Bizarre sex terms (glossary)

The Rubber Clinic
Source: The Rubber Clinic

The world of sex includes dozen of odd practices, some weird, some bizarre, and some downright illegal. From Abduction to Zoophilia, you may just be surprised.

Abduction
to kidnap or carry a person away by force, also used in sex play
Ablation
Castration
Abrasions
scratching or rubbing off skin
Abstinence
Celibacy
Acault
Burmese transvestite
Acmegenesis
orgasm
Acomoclitic
arousal from hairless genitals
Acousticophilia
arousal from sounds
Acrophilia
arousal from heights or high altitudes
Acrotomophilia
sexual preference for amputees
Actirasty
arousal from exposure to sun's rays
Acucullophallia
circumcision
Acupressure
pressure points on body that induce certain responses, some sexual
Adolescentilism
cross-dressing or playing the role of an adolescent
Adultery
having sex outside a marriage
Affair
adultery
Agalmatophilia
arousal from statues or manikins; also called pygmalionism
Agenobiosis
married couple who consent to live together without sex
Agonophilia
person who is aroused by partner pretending to struggle
Agoraphilia
arousal from open spaces or having sex in public
Agrexophilia
arousal from others knowing you are having sex
Albutophilia
arousal from water
Algophilia
arousal from experiencing pain
Aliphineur
person using lotion to arouse partner
Alloerasty
using nudity of another person to arouse partner
Allopellia
having orgasm from watching others engage in sex
Allorgasmia
arousal from fantasizing about someone other than one's partner
Allotriorasty
arousal from partners of other nations or races
Alphamegamia
arousal from partner of different age group
Altocalciphilia
high heel fetish
Alvinolagnia
stomach fetish
Amatripsis
masturbation by rubbing labia together
Amaurophilia
preference for a blind or blindfolded sex partner
Ambisexual
bi-sexual
Amelotasis
attraction to the absence of a limb
Amelotation
loss of a limb
Amokoscisia
arousal or sexual frenzy with desire to slash or mutilate women
Amomaxia
sex in a parked car
Amphisexual
bi-sexual
Amychesis
female who scratches partner during height of passion
Anaclitism
arousal from items used as infant
Analinctus
licking anus
Analingus
rimming or penetration of anus with tongue
Anasteemaphilia
attraction to taller or shorter partners
Androgynophilia
bi-sexual
Androgyny
having both male & female characteristics
Androidism
arousal from robots with human features
Andromania
nymphomania
Androminetophilia
arousal from female partner who dresses like male
Androsodomy
Anal sex with a male partner
Anililagnia
: Sexual attraction for an older women
Anisonogamist
attraction to either older or younger partner
Anocratism
Anal sex
Anomeatia
Anal sex with a female partner
Anophelorastia
arousal from defiling or ravaging a partner
Anophilemia
kissing anus
Anoraptus
rapist who only attacks elderly women
Antholagnia
arousal from smelling flowers
Anthropomorphism
attributing human characteristics to half-human half-animal characters
Anthropophagolagnia
rape with cannibalism
Anthropophagy
cannibalism
Apellous
circumcision
Aphallatia
celibacy
Aphrodisiacs
drugs stimulating a sexual response
Apistia
adultery
Apotemnophilia
person who has sexual fantasies about loosing a limb
Arachnephilia
arousal from spiders
Arrhenothigmophilous
nymphomania
Arsometry
Anal sex
Artificial insemination
deposit of sperm into the vagina by methods other than male penetration of the vagina
Asceticism
religious self-denial often including celibacy
Asphyxiaphilia
arousal from lack of oxygen often due to strangulation
Asthenolagnia
arousal from weakness or being humiliated
Astyphia
impotence
Asynodia
celibacy particularly due to impotence
Atestus
Castration
Auctions
public sale with item or sex slave going to highest bidder
Autagonistophilia
exhibitionism, arousal from exposing naked body or genitals to strangers while on stage or while being photographed
Autagonistophilia
person performing
Autassassinophilia
arousal from orchestrating one's own death by the hands of another
Autoerotic Asphyxia
arousal from oxygen deprivation and sometimes risk of dying
Autoerotica
self induced arousal (i.e. fantasies or other aids)
Autogynephilia
arousal from crossdressing
Automasochism
arousal from inflicting intense sensations or pain on one's own body
Automysophilia
arousal from being dirty or defiled
Autonepiophilia
infantilism; arousal from dressing or being treated like infant
Autopederasty
person inserting their own penis into their anus
Autophagy
self-cannibalism or eating own flesh
Autosadism
infliction of pain or injury on oneself
Avisodomy
breaking neck of bird while penetrating it for sex
Axillism
penis penetrating an arm pit
Bardajes
young gay male lover
Barosmia
arousal from strong smells
Basoexia
arousal from kissing
Bath house
commercial baths, some of which allow sex on premises
Bed of Nails
lying on a bed of nails for sensory enhancement
Bee stings
the use of bees, such as to sting genitals
Bell dancing
self-flagellation with bells or other ornaments hanging the skin
Belonephilia
arousal from piercings or needles
Berdaches
male who performs role of wife in some tribes
Bestiality
zoophilia; sex with animals
Bestialsadism
cruelty or mutilation of animals
Bi-Sexuality
people with sexual attraction for both sexes
Biastophilia
those preferring to violently rape their victims
Bigynist
sex between one male and two females
Bihari surgery
cutting ligament above penis to make it appear longer
Bindings
wrapping feet or genitals with string or lace
Bivirist
sex between one female and two males
Blastolagnia
person aroused by young females
Blindfolding
covering the eyes
Blood Sports
sex games which involve blood
