“Dr. John Money [John Hopkins University, director of the Psychohormonal Research Unit] is internationally known for his clinical and research work in the new and growing science of developmental sexology… Money has coined the term ‘lovemap’ to describe the mental template expressed in every individual’s sexuoerotic fantasies and practice. According to Dr. Money, lovemap pathology has its genesis early in life, but manifests itself in full after puberty. The author gives us a close examination of paraphilia, a lovemap that in response to the neglect, suppression or traumatization of its normophilic formation has developed with distortions, and is legally referred to as perversion.” Includes a glossary of paraphilias from autagonistophilia (“in which sexuerotic arousal and facilitation or attainment of orgasm are responsive to, and dependent upon, being observed or being on stage or on camera”) to zoophilia (“in which sexuoerotic arousal and facilitation or attainment of orgasm are responsive to, and dependent upon, engaging in cross-species sexual activities, that is, with an animal”), lovemaps grouped by type (sacrifice and expiation, marauding and predation, fetishes and talismans, etc.), unusual lovemap case histories, and information on treatment.
Paperback: 331 pages