As of , there are no genes that have been associated with an increased risk of exhibitionism or other paraphilias. Such chromosomal abnormalities as Klinefelter's syndrome (where males have an extra X chromosome and are usually sterile) were at one time thought to be a risk factor for the development of paraphilias. 22 Jan "Some flashers are motivated by a specific form of mental disorder known as a ' paraphilia'—in the case of flashers, 'exhibitionism.' This means they have a strong, persistent, and preferential pattern of sexual arousal to exhibiting themselves. In fact, they get more satisfaction doing this than actually having. A research team asked a sample of exhibitionists, "How would you have preferred a person to react if you were to expose your privates to him or her?" The most common response was "Would want to have sexual intercourse" ( %), followed by "No reaction necessary at all" (%), "To show their privates also". We disagree with most definitions in mainstream dictionaries as "a person who behaves in ways intended to attract attention". While this might be true in many cases, they seem to force a psychological interpretation of their behaviour we are not able to judge. Not to be confused with the psychiatric definition of exhibitionist . 1 Apr Compared with the population as a whole, voyeurs and exhibitionists are more sexually active. According to the study, they are more easily aroused, masturbate more often, and have partner sex more frequently. They're more sexual in general, so they're apparently more interested in exploring the fringes. 27 Feb Countless men and women have flashed each other at Mardi Gras celebrations, and many a college fraternity and sorority have gone streaking across campus. So does this mean that the world is full of exhibitionists? Not exactly. Behaviors like this are usually fueled by alcohol and a temporary loosening of.