noun. a form of paraphilia wherein a individual attains carnal gratification from contact with a body part of the carnal partner varied from the commonplace erotic areas like genitalia, lips, and breasts. Partialism is differentiated from fetishism wherein an item, like a shoe, substitutes the carnal partner.

PARTIALISM: "Partialism is often intertwined with fetishism."
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