Paraphilia: Definition and Symptoms Displayed in Fetishism, Transvestism & Exhibitionism Paraphilias


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A general term that describes disorders which involve unusual sexual acts and fantasies is _____.

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1. Randy is enamored with women's panties. In fact, he has stolen a pair of panties from all the women he has dated. Randy fantasizes about women's panties and evens finds it difficult to become aroused without first handling a pair of them. He is suffering from which of the following types of paraphilia?

2. Walter is a straight man who is in a serious relationship. However, he has always enjoyed dressing in women's clothing. Whenever his girlfriend is out of town on a business trip, he uses the opportunity to dress up in women's clothing that he stashes away in a small box in the back of his closet. Walter is struggling with _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet and quiz to test yourself on the characteristics of three types of sexual disorders. After studying our comprehensive lesson, this quiz works as a great review for the materials covered.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will assess your knowledge of the following terms:

  • Fetishism
  • Transvestism
  • Exhibitionism
  • Paraphilias and their treatment

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as aversive therapy and covert sensitization
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding sexual disorders and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about treatment options in a different light

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson on fetishism, transvestism, and exhibitionism will prepare you to:

  • Define paraphilias, as well as the three types detailed in the lesson
  • List the requirements for each of the three types of paraphilias
  • Describe how some treatment methods work