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What is sexual masochism? How can erotic desires or behaviors affect someone’s life?

Individuals with sexual masochism are sexually aroused when they are beaten, bound, or otherwise made to suffer—and they suffer significantly in important areas of life because of these sexual desires/behaviors. Those who experience these sexual desires and exhibit these behaviors, but do not suffer as a result, are described simply…

Is my sex life normal? Understanding the hallmarks and causes of sex addiction (Updated)

Hallmarks of Sex Addiction While people are starting to recognize the prevalence and problems created by excessive sexualized activities and pornography, what is broadly termed “sex addiction” remains cloaked in mystery, even for many therapists. One of the challenges in defining and treating sex addiction is the fact that sex…

Sexual Sadism Disorder: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment DSM-5 302.84 F65.52

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), sexual sadism disorder concerns individuals who freely admit to having the discussed paraphilic interests and those who deny having any sexual interest in the suffering, physically or psychologically, of another individual despite substantial objective evidence that they…

An Introduction to Sex Addiction

While people are starting to recognize the prevalence and problems created by excessive sexualized activities and pornography, what is broadly termed “sex addiction” remains cloaked in mystery, even for many therapists. One of challenges of defining and treating sex addiction is the fact that sex is a normal and healthy…

Beauty Bias: Can Being Too Attractive Backfire in Work (and Life)?

Being (vs. Looking) Professional As a human in my late twenties — alive and (mostly) well in 2014 — I have experienced both negative and positive reception for my workplace appearance. I’m a halfbreed Latino with long curly hair, visible tattoos on my hands and arms, and gauged earlobes. In…

Sexual Violence: Overview, Facts and Statistics

The following is an overview of information regarding various aspects of Sexual Violence. Occurence Variations in statistics result from differences in how data sources define sexual violence and gather information about it. Of all crimes, rape is one of the most underreported, making it difficult to count (Bachar and Koss…

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