For most men, a brief glimpse of a nipple, leg or even a particularly curvaceous teapot is enough to get them aroused. For others, something a little more specialized is required.
Just The Facts
- Sexual perversions come in all shapes and sizes. Some are illegal, while others are harmless but weird.
- You can basically make up a name for any sexual perversion by adding the Greek word for something with the suffix -philia. For example, yiaourtiphilia is the sexual attraction to yogurt.
- Sexual perversions are subject to Rules of the Internet #34, which states that if something exists, someone somewhere has made porn about it.
Various Bodily Fluids
One of the largest groups of sexual perversions center around arousal from proximity to fluids. Various bodily fluids are linked to their own sexual perversions. These include the following:
Urolagnia: sexual attraction to urine
Galactophilia: sexual attraction to human milk or lactating women
Emetophilia: sexual attraction to vomit
Apotemnophilia is defined as sexual arousal caused by the idea of having one of your limbs cut off, or being made to look like an amputee.
If the image above is getting you hot, you may have Ursusagalmatophilia (a sexual fetish where you become aroused by teddy bears). This is also known as Plushophilia in some circles, although this term includes any stuffed animal and is not specific to teddy bears.
Klismaphilia is the term used to describe those who derive sexual pleasure from enemas. Enemas are, for those of you who don't know, a way of flushing out your colon with water, which leads to a massive bowl movement. Because really, what could be sexier than a giant turd?
Coprophilia describes those who are aroused by fecal matter. This is also referred to "scat" in some circles. If you've seen Two Girls, One Cup, you should be familiar with this sort of thing. Veronica Moser is considered to be the pin-up girl for this sexual perversion.
If you can only get off by watching someone cry, you are consumed by Dacryphilia. The implications for violent behavior here are readily apparent.
Formicophilia is used to describe the sexual desire to be covered by (and sometimes eaten by) insects, often beetles or ants. That's right. While most people's first response to an ant crawling on their arm is to flick it away, there are some people in the world that get a raging hard-on.
Harpaxophilia is the term which describes sexual arousal at the thought of being a robbery victim. This is sort of an extreme form of Stockholm Syndrome.
Mysophilia is sexual attraction to foul or decaying material, whether it be meat, human flesh, or rotting animal carcasses.
Paraphilic infantilism is when a person becomes sexually excited by dressing up like a baby, as well as being treated like a baby. These people get turned on by being spoonfed, having their diapers changed, and sleeping in cribs. There is often overlap here with people who are aroused by urine or feces. In some cases, a mother/baby roleplaying relationship is established.
Furries are people who dress up in animal costumes and take on the persona of that animal. Sometimes full-on sex occurs, but often two or more furries engage in a behavior called "yiffing" (dry-humping or other sexualized interactions).
Whereas furries only have sex with other people in animal suits, those who enjoy beastiality have sex with real live animals.
Necrophilia, also called thanatophilia and necrolagnia, refers to the intense sexual attraction felt by some people towards corpses.
Sex with Puppets
As seen in the 1976 movie Let My Puppets Come, there are those who get off by thinking about engaging in sex acts with a puppet. And now every time you see a Muppet on TV, you will think about someone defiling Kermit or Big Bid, and your childhood will be ruined.
Pony play is a BDSM fetish where people are dressed up in leather pony costumes, complete with hooves, bits, bridles, and saddles. Some people ride the pony-people, while other pony play enthusiasts pull carts or participate in BDSM pony shows.
Autoerotic asphyxiation is the term used to describe getting off while choking yourself. Notable as the cause of death for actor David Carradine as well as Michael Hutchence, the lead singer for INXS, this is considered to be a dangerous sexual perversion. Allegedly, placing pressure on your throat to the point of almost passing out increases the intensity of the orgasm. We say we'd rather have an orgasm the old-fashioned way...you know, without the chance of crushing our windpipes.
Vorarephilia is defined as sexual attraction to being eaten by or eating another person, often in a single bite. Typical examples of this fetish can be found at websites like Muki's Kitchen.