Sexual Masochism, Fetishism No Longer Classified As Mental Disorders.

On its website, WUSA-TV Washington (DC) Washington (3/14) reported, “The American Psychiatric Association (APA) no longer classifies sexual masochism, fetishism, transvestism, and sadism as mental disorders, according to The Daily Mail.” Now, “in order for something to be classified as a disorder, a person must ‘feel personal distress about their interest.’ These sexual interests will be renamed in an upcoming edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).”

Related Links:

— “APA: Happy People Who Have Sexual Fetishes No Longer Have Mental Disorder,CBS DC, March 14, 2013.

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