Harry Benjamin Syndrome

Harry Benjamin Syndrome, at first a uncontroversial and innocuous idea that transsexual brains are different from other brains, has morphed into a platform for some to denigrate others under a cloak of true pseudoscience proposed by laypeople and supported by not one reputable sexologist, psychologist, or psychiatrist.  What some of them have done is take …

Transsexualism – The Medical Condition

Is transsexualism a medical condition? in MALAYSIA, 12/02/2011 Professor Dr Teh Yik Koon of National Defence University of Malaysia, who has been studying transsexual issues for more than a decade, believes it is much more than individuals entertaining their alter egos. MANY studies have been carried out on the subject of transsexuals (TS), but one question remains …

Psychopathology or Latrogenic Artifact? What Psychologist Say

 Transvestic Fetishism: Psychopathology or Iatrogenic Artifact? ByCharles Moser, Ph.D., M.D.Professor of Sexology, Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco, CA andPeggy J. Kleinplatz, Ph.D.School of Psychology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada The act of wearing the stereotypic articles of clothing of the other sex is known as cross-dressing. Obtaining erotic enjoyment from …

Fetshism – Explored

From stone idols to panties Fetishism as a sexual culture phenomenon was first described by scientists in the late 19th century. The term fetishism had been in use before though its use was mostly restricted to a certain form of the primitive religion involving the worship of inanimate objects e.g. stone statutes of the deities otherwise known as …

Fetish

fetish     Origin fet·ish    [fet-ish, fee-tish]  Show IPA noun 1. an object regarded with awe as being theembodiment or habitation of a potent spirit or ashaving magical potency. 2. any object, idea, etc., eliciting unquestioningreverence, respect, or devotion: to make a fetish ofhigh grades. 3. Psychology . any object or nongenital part of thebody that causes a habitual erotic response orfixation.

Fetishism – What It Is

The term “fetishism” was coined in the late 1800s. It originates from the Portuguese word feitico, which means “obsessive fascination”.  There is a degree of fetishistic arousal in most normal individuals who find particular bodily features attractive. However, fetishistic arousal is generally considered a problem when it interferes with normal sexual or social functioning and where …