Sexually aroused by farts? You’re not alone.

By Seriously Science | August 19, 2013 12:00 pm

Photo: flickr/wackyvorion

The saying goes “to each his own,” and that definitely holds true for fetishes. This paper describes a person with “eproctophilia”, which is the term for when someone is sexually aroused by flatulence. The first half of the article is included below. Warning–it’s a bit of a wild ride!

Eproctophilia in a Young Adult Male

“Olfactophilia (also known as osmolagnia, osphresiolagnia, and ozolagnia) is a paraphilia where an individual derives sexual pleasure from smells and odors (Aggrawal, 2009). Given the large body of research on olfaction, it is not surprising that, in some cases, there should be an association with sexual behavior. As Bieber (1959) noted, smell is a powerful sexual stimulus. Furthermore, the erotic focus is most likely to relate to body odors of a sexual partner, including genital odors.
One subtype of olfactophilia is eproctophilia. This is a paraphilia in which people are sexually aroused by flatulence (Aggrawal, 2009). Therefore, eproctophiles are said to spend an abnormal amount of time thinking about farting and flatulence and have recurring intense sexual urges and fantasies involving farting and flatulence (Griffiths, 2012a). To date, there has been no academic or clinical research into eproctophilia. Therefore, the following account presents a brief case study of an eproctophile and given a pseudonym (Brad). Brad gave full consent for his case to be written up on the understanding that he could not be identified and that he was guaranteed full anonymity and confidentiality.
Brad was a 22-year old single man from Illinois. His parents were divorced when he was 6 years old and was an only child. His father remarried when he was 14 years old and he then gained three step-brothers. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. He was employed in part-time work, but was looking for another job to help supplement his income. He was engaged in “minimum wage part-time stuff” but would like to get a job in the arts field, but that it required materials that he does not currently have. He believes in “God or a Prime Mover” but does not adhere to any particular religious group.
Brad first approached the author following the publication of an article about eproctophilia on the author’s website blog. Brad initially posted a comment in response to the article and disclosed the response that he was an eproctophile. In fact, Brad’s opening comment was: “I am an eproctophile…I am not ashamed of my interest. Mind you, I don’t tell people what I’m into any more than I discuss any other sexual matter in public.”
Brad was asked about his sexual orientation. The response was not straightforward:
I could be any of three, depending on the perspective. In terms of relationships, I am straight [heterosexual]. I could only date or have romantic feelings towards a female. In terms of fetishism, I am bisexual. I get aroused thinking of both males and females in these fetish situations. However, I have no real desire for sexual intercourse, be it penetration or being penetrated, which would make me asexual. (I should probably mention that the arousal mentioned above is a desire to masturbate, not to have sex).
Brad was asked about his first experience(s) of eproctophilia. He claimed that, compared to other eproctophiles who had “colorful first experiences,” his experience was “a bit more tame than most, which is disappointing in a way.” Brad recalled that, in middle school, he had a crush on a particular girl. He thought “she was the most beautiful thing [he] had ever seen.” She was very athletic, ran 10 miles every day, was fit and toned, and was also sweet, shy, and very attractive (“cute”). When talking with his friends, Brad recalled that one of them mentioned that the girl he had a crush on had farted in her science class. As Brad said: “This blew my mind. Prior to that, I’d never really considered it. I knew by simple biology that girls farted, but hearing that the girl I had been fawning over was capable of such a thing sparked a strange interest in me.”
Brad first engaged in an eproctophile act at around the age of 16 or 17 years of age. He was with a male friend and, up to that point, he had considered himself as heterosexual. This was until he heard his male friend fart in front of him. Brad recalled:
It was rather appealing in sound and I found myself fixating on it. At first, I didn’t want to admit I was into his farting, but eventually I decided to experiment. I set up a bet at some point and intentionally lost, with the wager being the right to fart in the loser’s face for a week. I continued to lose such bets once every few weeks for about two years.
Brad was asked about his thoughts surrounding eproctophilia. He claimed to “enjoy everything about it” and had experienced it directly.
I’m not sure how graphic of details you would like, but I have had my face farted on by both men and women, at point blank range. I like the sound and the smell. The “worse,” the better. In terms of sound, I prefer a deep bubbling sound. In terms of smell, I like acrid sulfur. I prefer the farter to be clothed. I don’t particularly like seeing the anus open. It’s not revolting to me, I just prefer fabric for three reasons. Firstly, the sound tends to be better with fabric, particularly jeans or nylons. Second, the smell lingers in cloth whereas in the nude it is a relatively quick blast of smell. Third, I like the look of butt cheeks better when they are defined by fabric.
Brad was specifically asked why he preferred sulfurous farts. He said that they “tended to be the strongest and most disgusting.” In fact, Brad said that:
The more disgusting, the more I like it as it heightens the sense of duality. The more disgusting the fart and the prettier the lady, the more of a schism it is between the societal expectation and the reality. As for men, it’s simply more dominating for it to be a really gross fart than a mild poot.
Brad was also asked how he met other like-minded people that shared his eproctophilic interests. He said that there were several online forums that cater for interests related to eproctophilia. Although he was happy to engage in online communication with other eproctophiles, he had no desire to meet them in person. In order to engage in eproctophilic acts, Brad said that he would explain his fetish to his significant other and hope they would be willing to do it for him (i.e., fart in his face). Brad was also asked if there was any difference between men and women farting in his face, and whether male farting aroused him in the same way as female farting. He responded: “More or less, yes. It’s slightly different, as it’s a slightly different mindset. It’s more about domination with males, as they don’t have the ‘dainty’ expectation to break.”

