There are close to 600 scientifically recognized fetishes and paraphilias. This list contains the most commonly encountered of them.

A

Acrotomophilia – Arousal to amputees.

Actirasty – Arousal to the sun’s rays.

Agalmatophilia – Arousal to statues.

Anasteemaphilia – Arousal to a person of extreme stature, either giant or dwarf.

Apotemnophilia – Arousal to oneself as an amputee.

Autogynephilia – Arousal to oneself [male only] in the form of a woman.

Autoplushophilia – Arousal to oneself dressed as a giant cartoon-like stuffed animal.

Acomoclitic – a sexual attraction to hairless genitals.

Agalmatophilia – a sexual attraction for human-like statues, dolls, mannequins.

Altocalciphilia – sexually turned on by high heels, usually worn by women but not always.

Armpits Fetish – sexual arousal from smelling, licking, or kissing armpits.

B

Balloons Fetish – sexual arousal from balloons which often involves inflation of one’s body part by inserting balloons underneath clothes.

Bestiality – Sexual activity with animals.

Belonephilia – sexual arousal to sharp items, such as needles, pins, razors.

Bondage – Arousal to physical or mental restriction of oneself or partner.

Breast Fetishism – Sexual interest in the shape movement and size of breats.

Buggery – Sodomy.

C

Chasmophilia – Arousal to caverns, crevices, and valleys.

Climacophilia – Arousal to falling down stairs.

Coprophilia – Arousal to feces.

Cock and/or ball Fetish – a sexual obsession with cocks and balls.

Corsetry – wearing a corset to change one’s body shape.

D

Dendrophilia – sexually attracted to trees.

Diaper Fetish – sexual arousal from diapers and/or the use of it. It is usually incorporated into infantilism, scat, watersports, humiliation, and dominance.

E

Ecosexuals – Arousal by nature, and the earth.

Ephebophilia – Arousal to older adolescents, approx. 15-19.

Exhibitionism – Arousal to displaying one’s sexual organs in public.

F

Fetishism – Arousal to objects that have been in physical contact with desired person.

Formicophilia – Arousal to insects. Usually being crawling upon or nibbled by insects, such as ants, cockroaches, etc.

Frotteurism – Arousal to touching a stranger surreptitiously in a crowded place.

Fire Play – any sexual practice involving fire.

Food Play – any sexual practice involving food. This may mean using someone as a dish or table, covering your partner’s body with food and licking it off (think whipped cream or chocolate sauce, but you can get creative!).

Foot Fetish – a sexual obsession with the foot.

G

Gerontophilia – Arousal to the elderly.

Golden Showers – any sex act involving urine, it is also known as ” watersports.”

H

Hebephilia – Arousal to pubescent aged children, approx. 11-14.

Hematolagnia – sexual arousal from blood, it usually involves drinking, licking, looking at blood through bloodletting or biting.

Hybristophilia – a sexual attraction to someone who has committed a crime, or been in prison.

K

Katoptronophilia – Arousal to sex in front of mirrors.

Keraunophilia – sexual arousal from thunder and lightning.

Kigurumi – a sexual attraction to the wearing of a cosplay costume or anime mask.

Knife Play – a practice of running a knife or a blade along your partner to enhance sexual gratification.

Knismolagnia – Arousal to being tickled.

L

Latex/rubber Fetish – sexual preference for latex, rubber, PVC and similar materials.

Lithophilia – Arousal to stone and gravel.

M

Macrogenitalism – a sexual attraction to huge genitals.

Masochism – Arousal to experiencing physical and psychological pain.

Mechanophilia – a sexual attraction to machines and/or doing sex act in/on a certain type of a machine, such as cars, washing machines, androids and etc.

Melissaphilia – Arousal to bees and wasps.

Menophilia – sexual arousal from menstrual blood.

Mysophilia – sexually turned on by smelling or tasting items soiled with human fluids during sex, such as an undergarment or used tampon.

N

Nasolingus – sexual arousal to licking and/or sucking someone’s nose.

Nasophilia – sexual arousal to noses.

Nebulophilia – Arousal to fog.

Necrophilia – Arousal to corpses.

