5* ... damn haters! Fun thread!
Agalmatophilia: Mannequin Love
Ever hear about motorists who stick a mannequin in the front seat just so they can sneak their way into the carpool lane? Well, some people use mannequins not in the car but in the bedroom. People with mannequin love, or agalmatophilia, may also be attracted to a doll or statue.
Salirophilia: I Like It Dirty
Showering before sex maybe the routine for some people. Others like the idea of getting dirty during sex - literally - or making their partner dirty,. This fetish is called salirophilia.
Some salirophiliacs like to smear the makeup, mess up the hair, or rip the clothing of their partner.
(THAT'S A FETISH NOW? Ummm...
Paraphilic Infantilism: Diaper Me
Diapers aren't for babies only. Just ask guys (and it's mostly guys) with a fetish known as paraphilic infantilism, which involves wearing diapers and pretending to be an infant.
Why diapers? It's a totem of infancy and freedom, says Dr. Ian Kerner, a New York City sex therapist.
Hematolagnia: Vampire Sex
A fetish known as hematolagnia involves using or even drinking blood in a sexual way (or having erotic thoughts about blood).
"With the popularity of 'Twilight,' I've seen an increase in vampire fantasies and biting," says Dr. Ian Kerner, a New York sex therapist.
"But not blood-drinking," he adds. Thank goodness.
Mechanophilia: Inspector Gadgets
Judging by the ads on TV, cars are sexy. But for people with mechanophilia, cars, gizmos and assorted gadgets are central to the sexual experience.
"Generally there is an exhibitionistic element for the person being stimulated by machine, as well as general submission/domination themes," says Dr. Ian Kerner, a New York City sex therapist.
Claustrophilia: Love of Tight Places
Some people feel anxious at the very thought of being confined in a small, tight space. But if you like it - and we mean, really, really, like it - you just might have claustrophilia.
Odaxelagnia: Bite Me
Do you like to bite your partner? Or maybe you find being bitten a turn-on? You don't have to have a vampire fetish to have what's called odaxelagnia.
Masks: Blindfold Me
Just because you enjoy having sex in a mask every once in a while doesn't mean you have a fetish. Experts say a mask fetish, like any other fetish, has to be the single controlling force behind a person's sexuality in order to qualify.
Autoandrophilia: Just Pretend I'm a Boy
Women who are turned on by dressing up as and/or imagining themselves as men have a fetish known as autoandrophilia. Both heterosexual and homosexual women can apply.
Somnophilia: Sleeping Beauty
Guys who like to watch their partners sleep have a fetish known as somnophilia.
Dr. Ian Kerner, a New York sex therapist, calls it the "Sleeping Beauty" fetish and says it is "generally about power and submission for both parties - having someone within your total control, and totally submitting."