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A2M
The removal of the penis or another object from the anus followed by the immediate insertion of the object into the mouth.
A2ogm
specifically describes the variant of the ATM act where the penis is moved from one partner's anus to another girls mouth
abasiophilia
is a sexual attraction to disabled people who use orthopaedic appliances such as leg braces, orthopedic casts, spinal braces, or wheelchairs
ABC strategy abstinence, be faithful, use a condom (on Wikipedia)
abstinence-plus sex education, also known as abstinence-based sex education, is a sex education policy
aberration see Deviance (sociology) (on Wikipedia)
An aberration is something that deviates from the normal way
abortifacient (on Wikipedia)
a substance that induces abortion
abortion
the termination of pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of a fetus or embryo prior to viability
Abrasion
Surface play with abrasive materials. Rabbit fur, rough silk, chamois leather, fine sandpaper, assorted brushes and wire wool are just a few samples of some very effective items to enhance the body sensations of a blindfolded bottom.
abruptio placentae (on Wikipedia) aka placental abruption
a complication of pregnancy, wherein the placental lining has separated from the uterus of the mother
Abasiophilia
sexual attraction to people who wear leg braces, casts, etc.(also see Apotemnophilia below)
abstinence
a self-enforced restraint from indulging in bodily activities that are widely experienced as giving pleasure. Most frequently, the term refers to sexual abstinence
abstinence movement
a form of sex education that teaches abstinence from sex, and often excludes many other types of sexual and reproductive health education, particularly regarding birth control and safe sex.
abstinence, be faithful, use a condom (on Wikipedia)
also knnown as the ABC Strategy is a sex education policy
abstinence-only sex education (on Wikipedia)
a mostly American form of sex education that teaches abstinence from sex, and often excludes many other types of sexual and reproductive health education, particularly regarding birth control and safe sex.
abstinence-plus sex education (on Wikipedia)
also knnown as the ABC Strategy is a sex education policy
acault see LGBT Terms
a Burmese term for a male who exhibits transgender behavior.
acceleration of physical development
the rate at which a child develops
accessory breast
also known as polymastia, supernumerary breasts, multiple breast syndrome, or mammae erraticae, is the condition of having an additional breast. Extra breasts may appear with or without nipples or areolae.
acmegenesis
the induction of an orgasm.
acomoclitism
Preference for hairless genitals.
Acouticophilia
Arousal from sound: (ie: the sound of high heels walking on hard-wood floors).
acquaintance rape
also known as "date rape" - a rape committed by a person, who could be a friend or acquaintance against a victim. Commonly, date rape is referring to drug facilitated sexual assault or an acquaintance rape
acrosomal reaction (on Wikipedia)
reaction that occurs in the acrosome of the sperm as it approaches the egg
Acrophobia
A fear of heights - also see Phobophilia
acrosome (on Wikipedia)
an organelle that develops over the anterior half of the head in the spermatozoa (sperm cells)
Acrotomophilia
A sexual attraction to 'bodily defects' (also see Apotemnophilia below)
act of union
see Sexual intercourse
ACTH see Adrenocorticotropic hormone (on Wikipedia)
a polypeptide tropic hormone produced and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and is an important component of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and is often produced in response to biological stress
Acucullophilia (on Wikipedia)
Sexual attraction to men who are circumcised.
acupressure (on Wikipedia)
an alternative medicine technique derived from acupuncture, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the hand, elbow, or with various devices.
Acupuncture
Oriental medicine using needles, etc., to heal the body
Adam's apple
The structure of the laryngeal prominence forms a bump under the skin, larger in adult men, in whom it is usually clearly visible and palpable. In women, the bump is much less visible and is hardly perceived on the upper edge of the thyroid cartilage.
addiction - see Substance use disorder (on Wikipedia)
a disorder which is characterized by a pattern of continued pathological use of a medication, non-medically indicated drug or toxin
adelphic polyandry
polyandry where the husbands are brother
adelphogamy
polyandry in which brothers have a wife or wives in common
adipophilia
Sexual attraction to overweight sexual partners
adolescence
a transitional period between childhood to adulthood
adolescent gynecomastia
the benign enlargement of breast tissue in males
adrenal cortex (on Wikipedia)
mediates the stress response through the production of mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids, including aldosterone and cortisol respectively. It is also a secondary site of androgen synthesis
adrenal gland
(also known as suprarenal glands) are endocrine glands that sit at the top of the kidneys. They are chiefly responsible for releasing hormones in response to stress.
