and Sexual Disorders
are different theories related to exhibitionistic behaviors, many stemming
from the psychoanalytic camp. They suggest that childhood trauma (e.g.,
sexual abuse) or significant childhood experiences can manifest itself in
disorder is characterized by either intense sexually arousing fantasies,
urges, or behaviors in which the individual observes an unsuspecting
stranger who is naked, disrobing, or engaging in sexual activity. To be
considered diagnosable, the fantasies, urges, or behaviors must cause
significant distress in the individual or be disruptive to his or her
typically involves psychotherapy aimed at uncovering and working through
the underlying cause of the behavior.
is good although often there are other issues which may surface once the
behaviors are extinguished. If this is the case, these issues must be
worked through as well.