Partialism

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Armpits, breasts, buttocks, navel, hands, and feet are common partialisms.

Partialism refers to a sexual interest with an exclusive focus on a specific part of the body.[1][2][3][4] Partialism is categorized as a paraphilia in the DSM-IV-TR of the American Psychiatric Association if it is not part of normative stimulation or causes significant psychosocial distress for the person or has detrimental effects on important areas of their life.[1][2] Individuals with partialism sometimes describe the anatomy of interest to them as having equal or greater erotic attraction for them as do the genitals.[5]

Partialism occurs in heterosexual, bisexual and homosexual individuals.[6][7] The foot is considered one of the most common partialisms.[8][9]

Types of partialism[edit]

The following are some of the partialisms commonly found among people.[10][8][3][11][12]

Formal name Common name Source of arousal
Podophilia Foot fetish Foot
Oculophilia Eye fetish Eye
Maschalagnia Armpit fetish Armpits
Mazophilia Breast fetish Breasts
Pygophilia Butt fetish Buttocks
Nasophilia Nose fetish Nose
Trichophilia Hair fetish Hair
Alvinophilia Belly button fetish Navel
Alvinolagnia Belly/Stomach fetish Belly
Hand fetishism Hand fetish Hands
Leg fetishism Leg fetish Legs
Lip fetishism Lip fetish Lip
Neck fetishism Neck fetish Neck
Ear fetishism Ear fetish Ears

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b American Psychiatric Association (2000-06). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV (Text Revision). Arlington, VA, USA: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. pp. 566–76. doi:10.1176/appi.books.9780890423349. ISBN 978-0890420249. 
  2. ^ a b "Partialism". Forensicpsychiatry.ca. Retrieved 2013-03-14. 
  3. ^ a b "Human Sexuality: The Basics - Gordon Edlin, Eric Golanty". Books.google.co.in. Retrieved 2013-03-14. 
  4. ^ Milner, J. S., & Dopke, C. A. (1997). Paraphilia Not Otherwise Specified: Psychopathology and theory. In D. R. Laws and W. O'Donohue (Eds.), Sexual deviance: Theory, assessment, and treatment. New York: Guilford.
  5. ^ Kunjukrishnan, R., Pawlak, A., & Varan, L R. (1988). The clinical and forensic psychiatric issues of retifism. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 33, 819–825.
  6. ^ Weinberg, M. S., Williams, C. J., & Calhan, C. (1994). Homosexual foot fetishism. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 23, 611–626.
  7. ^ Weinberg, M. S., Williams, C. J., & Calhan, C. (1995). "If the shoe fits...": Exploring male homosexual foot fetishism. The Journal of Sex Research, 32, 17–27.
  8. ^ a b "Exploring those secret turn-ons - Get your freak on!". Jamaica-gleaner.com. 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2013-03-14. 
  9. ^ Jesse Bering. "Partial for Protuberant: The Man Who Was Into “Outies”". Scientific American. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  10. ^ SPECIFIC BODY PART FETISH
  11. ^ http://www.legsandheels.com/dcforum/DCForumID1/7.html
  12. ^ Aggrawal, Anil (2009). Forensic and medico-legal aspects of sexual crimes and unusual sexual practices. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p. 121. ISBN 1420043099. Retrieved 6 July 2014.