What is considered perversion?

Perversion is a type of human behavior that deviates from that which is understood to be orthodox or normal. Although the term perversion can refer to a variety of forms of deviation, it is most often used to describe sexual behaviors that are considered particularly abnormal, repulsive or obsessive.

What causes perversion?

The underlying cause of male acts of perversion has always been explained as the need for control and mastery in order to compensate for deep-seated feelings of sexual insecurity, which in turn are caused by arrested psychosexual development.

What is the root of perversion?

The Latin word pervertere, which means "turn around," serves as the basis for the noun perversion, suggesting something that is contrary to something else. The word developed a religious meaning in the 15th century, when it came to be used to refer to any distortion of church doctrine.

Is Perversion a mental illness?

Some paraphilias may interfere with the capacity for sexual activity with consenting adult partners. In the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), a paraphilia is not diagnosable as a psychiatric disorder unless it causes distress to the individual or harm to others.

What are the 8 Paraphilic disorders?

The chapter on paraphilic disorders includes eight conditions: exhibitionistic disorder, fetishistic disor- der, frotteuristic disorder, pedophilic disorder, sexual masochism disorder, sexual sadism disorder, transvestic disorder, and voyeuristic disorder.

What is a perverse heart?

adj. 1 deliberately deviating from what is regarded as normal, good, or proper. 2 persistently holding to what is wrong. 3 wayward or contrary; obstinate; cantankerous.