Fast Five Quiz: Sexual Interest Disorders (Paraphilias)

Steve Soreff, MD


December 19, 2022

Paraphilic disorders are more common in men than in women. Incidence of paraphilic acts also widely varies. People with exhibitionistic disorder engaged in 50 acts on average, compared with only three acts among those with sexual sadism. Although almost 60% of sex offenders meet the criteria for a paraphilic disorder, not all outpatients with paraphilic disorders commit crimes, and antisocial personality disorder is diagnosed more often.

Learn more about the epidemiology of paraphilic disorders.


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