fetishism

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Related to Transvestic fetishism: transvestite, transvestism, Autogynephilia
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a belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish)

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sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish (or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs)

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DISORDER TREATMENT Paraphilias not * Analytically-oriented psychotherapy otherwise specified associated with the excretion function (coprophilia, urophilia) Exhibitionism * Analytically-oriented psychotherapy * Aversive conditioning Fetishism * Analytically-oriented psychotherapy * Aversive conditioning, implosion Transvestic fetishism * Analytically-oriented psychotherapy Pedophilia * Treatment in specialized units (incarceration included) * Group therapy * Analytically-oriented psychotherapy * Anti-androgens Sexual masochism * Analytically-oriented psychotherapy * Aversive conditioning Sexual sadism * Analytically-oriented psychotherapy * Aversive conditioning
Transvestic fetishism pertains to cross-dressing; voyeurism is the observation of unsuspecting people who are naked or occupied with undressing or who are engaged in sexual activities.
As for sexual orientation, which the Supreme Court of Canada read into the Charter of Rights in 1995, it is described by the American Psychiatric Association as including the following: homosexuality, bisexuality, pedophilia, transgenderism, transexuality, transvestitism, transvestic fetishism, autogynephilia, voyeurism, exhibitionism, fetishism or sexual fetishism, zoophilia, sexual sadism, sexual masochism, necrophilia, klismaphilia, telephone scatalogia, urophilia, apotemnophilia, coprophilia, copraphagia, toucherism, partialism, gender identity disorder, frotteurism, and frattemism (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition).
Transvestic fetishism in the general population: prevalence and correlates.
Although Money has defined nearly 50 paraphilias, there are currently eight paraphilic disorders recognized in the DSM-IV: pedophilia, exhibitionism, voyeurism, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, fetishism, transvestic fetishism, and frotteurism.