Are you unsure what to call your passion? Cruise our list of fetishes to find your tribe instead of calling it My Thing. 

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Abasiophilia: arousal for people with impaired mobility.
Ablutophilia: arousal from showers and baths.
Acomoclitism: sexual arousal from hairless genitalia.
Agalmatophilia: similar to technosexuality; the sexual arousal for mannequins or statues.
Algolagnia : arousal from pain, particularly involving an erogenous zone; differs from masochism as there is a biologically different interpretation of the sensation rather than a subjective interpretation.
Andromimetophilia: attraction to trans-men.
Anililagnia : attraction by young men to older women.
Aptemnophilia/Acrotomophilia : being aroused by amputees.
Archnephilia: Sexual attraction to spiders.
Asphyxiophilia: arousal from asphyxiation or strangulation.
Autagonistophilia: arousal from being on stage or on camera.
Autassassinophilia: arousal from being in life-threatening situations.
Autoandrophilia: arousal for a biological female that imagines herself as a male.
Autoerotic Asphyxiation: arousal from self-induced asphyxiation, often to the point of unconsciousness.
Autogynephilia: arousal for a biological male that imagines himself as a female.
Autonepiophilia: arousal from dressing as (or imagining oneself as) an infant.
Avisodomy: Sexual behavior with birds.


Biastophilia: arousal from the act or thought of raping a non-consenting person.


Capnolagnia: arousal triggered by watching others smoke.
Catheterophilia: arousal from the thought, act, or watching the usage of a catheter.
Chremastistophilia: arousal from being robbed or held up.
Chronophilia: arousal from having partners of a widely differing chronological age range.
Coprolalia: being turned-on by the use of profanity (i.e. fuck, shit, bitch).
Coprophilia: arousal from scat/feces; also known as scat, scatophilia or fecophilia.


Dacryphilia: arousal from the sight of tears or crying.
Dendrophilia: sexual attraction to trees.
Doraphilia: arousal caused by leather, skin, or fur.


Emetophilia: sexual arousal from vomit. Also known as Rainbow Play.
Enderacinism: arousal from the act or thought of tearing out sexual organs by the roots.
Erotic Asphyxiation: arousal from asphyxia of oneself or others.
Erotophonophilia: arousal from the thought or act of oneself or others committing murder.
Eualgia: good pain, the specific pain which masochists crave. link
Exhibitionism: arousal from exposing oneself sexually to others, with or without the consent of others or even the one being exposed.


Formicophilia: arousal from being crawled upon and/or bitten by bugs.
Forniphilia: human furniture play.
Frotteurism: arousal from rubbing on a non-consenting person.


Gerontophilia: sexual preference for the elderly.
Gynemimetophilia: attraction to trans-women.


Hebephilia: attraction for early pubescent children.
Hierophilia: arousal from religious/sacred objects.
Homeovestism: the opposite of transvestism; arousal from wearing clothing of one’s own gender.
Hybristophilia: attraction to criminals, particularly for cruel or outrageous crimes.


Keraunophilia: arousal from thunderstorms.
Kleptophilia: arousal from stealing; also known as kleptolagnia.
Klismaphilia: arousal from the usage of enemas.


Lactophilia: arousal from breast milk. See also adult nursing relationships (ANR) or breast feeding relationships (BFR).
Liquidophelia: arousal from submerging one’s own genitals into liquid.


Macrophilia: attraction to giants, primarily domination by giant women or men.
Mammaphilia: arousal from breasts; also known as mammagynophilia and mastofact. See also adult nursing relationships (ANR) or breast feeding relationships (BFR).
Mechanophilia/Mechaphilia: sexual attraction to cars and/or other large machines.
Menophilia: arousal from menstruation.
Merinthophilia: sexual arousal from being tied up.
Mucophilia: arousal related to mucus (i.e. consuming mucus).
Mysophilia: arousal from dirtiness, soiled, or decaying things.


Narratophilia: arousal from dirty talk, usually with obscene words.
Nasophilia: attraction to noses.
Necrophilia: attraction to corpses.


Oculolinctus: pleasure from licking someone’s eyeball.
Olfactophilia: arousal from smells.


Paraphilic Infantilism: attraction to adult baby/diaper lover (AB/DL); similar to autonepiophilia.
Partialism: attraction to specific, non-genital body parts.
Peodeiktophilia: arousal from exposing one’s penis.
Pedovestism: arousal from dressing like a child.
Pictophilia: arousal from pornography or erotic art, particularly pictures.
Piquerism: arousal from the thought or act of penetration of another person, most commonly by stabbing or cutting the body with sharp objects.
Podophilia: attraction to feet.
Psychorophilia: arousal from contact with extremely cold objects and/or watching others freeze.
Pygophilia: attraction to the buttocks.
Pyrophilia: arousal from fire or arousal from intercourse with a burning corpse.


Ramenophelia: arousal from rubbing noodles on one’s own or someone else’s genitals.
Raptophilia: arousal from committing rape, consensual or non-consensual.
Retifism: arousal from shoes, feet, heels.
Rhabdophilia: arousal from being beaten; arousal from punishment.


Sacofricosis: the process of making a hole in one’s pocket to masturbate in public.
Salirophilia: arousal caused by the soiling/dirtying of others.
Sitophilia: arousal (by either party) from one person eating food from another’s body or to food used in other ways for sexual gratification or arousal.
Somnophilia: arousal from watching other people sleep.
Splanchnophilia: arousal from entrails.
Sthenolagnia: attraction to muscles or displays of strength; muscle worship.
Stigmatophilia: attraction to body piercings and tattoos.
Symorophilia: arousal triggered by watching or staging disasters (i.e. car accidents).


Taphephilia: arousal from being buried alive.
Technosexuality: attraction to robots or people dressed as robots.
Teleiophile: A person who is attracted primarily to mature adults.
Telephone Scatologia: arousal from obscene phone calls, particularly to strangers; also known as telephonicophilia.
Teratophilia: attraction to deformed people.
Textophilia: arousal from certain kinds of textiles, usually from the sensation of it rubbing against an erogenous zone.
Transvestism: arousal from cross-dressing.
Transvestophilia: attraction to a transvestite.
Trichophilia: attraction to hair.
Troilism: watching one’s partner have sex with someone else, possibly without the third party’s knowledge; also known as cuckoldism.


Urolagnia: arousal from play with urine, particularly in public.
Ursusagalmatophilia: arousal for teddy bears. Statues and mannequins.


Vampirism: arousal from blood play.
Vorarephilia: arousal from the thought or act of devouring others whole or being swallowed whole.
Voyeurism: arousal from watching others while naked or having sex, generally without their knowledge; also known as scopophilia or scoptophilia.


Wet and messy fetish (WAM): often called sploshing; a form of arousal from having food-related substances deliberately and liberally applied to the naked skin, predominantly the face, or to the clothes people are wearing. It is often associated with cake-sitting.


Zoophilia: arousal from the act or thoughts of animals.
Zoosadism: arousal from inflicting pain onto animals or seeing them in pain.