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Exhibitionism has been historically documented for centuries, and can take many forms. Sex Addiction Australia discusses exhibitionism in the context of psycho-sexual disorder.
Exhibitionism was first described as a disorder in a scientific journal by a French physician in 1877, and by psychiatrist Charles Lasegue, (1809-1883).
EXHIBITIONISM DISORDER, APODYSOPHILIA
Exhibitionism is considered to be a disorder when it interferes with normal sexuality and quality of life, and when an individual’s normal daily capacity to function becomes impaired by exhibitionism.
Like any other addiction, exhibitionism develops over time, and may become a compulsive disorder, also referred to as ‘Apodysophilia’.
Persons who have addicted to exhibitionism often describe their sexual gratification experience as ‘above and beyond’ the sexual act itself. The preceding stage of preoccupying, fantasising, and planning to act out the behaviour provides a superior sense of achieving a ‘high’, not matched by the sexual acting-out act itself, or any other sexual acts. This is a classic and significant part of sex addiction.
Exhibitionism can be classified as;
BEHAVIOURS IN EXHIBITIONISM
A survey included 185 exhibitionists to research the preferred reactions they would have liked their victims had displayed.
COUNSELLING FOR EXHIBITIONISM DISORDER
Exhibitionism is a treatable complex sexual addiction and fetish disorder. Please contact Sex Addiction Australia if exhibitionism causes distress in your life. Call (+61) 02 9380 4486 during EST office hours, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or booking a confidential consultation with Heide.
Exhibitionists may offend against the law. Please consult our legal LEGAL page.
Poll: Sexual Behaviours