Definition of Sexual perversion

1. Noun. An aberrant sexual practice.


Medical Definition of Sexual perversion

1. A sexual practice that is biologically atypical, considered morally wrong, or legally prohibited. See: bestiality, pedophilia. Synonym: sexual perversion. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Sexual perversion

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1897)
"It is not necessary for me before a society of experts in psychiatry to dwell upon the medical, social and forensic importance of sexual perversion. ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1885)
"WR BIRDSALL, MD d.—MENTAL PATHOLOGY. sexual perversion IN A FEMALE. ... May, 1884,) reports the following case of sexual perversion in a twenty-two-year-old ..."

3. A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine: Giving the Definition, Etymology and by Daniel Hack Tuke (1892)
"Out. of seventeen cases of so-called congenital sexual perversion described by Krafft-Ebing, in the third edition of bis book on " Sexual Psychopathy," in ..."

4. The Diseases of Society: The Vice and Crime Problem by George Frank Lydston (1906)
"sexual perversion may be defined, in a general way, as the possession of ... (a) sexual perversion without defect of structure of the sexual organs, ..."

5. The Diseases of Society: (the Vice and Crime Problem) by George Frank Lydston (1904)
"sexual perversion may be denned, in a general way, as the possession of impulses ... (a) sexual perversion without defect of structure of the sexual organs ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on Disorders of the Sexual Function in the Male and Female by Max Hühner (1916)
"sexual perversion due to continence. Author's opinions. Views of neurologists. Continence and impotence. Coitus not merely for purposes of procreation. ..."

7. The Exceptional Child by Maximilian Paul Eugen Groszmann (1917)
"CHAPTER XI sexual perversion AND PROSTITUTION Prostitution and Feeble-Mindedness.—It has been claimed that a very large percentage of our sexual perverts ..."

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