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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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"For many, many years there's been an excavation of what are called the 'perversion files' -- those are files held and hoarded at the Boy Scouts of America headquarters," Anderson added.
BEIRUT: A gender activist group says Lebanese authorities tried to shut down a conference they were holding in Beirut after accusing the group of "promoting perversion and drug abuse." NEDWA, an annual gender rights regional conference, is organized by the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality in Lebanon.
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How might perverse pleasures be mediated by modern formulations of Utopia, and what sort of Utopian projections extend out from literary presentations of perversion?
In a statement issued here, she said blatant kidnapping, raping and murder of a Zainab was yet another dreadful example of prevailing paganism, perversion and frustration.
Chapter 2, "Perversion and Subjectivity: The Possible Worlds," examines especially the displacement of sexuality, and the process of regulation of sexual and state morality.
PERVERSION Yet the majority of those with the same faith utterly reject not just what they are doing but the perversion of their ideology.
Here's how Solomon described one work in the show (a mash-up of pink panties and a teddybear): "In that explicit conversion of eroticism and cuteness, I found basically the definition of perversion." With the word "perversion," Soterios seemed to come out of character.
A change in a normal coil's rotational direction, called a perversion, produces a shape known as a hemihelix.
"Islamism is a perversion of Islam in the same way that communism was a perversion of socialism and fascism is a perversion of nationalism," he said.
A complaint filed by Between the Lines Productions -- makers of the Twilight parody film TwiHarder -- claims that the vampire movie series is rife with racism and perversion. In the suit, filed against Lionsgate Entertainment and Summit Entertainment, Between the Lines alleges that the films perpetuate racial stereotypes -- specifically, 'one-dimensional stereotypes about Native Americans and indigenous culture through the depiction of the character Jacob Black as a 'noble savage', 'bloodthirsty warrior' and 'sexual predator'.'As for the perversion, the lawsuit points out that the Twilight films centre 'around the lustful relationship between a 17-year-old girl, Bella Swan, and a male character, Edward Cullen, who is nearly 100 years her senior'.
The paper begins with consideration of some of the themes emerging from the vast psychoanalytic literature on masochism and perversion, with the aim of relating these themes to the conceptualisation of a Tribar mental space offered in this paper.