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ACHLUOPHILIA: Love of darkness
ACOMOCLITIC: Preference for hairless genitals
ACOUSTICOPHILIA: Arousal from sounds
ACROPHILIA: Arousal from heights or high altitudes
ACROTOMOPHILIA: Arousal from amputees
ACTIRASTY: To become aroused from exposure to sun's rays
ACYESIS: Female sterility
ADAMITISM: Going naked for God
ADOLESCENTILISM: Cross-dressing or playing the role of an adolescent
AELUROPHILIA: Deriving gratification from cats
AGALMATOPHILIA: Attractions to statues or mannequins
AGAMIC: Asexual; parthenogenic
AGENOBIOSIS: Married couple who consent to live together without sex
AGONOPHILIA: Person who is aroused by a partner pretending to struggle
AGORAPHILIA: Arousal from open spaces or having sex in public places
AGREXOPHILIA: Arousal from others knowing you are having sex
AISCHROLATREIA: Worship of filth, smut; obscenity cult
ALBUTOPHILIA: Arousal from water
ALGOLAGNIA: Sexual satisfaction resulting from giving or receiving pain;
ALIPHINEUR: Person using lotion to arouse a partner
ALLOERASTY: Use of nudity of another person to arouse a partner
ALLOPELLIA: Having orgasm from watching others engaging in sex
ALLOTRIORASTY: Arousal from partners of other nations or races
ALPHAMEGAMIA: Attraction to partners of another age group
ALTOCALCIPHILIA: High heel fetish
ALVINOLAGNIA: Stomach fetish
AMATRIPSIS: Masturbation by rubbing labia together
AMAUROPHILIA: Preference for a blind or blindfolded sex partner
AMAXOPHILIA: Attraction to riding in cars and motor vehicles
AMBISEXTROUS: Pertaining to a bisexual person
AMELOTASIS: Attraction to absence of limb
AMOKOSCISIA: Sexual frenzy with desire to slash or mutilate women
AMOMAXIA: Sex in a parked car
AMPHIEROTISM: Capacity of erotic reaction toward either sex
AMPHIGENTIC INVERT: sexual activity with persons of both genders
AMULIEROSIS: Result of sexual privacy
AMYCHESIS: Act of scratching partner during sexual passion
AMYCHOPHILIA: Deriving sexual pleasure from being scratched
ANACLITISM: Arousal from items used as infant
ANALINCTUS: Licking the anus
ANALINGUS: Rimming or penetration of anus with tongue
ANASTEEMAPHILIA: Attraction to a person because of a difference in height
ANAXIPHILIA: In love with a loser by someone who should know better
ANDROGYNY: Having both male and 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 desire for older women
ANISONOGAMIST: Attraction to either older or younger partners
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
ANTHROPOPHAGOLAGNIA: Rape with cannibalism
ANTHROPOPHAGY: Pleasure derived from the ingestion of human flesh
ANTIPUDIC: Covering one’s genitals
APELLOUS: Circumcision
APHEPHILIA: Deriving pleasure from being touched
APHILOPHRENIA: A feeling that one is unloved or unwanted
APISTIA: Adultery
APODYSOPHILIA: Feverish desire to undress
APOTEMNOPHILIA: Person who has sexual fantasies about losing a limb
ARPAGEE: A raped woman
ASCETICISM: Religious self-denial often including celibacy
ASPHYXIAPHILIA: Arousal from lack of oxygen
ASTHENOLAGNIA: Arousal from weakness or being humiliated
ASTYPHIA: Impotence
ASYNODIA: Celibacy particularly due to impotence
AUTOEROTIC ASPHYXIA: Oxygen deprivation with risk of dying
AUTOGYNEPHILIA: Arousal from crossdressing
AUTOMASOCHISM: Inflicting intense sensations of pain on one's body
AUTONEPIOPHILIA: Sexual attraction from being treated like an infant
AUTOPEDERASTY: The insertion of one's own penis into their anus
AVERING: A boy’s begging in the nude to arouse sympathy
AVISODOMY: Breaking the neck of a bird while penetrating it for sex
AXILLISM: The use of the armpit for sex


