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A Hot Topic, "Should These Conditions Be Normalized?"

Discussion in 'Archived - Ethics & Morality' started by Johnboy53, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. Johnboy53

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  2. Nexus`

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    Sexual sadism isn't a mental disorder. It's not a glitch, nor a quirk. Just an outlet.
     
  3. seebs

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    I think a lot of people don't understand the technical criteria for "mental illness", which makes it pretty hard to interpret things.

    Also... Citing NARTH for facts is like citing the Kama Sutra for Christian theology.
     
  4. Teh Wiccan

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    Dang, and I was just trying to forget about that book Seebs. :p
     
  5. Texas Lynn

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    ...is primarily a crime. Are robbing banks, raping, and mayhem psychiatric conditions? Not necessarily, though they may be elements of sociopathy.

    At the same time, having sex with a 6-year-old is quite different from having sex with a 16-year-old who pretends to be 18.

    I'm of a mixed mind on this one. It is distressing to most who have it so to some extent it should remain a viable diagnosis. It should not, however, be stigmatized.

    Unless part of a pattern of sociopathic behavior, it should not be necessarily considered antisocial if manifested in mutual adult relationships.
     
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