Women comprise a surprising proportion of people in youth alcohol and drug treatment services in Australia. In Victoria, for instance, one-third of clients are women. Women in treatment have higher rates of vulnerability — such as homelessness and family disconnection — and more severe levels of substance use than males. This disparity can be explained in part by the fact that women in youth alcohol and drug treatment also have higher rates of past sexual abuse , physical abuse, child protection involvement and self-injury.
To the Editor: Paraphilias are a complex and heterogeneous group of disorders in which sexual deviance is regarded as a medical phenomenon. Case report. Mr A, a year-old white man, sought help for depression and suicidal ideations. On a detailed interview, the patient revealed his involvement in sexual acts that make him guilty.
Piquerism from the French piquer - "to prick" is a sexual interest in penetrating the skin of another person with sharp objects such as pins, razors, knives, etc. Sometimes, this is serious enough to cause extreme injuries or even death. The most frequently targeted areas of the body are the breasts, buttocks, and groin.
Piquerism is an interest in stabbing, sticking, or otherwise penetrating the skin with sharp objects — think knives, pins, or nails. In mild scenarios, sticking the buttocks or genitalia with a pin may be enough to provide gratification. Some interests, however, are more extreme. Any object that is sharp can be used. Pins, nails, razors, knives, scissors, and even pens may be able to penetrate the skin.