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  • shooter2009

    I learned a long time ago in a Human Sexuality class that for as many people there are, there are just as many ways to achieve sexual gratification.

    • Say what

      So I could assume someone out there enjoys eating caca?

      • Kassandra Henry

        Exactly how long have you been on the internet? It’s a well-known fact that there are people who are turned on by shitting and farting. Why don’t you type ‘scat videos’ into google and see how many results have anything to do with the musical genre?

        • George Damijanic Kirk

          Well oh yea

        • Mr. Woodcock

          i love it too

    • teknowh0re

      Sexual experience and arousal is so fascinating, isnt it? I have always been endlessly fascinated by sex, fetish, gender, and all the psychology behind it, as well as the purely visceral aspects of sexual arousal.

  • Joseph Marshall

    Outdated way of thinking…go die now bitch

    • Radiant Silvergun

      Nope, she’s 100% spot on. Homosexuality is aberrational and abnormal, simple. The effect it has on the body alone speaks volume to that truth.

      • TC

        Nope she actually couldn’t be more wrong/mis informed. Homosexuality exists is every mammalian species and most non mammalian species on this planet. So the whole idea of it being unnatural has always been ridiculous seeing as it occurs quite frequently in nature. That however is different from a ‘fetish’. Fetishes are specific to human beings because it requires a certain level of cognition mixed with experiences and sometimes trauma for a fetish to be realized. They aren’t even close to being the same thing. To link them is having zero understanding of homosexuality and very little understanding of what fetishes actually are and how they’re formed in the brain – neurology.

        • Eli Jam

          Sorry m8 the acts we see in animals as homosexual aren’t actually due to attraction.

          • Jared Powers

            That’s…..kind of like saying a car engine works because of gasoline and not because of combustion…..

          • Eli Jam

            Not at all

          • Rave DeGrave

            I seen a video of a two headed snake the other day. I guess cause on it happens in nature it’s natural, by that logic . Maybe it’s natural, but it’s not good for the survival of the species. Then again, as long as it stays in moderation, it could be seen as a way of population control

          • Eli Jam

            And what of a 2 headed snake? I don’t see the problem. It’s just like conjoined twins.

          • Fartseeker

            Completely random, Eli Jam, would u sit on my face and fart? If yes text me my number is (518)538-1511

          • teknowh0re

            Homosexuality may not be the norm, as far as nature is concerned but that isn’t the POINT. The point is they exist, there are alot of them, and they are people who experience love just like you. By your ignorant logic I could say anything. I could say straight people are abominations who are being evolved out of existence.

          • Eli Jam

            Nope, go research them. You’re just believing what you hear, confirmation bias.

          • SpeedyPickle

            How the hell do you know?

          • teknowh0re

            This is sort of true, and sort of not.

        • teknowh0re

          Dont bother. That person is obviously some close minded, ignorant oaf that believes only people who are molested become homosexuals.

