Salirophilia and other co-occurring paraphilias in a middle-aged male: a case study

Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2019. Salirophilia and other co-occurring paraphilias in a middle-aged male: a case study. Journal of Concurrent Disorders, 2 (1), pp. 1-8.

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Salirophilia is a paraphilic sexual fetish in which individuals experience sexual arousal from soiling or disheveling the object of their desire. To date, there has been no academic or clinical research into salirophilia, and there are no published peer-reviewed papers – not even a single case study. Therefore, this paper presents the first case study account of a salirophile, a 58-year-old heterosexual male. The areas of interest that were examined included his background relating to childhood experiences of sex, other cooccurring paraphilic interests, and a detailed overview of his engagement in salirophilic acts. It was found that his interest in salirophilic acts dated back to his childhood, and based on the account given, the behavior is most likely explained by classical conditioning. It was also found that there were many other paraphilic behaviors that co-occurred with salirophilia, including sadism, urophilia, coprophilia, and zoophilia. The case study highlights the importance of online methods in the recruitment of individuals and the collection of data with sexually paraphilic behavior for academic study.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Concurrent Disorders
Creators: Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Journal of Concurrent Disorders (JCD)
Date: 27 May 2019
Volume: 2
Number: 1
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 30 May 2019 09:38
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 09:38

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