Hybristophilia is sexual attraction to criminals. Concretely, hybristophobia will try to establish communication with prisoners to start a relationship.
Not always pathological or diseased, but always indicative of great personal distress and deep loneliness, this paraphilia is far from isolated behavior. According to specialists, three categories of women can be identified:
Someone who believes in forgiveness and redemption. This pattern of relationships is known as the nurse syndrome. Thanks to her patience and dedication, these women were persuaded to get the prisoners back on track.
A person who suffers from intense emotional loneliness. He would feel reassured by the prisoners’ lack of freedom, which created a barrier between them. Thus he has a feeling of control over criminals.
A person with a pathological disorder who will try to draw attention to himself by getting closer to criminals.
In popular culture and language, this phenomenon is known as “Bonnie and Clyde Syndrome”
Hybridistophilia (from the Greek hybrizein, “to anger someone” and from phile, “to love”), is a paraphilia in which an individual is sexually attracted to another person who has committed a crime (theft, rape, murder).
In more popular culture and language, this phenomenon is known as “Bonnie and Clyde Syndrome”.
Many serious criminals, especially those who have committed grisly murders, receive fan mail in prison which is often sexual in nature, no doubt a result of this phenomenon. In some cases, admirers of these criminals marry the object of their affection.
Hybridistophilia is considered potentially lethal, among other similar paraphilias including, but not limited to, asphyxiophilia, autassassinophilia, biastophilia, and chremastistophilia. Read also: Anxiety | symptoms, causes, treatments and prevention
Sources: PinterPandai, Criminal Minds, Women’s Health
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