Blow job
Fellatio
Body Painting
temporary designs drawn on body
Body Worship
sex game where partner is made to adore another's body
Bondage
physical or mental restriction of partner
Bordellos
houses of prostitution
Borderline self-mutilator
automasochism
Bottom
passive partner who experiences stimuli during sex games, masochist, slave, submissive
Botulinonia
using a sausage as a dildo
Bouginonia
female masturbation from the use of objects such as dildos that stretch open the vagina
Brachioprotic eroticism
a deep form of fisting where the arm enters the anus
Brachioprotic eroticism
arm in anus
Bradycubia
slow movement during penetration
Branding
burning patterns or initials into flesh
Buggery
Anal sex
Bundling
partners sleeping together clothed and without sex
Bushie Mall
agoraphilia; sex in an open area
Butt plugs
anal inserts used for masturbation
Candaulism
spouse who watches partner having sex with someone else
Caning
whipping that uses a switch or cane to discipline partner
Capnolagnia
arousal from watching others smoke
Carpet burns
abrasions from a carpet
Castration
removal of the scrotum, testicles, ovaries, or penis
Cat Fighting
women fighting without rules and often tearing off each other's clothing
Catamite
Anal sex with a male partner
Catamites
young gay male lovers
Cataphilist
male submitting to female
Catatasis
stretching of the penis
Catheterophilia
arousal from use of catheters
Catheters
insertion of plastic tube into urethra
Celibacy
abstinence from sex
Chaperon
person who escorts a young couple to ensure they don't engage in sex
Charms
objects used to bring good luck and ward off evil
Chastity Belts
leather or metal belts used to prevent genital penetration
Chastity
sexual abstinence or celibacy
Chemise Cagoule
long heavy night shirt with hole for penis
Chezolagnia
masturbating while defecating
Chipil
Couvade syndrome
Choreophilia
dancing to orgasmic release
Chrematistophilia
person aroused by having to pay for sex or having sex partner steal from them (see also harpaxophilia)
Chronophilia
arousal from passage of time; arousal from older partner
Chubby Chasers
people who are aroused by obesity in partner
Cicatrization
scarring
Circumcision
the removal of foreskin on genitals
Clamps
metal, plastic, or wood fasteners used on nipples or genitals
Claustrophilia
arousal from being confined in small space
Clitoridectomy
surgical removal of the clitoris
Clitorilingus
Cunnilingus with the clitoris
Clitoromania
nymphomania
Cock Rings
rings placed around the base of the male genitals to maintain erections
Cocktails
drinking of body secretions from a glass
Coitobalnism
sex in bath tub
Coitolimia
tremendous sexual drive
Coitophobia
fear of sexual intercourse
Coitus à Unda
sex or sex games in water
Coitus à Cheval
couple having sex on the back of an animal or one acting out role of horse
Coitus a Mammilla
penetration of penis between breasts
Coitus analis
anal sex
Coitus Intrafermoris
penetration between legs
Coitus reservatus
birth control method where male withdraws penis before ejaculation
Coitus
sexual penetration with orgasm
Colobosis
mutilation or castration of penis
Commasculation
homosexuality
Compulsive cruising
compulsive search for sex partners
Computer sex
the use of computers for sex games, communication, and erotic photography
Concubinage
use of female slaves as sex partners; living with sex partner without being married
Condoms
latex or animal intestine used as shield to guard against skin-to-skin contact with partner's genitals
Confessions
Admitting a sin; in some cases to arouse potential partner
Constrictions
bondage using rows of strings
Coprography
writing obscene words or phrases, usually in public toilets
Coprolagnia
Sexual interest in feces
Coprolalia
arousal from using obscene language or writing
Coprophagy
the consumption of feces
Coprophilia
arousal from playing with feces, also called scat
Coproscopist
person who has a sexual interest in watching someone defecate
Corephallism
Anal sex with young girl
Corsetting
body modification or oxygen restriction from using corsets
Corvus
Fellatio
Costumes
the use of costumes in sexual fantasy play
Courtesans
the mistress of a king or nobleman
Courtship
the period before marriage where a person tries to entice the other into a commitment
Couvade
custom where male mimics child birth or is confined at time of wife's delivery
Couvade syndrome
a male who experiences symptoms of pregnancy in sympathy for wife
Cratolagnia
arousal from strength of partner
Cross dressing
a person who wears the apparel of the opposite sex
Crurofact
leg feitsh
Cryptoscopophilia
desire to see behavior of others in privacy of their home, not necessarily sexual
Cuckoldry
a man whose wife has sex or becomes impregnated by a man other than himself
Cunnilalia
talk about female genitals, ie. the vagina
Cunnilingus
oral sex on a woman
Cupping
drawing blood to the surface of skin by placing heated glass jars onto the skin
Cutting
cicatrization, or scarring of skin for sexual purposes
Cyesolagnia
pregnant woman fetish
Cyesolgnia
stomach fetish
Cymbalism
lesbianism
Cynophilia
arousal from sex with dogs
Cyprieunia
sex with a prostitute
D'Eon, Chevalier
French cross-dresser from whom the term "Eonism" is derived
Dacnolagnomania
Sexual sadist killer; lust murderer
Dacryphilia
person who is aroused by seeing their partner cry
Dame de voyage
dolls designed for genital penetration, often used by sailors
Dame de voyage
Sex doll
Danse du ventre
erotic or fertility dancing; belly dance
Dating services
agencies arranging for strangers to meet each other, usually for a fee
Day belts
chastity device used for short day excursions
De Clerambault's syndrome
