Psychology of Sexual Offenders

There is a news item every now and then about some man showing his genitalia to an unsuspecting female, or of a man masturbating with full display of his organ in public places. It is also not uncommon for women who travel daily by public transport, to encounter men who rub their organ against their body and try to derive sexual pleasure out of it.

All these experiences are very shocking and traumatic for the victims and such behaviour and activities have serious social and legal consequences. Such incidents happen worldwide, are generally ignored by women and not reported. If these incidents ever come to limelight, these men are called 'perverts' or 'flashers', are abused or beaten up by the crowds and handed over to the police.

If we see it from psychology/psychiatry point of view, su