Sexuality and Disability

, Volume 7, Issue 1–2, pp 43–50 | Cite as

Acrotomophilia, sex and disability: New concepts and case report

  • John Money
  • Kent W. Simcoe


Sexual disability is commonly thought of as being secondary to another condition or disease. It may also be a primary disability of the peripheral genitalia, or of their mental governance in the brain/mind. Paraphilias are an example of the latter. Acrotomophilia is a paraphilia that pertains to amputation and amputees. Apotemnophilia pertains to self-amputation. Each of these little known syndromes offers a challenge to diagnosis and to sex therapy.


Sexual Disability Primary Disability Mental Governance 
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© Human Sciences Press 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Money
    • 1
  • Kent W. Simcoe
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Department of PediatricsThe John Hopkins University and HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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