BALLOCK: Testicle
BATHYCOLPIAN: Possessing a large bosom
BELONEPHILIA: Arousal from pins or needles
BIASTOPHILIA: Pleasure from forcible rape of a terrified stranger
BLISSOM: To copulate with an ewe
BROMIDROPHILIA: Arousal from bodily smells


CALLIPYGIAN: Having shapely buttocks
CANOPHILIA: Turned on by dogs
CATAGELOPHILIA: Love of being ridiculed
CATAMENIA: Menstruation
: A boy used in homosexual relations
CHASMOPHILIA: Attraction to nooks, crannies, crevices, and chasms
CHEIMAPHILIA: Deriving pleasure from cold or winter
CHREMATISTOPHILIA: Arousal from being charged for sex or robbed
CHRYSOPHILIA: Arousal from gold or golden objects
CLAUSTROPHILIA: Love of being confined in small places
COMMASCULATION: Homosexuality between men
CONCUPISCENCE: Excessive sexual desire
CONTRECTATION: The love play preceding sexual intercourse
CONVERTITE: A reformed prostitute
COPROLOGY: The study of pornography
COPROPHEMIA: Obscene language
COPROPHILIA: A fancier of feces
CRATOLAGNIA: Arousal from strength
CRUROPHILIA: Sexual arousal from legs
CYPRIAN: Lecherous
CYPRIDOPHOBIA: Fear of getting venereal disease
CYPRIPAREUNIA: Sexual intercourse with a prostitute


DACRYPHILIA: Arousal from seeing tears in the eyes of a partner
DASYPYGAL: Having hairy buttocks
DEOSCULATE: To kiss affectionately
DEPUSCELATE: To lose one’s virginity
DIGENESIS: Alternately sexual and asexual reproduction
DIGENOUS: Bisexual
DIOESTRUM: The time when a female animal is not in heat
DORAPHILIA: Love of animal skins
DOWCET: A deer’s testicle
DYSTYCHIPHILIA: Deriving pleasure from accidents


ECDYSIAST: A stripper
EDEA: The external genitals
ELUMBATED: Weak in the loins
EMETOPHILIA: Arousal from vomit or vomiting
EMMENOLOGY: The study of menstruation
ENCEINTE: Pregnant
ENCRATY: Abstinence
EONISM: Transvestitism
EPICENE: Pertaining to both sexes
EPIGAMIC: Tending to attract the opposite sex during mating season
EPISTEMOPHILIA: Abnormal preoccupation with acquiring knowledge
EREMOPHILIA: Maniacal desire to be left alone
ERGOPHILIA: Love of work and labor
EROTOPHOBIA: Fear of sexual love
EROTOPHONPHILIA: Sexual satisfaction from murdering complete strangers
ERYTHROPHILIA: Becoming aroused by blushing
EUNUCHATE: To make a eunuch
EVIRATION: Emasculation, castration


FAM: To grope a woman
FEMORAL COITUS: Penis-thigh sex
FISSIPARISM: Reproduction by fissioning
FORMICOPHILIA: Enjoyment of the use of insects for sexual purposes
FROTTEUR: A person aroused by brushing up against clothed people in public


GAMIC: Sexual
GAMOPHOBIA: Fear of marriage
GENICON: A sexual partner imagined by one dissatisfied with her actual partner
GENOPHOBIA: Fear of sex
GERONOSEXUALITY: An attraction where to object of desire 30 years older
GERONTOPHILIA: Arousal from an older partner
GRAPHOLAGNIA: Maniacal interest in obscene pictures
GRIVOISERIE: Lewd and lascivious behavior
GUNZEL: A passive, orally oriented, male homosexual
GYMNOPHOBIA: Fear of nudity
GYNANDER: A female pseudo-hermaphrodite
GYNANDRY: Hermaphroditism
GYNOPHOBIA: Fear of women
GYNOTIKOLOBOMASSOPHILIA: Sexual pleasure by nibbling on a woman’s earlobe


