Paraphilia Case Study

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7. Could a paraphilia be harmful even if the two people involved are consenting adults? How? Paraphilia behaviors are abnormal behaviors that go against what is society thinks is acceptable. “Paraphilia is atypical pattern of sexual arousal or behavior that becomes problematic in the eyes of the individual or society”. Behaviors like S&M are acted out in a scene with two or more consenting parties. People involved in the scene can reduce the dangers associated with S&M by: “by playing with a caring, experienced partner, using safewords, and clearly defining boundaries ahead of time”. Without a safeword or clearly defined boundaries the acted out behavior can cause personal psychological issues, physical harm, trust issues, and death. “Common

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