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Mar 4. Posted by drmarkgriffiths. However, there is a long history of psychological research on attractiveness which by implication usually means that any findings reported as relating to attractive people would mean the opposite applies for ugly people. A couple of years ago, the papers here in the UK such as the one that appeared in the Daily Mail reported on a story that being ugly might actually help in attracting the opposite sex.
The story was based on the work of Australian Dr. This short introduction brings me on to what I really wanted to focus on — the sexual paraphilia teratophilia. According to Dr. There are various sub-divisions of teratophilia of which the most researched is arguably acrotomophilia which I looked at in a blog and refers to those people who derive sexual pleasure and arousal from amputees.
I would also argue that sexual paraphilias such as stigmatophilia i. Although there is empirical research on both acrotomophilia and stigmatophiliathere is nothing as far as I can tell published on teratophilia. There are certainly online forums where individuals have discussed their attraction to ugly people and a quick search on the internet shows there is a fair amount of pornographic material that feature define teratophilia unusual people suggesting that there are people put there that find such things sexually arousing.
Here are a few online self-confessions by people who would appear to be genuine teraphiliacs:. The Sex Obsessed website also speculated without any empirical evidence that those attracted to deformed people:. If the of female s is to be believed, it define teratophilia be an indicator that females are less concerned with sexual attractiveness in a man i.
Given the general lack of research in the area, this is a topic that is certainly worthy of scientific investigation. Aggrawal A. Kendall, P. Why ugly men always attract the prettiest women.
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October Sex Obsessed December 4. Talk: Teratophilia. Bookmark the permalink. Interesting as always! I am one of these peoples with this parafilia. And my friends always make define teratophilia jokes about I am not normal, and I define teratophilia the worst taste with men. I laugh and reafirm my position about that man in question. At the end my friends have accepted my oddity.
Even they have gave me gifts with pictures of those monsters or whatever characters I like. And I feel comfortable with these gifts because they never do it evily or nothing like that. It is with care and friendship. Or at least I think that.
XD My boyfriends have been diferents, uglies and handsomes. For me the most important is the personality and something that I can like in particular of him. Some boyfriends felt offended when they discovered my tastes hahah but I have told them it had nothing to do with them in general. A sexy uglyness is something special and hard to find easily. An example of this would be a person being attracted to the main antagonist of the Alien franchise, the xenomorph or the yautja from the Predator franchise, this intersects with the fetish known as xenophilia.
I personally lean more to the xenophilia category — with or without human traits — than the other, and would be interested in hearing your views on the psychology behind this branch of the fetish. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google .
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The chest is strong, but looks strange. Its muscular, but inverted. What do others think? Bill did an exceptional job instilling all that personality into Leatherface. Back to the subject of teratophilia. Like this: Like Loading He has published over research papers, five books, over book chapters, and over other articles. He has served on numerous national and international committees e. He also does a lot of freelance journalism and has appeared on over radio and television programmes since View all posts by drmarkgriffiths ».
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