Do you have abnormal sex?

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Registered: 04-19-2006
Do you have abnormal sex?
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Tue, 05-27-2008 - 9:36am

What's ‘normal’ sex? Shrinks seek definition

This month the American Psychiatric Association announced the names of “working group” members who will guide the development of the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, the codex of American psychiatry.

Not surprisingly, given the DSM’s colorful history, particularly when it comes to sex, controversy erupted within days of the announcement, especially over membership of the Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders working group, which will wrestle with questions such as: Are sadomasochism or pedophilia mental disorders? Are dysfunctions like female hypoactive sexual desire disorder (low sex drive) psychiatric issues, or hormonal issues? Perhaps the most important question is whether, when it comes to many sexual interests and issues, it’s even possible or desirable to create diagnostic criteria.

read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24664654/

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Honestly I think as long as all participants are willing legal adults there is no need to label their behavior or diagnose their "problem"

I think this is gonna open a big ol can of worms










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Registered: 04-19-2006
Wed, 05-28-2008 - 11:12am

>>I can't imagine it's much worse than me using a "purity test" as a checklist...<<

and I though I was the only one.










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Registered: 05-11-2006
Tue, 05-27-2008 - 6:52pm

""Is it sad that I've used the DSM's section on Paraphilias to get some ideas???""


I can't imagine it's much worse than me using a "purity test" as a checklist...

Lori
**Navy Wife to Eddie since Dec 2002**
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Lori
**Navy Wife to Eddie since Dec 2002**

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Registered: 04-03-2005
Tue, 05-27-2008 - 6:47pm

Is it sad that I've used the DSM's section on Paraphilias to get some ideas???


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Tue, 05-27-2008 - 5:02pm
Next time Dh asks what I'm in the mood for, I'm going to bat my eyelashes at him and say, in my most sultry voice,

Lori
**Navy Wife to Eddie since Dec 2002**

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Registered: 04-19-2006
Tue, 05-27-2008 - 9:38am
OOPS I posted this on the wrong board. Oh well may get some interesting views here









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