para·phil·ia noun \ˌpa-rə-ˈfi-lē-ə\
Origin of PARAPHILIA
First Known Use: 1925
para·phil·ia noun \-ˈfil-ē-ə\ (Medical Dictionary)
: a pattern of recurring sexually arousing mental imagery or behavior that involves unusual and especially socially unacceptable sexual practices (as sadism, masochism, fetishism, or pedophilia)
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