erotomania Defecolagnia: arousal from defecation
Defecolagnia
arousal from defecating
Defilement
arousal from partner or self becoming dirty or wet
Deliberate self-harm syndrome
automasochism
Dendrophilia
arousal from tree or fertility worship of them
Depilation
shaving, waxing, or other type of hair removal
Dermagraphism
marks left on the skin of a partner by biting, scratching or sucking
Dermaphilia
doraphilia; sexual stimulus from skin
Dermographism
Scratching
Deviance
paraphilia; practice that deviates from the majority of society
Dildos and Plugs
instruments used for genital penetration
Dippoldism
sexual arousal from abusing children
Discipline
punishment and control of a partner in sex play
Diseases (STD or VD)
sexually transmitted diseases, also called venereal diseases
Divertissement
paraphilia
Docking
slipping one partner's foreskin over the glans penis of another
Dogging
couples who engage in sex in their car while others watch from outside
Doleros
algophilia; arousal from pain
Dominance/Submission
power exchange between partners
Doraphilia
arousal from animal fur, leather, or skin
Douches
rinsing out the anus or vagina with liquids
Dowry
sum of money or goods paid to parents of future husband or wife
Drag queens
gay men who dress in female attire
Dungeons
rooms that are decorated for SM play
Dysfunctions
physical disorders relating to sex
Dysmorphophilia
arousal from deformed or physically impaired partners
Ecdemolagnia
arousal from traveling or being away from home
Ecdyosis
arousal from removing clothes in front of others
Ecorchement
Arousal from flagellation
Ecouteurism
listening to others having sex without consent
Ederacinism
to tear out sex organs by the roots as in a frenzy or to punish oneself for sexual cravings
Ejaculatio praecox
premature ejaculation
Electric Shock
using electric shock for sensory enhancement
Electrolysis
an electrical method of removing hair or shaving
Electrophilia
arousal from electrical stimulus
Elopement
hasty and clandestine marriage without consent of family members
Emasculate
Castration
Emetophilia
Roman shower; arousal from vomit
Endytolagnia
arousal only from partners who are clothed
Endytophilia
arousal only from partners who are clothed
Enema cocktail
drinking purged contents of enema
Enema
the insertion and expulsion of fluids into the anus
Entomocism
the use of insects
Entomophilia
arousal from insects or using, them in sex play
Eonism
crossdressing
Eopareunia
engaging in sex while young
Ephebophilia
attraction to adolescent sex partner
Episioclisia
suturing of the labia majora; infibulation
Eproctolagniac
person aroused by flatulence
Eproctophilia
arousal from flatulence
Eretithia
masturbation playing with own breasts
Erotamastia
masturbation playing with own breasts
Erotica
sexual literature and photos
Erotographomania
arousal from writing love poems or letters
Erotomania
people who develop an unreasonable love of a stranger or person not interested in them
Erotophobia
fear of sexual love
Essayeurs
men who were hired by bordellos to become sexual with women so that timid clients would follow their lead
Eugenics
belief that only the fittest should impregnate women
Eunuchs
castrated men
Evirate
Castration
Executions
a legal death sentence, some people become aroused by watching executions
Exhibitionism
exposing body to inappropriate and nonconsenting people for arousal
Exmuliebrate
castration
Exophilia
neophilia; fetish for the unusual or bizarre
Fainting
passing out or losing consciousness
Famulus
slaves, family
Fantasy
mental image or illusion, sometimes sexual Fantasy Play: acting out sexual fantasies
Felching
sucking semen out of vagina or anus; or inserting animals into anus or vagina
Fellatio
oral sex on a male
Female impersonators
men who dress in women's clothing, often for pay
Fetishes
an object that replaces people as primary object of love
Fibula
bar that runs through foreskin of male and attaches to semi-circle device, used by Romans to prevent intercourse
Ficaro
Brothel
Fisting
inserting a fist or hand into the vagina or anus
Flagellation
striking a person with an object
Flatulence
passing gas from bowels
Flatuphilia
arousal from flatulemce or having partner pass gas
Flirting
pretending to have affection for another person
Floating hog ranches
boats used to transport prostitutes to the Western U.S. and from which they conducted business in route
Florentine Girdle
Chastity device
Flower boats
Chinese boats used for prostitution
Foot binding
the wrapping of feet, done by Chinese and others
Foot fetish
podophilia
Foreign woman
Prostitute
Formicophilia
zoophilia; sex play with ants
Fornicatory Dolls
plastic blow up, rubber, or mechanical dolls used for penetration
Fratrilagnia
arousal from having sex with one's brother, incest
Frottage
rubbing body against partner or object for arousal
Furor uterinus
nymphomania
Furtling
the use of fingers underneath cut-outs in genital areas of photos for arousal
Galateism
agalmatophilia; sexual attraction to statues
Gamahucheur
Cunnilingus
Gamophobia
fear of marriage
Gang Bangs
sex with a series of waiting partners
Gay
person who prefers same sex lover
Geishas
Japanese women used as social companions
Geld
Castration
Gemellus
testicles
Gender dysphoria
person whose behavior matches the opposite sex
Gender transposition
the changing of behavior between sexes
Gendermap
"A developmental representation or template synchronously in the mind and brain depicting the details of one's G-I/R. It includes the lovemap but is
Gendoloma
fantasizing during sex to hasten orgasm
Genitals
sex organs of either male or female (penis, testicles, scrotum, clitoris, vagina, G-spot, cervix, etc.)
