What is is
Acrotomophilia is a fetish for amputees, and we're sure you're not surprised to find out that the Web is littered with sites dedicated to this fetish and to Acrotomophiliac fantasies. Ever want to see a person with no legs trying to kick, or stand up, or have sex?
Acrotomophilia, from the Greek word ákron meaning extremity, as well as tómos, meaning a cut and philía, meaning love. It has a counterpart which would be, "Apotemnophilia", this is the sexual desire to be an amputee.
Acrotomophilia isn't acknowledged by the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), sadly many of the fetishes on this site don't have any official recognition, but that doesn't stop them being a genuine thing, just means that narrow mined officials don't want to spend the required time and money looking into this.
Yes, there was a survey into Acrotomophilia, it was discovered that - leg amputations were preferred over arm amputations, it was also found that amputations of a single limb are preferred to double amputations, and that amputations that left a stump were enjoyed over amputations that left no stump.
According to "Solvang" in 2007, “Devotees adhere to standard conceptions of attractiveness in all other matters outside of amputations.”
Some people question whether amputating one's own body parts or operating on a partner for the sake of sexual pleasure is ethical. For some, modifying the body is a private ritual of self-ownership and freedom of choice. Psychiatrists may make a diagnosis of Body integrity identity disorder (B.I.I.D.)
The term amelotatism has also been used to describe acrotomophilia. The sexual interest in being an amputee is apotemnophilia. "John Money" in 1977 used the terms autoapotemnophilia and alloapotemnophilia to describe the erotic interest of wanting to be or appear as an amputee versus wanting amputees as sexual partners, neither term has been widely used since. The term "teratophilia" is used to describe arousal from deformed people.
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