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perversion

any abnormal means of obtaining sexual satisfaction

perversion

[pər′vər·zhən]

Perversion

See also Bestiality.
bondage and domination (B & D)
practices with whips, chains, etc. for sexual pleasure. [Western Cult.: Misc.]
Humbert, Humbert
middle-aged gentleman crisscrosses America staying in motels with 12-year-old “nymphet.” [Am. Lit.: Lolita]
Imp
of the Perverse perversity as motive for men’s actions. [Am. Lit.: “Imp of the Perverse” in Hart, 402]
Onan Judah’s
son; spilled seed upon ground. [O.T.: Genesis 38: 9–10]
Sacher-Masoch, Leopold
von (1836–1895) author who derived pleasure from being tortured. [Aust. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 165]
Sade, Marquis
de (1740–1814) jailed for sexual crimes; wrote of sexual cruelty. [Fr. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 165]
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The paper also introduced the idea that perversions may serve a defensive function.
Municipality for their unwillingness to stop perversions in the city Children's Park "Komaygi.
Obscene fantasies"; Elfriede Jelinek's generic perversions.
This space of debate and possibility creates the conditions for reading children's literature perversely and, in turn, for understanding the perversions that have populated it.
Religious fervor and various perversions combine in a quirky rush toward apocalypse.
I am sorry you ran into trouble for speaking out boldly against homosexual perversions.
touched off a media firestorm in 2003, when, in an interview with an AP reporter, he suggested that allowing same-sex marriage was a strategic descent down the slippery slope toward acceptance of other perversions, such as incest, pederasty, and bestiality.
I thought he was my dream man and wanted to have kids with him - but now I feel I don't know him and am scared he could have other perversions.
Its fascist perversions of justice are only a surprise if it's news to you that Nazis could be as hysterically pompous as they were pathologically evil.
Even the sexual hijinks of the bare-bottomed dwarves, all of whom resemble a hybrid of (not surprisingly) Happy and (inexplicably) Sneezy, here seemed mild compared to Mike Kelley's hilarious perversions a few doors down at Gagosian.
Perversions on Parade; Brazilian Literature of Transgression and Postmodern Anti-Aesthetics in Glauco Mattoso.
There is a rich body of psychoanalytic literature on perversions, which would be immensely helpful for our trainees and practitioners to master and apply.