Blood fetish

A blood fetish (also known as vampire fetish, hematolagnia and haematophilia) is a sexual fetish for blood. Blood fetishists are most often aroused by blood on nude or semi-nude individuals. Other blood fetishists are aroused simply by the sight of blood. Witnessing accidental or intentional cuts or blood donating are good examples. Only extreme cases are turned on while viewing an extremely gruesome scene. Blood fetishism is often accompanied by some licking or drinking blood through bloodletting. This is sometimes done by biting (referred to as "love-bites" though they are technically not) however this is not the norm due to the potential for damage from bruising or infection. Most often a razor blade is used. As well as being a sexual fetish, it is often considered an expression of intimacy or bonding.

There is a substantial community centered around the fetish, however it is mostly "underground" due to its controversial nature. It is partly linked with the vampire subculture, however most blood fetishists do not consider themselves "vampires", though some may have a vampire fetish - blood fetishism has a history of being referred to as "vampirism" in psychiatric literature and articles.

Bloodsports or bloodplay are general terms used for any sexual or BDSM play involving blood. It is considered edgeplay due to its nature of being able to easily spread blood borne diseases. It is also possible, although rare, for the uncareful to cut the person too deeply and cause them to bleed excessively.

There is also menstrual fetish (also referred to as Red Wings), which focuses on menstruating women, either having their periods without blocking the flow of blood, or even focusing on used tampons. Some enjoy performing cunnilingus on their menstruating partners. The same can be said for the female; the genital area is often more arousable during menstruation and orgasms can be more intense.

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Blood is a specialized biological fluid consisting of red blood cells (also called RBCs or erythrocytes), white blood cells (also called leukocytes) and platelets (also called thrombocytes) suspended in a complex fluid medium known as blood plasma.
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Bloodletting (or blood-letting, in modern medicine referred to as phlebotomy) was a popular medical practice from antiquity up to the late 19th century, involving the withdrawal of often considerable quantities of blood from a patient in the hopeful belief that this
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Love-bite or hickey is a temporary mark or bruise on one's skin (medically, a minor hematoma) resulting from kissing or sucking or biting forcefully enough to burst blood vessels beneath the skin. It could also be called a "love-mark", a "passion mark" or a "slag tag".
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The vampire lifestyle (or vampyre subculture) is an alternative lifestyle followed by a particular subculture attracted to contemporary vampire lore and who seek to emulate it.
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Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings that are renowned for subsisting on human blood or lifeforce, but in some cases may prey on animals. Although vampires have different characteristics depending on which lore one reads, in most cases, they are described as reanimated
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BDSM is any of a number of related patterns of human sexual behavior. The major subgroupings are described in the abbreviation "BDSM" itself:
  • B and D: Bondage and discipline
  • D and S: Domination and submission
  • S and M

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In BDSM, edgeplay is a subjective term for types of sexual play that are considered to be pushing on the edge of the traditional safe, sane and consensual creed. It is nearly universally held that these forms of BDSM activity should not be attempted without proper supervision,
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A blood-borne disease is one that can be spread by contamination by blood.

The most common examples are HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and viral haemorrhagic fevers.
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Cunnilingus is the act of performing oral sex, using the mouth, lips, and tongue to stimulate the female genitals. The clitoris is particularly noted for stimulation as it is the most sensitive part of the female genitalia.
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BDSM is any of a number of related patterns of human sexual behavior. The major subgroupings are described in the abbreviation "BDSM" itself:
  • B and D: Bondage and discipline
  • D and S: Domination and submission
  • S and M

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Vampire fetish is a sexual condition where a person is attracted to the idea of being bitten by a vampire. Unlike blood fetishism and bite fetishism, vampire fetishism does not focus on the biting itself but rather the power exchange that happens during the biting.
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Dracula

1st edition cover, Archibald Constable and Company, 1897
Author Bram Stoker
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre(s) Horror novel, Gothic novel
Publisher Archibald Constable and Company (UK)
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Patrick Califia (formerly known as Pat Califia; born 1954 near Corpus Christi, Texas) is a writer about sexuality and of erotic fiction, nonfiction essays, and poetry. Califia is a bisexual transman.

Biography

Califia was born female, into a Mormon family.
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Cleis Press is an independent publisher of books in the areas of sexuality, erotica, feminism, gay and lesbian studies, gender studies, fiction, and human rights. The press was founded in 1980 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by Frédérique Delacoste and Felice Newman.
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Paraphilia (in Greek para παρά = besides and -philia φιλία = love)—in psychology and sexology, is a term that describes a family of persistent, intense fantasies, aberrant urges, or behaviors involving sexual
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Abasiophilia is a psychosexual attraction to people with impaired mobility, especially those who use orthopedic appliances such as leg braces, orthopedic casts, spinal braces, or wheelchairs.
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Amputee fetishism is one of the paraphilias grouped together as attraction to disability. It is a fetish focused on amputations, generally of limbs.

Two subtypes of this fetish are generally recognized.
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Andromimetophilia (often misspelled as androminetophilia) is an attraction to women who imitate men,[1] preoperative female-to-male transsexuals,[1] or postoperative female-to-male transsexuals.
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Anesthesia fetishism (alt: anaesthesia) is a sub-category of the paraphilias in which sexual arousal is induced by the idea of general anesthesia, and the equipment and paraphernalia related to its use.
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Autogynephilia (IPA: /ˌɔtoʊˌɡaɪnəˈfɪliə/) (from Greek αὐτό (self), γῦνή (woman) and
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Biastophilia (from Greek biastes, "rape" + -philia) is a paraphilia in which sexual arousal is dependent on, or is responsive to, the act of assaulting (possibly sexually) an unconsenting person, especially a stranger.
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bondage involves people being tied up or otherwise restrained for pleasure. Bondage is usually, but not always, a sexual practice. The paraphilia of being sexually aroused by bondage is sometimes known as vincilagnia.

Studies in the U.S.
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Breast expansion fetishism is the attribution to breast enlargement of powers to influence social relations. It is also a psychological term used to diagnose a disorder of sexual preference, whereby the expansion of (or expanded) breasts are relied upon as a sexual stimulus.
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Breast fetishism (also known as: mastofact, or breast partialism[1][2]) is a type of psychiatric disorder of sexual preference.[3][4] The term is used to describe the reliance on breasts as a stimulus for sexual arousal.
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Chronophilia refers to a group of patterns of sexual arousal in which a person's sexuoerotic age is discordant with his or her actual chronological age and is concordant with the age of the partner.
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Coprophilia (from Greek κόπρος, kópros - excrement and φιλία, filía - liking, fondness), also called scat,[1] is the paraphilia involving sexual pleasure from feces.
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A crush fetish is a paraphilia which primarily consists of the desire to see others (generally members of the opposite sex) crush small creatures such as insects, mammals and reptiles. Inanimate objects, such as cigarettes, fruit or toy cars, can also be crush fetish stimuli.
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Dacryphilia (also known as dacrylagnia) is a form of paraphilia in which one is aroused from tears or sobbing.[1] Dacryphilia is primarily associated with males.[2]

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Diaper fetishism is a paraphilia in which a person feels a strong desire to wear or use diapers, usually without physiological necessity. It is differentiated from infantilism in that those of the latter category are also focused with returning to babyhood in ways other than by
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Doll fetish is a transformation fetish of being transformed into a doll, or transforming someone else into a doll. Doll fetishism is often played out as a role play between two or more people.
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