HAMARTOPHILIA: Love of committing sinful acts
HAPTEPHILIA: Arousal by being touched
HARPAXOPHILIA: Getting pleasure by robbery or being robbed
HEBETIC: Happening at puberty
HEDONOPHOBIA: Fear of pleasure
HEMATOLAGNIA: Sexual stimulation from blood
HEMIPENIS: One of the paired sex organs of many reptiles
HETAERISM: Extramarital sex; communal marriage
HYPNOPHILIA: Turned on by the thought of sleeping


ICOLAGNIA: Arousal from contact with sculptures or pictures.
INFANTILISM: Attraction to childhood items
IPSISM: Masturbation
ISOPHILIC: Relating to same gender affection sans sex
ITHYPHALLIC: Pertaining to the phallus carried in Bacchanalian festivals; lewd


JOCKER: A male homosexual


KAINOTOPHILIA: Getting pleasure from change
KAKORRHAPHIOPHILIA: Arousal from failure
KALOPSIA: Condition where things appear more beautiful than they really are
KERAUNOPHILIA: Turned on by thunder and lightning
KINESOPHILIA: Arousal from movement and exercise
KLISMAPHILIA: Sexual pleasure from enemas
KNISSOPHILIA: Attraction to incense-burning
KOPOPHILIA: Arousal from physical or mental exhaustion


LAGNOSIS: Satyriasis
LALIOPHILIA: Arousal from public speaking
LALOCHEZIA: Talking dirty to relieve tension
LEMAN: A mistress or lover
LIGYROPHILIA: Turned on by loud noises
LILAPSOPHILIA: Arousal from tornadoes
LOBCOCK: A large, relaxed penis
LITHOPHILIA: Attraction to stones, gravel, or mud
LOVERTINE: Addicted to love-making
LUPANARIAN: Lubricious, lascivious, lewd
LYGOPHILIA: Love of darkness
LYSSOPHILIA: Sexual arousal from becoming angry or upset


MACHLAENOMANIA: Masochism in women
MACROMASTIC: Pertaining to large breasts
MACROPHILIA: Attraction to giants or giant creatures
MAIESIOPHILIA: Arousal from childbirth or pregnant women
MAMMILLATED: Having nipples
MANIAPHILIA: Attraction to insane people
MASTIGOPHILIA: Sexual gratification from punishment or being whipped
MATUTOLAGNIA: Antemerdian sexual desire
MAZOPHILIA: Compulsion for breasts
MECHANOPHILIA: Turned on by machines
MEGALOPHILIA: Arousal from large objects (not necessarily fat)
MENACME: The menstruating part of a woman’s life
MENOPHANIA: The onset of menstruation; false menstruation
MENTULATE: Possessing a large penis; well-hung
MERKIN: A pubic hair wig
METOPOPHILIA: Turned on by a person’s face
METROPHILIA: Arousal from poetry
MISAPODYSIS: Hatred of undressing in front of someone
MISEROTIA: Aversion to sex
MOLYSMOPHILIA: Attraction to dirt, filth, or contamination
MONOECIOUS: Hermaphroditic
MONORCHID: Having one testicle
MULIEBRITY: Assumption of female characteristics by a male
MULTIGRAVIDA: A woman who has been pregnant more than once
MYSOPHILIA: Love of dirt or becoming dirty


NARRATOPHILIA: Arousal from erotic conversations
NASOPHILIA: Arousal from the touch, licking, or sucking of a partner's nose.
NEANILAGNIA: A yen for nymphets
NEBULOPHILIA: Arousal from fog
NECROPHILIA: Sexual gratification only by having sex with the dead
NEMOPHILIA: Love of forests
NEOPHILIA: Arousal from anything new
NOSOPHILIA: Love of becoming ill
NOTHOSONOMIA: Calling someone a bastard
NOVERCAMANIA: Sexual attraction to one’s stepmother
NYCTOPHILIA: Love of night
NYMPHOLEPSY: Trance incurred by erotic daydreams