adrenocortical hormone
hormones secreted by the adrenal cortex.
adrenogenital syndrome
involves excessive or deficient production of sex steroids and can alter development of primary or secondary sex characteristics in some affected infants, children, or adults
Adult Babies
Mainly refer to those who gain satisfaction from dressing up in infants' clothing and using associated objects like dummies and cribs; may also indicate those who enjoy elaborate role-playing scenes in which they act out the part of a baby as fully as possible. See Age Play
adult service provider
a business or individual in the sex industry
adultery
defined as consensual sexual intercourse between a married man or woman with a man or woman other than his or her lawful spouse
adulthood
of relatively mature age, typically associated with sexual maturity and the attainment of reproductive age
affinity (canon law) (on Wikipedia)
a relationship which "arises from a valid marriage, even if not consummated, and exists between a man and the blood relatives of the woman and between the woman and the blood relatives of the man."
afterbirth
(also called Placental expulsion) occurs when the placenta comes out of the birth canal after childbirth.
Aftercare
Communication after scenes is part of what is called aftercare. Aftercare is a time when the partners typically cuddle, decompress, and eventually talk about the good and bad parts of the scene. The importance of quality aftercare cannot be stressed enough. Most people do aftercare naturally, with both partners enjoying it as part of the entire BDSM experience. BDSM often involves an endorphin high and very intense experience, and failure to engage in proper aftercare can lead to sub-drop as these return to more everyday levels.
Agalmatophilia
An uncommon fetish or paraphilia, also known as Pygmalionism after the Greek myth of Pygmalion. In its most literal sense the term means sexual attraction to statues. This may also be extended to mannequins and/or sex dolls. In a broader sense the term may refer to sexual fantasies about oneself and/or others being transformed into, or simply rendered as motionless as, a statue, mannequin or doll. Such fantasies may of course be extended to roleplaying. There is a broad crossover between agalmatophilia and robot fetishism or ASFR (alt.sex.fetish.robots).
agape
Greek word translated into English as love, one which became particularly appropriated in Christian theology as the love of God or Christ for humankind.
Agastopia
The adoration of a single part of another persons body. It can be something quite common such as a woman's breasts or a man's genitals, although it could be any part of the body. (Also known as 'partialism' )
age-oriented pornography
pornography involving children, or teenagers and minors under the age of consent, and both possession and manufacture (which is usually considered to involve the [sexual abuse of children) are illegal almost everywhere.
age disparity in sexual relationships
sexual relations between people with a significant difference in age
age of consent
the minimum age at which a person is considered to be capable of legally giving informed consent to any contract or behaviour regulated by law with another person.
Age Play
A common variant of role-play in which the top becomes the Daddy or Mommy and the bottom child-like. Most commonly, adults take on the role of children, perhaps in a submissive capacity. Younger people may also take on the role of older people. Does not usually include or imply aspects of incest, but rather the nurturing relationship of Parent/child or Teacher/student
aging and sexuality (on Wikipedia)
the human body has some limits on the maximum age for reproduction, sexual activity can be performed or experienced well into the later years of life.
Aglet
that funny little piece of plastic on the end of a shoe laces
Aichmophilia
the love of needles
agonophilia
covers a broad range of sexual arousal, from fighting paraphernalia (boxing gloves, cups, headgear) and through the actual engagement in fighting (legitimate or fantasy).
agony aunt
An advice column is a column in a magazine or newspaper written by an advice columnist (colloquially known in British English as an agony aunt, or agony uncle if the columnist is a male).
AIDS
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
AIDS test
(or HIV tests) are used to detect the presence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), in serum, saliva, or urine. Such tests may detect antibodies, antigens, or RNA.
Alberta Eugenics Board (on Wikipedia)
In 1928, the Alberta government (Alberta, Canada) passed eugenics legislation that enabled the involuntary sterilization of individuals classified as mentally deficient
albutophilia
(also known as Algolagnia) is a sexual tendency which is defined by deriving sexual pleasure and stimulation from physical pain, often involving an erogenous zone.
