Frotteurism. PSY 265 Kristin Frakes, Denise Fournier, Erin Flynn, Matthew Garner. The Acts of Frottage. Recurrent fantasies, actual rubbing or touching of: breasts legs arms buttocks Frotteur uses his hands or genitals Victims generally female. (PsychNet-UK, 2003.).
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Kristin Frakes, Denise Fournier, Erin Flynn, Matthew Garner
-The typical frotteur is between the ages of 15 and 25, typically begin at puberty and decrease after the age of 25
-Studies have also found that older men with shy and reserved personalities or who withdraw socially are also typical frotteurs
-Frotteurism is considered a criminal offense, as it is a form of non-consensual sex. However, most frotteurs disappear quickly into the crowd and do not remain near their victims after the offense, also making it difficult to assess any prevalence rates
-For the majority of cases, frotteurs are male and the victims are female. Though any parts of the victim’s body may be touched by the frotteur, most often the offender will rub his hands or genitals on women’s breasts, legs, or buttocks
-The symptoms of frotteurism have been found to be very similar to those of mental retardation, substance intoxication, manic episode, and schizophrenia
-Therefore, patients believed to have frotteurism are typically asked questions such as the following in order to form a complete and accurate diagnosis:
For how many years have the symptoms been present?
Has the patient had sexually arousing fantasies involving touching and rubbing against a nonconsenting person?
Has the patient had sexually arousing urges involving touching and rubbing against a nonconsenting person?
Has the patient engaged in sexually arousing behaviors involving touching and rubbing against a nonconsenting person?
Has the patient had sexually arousing fantasies, urges, or behaviors involving touching and rubbing against a nonconsenting person?
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