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Modern thinking on sexuality suggests that there is no normal. Modern research suggests that there is an infinite range of human responses when it comes to sexuality. The concept of perversion is outdated and being replaced with the label of neosexuality, which provides more positive connotations and takes into consideration a wider range of human experiences when considering a person’s mental health and their sexual relationship to the larger world. Dr. David Salvage, psychoanalysis expert based in New York City and Brooklyn, explores this update in the humanistic psychotherapy methodology.
The label of perversion is no longer assigned to every sexual act outside the norm of society. Sex is only pathological if it is nonconsensual, making a broader range of preferences considered normal. Neosexuality takes this broad range of consensual sexual behavior into consideration and so it is the preferred concept in today’s world of psychoanalysis.
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