My rating: 4 of 5 stars
OMG! this was some stuff! I read it for June book of the Banging Book Club. Boy did I learn something about paraphilias! I could not possibly keep track of all those Jargon and the terms for the specific "fetishes".
The main point of the author seemed to be, don't Judge or apply "morals" to the equation of sexuality. He specifically draws a line on the well-being of the consenting people on a mental, physical and emotional level. That should be the only prerequisite.
I disagree with all the pedophilia and hebephilia bits in the book. Because (as the prerequisite goes) the tone of the author didn't seem to be taking sides, however, that is something I cannot possibly "not be judgmental" towards. I understand Pedophilia is a condition that people will not normally act on if they just get the required stimulus via via visuals and stuff. Now, that kind of visuals (Child pornography) is banned and rightly so because employing a child in such a disturbing scenario is abominable. It is a difficult topic ...
The Book was witty at times which kind of lightens the mood. Anything that you can possibly perceive could be someone's "paraphilia". There were many instants in the book that grossed me out, Ugh!
Overall the book is comprehensive in its psychological approach. The author does justice to the book by including and citing the extensive scientific research and psychological surveys. I recommend this book to people who like to get their ideas and thoughts challenged. Trigger Warning: for people who get easily offended by sexuality.