Gerontosexuality, Apotemnophilia and more get a Congressional outing
Heard of apotemnophilia, coprophilia, frotteurism, klismaphilia or gerontosexuality? Neither had Congress until Rep. Alcee Hastings decided to give the terms some free promotion.
Hastings rose to the floor to speak against the inclusion of apotemnophilia, coprophilia, frotteurism, klismaphilia, gerontosexuality and others terms in HR-191: the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009. The act authorizes the US Attorney General to provide technical, forensic, prosecutorial, or other assistance in the criminal investigation or prosecution of hate crimes.
In case you don’t understand the terms (and few people would), here’s some definitions. Gerontosexuality is the distinct preference for sexual relationships primarily or exclusively with an elderly partner, Apotemnophilia is the erotic interest in being or looking like an amputee, Coprophilia (scat), is the paraphilia involving sexual pleasure from feces, Klismaphilia (sometimes spelled Klysmaphilia) is a paraphilia involving enemas, and frotteurism is a specific paraphilia which involves the non-consensual rubbing against another person to achieve sexual arousal.
Now that you’ve learned things you probably wish you hadn’t, here’s the video footage of something you don’t usually hear being talked about in Congress.