Patient Presentation After seeing several adolescents in an afternoon, some residents and an attending were having a general discussion about adolescent sexuality.
What are paraphilias and how common is zoophilia in adolescents?
The attending noted it was important to gain the appropriate trust from the teen or young adult. Sometimes they will say something just to see if they can shock you, but most are saying something that is important to them or have questions because they just want to know about it.
He also stated that it was important to keep in mind that just because a person has sexual thoughts, feelings or performs certain sexual acts, these do not necessarily define the sexual orientation or sexual practices of an individual. Discussion Teens may also have normal curiosity and thoughts about sexuality and various sexual practices.
They may also have the opportunity to explore or engage in some practices in person or through the Internet. This is not a paraphilia or an atypical sexual interest. Most people with paraphilias do not have a mental disorder and people with paraphilias may or may not act on the interest.
Paraphilic disorders are distinct from paraphilias. Paraphilic disorders occur when the atypical sexual interest causes distress or is bothersome to the individual, or in some way causes distress or injury to another individual. There are numerous paraphilias and paraphilic disorders that are named based on the sexual interest. Learning Point Zoophilia is a persistent sexual interest in animals. There is not a great deal of medical professional literature on the subject and overall the practice appears to be rare.
Kinsey also reported that 1. One case report discusses an adolescent male who was illiterate, who had experienced childhood sexual abuse and lived near a farm.
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In another study of JSOs, rates for bestiality was 3. Their own data showed Questions for Further Discussion 1.
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