Genofact
genital fetish
Genuphallation
insertion of penis between the knees of a partner
Gerontophilia
attraction to a partner whose age is that of different generation
Gigolos
male prostitute
Girdle of Venus
Chastity device
Glory holes
a hole in a partition that allows a person on the other side to engage in sexual activity
Goddess Worship
a toilet scene using Witchcraft rituals
Godemiche
dildo in the shape of a penis with scrotum used for masturbation
Golden enemas and Douches
urine deposited into anus or vagina
Golden showers
urinating onto a partner's body
Gomphipothic
arousal by the sight of teeth
Gonads
testicles
Graffiti
drawing or inscription on public walls, sometimes sexual; coprography
Graophilia
arousal from older female partner
Graphelagnia
arousal from photographs of nudity or sex
Green bower
motels or establishments that catered to short-term rentals of rooms by couples to be used for sex
Green bower
bordellos operated from boats
Gregomulcia
sexually arousal by being fondled in a crowd
Groping
feeling of unknown or unidentified person in boxes, suits, etc.
Group Sex
sex with more than one partner or in close proximity of others
Groupies
erotomania; people who are devoted to or who follow celebrities
Gymnocryptosis
females talking about sex life of husbands
Gymnophilia
arousal from nudity
Gynandromorphous
hermaphrodite
Gynecaeum
area where Greeks kept wives at home and separated from other men
Gynecomania
compulsive desire for female sex partners
Gynecozygous
lesbianism
Gynelophilous
arousal from pubic hair
Gynelophism
scalping hair on pubic area, usually done by lust murders
Gynemimesis
female impersonation in male who is unable to become sexually aroused
Gynemimetophilia
person aroused by a male impersonating a female
Gynephonia
effeminate voice
Gynonudomania
compulsion to rip clothes off others
Hand balling
Fisting
Handkerchief Codes
color codes to identify sexual preferences
Haptosis
non-consensual sexual touching
Harem
area where Arabs kept wives at home and separated from others
Harem effect
lesbianism Harlotry: prostitution
Harlotry
Prostitution
Harmatophilia
arousal from sexual incompetence or mistakes, usually in female partner
Harmatophobia
fear of sexual incompetence or making a mistake
Harnesses
body harnesses used in suspension or penis restriction
Harpaxophilia
arousal from being robbed or burglarized
Hebephilia
men aroused by teenage boys Hedonism: act of indulging in pleasure
Hedonophilia
sexual arousal from engaging in pleasurable activity
Hedralingus
licking anus
Hemerotism
daydreaming or fantasizing about sex or nudity
Hemotigolagnia
arousal from bloody sanitary pads
Hermaphrodite
person who has both part female and male genitalia
Hetaerae
the highest class Greek prostitute or female companion
Heterophilia
arousal from members of the opposite sex
Heterosexualism
arousal from members of the opposite sex
Hierophilia
arousal from sacred objects Hirsutophilia: arousal from armpit hair
Hircusophilism
preference for underarm hair
Hirsutophilia
arousal from armpit hair
Hodophilia
arousal from traveling
Homilophilia
sexual arousal from hearing or giving sermons
Homoeroticism
sexual arousal from person of same sex
Homophilia
sexual arousal from person of same sex
Homophobia
fear of same gender sex partner
Homosexuality
arousal by partners of the same sex
Hot Wax
sex game where hot wax is melted onto partner
House of Prostitution
Brothel
Humiliation
degrading partner to establish sexual power
Hybristophilia
love of someone who has committed an outrage
Hygrophilia
arousal from body fluids or moisture
Hymenoclasis
surgical defloration of virgin
Hymenorrhaphy
suturing of the hymen; infibulation
Hymenorrhexis
defloration of hymen
Hyperphilia
compulsive desire for sex
Hyphephilia
arousal from touching skin, hair, leather, fur or fabric
Hypnosis
act that induces a level of sleep
Hypoxyphilia
strangulation for arousal
Iantronudia
arousal from exposing oneself to a physician, usually by faking an ailment
Iatronudia
arousal from exposing oneself to physician
Iconolagny
arousal from pictures or statues of nude people, pornography
Idiosyncrat
compulsive desire for sex
Impotence
the inability to achieve enough tumescence to penetrate a partner with one's penis
Incest
sex with close family member
Incubus
a spirit who was thought to lie on top of women and have sex while they slept
Infanticide
the practice of killing a newborn child
Infantilism
cross-dressing as a young child for sex play
Infantophilia
arousal from playing role of infant
Infibulation
closing penis/vagina with suture or ring
Inflatable dolls
plastic dolls that are designed for genital penetration
Inspectionism
voyeurism
Insufflation
blowing air into a body cavity
Intergenerational
sex between partners with 20+ years age difference
Interrogation
to ask questions, sometimes under duress
Inunction
anointing or rubbing person with oil or lather
Invert
arousal from person of same sex
Invirility
impotence
Ipserotic
Narcissism
Ipsism
Masturbation
Irrumation
Fellatio
Ischolagny
avoidance of females to prevent arousal
-ism
act or abnormal condition classified by prefix (i.e., transvestism)
-ist
person expert in field or adherent of prefix (i.e., sadist)
Iterandria
arousal from person of same sex
Jack gagger
a husband that procures men to pay for sex with his wife
Jactitation
a false boast that causes harm to others, sometimes sexual
Juvenilism
dressing or acting out role of a juvenile, sometimes sexual
Kabbazah Sex
tantra sex, male passive, female active