Algolagnia
(See Algophilia below)
Algophilia
Sexual arousal from experiencing pain.
alienation of affections
At common law, alienation of affections is a tort action brought by a deserted spouse against a third party alleged to be responsible for the failure of the marriage.
alimony (on Wikipedia)
(also called maintenance (in Britain) and spousal support (in U.S./Canada)) is a legal obligation on a person to provide financial support to their spouse after marital separation or divorce.
alley catting
a situation in which a person engages in consensual sex acts with several individuals at the same time.
alliance theory (on Wikipedia)
the name given to the structural method of studying kinship relations
Allopellia
Reaching orgasm from watching other people in sexual activities. (See Voyeurism )
Alternative Sexuality
Any number of alternative or exploratory sexual activities.
allure see Attractiveness (on Wikipedia)
refers to a quality that causes an interest or desire in something or someone
Altocalciphilia
fetish for high heel shoes.
amateur pornography
a category of pornography that features models or actors performing without pay, or for whom this material is their first or only paid modeling work
ambiguous genitalia
a large clitoris or small penis and may or may not require surgery.
ambisexual
A decent instance of an ambisexual sometimes to some people: a male who sometimes wears eyeshadow or eyeliner, etc., and triggers a question in peoples' minds and off their tongues "just what kind of sexuality are you running here?". If and when the response comes "does it matter?", then to them he remains 'ambisexual'.
ambisexuality
the state of being ambisexual (see ambisexual above}
amelotasis
amelotatist
an individual expresses strong sexual interest in amputees
amenorrhea
the absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age
amenorrhoea (on Wikipedia)
see amenorrhea above
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (on Wikipedia)
a professional association of medical doctors specializing in obstetrics and gynecology in the United States
amoebiasis (on Wikipedia)
infection caused by the amoeba Entamoeba histolytica
amor lesbicus
see lesbian
ampallang piercing
a form of male genital body piercing that penetrates horizontally through the entire glans penis of the penis.
ampulla of ductus deferens (on Wikipedia)
At the fundus of the bladder the ductus deferens of some mammalian species becomes enlarged and sometimes tortuous.
ampulla of uterine tube (on Wikipedia)
the second portion of the uterine tube. It is an intermediate dilated portion, which curves over the ovary.
amputation fetish
a psychological disorder wherein sufferers feel they would be happier living as an amputee
amputee fetishism
a fetish focused on amputations, generally of limbs
amputeeism
a fetish focused on amputations, generally of limbs
amputee
a person with oneor limbs have been amputated
amygdala
almond-shaped groups of nuclei located deep within the medial temporal lobes of the brain which perform a primary role in the processing of memory and emotional reactions, the amygdalae are considered part of the limbic system.
Amyl Nitrate
an inhalent, also known as 'Poppers'
anabolic steroid
drugs that have similar effects to testosterone
Anaclitism
Deriving adult sexual arousal from objects that one was exposed to as an infant. The fetish value often stems from tactile stimulation similar to that experienced by the infant before it could see well. Anaclitism is closely related to the phenomenon of infantilism, also known by the terms adult babyism and autonepiophilia.
anal beads
a sex toy consisting of several small balls attached together in a line which are inserted through the anus and into the rectum, and then removed with varying speeds depending on the effect desired (most typically at orgasm to enhance climax).
anal bleaching
the practice of bleaching the pigmentation of the skin of light-skinned people around the anus. It is used for cosmetic purposes.
anal cancer (on Wikipedia)
a type of cancer which arises from the anus
anal contraction
an anal wink, anal reflex, perineal reflex, or anocutaneous reflex is the reflexive contraction of the external anal sphincter upon stroking of the skin around the anus.
anal insert
sex toys designed to be inserted in the anus and rectum for sexual pleasure
anal intercourse
a human sexual behaviour involving the anus and rectum, especially, but not limited to, the insertion of the erect penis into the anus. The use of sex toys and other activities involving the anus and rectum can be considered anal sex as well.
anal jewelry also known as Rosebuds
a type of butt plug where the bulbous end is inserted into the anus and the end that remains outside of the body is decorated. Most anal jewelry pieces are made of stainless steel and typically have some kind of gem or ornate sculpture on the area that is to be worn outside of the body
Anal masturbation
Autoerotism focusing on the anal area.
anal orgasm
an orgasm brought on by anal stimulation, such as from anal sex, an inserted finger, or a sex toy.
anal penetration
an inserted penis, finger, or a sex toy.
