Appendix of Sexual Behaviors

UPDATE: For an even longer list click here. (Just wait until the toxophiliacs start to demand equal rights. There will be hell to pay. And you wondered why you liked those Robin Hood movies so much!)

Page numbers are from “Paraphilias,” Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (Washington: American Psychiatric Association, 2000), pp. 566-582.

Note also — only #1 can claim the backing of nature, design, and teleology. The rest cannot.

  1. Heterosexuality: the universal norm: sexual interaction with the opposite sex.
  2. Homosexuality or “Gay”: sexual interaction with persons of the same sex.
  3. Bisexuality: sexual interaction with both males and females.
  4. Transgenderism: an umbrella term referring to and/or covering transvestitism, drag queen/kings, and transsexualism.
  5. Pedophilia: “sexual activity with a prepubescent child (generally age 13 years or younger). The individual with Pedophilia must be age 16 years or older and at least 5 years older than the child. For individuals in late adolescence with Pedophilia, no precise age difference is specified, and clinical judgment must be used; both the sexual maturity of the child and the age difference must be taken into account.” (p.571)
  6. Transsexuality: the condition in which a person’s “gender” identity is different from his or her anatomical sex.
  7. Transvestitism: the condition in which a person is sexually stimulated or gratified by wearing the clothes of the other sex.
  8. Transvestic fetishism: for males, “intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving cross-dressing.” (p. 575)
  9. Autogynephilia: the sexual arousal of a man by his own perception of himself as a woman or dressed as a woman. (p. 574)
  10. Voyeurism: “obtaining sexual arousal through the act of observing unsuspecting individuals, usually strangers, who are naked, in the process of disrobing, or engaging in sexual activity.” (p. 575)
  11. Exhibitionism: “recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving the exposure of one’s genitals to an unsuspecting stranger.” (p. 569)
  12. Fetishism or Sexual Fetishism: “intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving the use of nonliving objects (e.g. female undergarments).” (p. 570)
  13. Zoophilia: becoming excited by and/or engaging in sexual activity with animals. (p. 576)
  14. Sexual Sadism: “recurrent, intense, sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving acts (real, not simulated) in which the psychological or physical suffering (including humiliation) of the victim is sexually exciting to the person.” (p. 574)
  15. Sexual Masochism: “recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving the act (real, not simulated) of being humiliated, beaten, bound, or otherwise made to suffer.” (p. 573)
  16. Necrophilia: sexual arousal and/or activity with a corpse. (p. 576)
  17. Klismaphilia: erotic pleasure derived from enemas. (p. 576)
  18. Telephone Scatalogia: the compulsion to utter obscene topics over the phone. (p. 576)
  19. Urophilia: sexual arousal associated with urine. (p. 576)
  20. Coprophilia: sexual arousal associated with feces. (p. 576)
  21. Partialism: “sexual arousal obtained through exclusive focus on part of the body.”(p. 576)
  22. Gender Identity Disorder: “a strong and persistent cross-gender identification, which is the desire to be, or the insistence that one is, of the other sex,” along with “persistent discomfort about one’s assigned sex or a sense of the inappropriateness in the gender role of that sex.” (p. 576)
  23. Frotteurism: “touching and rubbing against a nonconsenting person.” (p. 570)