Karezza Sex
coitus reservatus
Kegel exercises
exercise of the pelvic muscles that control orgasm
Kleptolagnia
arousal from stealing
Kleptomania
compulsion to steal
Kleptophilia
arousal from stealing
Klismaphilia
arousal from enemas
Knismolagnia
arousal from tickling
Kokigami
the wrapping of the penis in a paper costume
Kolpeuryntomania
stretching of the vagina
Labiorrhaphy
suturing of the labia
Lacing
suturing body parts to another object for bondage
Lactaphilia
arousal from lactating breasts
-lagnia
lust, arousal
Lagnocolysis
inhibition of sex
Lagnolalia
discussion of sexual subjects
Lagnonector
person who kills in order to have sex with corpse
Lagnoperissia
nymphomania
Lap dancing
squatting above a sitting person and rubbing against them to create arousal without touching genitals
Latex
rubber or plastic suits worn by people with this fetish
ldrophrodisia
arousal from the odor of perspiration, especially from the genitals
Lectamia
caressing in bed without coitus
Lena
female pimp, panderer or procurer for prostitute
Leno
male panderer or pimp for prostitute
Leptosadism
mild form of sadism
Lesbian
woman who prefers female lover
Levirate marriage
marriage of widow without a son to deceased husband's brother
-lingus
suffix meaning with the tongue
Love addiction
irresistible compulsion to fantasize about or to be with a partner
Love
attachment, fondness, and devotion
Love map
"A developmental representation or template in the mind and in the brain depicting the idealized lover and the idealized program of sexuoerotic
Love potions
potions that are thought to increase a person's sexual desire
Lung-yang
arousal from person of same sex
Lust Murder
murdering a person one feels a sexual attraction toward
Lygerastia
arousal only in darkness
Macrogenitalism
arousal from large genitals
Maieusiophilia
arousal from pregnant women
Mammagymnophilia
arousal from female breasts
-mania
suffix indicating an abnormal preoccupation, compulsion, or craving for an act or object
Manuxorate
male using his hand to masturbate
Maritate
: Masturbation by female alone
Martymachlia
arousal from having others watch during sex
Maschalophilous
arousal from armpits
Masochism
ability to transfer emotions caused by pain to erotic feelings or as median in which to analyze weaknesses and strengths
Massage Parlors
a business establishment that specializes in massage
Massage
rubbing of the body to increase circulation
Mastigothymia
Arousal from flagellation
Mastix
female sadist
Mastofact
breast fetish
Masturbation
orgasm not involving penetration of partner
Matricest
Incest with mother
Matrincest
sex with one's mother
Matronolagnia
arousal from older female partner
Maturation
the process of aging including sexual changes
Mazoperosis
mutilation of breasts
Mazophallate
rubbing penis between breasts
Meatotomy
dilating urethra with a medical dilating device, the urethra is stretched to eventually facilitate a finger or a penis
Medical scenes
sex play that involves using medical instruments or settings as props
Medocure
the clipping or perfuming of the penis Medolalia: talking about the penis
Medolalia
talking about about penises
Melissophilia
use of insects
Melolagnia
arousal from music
Menage a trois
a husband and wife having sex with a third party
Menophilist
arousal from menstruating women
Menstrual taboo
separation of spouses during female's menstrual cycle
Merinthophilia
arousal from being bound
Merkin
artificial vagina used for sex by men, also a wig for the pubic area
Merlin
an artificial vagina used for penetration
Miscegenation
sex between races
Misogynist
a man who hates women
Misogyny
hatred of women by either sex
Mixoscopia
having orgasm from watching others engage in sex
Moriaphilia
arousal from telling sexual jokes
Morphophilia
arousal from person with a different physique
Mortality
inevitable death
Mucophagy
consuming mucous secretions as in nasolingus
Mummification
wrapping the full body in a manner that prevents movement
Munchausen's syndrome
arousal from reopening a wound
Mutilation
tearing the skin or otherwise deforming a person's body
Mysophilia
arousal from soiled clothing or foul decaying odors
Nanophilia
sexual attraction to a short partner
Naphephilia
arousal from touching or being touched
Narcissism
self love
Narratophilia
person who is aroused by discussing sex with others
Nasolingus
arousal from sucking nose of partner
Nasophilia
nose fetish
Natural family planning
birth control by rhythm method
Necrochlesis
sex with a female corpse
Necrocoitus
penetration of corpses
Necrophagia
cannibalism of corpses
Necrophilia
sex with corpses
Necrosadism
sadism or mutilation of corpses
Negotiation
arranging transactions for conduct with sex partner
Neophilia
arousal from novelty or change
Nepiolagnia
arousal by infants of opposite sex
Nepiophilia
arousal by infants of opposite sex
Nepiphtherosis
attempted sex with an infant
Nepirasty
arousal from handling infant often experienced by childless females
Niddah
abstaining from sex 1/3 of the time to create arousal during rest of month
Nomavalent
arousal from traveling or new places, usually impotent at home
Nonmonogamy
lifestyle that does not restrict number of partners; multiple sex partners
Normophilia
those only aroused by acts considered normal by their religion or society
Nosolagnia
arousal from knowing partner has terminal illness
Nosophilia
arousal from knowing partner has terminal illness
Nudity (Recreational)
nudity in group settings, beaches, nudist camps, etc.