OBSOLAGNIUM: Waning sexual desire due to age
OCHLOPHILIA: Attraction to crowds
OCNOPHILE: Someone chronically dependent on their lover
OCULOLINCTUS: The act of licking a partner's eyeball
ODYNOPHILIA: Deriving pleasure from pain; masochism
OIKOPHILIA: Attraction to one’s home
OLFACTOPHILIA: Sexual gratification from smells
OMBROPHILIA: Turned on by rain or being rained upon
ONANISM: Masturbation
OPHELIMITY: The ability to please sexually
OPHIDIOPHILIA: Arousal from snakes
ORNITHOPHILIA: Love of birds
OSMOLAGNIA: Arousal caused by bodily odors, such as sweat or menses
OSPHRESIOPHILIA: An inordinate love of smells


PANTOPHILIA: Arousal from just about everything imaginable
PAPHIAN: Erotic; pertaining to illicit love
PAPILLA: A nipple
PARACOITA: A female sexual partner
PARACOITUS: A male sexual partner
PAREUNIA: Sexual intercourse
PARTHENOLATRY: Virgin worship
PARTHENOPHILIA: Attraction only to virgins
PECCATOPHILIA: Arousal from sinning or having committed imaginary crime
PEDIOPHILIA: Attraction to dolls
PEDOPHILIA: Attraction to younger partners
PENIAPHILIA: Erotic fascination with poverty
PENTHERAPHILIA: Sexual attraction to one’s mother-in-law
PEODEIKTOPHILIA: Sexual arousal from exhibitionism
PEOTOMY: Surgical amputation of the penis
PESSARY: A vaginal suppository
PHALLATION: Movement of the penis in sexual intercourse
PHILOPHOBIA: Fear of falling in love or of being loved
PHILOPORNIST: A lover of prostitutes
PHRONEMOPHILIA: Turned on by the act of thinking
PHTHIRIOPHILIA: Attraction to lice
PICTOPHILIA: Arousal only from looking at erotic pictures
PIZZLE: A whip made of an animal’s penis
PLACOPHILIA: Arousal from tombstones
PLANISTETHIC: Flat-chested
PLUVIOPHILIA: Sexual stimulation from rain or being rained upon
PNIGOPHILIA: Aroused from people choking
POINEPHILIA: Turned on by punishment; masochism
PONOPHILIA: Attraction to overwork
PORNERASTIC: Licentious, lewd, and horny
PORNOCRACY: A government by prostitutes
PORNOLAGNIA: Desire for prostitutes
POTAMOPHILIA: Arousal from streams and rivers
PREMENACMIUM: Life before menstruation begins
PRESBYTOREAN: An erotic poem
PRIAPISM: Persistent and painful erection, usually the result of a disease
PRONOVALENCE: Ability to have sexual intercourse in a prone position only
PSELLISMOPHILIA: Becoming aroused by stuttering
PTERIDOMANIA: An intense desire for ferns
PTERONOPHILIA: Sexual gratification from being tickled by feathers
PUCELAGE: Virginity
PUNQUETTO: A prostitute
PUTANISM: Prostitution
PYGMALIIONISM: Falling in love with one’s creation (a la "My Fair Lady")
PYGOPHILIA: Aroused from buttocks
PYROLAGNIA: Sexual stimulation from watching fires


QUADOSHKA: American Indian form of tantric sex
QUEENING: Sitting on the side of a person's face as a form of bondage
QUIM: The vagina


