The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V) is the 2013 update to the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) classification and diagnostic tool. The DSM-V serves as a universal authority for psychiatric diagnosis- mental illnesses.
The DSM-V chapter on Paraphilic (Sexual) Disorders (pg. 685) currently includes eight conditions that are considered “Deviant”. They are: exhibitionistic disorder, fetishistic disorder, frotteuristic disorder, pedophilic disorder, sexual masochism disorder, sexual sadism disorder, transvestic disorder, and voyeuristic disorder. (Historically Homosexuality used to be on this list of deviant sexual behavior. See: When Homosexuality was a Mental Illness.)
Seventeen year old Tom and his parents entered my office. Tom was referred by the court for possession of child porn. One parent introduced herself by saying “Hello, I’m Mary the mom.” The second parent added, “Hi, I’m Sally the other mom.” I use to feel awkward in these situations as Lesbians couples presented themselves. Not any more.
I walked through the high school halls looking for the Principal’s office. I saw two boys doing some PDA (Public Display of Affection) behind a corner. The minute they saw me they took off. The other students walked by like it was no big deal.
The guard escorted the young man into the jail interview room. He was handcuffed and shackled. We talked. He acknowledged having sexually interest in both male and female teen minors. Unfortunately, he had acted out on those bisexual interest. Even though his partners gave consent it was illegal. Now, he had several serious felony sex charges and headed for prison.
Mrs. Smith was really Mr. Smith. He or she I wasn’t sure how to address him, experienced sexual arousal from cross-dressing. He sat on my couch and reported how she recently won a drag contest at a local bar. His wife came with him to the appointment. She was tired of him taking her nylons and other underclothing ….. She wanted a divorce.
This gentleman was in prison doing a 15 year-to-life sentence. He was in a cell by himself 23 hours a day. (He was housed alone for his own safety.) Prior to prison, he had taught his sexual arousal response to react with prepubescent children. It worked! He was one of a few men I’ve seen who actually qualified for the diagnosis Exclusive Pedophile.
He came into my office very nervous. He started by saying “You know all those rapes that have been happening in town…” I interrupted saying, I do not have “privileged communication” for illegal sexual behavior. If he disclosed illegal sexual behavior I would have to report it to authorities. He left my office. Two weeks later I saw him on the 10 o-clock news being arrested for yet another rape.
Although I’ve heard many first hand experiences of clients whom have chosen an animal as a sexual partner, I choose not to share the details—way too gross.
And I thought I heard it all until I learned about
Fetishes – sexual arousal from the use of nonliving objects …
… the grandpa told me his primary sexual arousal was someone peeing on him – “urine” and the 16 year old reporting his sexual preference as “poopy diapers.” ( I think I’ve been doing this way way too long.)
Oh, and what about Masturbation, Pornography ….
I ask myself after hearing some of the “things” people become sexually attracted to.
(It’s a miracle my mind isn’t in worse condition than it is- with all the exposure I’ve had to evil.)
I am convinced, as we await for Christ’s Second Coming, the misuse of God’s Sexual Response is one of Satan’s greatest tools. See: God’s Love Chemicals. Satan has successfully engineered the erosion of many families by altering an individual’s Sexual Response to an unnatural direction. (By the way we have several national organization e.g. ATSA, of licensed therapists who are specially trained to work with individuals with deviant sexual arousal / unnatural affection and return them to “normal and natural. We have some very successful techniques.” )
Paul teaches us that certain signs will occur before Christ’s Second Coming. He identifies one as “Without natural affection.” (2 Timothy 3:1-4) In my opinion this is prevalent in today’s world.
I ask myself just in my 35 year career, how in the heck did we get here? There has been unrelenting pressure to accept unnatural sexual behaviors as natural, and to characterize those of us who disagree as narrow-minded, bigoted and unreasonable.
Nevertheless, many years ago Spencer W. Kimball warned us in conference by saying:
“There are said to be millions … who have relinquished their natural affection and bypassed courtship and normal marriage relationships. This practice is spreading like a prairie fire and changing our world. They are without ‘natural affection’ for God, for spouses, and even for children.” (Spencer W. Kimball in Conference Report, Apr. 1971, p. 7.)
Satan and his Special Forces have a lot to gain by confusing our natural sexual interests and God’s Sexual Response.
How do I know?
God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation (the sexual response) are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife.
The Family: A Proclamation To The World told me so.
The Law of Chastity told me so.
Remember the one talked about in the temple?
Over the years, I’ve seen first hand the devastation of Unnatural Affection.
Watch this 70 second video of David Bednar –We Believe in Being Chaste.
On your next trip to the temple ponder what is taught about LGBT … PRBFMP …
And how much HE loves us. ALL of us.
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