Nudomania
arousal from nudity
Nymph
young woman or nature goddesses
Nympholepsy
trance state induced by erotic fantasies
Nymphomania
uncontrollable desire of woman for sex
Nymphophilia
adult males who are attracted to young females
Nymphotomy
removal of the inner labia
Obscene Phone Callers
people who become aroused by making phone calls, using vulgar language, or trying to elicit a reaction from the other party
Ochlophilia
arousal from being in a crowd
Oculolinctus
licking partner's eyeball
Oculophilia
eye fetish
Odaxelagnia
arousal from biting
Odontophilia
arousal from tooth extractions or tooth fetish
Oedipus complex
repressed desire to have sex with parent of opposite sex
Olfaction
the sense of smell
Olfactophilia
arousal from strong smells
Olisbos
dildos
Omolagnia
arousal from nudity
Onanism
masturbation or withdrawing penis from vagina before ejaculation
Ondinisme
arousal from urine
Oneiropornism
fantasizing about sex or prostitutes
Open marriage
consensual adultery
Ophidicism
use of snakes, sometimes for sexual purposes
Ophidiophilia
arousal from snakes
Oral sex
contact between the mouth and genitals; use of the mouth in sex play; fellatio or cunnilingus
Oral sex
fellatio or cunnilingus
Ordune
arousal from photographs of nudes or sex
Organofact
fetish for some part of the body
Orgasms
climax of sexual excitement, often accompanying ejaculation
Orgies
group sex
Orgy
Group sex
Osculocentric
arousal from kissing
Osmolagnia
arousal from strong smells and odors
Osmophilia
arousal from odors
Osphresiolagnia
arousal from strong smells and odors
Othello's syndrome
jealousy
Oxygen regulation
regulating intake of oxygen for sexual enhancement
Ozolagnia
arousal from strong smells and odors
Pageism
male submitting to female
Panderer
a procurer, pimp or go-between for prostitutes and clients
Paraphallus
dildos
Paraphilia
sexual arousal to unusual or socially unacceptable object or act
Parascopism
voyeurism, especially through bed room windows
Pareunasthenia
impotence
Pareunomania
compulsive desire for sex
Parthenity
Virginity
Parthenophagy
cannibalism of young girls
Parthenophilia
sexual desire for virgins
Parthenos
virgin
Passivism
submission
Pathicant
a minor who engages in anal sex with an adult
Pathicus
passive recipient in gay anal sex; catamite
Pathophobia
phobia of contracting a sexually transmitted disease
Patrolagnia
sex with one's own father; incest
Pecattiphilia
arousal from sinning or possibly guilt
Pederasty
anal sex
Pediophilia
arousal from dolls
Pedophilia
sex with minors
Peeping Tom
voyeur
Penectomy
penis castration only
Penetration toys
devices used for penis insertion during masturbation
Penis ligation
the tying of the foreskin of a penis
Penis modification
physical alteration of penis
Penosugia
Fellatio
Peodeiktophilia
arousal from shocking others with exposure of genitals; exhibitionism
Peritomy
circumcision
Perogynia
mutilation of females
Personal ads
advertisements designed to attract sex partners
Perversion
sexual acts that differ from the majority; paraphilia
-phagy
practice of eating object specified by prefix
Phallolalia
talking about penises
Phallophilia
large penis fetish or preference
Pheromones
natural chemicals or hormones that induce sexual response
Philemamania
craving for kissing
Philemanmania
compulsion to kiss
-philia
suffix that indicates an abnormal sexual attachment to what is specified by acronym
Phlebotomy
arousal from bloodletting
Phobias
an irrational fear of an object or situation
Phobophilia
arousal from fear or hate
Phone Sex
verbal sex between partners on a phone
Phygephilia
sexual arousal from being a fugitive
Pictophilia
arousal from pictures, video or movies with a sexual subject; pornography
Pie throwing
arousal from being hit with a pie
Piercing
inserting needles into skin for arousal
Pimps
procurer for sexual partners that pay
Play room
room equipped with sex paraphernalia and used primarily for sex play
Play
the consensual acting out of a role or game, sometimes sexual
Podophilia
arousal from feet
Polyandry
one wife with multiple husbands
Polygamy
one person with multiple marriage partners
Polygyny
one person with multiple wives
Polyiterophilia
arousal only after having sex with a series of partners
Polymorphous
having several forms of arousal techniques
Pompoir
vaginal muscle control that masturbates penis when inserted
Pornography
depictions of sex that are considered unacceptable by one's society
Posthetomy
circumcision
Power tools
electric or battery operated tools that can be used in sex play, although this was not their original function
Preblysis
premature ejaculation
Prisha
religious separation of males and females
Proctophallism
Anal sex with young girl
Proctotitillia
tickling anus
Procurer
a person or pimp who solicits or provides prostitutes for clients
Professional dominatrix
woman hired to function as a top or sadist
Prostitution
sex performed for financial gain Pseudo: pretended act
Psycholagny
orgasm induced from psychic or mental stimulation
Psychopathic
person who indulges in own pleasure without regard for hurting others
Psychose passionelle
erotomania
Psychrophilia
arousal from being cold or watching others freeze
Psychrotentiginous
arousal from cold weather
Pubephilia
arousal from pubic hair
Pubic dressing
coloring or adding ornaments to pubic hair
Pubic Hair sculpturing
removing pubic hair so that the remainder forms a pattern (i.e. a heart)
Pudendacure
pubic dressing for female
Purdah
veil used on women to hide their face
Puritans
a protestant group that became excessively strict regarding morals
Pygmalionism
agalmatophilia; statue fetishism where person rubs their body against statue
Pygophilemania
arousal from kissing buttocks
Pygophilia
arousal from contact with buttocks
Pygotripsis
arousal from rubbing buttocks
Pygotripsis
rubbing buttocks
Pyrophilia
arousal from fire or of its use in sex play
Quadoshka
American Indian form of tantric sex