O

Objectophilia – Arousal to a particular object, distinct from fetishism.

Oculolinctus – sexual arousal from licking eyeballs.

Oculophilia – sexual arousal to eyes.

Odontophilia – a sexual obsession with teeth, e.g. licking your partner’s teeth or biting them with your teeth.

Olfactophilia – sexual arousal by smells and odors emanating from the body, especially the sexual area.

P

Partialism – a sexual obsession for a specific part of the body, such as feet, breasts, hair and etc.

Pedophilia – Arousal to prepubescent children.

Plushophilia – a sexual attraction to stuffed animals or soft toys. In order to have sexual interactions with their toys, people modify their plushies with a hole or holes.

Podophilia – Arousal to feet.

Psellismophilia – Arousal to stuttering.

Psychrophilia – Arousal to being cold and watching others who are cold.

Pteronphilia – Arousal to being tickled by feathers.

Pubephilia – Arousal to pubic hair.

Pygmalionism – sexual attachment with a human-like creation of one’s own work, e.g. rubbing oneself against a statue.

Pygophilia – Arousal to buttocks.

Q

Quirofilia – sexual arousal to hands. It could be an obsession with a certain shape of hands, or part of hands, such as fingers, fingernails, or simply doing a certain action with hands, e.g. washing dishes with hands.

R

Retifism – sexual arousal to shoes or other footwear.

Robotism – sexual arousal to robots, aroused by using a robot in a sex act.

Ropework – a sexual obsession with rope, especially in the context of bondage in BDSM.

S

Sadism – Arousal to causing physical and psychological pain.

Savantophilia – Arousal to the cognitively impaired or developmentally delayed.

Scatophilia -sexual arousal to feces, it is also called “coprophilia”.

Siderodromophilia – sexual arousal to trains or riding in trains.

Stigmatophilia – sexually aroused by piercings and tattoos, especially in genitals and/or nipples.

Stockings – sexual arousal to the wearing of stockings.

Strap-on – sexual arousal to wearing strap-on for anal, oral or vaginal penetration.

Stygiophilia – Arousal to the thought of hellfire and damnation.

T

Technophilia – a sexual attraction to technology, such as cyborgs, robots, mechas and sex machines.

Teleiophilia – Arousal to reproductive-aged adults.

Tentacles – a sexual obsession with tentacles which is usually a fictional creature and depicted in porn or erotic animation.

Thesauromania – a sexual obsession with a collection of women clothing, especially underwear.

Titillagnia – Arousal to tickling other people.

Transvestic Fetishism – Arousal to female garments touching the male’s skin.

Trichophilia – a sexual obsession with human hair, most commonly head hair, people with this kink or fetish get arousal from viewing, touching or in some extreme cases eating hair.

U

Underwear – a sexual obsession with underwear which usually involves a man who likes to smell, wear or collect women’s underwear.

Uniforms – sexually aroused by seeing your partner wearing a certain type of uniform.

Urophilia – Arousal to urine or urinating others.

V

Vincilagnia – Sexual arousal from bondage.

Vomerophilia – Sexual attraction to vomit, or erotic vomiting.

Vorarephilia – Arousal to eating another person’s body parts.

Voyeurism – Arousal to spying on others for sexual gratification.

W

Wax play – a form of temperature play in BDSM which applies wax to stimulate a slight burning sensation to the skin.

Weapon fetish – sexual arousal to weapons.

Wet and messy (WAM) fetish – sexually aroused by the act of applying wet, slime and messy substances other than bodily fluids to the naked skin or clothes. Also known as sploshing.

Wing Fetishism – Sexual attraction to angel or demon wings.

X

Xylophilia – sexual arousal to wood.

Y

Yeastiality – sexual arousal to baked food which has risen with yeast, such as bread, pastry, and especially warm dough. People with this obsession are also attracted by partners with yeast infection as applying yeast to the genitals can lead to an infection.

Ylophilia – Arousal by forests, often referred to as ecosexuals.

Z

Zenolimia – Attraction and arousal to strangers, especially foreigners.

Zoophilia – Arousal to nonhuman animals.