        • teknowh0re

          These tiny minded homophobes are making me feel misanthropic to say the least

      • teknowh0re

        Are you mentally retarded? Serious question.
        Homosexuality is a sexual preference. A person is not their sexual preference and the sex they have. The “effect it has on the body”? What a joke.

  • Chris Kirby

    In both The female experience he is having, of her not being “dainty” and being more dominating than traditional females and The male experience of a outright domination…”Brad” seems to have the need to be punished and dominated by others because of a low self esteem. Just because something is duplicated in small degrees does not mean that it is Normal (and not abberational and abhorrent). People that are intent on lowering our societal values down to their level (Either on purpose or out of ignorance) usually do not pull their head out of their A_ _ (Let’s say cocoon, in case their are children reading) long enough to differentiate facts from fiction or how they “feel” about something rather than actually “Think” about it. An example of this “feeling” and then blindly “twisting” about something that they “don’t want to be so”… Can often be found in how they proceed to discuss and or reconcile (or lack there of) any given issue to to which their “feelings” wish to incorrectly disprove and “make it not so” at least in their own mind and consciousness. TC mysteriously changed “abnormal” into “natural” in his attempt to insult and see Only what he Wants to see (or “feel”) no matter what the actual facts or reality is. No offense to TC and I’m pretty sure this phenomenon will prevent him from taking an honest look at this and will probably just explode back if he sees it.

    • Jared Powers

      You’re being facetious, right?

  • Fartseeker

    does any male live in hudson falls new york state and want to face fart me either in their underwear or naked i have a massive face fart fetish and im a guy
    plz respond im desperate

    • John

      give me your email

      • Fartseeker

        What’s phone number I’ll text you

      • Fartseeker

        Also sorry for the long response didn’t think anyone would actually acknowledge my post

  • John

    Iim experiencing these same things. text me if you’d like live farting via skype

    • Fartseeker

      Give me your phone number I’ll text you

  • Bardock

    So you mean, I could make up my own fetish? If I randomly started chewing carpet or cloth and find it as a turn on, would that count?

    • teknowh0re

      A fetish is different from a turn on

  • Fartseeker

    Any guys who live in Hudson falls New York State and wanna sit on my face and fart let me know ill give phone number and we can meet up somewhere. Only thing is they must be 14-18 years old.

    • Hoots

      Brad is that you?

      • Fartseeker

        My name is brad which brad are you talking about?

      • Fartseeker

        What’s your name?

  • Happyman

    BIG turn on for me. Been in the same room with a woman who loves to fart. hhhhmmmmyuuummmy

    • Julia Miller

      You’d go crazy here. Lol

      • Happyman

        Haha , how do you mean? will love to go crazy.hahaha
        I think it’s the most effective sexual tool for a woman to use. lol

  • teknowh0re

    Hahaha! A few hundred? Oh my sweet summer child, there are far more believe it or not. There are people who are sexually aroused by flatware. Yes, spoons, forks.
    There are people who can ONLY orgasm when in the presence of or while eating a certain food.
    There are people with auditory
    The human mind is incredibly complex, so what you said is kind of like saying “there are probably only 200 or so different people on Earth. Everyone else is just a repeat”

  • teknowh0re

    Actually, while thats an understandable assumption, its ignorant. A perversion or a fetish does not hardly EVER manifest itself in the “first gross thing it can find” and your claim that homosexuality is nothing more than a fetishist perversion is at best immature and at worst incredibly closed minded and pathetically basic. Its as if you thought about the subject for a few weeks and then never added any new thoughts or information to your theory.
    Homosexuality involves love, companionship, families and devotion. It is not at all a simple perversion. I cant believe you are so dimwitted that you actually believe that something must be a perversion just because YOU find it gross.

    • sean


  • Fartseeker

    If anyone wants to talk about face farting with me message me your phone number and we can talk about stuff

  • Pat

    Any takers?

  • chris voor

    My God, there are some seriously weird people in this world

  • Sabretruthtiger

    Nothing better than having a big booty woman let loose a huge, loud fart directly in your mouth and you breathe it in.

  • Fruit Loop

    I’m a proud lesbian taste the goddamned rainbow you homophobic b*tch

  • ScaarAlexanderTrox

    And people find foot fetish odd.

  • Unfuck the World

    wow how did i get here….oh internet.


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