Queening
sitting on the side of a person's face as a form of bondage
Rape
nonconsensual sex involving coercion, empowerment or anger
Rape rack
bondage device which leaves victim's genitals exposed for sex or rape
Raptophilia
arousal only from raping a victim
Red light district
area with bordellos and perhaps street prostitutes
Relics
an object that has historical or special interest
Renifleur
person aroused by smell of urine or by sniffing underwear
Retifism
shoe fetish
Rhabdophilia
arousal from being flagellated
Rimming
penetration of anus with tongue
Ringing
insertion of permanent jewelry into a body piercing
Ritual Sex
sex performed with specific rules of conduct (i.e., Wicca, weddings, slave training)
Robotism
attraction to or the use of robots in sex play
Roman Showers
vomiting on partner, usually after drinking urine or wine
Sacofricosis
cutting a hole in pant pocket to facilitate masturbation in public
Sadism
empowerment and arousal derived from injuring others
Sadomasochism by proxy
arousal from watching others disciplined; Dippoldism
Salirophilia
person ingesting human sweat or saliva (fluids with a salt content)
Sapphosadism
lesbian sadism
Sarmassophilia
arousal from kneading flesh
Satan worship
religious rituals performed to Satan as a god
Satyriasis
men who have an uncontrollable desire for sex
Scarfing
the use of a scarf in strangulation for sexual arousal
Scat
arousal from using feces in sex play
Scopophilia
arousal from being stared at oneself
Scoptolagnia
arousal from seeing the genitals of the opposite sex
Scoptophilia
arousal from looking at sexually stimulating scenes
Scortum
Prostitute
Scrotal infusion
infusion of saline into the scrotal sack so that it enlarges
Selgolalia
telling stories that include sex, or about the female genitals
Sensory compensation
our body's regulation of incoming stimulus to a tolerable level
Sensory deprivation
using lack of sensations to create desire
Sensory enhancement
increasing arousal by increased body sensations
Sensory overload
inability of our body to absorb and comprehend incoming stimulus
Seraglio
the Chinese practice of keeping wives secluded at home from other men
Serenades
musical performance during courtship given outdoors at night
Sergeism
infliction of injury to suppress arousal, automasochism, based on story of Sergius by Tolstoy
Sex addiction
compulsion to have sex
Sex Magick
the use of witchcraft rituals for sexual purposes
Sex rings
organized groups of children being sexually exploited by one or more adults
Sex surrogates
people who are trained to help people overcome sexual dysfunctions
Sex toys
mechanical objects used to assist in masturbation or sex play
Sexautism
fantasizing during sex to hasten orgasm
Sexercise
exercises designed to improve muscles used for sex
Sexologists
people who study the science of sex
Sexoschizia
bi-sexual
Sexual aberration
paraphilia
Sexual anomalies
paraphilias
Sexual inversion
arousal from person of same sex
Sexual sadist killer
lust murderer
Shaving
removing the hair with a razor of a partner or oneself for arousal
Showers
depositing body fluids onto a partner's body
Shunammitism
caressing in bed without coitus
Siderodromophilia
arousal from trains
Siphnianize
anal masturbation
Sitophilia
arousal from food
Slapping
slapping partner for arousal
Slaves
person who contracts to be sex slave
Sleeping princess syndrome
those aroused by partner who appears to be asleep
Slings
swings or other forms of support for suspension from which a person may engage in sex
Smegma
secretions from gland under foreskin of penis or clitoris
Snapping pussy
constrictions of muscles used for orgasm; sexercise
Snuff films
films that portray the actual murder and mutilation of one of the actors
Sodomy
oral or anal intercourse involving penetration with male, female, or animal
Somnophilia
fondling stranger in their sleep
Sororate marriage
right of spouse to engage in sex with sisters-in-law or sometimes brothers-in-law
Sororilagnia
Incest with sister
Sororilagnia
sex with one's own sister
Sotadism
Anal sex with young girl
Sounding
insertion of an object into the urethra
Spanking
using hand to slap partner's buttocks for sensory enhancement and arousal
Spay
castration
Spectrophilia
either coitus with spirits or arousal from image in mirrors
Speculum
dilating device used by physicians when doing pelvic exams and in SM medical scenes
Spermatophobia
fear of semen loss
Sphagia
a sacrifice used to placate the gods, the whole offering was completely burned
Sphincter
anal or urethral muscle that closes to prevent passage of urine or feces
Splitting
splitting the penis from the glans toward the base
Stabbing
insertion of a sharp object into flesh
Stag parties
private parties where only men and possibly a female stripper or entertainer are permitted
Stapling
inserting a U-shaped wire into skin during sex play
Statuophilia
agalmatophilia; sexual attraction to statues
Sthenolagnia
arousal from demonstration of strength or muscles
Stigmatophilia
arousal from partner who is stigmatized (i.e., tattoos, piercings, scars)
Strabismus
arousal from eyes of partner
Strangulation
controlling oxygen by restricting windpipe or blood vessels in neck
Stretching
stretching body or genitals for arousal
String bondage
constrictions; wrapping string around body at certain intervals for arousal
Strip poker
card game where the losers remove articles of clothing
Strip search
interrogation process where sex partner is stripped and searched
Stripping
removal of clothes, sometimes performed on stage in an erotic manner
Stuffing
insertion of objects into vagina or anus
Stupprator
man who prefers virgins
Subincision
cutting part of the glans penis from the tip toward the base
Subliminal tapes
audiotapes that give messages intended to alter habits
Submission
surrender to and trust of a partner
Subpersonality
