- sexual behavior that is considered deviant or abnormal
- a sexual act or practice that is considered deviant or abnormal
Origin of paraphiliapara- + -philia
- A condition, such as exhibitionism or masochism, in which sexual gratification is derived from activities or fantasies that are generally regarded as atypical or deviant.
- Such a condition when it causes distress or impaired functioning in the individual or actual or potential harm to others; a paraphilic disorder.
(plural paraphilias or paraphiliae)
From para- (“abnormal") +"Ž -philia.