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Odaxelagnia is a paraphilia involving sexual arousal through biting, or being bitten. Odaxelagnia is considered a mild form of sadism.[1][2][3] Alfred Kinsey studied Odaxelagnia, reporting that roughly half of all people surveyed had experienced sexual arousal from biting.[4] Odaxelagnia has associations with vampire lifestyles, but does not necessarily involve bloodletting.[5]


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  2. ^ Brenda Love (1994), The Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices, Natl Book Network, ISBN 978-1-56980-011-9
  3. ^ Juan Carlos Romi (April 2004), "Nomenclatura de las manifestaciones sexuales", Alcmeón (in Spanish), Revista Argentina de Clínica Neuropsiquiátrica (Argentina Journal of Neuropsychiatric Clinic), 11 (2), retrieved 2011-06-04
  4. ^ Dr. Mark griffiths, Bite Sighs: A beginner's guide to odaxelagnia, retrieved 2014-03-19
  5. ^ "10 Unusual Fetishes That Some Call Sexy But I Call Yuck | The Stir". Retrieved 2011-06-04.