Vorarephilia: The Erotic Desire To Literally Eat (Or Be Eaten By) Someone Else

Vorarephilia: The Erotic Desire To Literally Eat (Or Be Eaten By) Someone Else

In my line of work, I’m always learning about new and unusual sexual desires. One of the most intriguing ones I have ever come across is vorarephilia, which has been described as “the erotic desire to consume, or be consumed whole and live by another person or creature” [1]. That’s right—we’re talking about people who derive sexual arousal from the thought of literally eating (or being eaten by) someone or something. There isn’t much research out there on this topic, but I happened to see a presentation on it at the International Academy of Sex Research conference earlier this month. In this post, I’ll share a few of the most interesting findings from it.

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