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Gender Differences in Paraphilic Sexual Interest in Women and Men

  1. Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania, Romania.


The present paper aims to highlight potential gender differences in paraphilic interest in women and men. Thus, paraphilic interests such as sexual sadism, sexual masochism, fetishism, and urophilia were targeted. The study was started in the period between 2022-2023, during which a sample of 224 participants of woman and man was selected of which 108 men and 116 women aged between 18 and 48 years. The data were collected with the Questionnaire on paraphilic disorders by accessing the participation link or by scanning a QR code with mobile phones in compliance with the norms of ethics and deontology. The obtained results indicated the existence of significant gender differences in terms of paraphilic-type interests. Men showed a significantly higher interest in sexual interests such as sexual sadism and urophilia. By comparison, women presented significantly higher sexual interests than men in terms of masochistic interests. Regarding fetishist interest, no significant gender differences were identified.

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Delcea C. Gender Differences in Paraphilic Sexual Interest in Women and Men. Arch Pharm Pract. 2024;15(2):64-8.
Delcea, C. (2024). Gender Differences in Paraphilic Sexual Interest in Women and Men. Archives of Pharmacy Practice, 15(2), 64-68.

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