NCBI ROFL: Ants in your pants?

By ncbi rofl | April 7, 2010 6:00 pm

Ant_head_closeupTranscultural sexology: formicophilia*, a newly named paraphilia in a young Buddhist male.

*The sexual interest in being crawled upon or nibbled by small insects, such as ants

“Children whose species-specific, juvenile sexual rehearsal play is thwarted or traumatized are at risk for developing a compensatory paraphilia. The case of a Buddhist male exemplifies the cross-cultural application of this principle. His syndrome, formicophilia, was endogenously generated without reference to or influence by commercial pornography. The complete causal explanation of paraphilia will require both a phylogenetic (phylismic) and an ontogenetic (life-history) component. The treatment of paraphilia may combine an antiandrogenic hormone with sexological counseling.”

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Image: flickr/jurvetson

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  • http://andeatingit2.com Joanna Cake

    I thought I’d seen it all when I posted about Oculingus but, quite clearly, I was wrong. I’m getting aroused just thinking about having ants crawling all over me – but it’s not in a good way!

  • trudy

    zomg! aunts in his pants made his willie dance!!!!

  • http://www.antcontrolatlanta.com The Atlanta Ant

    Excellent blog post, I’ll continue to keep reading your articles.

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