a temporary personality or character change but one where the person does not lose all consciousness with their current surroundings, they are
Succubus
a female spirit who was thought to lie underneath men and have sex with them while they slept
Support groups
groups of people that find solace in discussing a common problem
Suspension
suspending body for sensory deprivation and bondage
Suttee
religious practice of killing wife upon husband's death and burial
Suturing
stitching flesh together
Swing
an object that allows a person to be suspended and move back and forth
Swinging
group sex or wife swapping
Switch
people who play either the top or bottom role (sadist or masochist)
Sybian
a vibrating dildo that sits on top of an object that resembles a saddle
Symphorophilia
arousal from arranging a disaster, crash, or explosion
Syntribate
rubbing thighs together to masturbate
Tachorgasmia
premature ejaculation
Talisman
charm, sometimes used in love spells
Tantalolagnia
arousal from teasing
Tantra
yoga type sexual discipline
Taphephilia
arousal from being buried alive
Tattooing
tattooing for arousal and marking
Tea Room
slang term for restrooms used for hustling and fellatio
Teasing
to excite sexually but without fulfilling implied message
Teledildonics
arousal from computer sex games
Telegony
belief that first man impregnating woman will be the father of any subsequent children
Telephone scatophilia
arousal from obscene phone calls
Telephonicophilia
arousal from using phone calls for sexual conversations
Teratophallic
large penises
Terror play
sex play using terror or fear for arousal
Thalpotentiginy
arousal from heat
Thelectize
clitoridectomy
Thesauromania
compulsion to collect objects or clothing belonging to females
Thlipsosis
arousal from pinching others
Three-legged bloomers
bondage underwear garment that has sleeve for head that opens to genitals of partner
Thusiai
a sacrifice of food cooked on an altar and eaten later by priests or worshippers
Thygatria
Incest of father/ daughter
Thygatria
sex between father and daughter
Tickling
light touch that sometimes causes a laughter response
Timophilia
when a person's primary arousal comes from gold or wealth
-tion
suffix indicating a state of being
Tithiolagnia
having an orgasm while nursing
Tithioscopia
arousal from watching infant nurse
Titillagnia
arousal from tickling
Toilet Training
urinating or defecating on a partner as a form of slave training
Top/Bottom
Dominance/Submission
Top
term used for partner who controls stimuli during sex games
Torture
inflicting pain to get information or for revenge, also used in sex play
Toucheurism
non-consensual touching; arousal from touch
Tourniquets
a device that compresses blood vessels to control bleeding, sometimes sexual
Tragolimia
compulsive desire for sex regardless of attraction of partner
Transsexual
person who are in the process of physically changing sexes
Transvestite
person who is aroused by crossdressing
Transvestophilia
arousal from transvestism
Transvestophilia
arousal from crossdressing
Traumaphilia
arousal from wounds or trauma; automasochism
Trial marriage
couple who lives together for a period to determine compatibility for marriage
Tribadism
lesbianism; sex by rubbing
Triborgasmia
wife who masturbates husband
Trichophilia
hair fetish
Tripsolagnia
arousal from having hair manipulated or shampooed
Tripsolagnia
arousal from having hair shampooed
Tripsolagnophilia
arousal from massage
Tripsophilia
arousal from being massaged
Troilism
arousal by being third party in sex scene
Troubadours
11th-13th century musician poets that popularized love and chivalry
Tunnel of love
carnival boat ride that passed through a dark tunnel allowing couples a moment of privacy
Tyrannism
mild form of sadism
Undinism
arousal from water; sex in bath tub
Uranism
arousal from person of same sex
Urethral self-instrumentation
sounding; inserting object into urethra for arousal
Urolagnia
arousal from urine
Urophilia
arousal from urine
Urtication
the use of nettles to create extra sensation
Vampirism
consuming blood of partner for arousal
Vertigo
dizziness, sometimes used to enhance sex acts
Vertugadin
large hooped skirts that also acted as chastity devices
Vibrators
tools that are inserted and which vibrate
Vicarphilia
arousal from other people's exciting experiences
Victorian lace
sexual discipline using crossdressing as punishment
Victorianism
a 19th century English society that was notorious for bigotry and restrictive about morals
Vincilagnia
arousal from bondage
Virgin
person not having experienced penetrative sex with another person
Virimimism
adoption of masculinity
Visualization
an image formed by the mind, sometimes used in sex rituals and often in sexual fantasy
Voyeurism
arousal by watching others without their consent
Water sports
the use of urine for arousal; urophilia
Waxing
removal of body hair by a sticky substance applied to a strip laid against hair and pulled off
Weddings
marriage ceremonies
Weight training
the use of hanging weights on genitals or hooks for arousal
Whipping
striking or flagellating a partner for sensory enhancement
White slavery
the sale of one race to another for purposes of prostitution
Whore house
bordello Wife swapping: exchanging spouses with another couple for sexual purposes
Whorehouse
Brothel
Wife swapping
Group sex
Worship
reverence of an object or person
Wrestling
a physical struggle between two or more people, used as sexual arousal by some
Xenodynamic
only potent with strangers
Xenodynamic
person who is only potent with strangers
Xenolimia
arousal from strangers
Xenophilia
arousal from strangers
Yoni worship
worship of the female genitals
Yoshiwara
Japanese prostitutes
Zelophilia
arousal from jealousy
Zooerasty
arousal from animals
Zoophilia
arousal from animals
Zwischenstufe
arousal from person of same sex

Reference

  • Brenda Love, Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices, 1992, Barricade Books