Vorarephilia

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Vorarephilia (often shortened to vore) is a paraphilia where arousal occurs from the idea of someone or something eating, or being eaten by, someone or something.[1][2][3] It is thus distinguishable from cannibalism, the actual act of a human eating human flesh, as there are no bounds on the species of either party in vorarephilia. The fantasy may sometimes involve the victim being swallowed dead or alive, and may or may not include digestion.[3] Since satisfying the fetish in real life may be illegal or even physically impossible depending on the specific vorarephiliac fantasy, it is most often enjoyed through pictures, stories, videos, and video games.[4] It may be seen as a variation on macrophilia in some cases, and may also be combined with other fetishes.[5]

The word vorarephilia is derived from the Latin vorare (to "swallow" or "devour"), and Ancient Greek φιλία (philía, "love").

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References

  1. ^ Adams, Cecil (2004-07-02). "Eat or be eaten: Is cannibalism a pathology as listed in the DSM-IV?". The Straight Dope. http://www.straightdope.com/columns/040702.html. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
  2. ^ Ågmo, Anders (2007). Functional and dysfunctional sexual behavior: a synthesis of neuroscience and comparative psychology. Academic Press. p. 454. doi:10.1016/B978-012370590-7/50013-X. ISBN 0-12-370590-8.
  3. ^ a b Brundage, Sandy (2002-07-31). "Fetish Confessions". The Wave Magazine 2 (15). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. http://web.archive.org/web/20070927061721/http://www.thewavemag.com/pagegen.php?articleid=22026&pagename=article. Retrieved 2007-04-30.
  4. ^ Brathwaite, Brenda (2007). "Defining sex". Sex in video games. Advances in computer graphics and game development. London: Charles River Media. p. 20. ISBN 1-58450-459-5. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. http://web.archive.org/web/20070927180711/http://www.charlesriver.com/resrcs/chapters/1584504595_1stChap.pdf.
  5. ^ Ceilán, Cynthia (2008). Weirdly Beloved: Tales of Strange Bedfellows, Odd Couplings, and Love Gone Bad. Globe Pequot. p. 90. ISBN 1-59921-403-2.

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