Anal Play
A wide range of sexual activities including anal sex including
anal sex;
Dildo and butt-plugs;
enemas;
anal beads and
Rimming (oral to anal contact).
Anal Sphincter or Rectum
a muscle that surrounds the anus and controls the release of stool from the rectum.
anal stage
the second stage in Freudian psychoanalysis
anal stretching
the stretching of the anus using butt plugs, etc
Anal torture
The BDSM practice of inflicting pain on the anus.
anal training
a systematic program of anal stretching as a prelude to anal sex
anal wart
a symptom of a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease caused by some sub-types of human papillomavirus (HPV)
anal wink
an anal wink, anal reflex, perineal reflex, or anocutaneous reflex is the reflexive contraction of the external anal sphincter upon stroking of the skin around the anus.
analinctus
see analingus below
analingus
a form of oral sex involving contact between the mouth of one person and the anus of another
analism
an erotic activity focusing on the anus, and sometimes the rectum. This can be pleasurable due to the abundance of nerve endings in the anus.
Ananga Ranga
an Indian love manual written around 1172 CE. It is aimed specifically at preventing the separation of a husband and wife.
anasteemaphilia
an attraction to taller or shorter partners - a preference for sexual partners of a different height to oneself
anasyrma
the gesture of lifting up the skirt or kilt. It is used in connection with certain religious rituals, eroticism, and lewd jokes
anatomy
is primarily the scientific study of the morphology of the human body.
Ancient Roman marriage
Androcur (on Wikipedia)
a synthetic steroidal antiandrogen drug with additional progestogen and antigonadotropic properties.[1] Its primary action is to suppress the activity of the androgen hormones such as testosterone and its more potent metabolite dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body, effects which it mediates via competitive antagonism of the androgen receptor and inhibition of enzymes in the androgen biosynthesis pathway. The main therapeutic indications of cyproterone acetate are prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, priapism, hypersexuality (e.g., as a form of chemical castration),
androgen (on Wikipedia)
also called androgenic hormone or testoid, is the generic term for any natural or synthetic compound, usually a steroid hormone, that stimulates or controls the development and maintenance of male characteristics
androgen ablation (on Wikipedia)
a medical treatment to suppress or block the production or action of male sex hormones, typically in order to attempt to treat certain types of cancer that rely upon male hormones for its growth
androgen antagonist see Antiandrogen (on Wikipedia)
antiandrogens are most frequently used to treat prostate cancer.
androgen insensitivity syndrome (on Wikipedia)
a condition that results in the partial or complete inability of the cell to respond to androgens
androgen replacement therapy (on Wikipedia)
a hormone treatment often prescribed to counter the effects of male Hypogonadism (a diminished functional activity of the gonads – the testes and ovaries in males and females, respectively)
androgen suppression (on Wikipedia)
also called androgen ablation or androgen deprivation, is a medical treatment to suppress or block the production or action of male sex hormones, typically in order to attempt to treat certain types of cancer that rely upon male hormones for its growth.
androgen-induced hermaphroditism
a syndrome resulting from a hermaphroditic birth defect of the genital organs
androgyne
referring to the combination of masculine and feminine characteristics.
androgynophilia
Bisexual pairing of one person with a man or a woman, either serially or simultaneously
androgynous
having the traits of Androgyny
Androgyny
The blending of the charachteristics of both male and female (Also see: Asexual)
androidism
having the traits of a robot or android
andrology
the medical specialty that deals with male health, particularly relating to the problems of the male reproductive system and urological problems that are unique to men.
andromania
(also known as hypersexuality) is extremely frequent or suddenly increased sexual urges or sexual activity.
Andromeda
In Greek mythology, Andromeda was the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, king and queen of the kingdom Aethiopia. She is bound to a rock near the shore to be eaten by sea m onsters but is rescued by Perseus - also see Damsel in distress
andromimesis
  • 1. Producing male characteristics; having a masculinizing effect; simulating the action of androgen.
