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Frotteurism is characterized by either intense sexually arousing fantasies urges or behaviors in which the individual touches or rubs against a non-consenting person in a sexual manner This often occurs in somewhat conspicuous situations such as on a crowded bus or subway The person generally disappears into a throng of people Frotteurism usually begins in adolescence and the abnormal behavior tends to decrease when the man reaches his late twenties To be considered diagnosable according to the DSM-IV this behavior must be present over a period of at least 6 months be recurrent and the fantasies urges or behaviors must cause significant distress in the individual or be disruptive to his or her everyday functioning The person either must have acted on these urges or have marked distress or interpersonal difficulty Many theories exist in an attempt to explain how this disorder develops Most experts agree that there are underlying issues related to childhood which play a major role in the etiology httpwwwallpsychcomdisordersparaphiliasfrotteurismhtml Pedophilia is the act of deriving sexual excitement through the physical contact of children This disorder is characterized by either intense sexually arousing fantasies urges or behaviors involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child typically age 13 or younger According to the DSM-IV to be considered for this diagnosis the individual must be at least 16 years old and at least 5 years older than the child the person has acted on these urges or the sexual urges or fantasies cause marked distress or interpersonal difficulty and have recurrent intense sexually arousing fantasies sexual urges or behaviors involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child or children generally age 13 years or younger for over a period of at least 6 months The DSM-IV adds that an individual in late adolescence involved in an ongoing sexual relationship with a 12- or 13-year-old is not included in the above criteria and clinical judgment is to be used When the victim is post-pubertal the
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