Any person suffering from Fetishism disorder feels that they are irresistible and the people looking at their genitals are interested in them. This is not like arousing your sex partner by exposing genitals, but it is what was called ‘streaking’ in public places. The jail term for this might not be adequate, and most anti-depressants take more than a week to become effective. Though chances of rape are low with this disorder, the victims are usually traumatized and require attention.
Is it a recurring problem? Are there chances of streaking in future?
Many things work both ways, or they are double-edged swords. ‘Mental condition’ is often used as a reason for the one-time sexual misdemeanor that should be overlooked by a court of law. If someone is charged with ‘indecent exposure,’ their lawyer might say it’s a mental illness like Fetishism disorder that made them display their genitals in public. This puts the judge in a precarious position about sentencing someone who is not being themselves. The law for people committing crimes like exhibitionism can put the culprit behind bars for 3 years. It can be frustrating when you consider the impact on children caught amid these stripping and posing incidents requiring timely Fetishism disorder treatment.
Don’t pigeon-hole this heinous crime
In the eighties, something that many new generations consider ancient history, there were some villainous characters in movies making death threats on the phone or boasting about their manhood to a stranger. In movies, exhibitionists are shown as someone with a brown overcoat who suddenly opens their only garment to bare genitals in front of ladies or children. It is something most children would never forget and might become permanently implanted in their brains. For the person breaking the law with absolutely no sense of decency, you can expect vigilantes like Charles Bronson or Client Eastwood to take appropriate action. In today’s world, it should be captured on a CCTV camera or mobile as proof and then requesting a proper term for an exhibitionist’s incarceration.
Triggers and treatment
Often someone displaying strong signs for requiring Fetishism disorder treatment masturbates at the thought of people admiring their sex organs. Some consider displaying their genitals as flirting. Many believe that an exhibitionist will not commit sexual crimes like rape because they do not seek physical contact with their victims. Let’s view the top four key reasons that trigger this disorder and look at the appropriate treatment for the exhibitionistic disorder.
- Anti-social personality disorder
- Regular binge drinking/ alcohol abuse
- A desire for sexual interaction with children or pedophilia
- Emotional or sexual abuse in their childhood
An exhibitionist will not always unbutton their overcoat to flash their sex organs in a familiar place. They might decide to be stealthy and send their photos in the buff through digital media. It’s only if someone complains about the exhibitionist that the police keep them in custody for the appropriate court of law. Psychologists don’t like to be cannon fodder for someone with an abnormal state of mind. Most hope that hypnotism, anti-depressants (serotonin reuptake inhibitors), or therapy can cure the person.
What is the cure?
Don’t get us wrong, there’s nothing harmful with a little masturbation, but fantasizing about a stranger as someone adoring their exhibitionism in an erotic haze requires therapy. Until someone complains about an exhibitionist’s behavior in a public place, the police cannot arrest the pervert. Returning the person to a normal state of mind can take years, but it varies from person to person. Often, just making the person discuss their ingrained fears and nightmares related to sexual inhibitions or sexual fantasies will give them relief. The sooner they start believing they can experience intimacy with a real person and become absorbed in pleasure without feeling guilty, their spike in normalcy will surface.
Hypnosis facilitates the person being questioned by an expert to dive deep into the person’s mind. Often this helps identify their mental issues related to sexual intimacy and mental scars from their childhood. Using this information, an expert psychologist can pinpoint triggers and ensure effective exhibitionistic disorder treatment. Cognitive-behavioral therapy can ensure the exhibitionist can disclose enough to pinpoint their pain areas.
One of the top psychologists in NYC is an expert in porn and cybersex addiction therapy. She has a therapeutic stance of neutrality and ensures her patient is set free from their mental straight jacket created by excessive sexual desire.
Quick final thought
Consider the ‘middle path’ as the best way to regain your confidence and self-esteem. Realizing you had a mental illness that required Fetishism disorder treatment will bring you back to reality.