  • 2. Simulating the effect of male hormones, thus producing masculine characteristics.
  • 3. The state of a woman who lives full-time as a man. Unlike transvestic fetishism, in which cross-dressing appears episodically because it is required for erotic arousal and orgasm, the anderomimetic adopts the male role and appearance full-time and may undergo hormonal masculinization, hysterectomy, breast removal, or full sex-reassignment surgery.
The counterpart of andromimesis in the male is gynemimesis
andromimetic
see andromimesis above
Androminetophilia
Sexual arousal from female cross dressers.
andropause
or male menopause, sometimes colloquially called "man-opause", is a name that has been given, in some parts of the English-speaking world, to a set of effects that appears in some aging men, and which have some superficial similarities to menopause effects in women.
Androphilia (from Greek andro-, "male," + -philia, "love")
The romantic and/or sexual attraction to adult males.
androphobia
is an abnormal and irrational fear of men and is the antonym for Gynophobia
androstenedione (on Wikipedia)
) is produced in the adrenal glands and the gonads as an intermediate step in the biochemical pathway that produces the androgen testosterone and the estrogens estrone and estradiol.
androstenone (on Wikipedia)
is a steroid found in both male and female sweat and urine. It was the first mammalian pheromone to be identified.
anejaculation
anejaculation is the condition of being unable to ejaculate
anerotic
a thing, emotion or situation that is not erotic
anesthesia fetishism
the sexual attraction to the equipment, processes, substances, effects, environments or situations, or from the desire to administer anaesthetics, or the sexual desire for oneself to be anaesthetized
anhedonia (on Wikipedia)
is defined as the inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable, e.g. exercise, hobbies, sexual activities or social interactions.
anililagnia
the attraction to an older woman see Gerontophilia
anilinctus
see Anilingus
Anilingus
the act of licking and sucking the anus: a sex act performed by (or on) either sex. (Also see: Rimming)
anima and animus (on Wikipedia)
anima the Latin term for the "animating principle" in Jungian psychology
animal marriage
is not recognized in law by any country
Animal Play
Fantasy in which the focus is on the sub entering the altered mindspace of a different species, typically a dog, pony, horse, puppy, cow, etc.).
Animal Training
Play scenes where the bottom usually takes on the role of an animal. A very common example of this scenario is the sub playing the role of a dog. Horses are also popular, as in pony girls. In order to emphasize this behavior the sub will wear items such as collars, leads and bridles.
Animal transformation fantasy
Fantasy in which the focus is on the sub entering the altered mindspace of a different species, typically a dog, pony or horse.
Anime (Japanese "anime" + "tion")
Cartoons (in books, DVD and videos) usally depicting sex and/or bondage
anisonogamist
A person attracted to much older or much younger partners.
Annual Review of Sex Research (on Wikipedia)
was a journal published by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, first produced in 1990
annulment (on Wikipedia)
a legal procedure for declaring a marriage null and void.[1] Unlike divorce, it is usually retroactive, meaning that an annulled marriage is considered to be invalid from the beginning almost as if it had never taken place
anocutaneous reflex
The anal wink, anal reflex, perineal reflex, or anocutaneous reflex is the reflexive contraction of the external anal sphincter upon stroking of the skin around the anus.
Anonymous sex
a form of one-night stand or casual sex between people who have very little or no history with each other, often engaging in sexual activity on the same day of their meeting and usually never seeing each other again afterwards.
anorexia nervosa (on Wikipedia)
an eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction and irrational fear of gaining weight, as well as a distorted body self-perception. It typically involves excessive weight loss and is usually found more in females than in males
anorgasmia (on Wikipedia)
or Coughlan's syndrome, is a type of sexual dysfunction in which a person cannot achieve orgasm, even with adequate stimulation. In males, the condition is often related to delayed ejaculation. Anorgasmia can often cause sexual frustration. Anorgasmia is far more common in females than in males and is especially rare in younger men.
anorgasmic
see anorgasmia above
anovulation (on Wikipedia)
a menstrual cycle during which the ovaries do not release an oocyte.
