Vorarephilia

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Vorarephilia (often shortened to vore) is a paraphilia wherein sexual arousal occurs in response to the idea of someone/something/yourself eating or being eaten by someone/something/yourself.[1][2][3] The fantasy sometimes involves the victim being swallowed dead or alive and may or may not include digestion.[3]

It is most often enjoyed through pictures, stories, videos, and video games, and can appear in mainstream media. Other examples to this are being eaten whole.[4] In some cases, vorarephilia may be described as a variation of macrophilia and may combine with other paraphilias.[5]

Armin Meiwes was a cannibal who acted out his fantasy with a willing victim. After reports of the "Rotenburg Cannibal" appeared in the media, websites began appearing in which people advertised for volunteers to be eaten.[6] this was the result of a cannibal fetish and possibly other forms of mental illness, he was grouped in with the vore community despite objections and general distaste from the vore community of this grouping.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adams, Cecil (2004-07-02). "Eat or be eaten: Is cannibalism a pathology as listed in the DSM-IV?". The Straight Dope. 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. 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. 
  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. 
  6. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3230774.stm

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