviour causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of life.

Sexual Problems or paraphilias may include:

  • exhibitionism (exposing ones genitals)
  • fetishism (sexual arousal from a physical object or a specific situation. Fetishes may include clothing, rubber and rubber items, footwear, body parts, leather jackets and vests, and leather items, and soft materials and fabrics)
  • frotteurism (interest in rubbing, usually one’s pelvis or erect penis, against a non-consenting person for sexual gratification)
  • pedophilia (sexual interest in children)
  • sexual masochism (the feeling of sexual arousal or excitement resulting from receiving pain, suffering, or humiliation)
  • sexual sadism (the derivation of sexual pleasure from the infliction of pain, suffering and/or humiliation upon another person
  • voyeurism (peeping)
  • transvestic fetishism. (clothing worn by the opposite sex)

Paraphilia Not Otherwise Specified:

  • telephone scatologia (obscene phone calls)
  • necrophilia (corpses)
  • partialism (exclusive focus on specific parts of the body)
  • zoophilia (animals)
  • corpophilia (feces)
  • klismaphilia (enemas)
  • urophilia (urine)