anovulatory
see anovulation above
APE - Absolute Power Exchange
Alternate phrase similar to "Total Power Exchange"
antaphrodisiac (on Wikipedia)
is something that quells or blunts the libido. It is the opposite of an aphrodisiac, something that enhances sexual appetite.
anterior commissure of labia
is the front joining of the labia majora. It is below the mons veneris.
anthropology
is the study of humanity
anthropomorphic animals
(or Anthro for short) is a fictional animal that has been given human traits
anthropomorphic cartoons
subculture interested in fictional anthropomorphic animal characters with human personalities and characteristics. Examples of anthropomorphic attributes include exhibiting human intelligence and facial expressions, the ability to speak, walk on two legs, and wear clothes.
anthropomorphism
Anthropomorphism or personification is any attribution of human characteristics (or characteristics assumed to belong only to humans) to other animals,
anthropophagy
the practice of eating members of one's own species. A wolf that hunts and kills other wolves to eat is a cannibal; similarly a man or woman who consumes human flesh is also a cannibal.
Anthropophyteia (1904-1913)
a magazine founded by Freidrich Krauss to serve as an outlet for obscene folklore
anti-marriage law
laws stipulatingt which marriages can not take place; ie. Anti-miscegenation laws,
anti-miscegenation law
were laws that enforced racial segregation at the level of marriage and intimate relationships by criminalizing interracial marriage and sometimes also sex between members of different races
anti-pornography movement
although coming from these various viewpoints find themselves allied in common opposition to pornography, even when their underlying views on other issues are in opposition.
anti-prostitution movement
see feminism
antiandrogen (on Wikipedia)
first discovered in the 1960s, prevent androgens from expressing their biological effects on responsive tissues.[1] Antiandrogens alter the androgen pathway by blocking the appropriate receptors, competing for binding sites on the cell's surface, or affecting androgen production
anticipatory sororate
a cultural pattern in which some sexual permissiveness is allowed between a man and his wife's sister in anticipation of a future marriage between them. This is usually associated with sororal polygyny.
anus
the anus (from Latin ānus "ring, anus") is the external opening of the rectum. Closure is controlled by sphincter muscles.
apadravya piercing
a piercing that passes through the glans penis. While the ampallang passes horizontally through the glans, the apadravya passes vertically through the glans from top to bottom
apartment wrestling
Catfight (also Girl fight) is a term for an altercation between two women, often characterized as involving scratching, slapping, hair-pulling, and shirt-shredding.
aphallia
a congenital malformity in which the phallus (penis or clitoris) is absent. The word is derived from the Greek "a" for negative or no, and "phallia" for penis.
aphrodisiac
a substance that increases sexual desire
Apodysophilia
being sexually excited by exhibitionism (also known as 'Lady Godiva Syndrome') - the behavior of showing or exposing naked parts of the body.
apophasis (on Wikipedia)
refers, in general, to "mentioning by not mentioning". Apophasis covers a wide variety of figures of speech.
aposthia (on Wikipedia)
a rare congenital condition in humans, in which the foreskin of the penis is missing.
Apotemnophilia
being aroused by having a limb amputated
Appelation
A title or identifier (See Honorifics)
appendix of the epididymis (on Wikipedia)
On the head of the epididymis is a small stalked appendage (sometimes duplicated). It is named the appendix of the epididymis (or pedunculated hydatid), and is usually regarded as a detached efferent duct.
appendix testis (on Wikipedia)
(or hydatid of Morgagni) is a vestigial remnant of the Müllerian duct, present on the upper pole of the testis and attached to the tunica vaginalis
Aquaphilia also called Hydrophilia
A term used to describe a form of sexual fetishism which involves images of people swimming or posing underwater, and sexual activity in or under water. Some subsets of this category are underwater glamour, breathholding, underwater fashion (models posing underwater, often while fully clothed), scuba fetishism, rubber (people in skin-tight rubber wetsuits), simulated or fantasy drowning (often incorporating asphyxiation), mermaids, and underwater sex.
Arab marriage customs
arab strap (sexual device)
usually made of leather and a metal ring, that is placed around the penis and testicles. This device is usually included in the group of cock rings and cock harnesses usually to play the role of a bondage-type sex toy.
Archives of Sexual Behavior (on Wikipedia)
a peer-reviewed academic journal in sexology. It is the official publication of the International Academy of Sex Research.
