Do you fancy getting yourself covered in thousands of insects and finding the experience erotic? Me either. Sounds a bit like I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here…
Formicophilia, related to zoophilia, is where people get sexually aroused at the thought of having thousands of insects crawling over and nibbling at their skin. The attraction is in the stinging, tickling or slimy sensation they provide.
Nah, we still don’t get it.
This fetish is a big one. It’s all about giants, and the most common fantasy is about female giantesses. Generally a male fantasy, the man sees himself as tiny and insignificant, and the female usually dominates him, or eats him. Yum.
In real life the fetish translates to extremely tall women taking sessions with macrophiles, and while this involves general domination, you might find some trampling and foot worshiping in the mix.
If there was ever a sexual fetish you didn’t want to have, it’s this one. Hybristophilia is one of the most dangerous paraphilias you could have. It’s basically being attracted to criminals, and often high-profile criminals who have committed atrocities such as murder, rape etc.
The science behind the fetish indicates that some women believe they can help reinvent these criminals, with plenty of good old-fashioned loving and nurturing. Others want to share a spot in the limelight that these types create, hoping to cash in on a movie deal at a later date. What women will do for a bad boy, huh?
If you get turned on by watching people freeze or just love being cold, you’re a pyschrophiliac. Whilst that doesn’t sound overly romantic, on the plus side you’re going to save plenty of dollars on your heating bill.
Perhaps you were an Eskimo in a previous life?
There are people out there who get aroused by the sight of someone falling down the stairs. We kid you not! So whilst you get the worst shock of your life as you bump and bang yourself down a flight of steps, they have an orgasm. Hmm…
Also referred to as eproctophilia, this fetish stinks. As you might be able to guess from the name, it’s becoming aroused by flatulence, or the passing of gas. People afflicted by this particular fetish spend a lot of time thinking about farting and want to include farting in their sexual repertoire wherever possible.
Trying to find a reason behind this fetish, experts have said that this type of sex play can convey intimacy and it has become popular due to its voyeuristic nature.
Bring out the gas masks! Oh… that’s another fetish entirely.
There are people in the world who get turned on by stealing. They achieve sexual gratification by committing a felony. Makes you wonder if that would stand up in the courtroom when you’re being convicted? Along with other things that might stand up as well, it’s got to be a little embarrassing!
This is the opposite of kleptolagnia. In this particular fetish, you become aroused by being robbed, kidnapped or, interestingly enough, being charged for sexual services. This one isn’t going to do any favors for your bank balance, is it?
If you have a sexual interest in animals, you might be a zoophile. The attraction is often related to an animal’s fur or skin, and it may be towards ‘human animals’ often called ‘furries’ or non-human animals.
Zoophiles form an emotional and sexual attraction to animals, often wanting to dress up and take the form of an actual animal themselves. It can be a diagnosable disorder.
Experts say that zoophilia may have something to do with childhood experimentation or sexual abuse. Desiring animals exclusively over humans is thought to be a rare fetish, but when it is diagnosed it is often found with other paraphilias as well.
Brace yourselves. Vorarephilia is where you fantasize about eating people or being eaten. Yikes! Since this fetish is, we hope, a little tricky to satisfy in reality, there’s a whole bunch of cartoons, games, videos, and drawings dedicated to this on the web.
Want more details? Of course you don’t, but here goes: vorarephiles usually fantasize about swallowing their victims whole, and let’s face it – who’d want to chew ‘em? Vore fantasies have also been connected to sexual masochism or a desire to escape loneliness. Seriously, guys? Doesn’t your village have a local bar?
– Christina Mandara