RAMMISH: Lustful and horny
RANTALLION: One whose scrotum is longer than his penis
RENIFLEUR: One who gets sexual pleasure from body smells
RÉTIFISM: Foot and shoe fetishism, including using the shoe for masturbation
RETROCOPULATION: Fornicating from behind ("Doggie position")
RHABDOPHILIA: Finding pleasure in being severely criticized
RHYTIPHILIA: Arousal from facial wrinkles
RUTTISH: Horny; in heat


SAPPHISM: Lesbianism
SCELEROPHILIA: Attraction to bad guys or unsavory characters
SCOTOPHILIA: Turned on by darkness
SEPTOPHILIA: Sexual attraction to decaying matter
SIDERODROMOPHILIA: Arousal from riding in trains
SITOPHILIA: Deriving pleasure from eating
SOCERAPHILIA: Excitement from one’s parents-in-law
SOPHOPHILIA: Sexual gratification from learning
SOROPHILIA: Attraction to one’s sister
SPECTROPHILIA: Arousal from looking at oneself in a mirror
SPINTRY: A male whore
STASIVALENCE: Ability to have sexual intercourse only while standing
STAUROPHILIA: Arousal from the cross or crucifix
STHENOLAGNIA: Arousal from displaying strength or muscles
STYGIOPHILIA: Deriving pleasure from thoughts of hell
SUCCUBUS: A female demon who seduces men in their sleep
SUPINOVALENT: Able to fornicate only while lying on the back
SYMPHOROPHILIA: Arousal by accidents or catastrophes
SYNGENESOPHILIA: Sexual attraction to one’s relatives


TAPHEPHILIA: Arousal from being buried alive
TAPHOPHILIA: Love of funerals
TELEOPHILIA: Affinity for religious ceremonies
TERATOPHILIA: Arousal from deformed or monstrous people
THALASSOPHILIA: Love of the sea
THASSOPHILIA: Attraction to sitting
THREPTEROPHILIA: A fondness for female nurses
THYGATRILAGNIA: A father’s sexual love for his daughter
TOCOPHILIA: Fondness for pregnancy and childbirth
TONITROPHILIA: Love of thunder
TOXIPHILIA: Attraction to poisons
TOXOPHILIA: Love of archery
TRAGALISM: Lust; lechery; obscenity
TRANSFEMINATE: To change from woman to man
TRAUMATOPHILIA: An unconscious desire to be injured
TRIBADISM: Mutual genital-fondling between lesbians
TRICHOPATHOPHILIA: Sexual attraction to hair


UNDINISM: The association of water with erotic thoughts
URANISM: Homosexuality
URANOPHILIA: Sexual arousal by heavenly thoughts
UROLAGNIA: Sexual pleasure from urinating
URTICATION: The use of nettles to create extra sensation
UXORAVALENT: Only able to attain sex extramaritally (applied to men)
UXOROVALENT: Able to score only with one’s wife


VACCINOPHILIA: Turned on by becoming vaccinated
VAMPIRISM: Consuming blood of a partner for arousal
VICARPHILIA: Arousal from other people's exciting experiences
VINCILAGNIA: Arousal from bondage
VIRAGINITY: Masculinity in a woman
VIRGIN: You really need to ask?
VIRIMIMISM: Adoption of masculinity
VIRIPOTENT: Sexually mature
VITRICOPHILIA: Sexual attraction to one’s stepfather
W WETHER: A castrated ram
WHELP: To bear offspring
WITTOL: A husband who tolerates his wife’s infidelity


XENODYNAMIC: Person who is only potent with strangers
XENOPHILIA: An attraction to foreign customs, traditions, and foreigners
XERONISUS: Inability to reach orgasm
XYLOPHILIA: Turned on by wooden objects


YELD: Not old enough to procreate
YLOPHILIA: Affinity for forests
YONI WORSHIP: Worship of the female genitals


ZELOPHILIA: Sexual arousal from jealousy
ZOOERASTIA: Sexual intercourse with an animal
ZOOPHILIA: One who is attracted to animals in a sexual, or emotional sense
ZWISCHENSTUFE: Arousal from a person of the same sex

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