Areoi (on Wikipedia)
In the Society Islands, the Areoi or Areoiti were a secret society of warriors who styled themselves as descendants of two heavenly brothers. Members included both men and women who were chosen from the nobility and were required to abstain from sexual intercourse
areola (on Wikipedia)
In anatomy, an areola is any small circular area on the body coloured differently from the surrounding tissue. The term is most commonly used to describe the pigmented area on the human breast around the nipple
areola mammae
scientific name for areola, above
arranged marriage (on Wikipedia)
In an arranged marriage, the bride and groom are selected by a third party rather than by each other. It is especially common in royal and aristocratic families around the world.
Ars Amatoria (on Wikipedia)
is an instructional book series elegy in three books by Ancient Roman poet Ovid. It was written in 2 AD. It is about teaching basic Gentlemanly male and female relationship skills and techniques.
Arse
Arse and Ass are coarse words for the buttocks and/or anus.
artificial birth control (on Wikipedia)
artificial insemination (on Wikipedia)
the deliberate introduction of semen into a female's vagina or oviduct for the purpose of achieving a pregnancy through fertilisation by means other than ejaculation.
artificial insemination by donor
the ‘donation’ by a man, (known as a ‘sperm donor’), of his sperm, with the intention that it be used to impregnate a woman who is not his sexual partner.
artificial vagina
a device designed to simulate the female sex organ. To achieve this, it will generally be made of a soft material, lubricated, and sometimes heated. It may be designed for medical research purposes, animal breeding, or a sex toy for erotic stimulation.
asceticism (on Wikipedia)
describes a lifestyle characterized by abstinence from various worldly pleasures, often with the aim of pursuing religious and spiritual goals
Asexual
Having no sexual charachteristics (Also see: Androgyny)
asexuality
a general term or self-designation for people who lack sexual attraction or otherwise find sexual behavior unappealing.
asian fetish
an interest, attraction, or preference for Asian culture, things or people. The term Asiaphile is sometimes used to describe the same phenomenon as is yellow fever
aspermatism
see aspermia below
aspermia
the complete lack of semen - it is associated with infertility.
A\asphyxiaphilia
auto-erotic asphyxiation (if solo play). Games involving control or restriction of air and/or the supply of oxygen to the brain. Strangling is usually the compression of the carotid arteries to prevent oxygenated blood reaching the brain; suffocation involves reducing the level of oxygen in the air available to breathe. Hanging, where the body is suspended by the neck, though a relatively common fantasy is very difficult to stage in a non-harmful way. This form of play is extremely dangerous and not recommended for the inexperienced.
asphyxiophilia
see Asphyxiaphilia above
Ass
Arse and Ass are coarse words for the buttocks and/or anus.
Ass play
next to the clitoris, the asshole contains the largest number of nerve endings on a female body. For males the prostate is an extremely sexually arousing gland in the male body. Inserting dildos, fisting, fucking and douching can be very stimulating forms of ass play. Hygiene should always be a main consideration with this type of play.
Ass to mouth
The removal of the penis or another object from the anus followed by the immediate insertion of the object into the mouth.
assortative mating
a nonrandom mating pattern where individuals with similar genotypes and/or phenotypes mate with one another more frequently than what would be expected under a random mating pattern. For example, it is common for individuals of similar body size to mate with one another
Astroglide
a sexual lubricant
Asymmetric bondage
a form of bondage in which the bound person is tied in non-symmetrical position. This has a disorienting effect, confusing the body's self-image and sense of balance, and hence increasing the psychological impact of the bondage. Asymmetric bondage is a common technique in Japanese Bondage.
A common technique is to make the person stand on one foot, binding their other foor to their thigh. See jb#k.
