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Mucophiliacs are sexually aroused by sneezing.
Dr. William Picker (a New York sex therapist) said this fetish is easier to understand than you might think.
“Sneezing has an orgasmic-like quality to it,” he said. “It’s a loss of control, an explosion and it’s a relief which, in a way, parallels coming. I don’t think one has to imagine too particularly much about the idea of that being associated with an erotic experience.”
There is an entire online forum, Sneeze Fetish Forum, dedicated to sharing erotic achoo stories and offering support for the mucophiliac community.
Avisodomy — sex with birds — is just one branch in the larger realm of zoophilia, more commonly known as bestiality.
“Birds do have a particular texture to them, with feathers,” Tiger Devore (a Las Vegas-based sex therapist) said. “Birds tremble and they move and some people like that.”
Given their abundance and inability to fly away, chickens are the most popular avisodomy pick. Of course, there are certain drawbacks.
“The thing about f—ing a chicken is that it kills the chicken,” Picker said. You can’t have sex with a chicken without sacrificing the chicken.”
Even if avisodomites accept that they’re going to sacrifice their avian sex partners, it seems as if simple size ratios would make the endeavor physically challenging. Some say they’ve succeeded, though.
“I certainly have had men claim that they’ve been able to insert into a chicken,” Devore said.
One well-known man who makes that claim is Larry Flynt. In 2011, the creator of Hustler told The Independent that, at 9, he lost his virginity to a chicken.
Stimming is slang for the use of electricity for sexual stimulation.
Picker said that the first time he had a patient tell him about stimming he was, well, shocked.
So I said, ‘Is this safe?’ He says, ‘Yeah.’ I say, ‘How does it work?’”
Picker found out that stimming typically involves strapping on electrodes — like a tens unit — or using an electrode sex toy.
“You can put in an electric butt plug and a catheter or vaginal insert so that the electricity can go between the two,” he said.
There’s a catch, though; electrified sex toys are really expensive. Picker said sometimes they cost up to $750 apiece.
He said that, if you’re into stimming, you can end up spending “hundreds of dollars on things to stick in your butt.”
Emetophilia is a sexual fetish involving vomit.
Some people — such as those who frequent vomiting fetish websites — just like watching others throw up. Some people like to be a little more hands-on in their approach.
“I’ve certainly seen couples where they’ll go to a buffet and the partner will pick the food they want and the other partner will eat them,” said Devore. Then, the eater vomits up the meal and the other partner eats it, all for sexual gratification.
Mechanophilia is a sexual attraction to machines — most commonly cars. There’s a lot that can go wrong with this fetish.
Although the most obvious vaginal-like hole in a car would be the tailpipe, fetishists don’t restrict themselves to just that, according to Devore.
“Usually in the upholstery there are slots, and they can grease that up and they become involved with the car in that way,” he said.
While having sex with a car sounds patently dangerous, Devore said that there are other machines that cause more injuries.
“People who get involved with things like vacuum cleaners can make mistakes and get hurt pretty badly,” he said.
A lot of people think bugs are gross — but formicophiliacs find insects a total turn-on.
Devore said that typically bug-lovers like letting creepy-crawlers play on their genitalia.
“It is about stimulation from insects or snails,” he said. “Snails in particular do leave a particular kind of stimulation that’s very intense.”
It’s most common, he said, in Southeast Asia where there is a ready supply of oversized bugs.
Although it’s easy to think of fetishes like these as being strange, Picker pointed out that they aren’t considered crazy or pathological.
“I can remember when homosexuality was unambiguously considered psychopathology,” he said.
“Now that seems like really ancient thinking. It was depathologized in the ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ and in the latest version of the book, fetish — and the more clinical term paraphilia — was depathologized, too.
“So now fetishes are no longer considered pathological. What turns people on can seem strange to a lot of other people.”