(par′ə fil′ē ə, -fil′yə, -fēl′-)
- sexual behavior that is considered deviant or abnormal
- a sexual act or practice that is considered deviant or abnormal
para- + -philia
See paraphilia in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Any of a group of psychosexual disorders characterized by sexual fantasies, feelings, or activities involving a nonhuman object, a nonconsenting partner such as a child, or pain or humiliation of oneself or one's partner. Also called sexual deviation.
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