Ataraxia (Latin word root) or Catharsis (Greek word root)
To cleanse or purify
A person undergoing severe pain or emotional experiences will generate adreneline. As the adreneine levels subside, the person will have a feeling of well-being, relaxation and serenity.
atonement
Amends or reparation made for an injury or wrong; expiation.
attachment disorder (on Wikipedia)
a broad term intended to describe disorders of mood, behavior, and social relationships arising from a failure to form normal attachments to primary care giving figures in early childhood, resulting
attachment insecurity
see attachment disorder above
attraction to disability
a sexualised interest of people in the appearance, sensation and experience of disability. It may extend from normal human sexuality into a type of sexual fetishism
atypical gender role
a gender role comprising gender-typed behaviours not typically associated with a cultural norm.
auctions
Auctioned off
Dom/me auctions off the Slave to the highest bidder (usually supervised and for temporary use).
auspicious wedding date (on Wikipedia)
In Chinese culture, auspicious wedding dates are typically found by numerological analysis of the date in the Chinese calendar
autagonistophilia (on Wikipedia)
a paraphilia in which sexual arousal and orgasm are contingent upon displaying one's self in a live show
autassassinophilia
a paraphilia in which a person is sexually aroused by the risk of being killed.
autoabasiophilia
a paraphilia in which sexuoerotic arousal is dependent on the fantasy of being lame, limping, or crippled
autoagonistophilia
a paraphilia consisting in sexuoerotic arousal from being observed while engaging in sexual activity, or from exposing one's naked body or genitals to strangers while on stage or on camera. Unlike exhibitionism, which is intentional, autoagonistophiliacs create situations (like leaving the bedroom drapes open) in which people can see them in the nude they want to. Autoagonistophilia is a paraphilia of the solicitational/allurative type. The reciprocal paraphilic condition is scoptophilia, also called mixoscopia.
autoassassinophilia
see autassassinophilia above
Autoclave
Professional sterilization device, often used for cutting or piercing equipment.
autoerotic sex
the practice of fulfilling one's own sexual needs without a partner. The most common form of autoerotic sex is masturbation.
autoerotic asphyxia
the act of causing asphxyia to one self.
autoerotic death
a death that occurs during sexual activity when an action, chemical, device or prop that is being employed to enhance physical or psychological stimulation causes the death
autoerotic fatality
see autoerotic death above
autoerotica
see autoeroticism below
autoeroticism
the practice of becoming sexually stimulated through internal stimuli.
autofellatio
performing fellatio on oneself
autoflagellation
performing flagellation on oneself
Autogynephilia — ("love of oneself as a woman")
A paraphilia proposed in 1989 by Ray Blanchard, who defined it as "a man's paraphilic tendency to be sexually aroused by the thought or image of himself as a woman."
autogynephilic - see Blanchard's transsexualism typology (on Wikipedia)
performing flagellation on oneself
automasochism
performing masochistic acts on oneself
automonosexualism
Term coined by Magnus Hirschfeld to describe a man so self-centered and narcissistic that he can achieve sexual satisfaction only by masturbation or, more rarely, autofellatio.
Autonepiophilia
See "Anaclitism" above
autonomic nervous system (on Wikipedia)
is the part of the peripheral nervous system that acts as a control system functioning largely below the level of consciousness,
Autopederasty
the act of a man inserting his own penis into his own anus. This can only be performed by a man with a penis long enough and flexible enough, and by moving the genitals to one side.
autophilia
Sexual love of one's self, instead of one's partner, characterized by masturbation and, more rarely, autofellatio; narsissistic sexuality.
autosadism
A form of sadomasochism in which one derives sexual-erotic pleasure from self-infliction of pain, injury or punishment, possibly in as an act of contrition from past sins.
autosexuality
having sex with oneself - masturbation
Avant-garde (Fr. "advance guard")
In the fetish and fashion world, it usually refers to "advanced" thinking or designs.
More information on this topic is available at [ Wikipedia:Avant-garde ]
aversion therapy (on Wikipedia)
a form of psychological treatment in which the patient is exposed to a stimulus while simultaneously being subjected to some form of discomfort. This conditioning is intended to cause the patient to associate the stimulus with unpleasant sensations in order to stop the specific behavior.
avisodomy
see Zoophilia
avunculocal residence
(sometimes called avunculism or avuncularism) is a feature of some societies whereby men have a special role in relation to their sisters' children
axillary intercourse
Sexual intercourse performed by masturbating the penis in the armpit of a partner until ejaculation is reached.
axillism
see axillary intercourse above
axon (on Wikipedia)
the function of the axon is to transmit information to different neurons, muscles and glands.
azoospermia
he condition which there are no spermatozoa in ejaculation fluid


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