Salirophilia is a sexual fetish or paraphilia that involves deriving erotic pleasure from soiling or disheveling the object of one's desire, usually an attractive person. It may involve tearing or damaging their clothing, covering them in mud or filth, messing their hair or makeup. The fetish does not involve harming or injuring the subject, only their appearance.
It is related to wet and messy fetishism, bukkake, omorashi, mysophilia, urolagnia and coprophilia, but extends to other areas such a forcing the partner to wear torn or poorly fitting clothing and other actions which would render them normally unattractive.
The fetish sometimes manifests itself in the defacing of statues or pictures of attractive people, especially celebrities. The fetishist finds this sexually exciting, rather than mere vandalism. They sometimes form collections of defaced art for future enjoyment.
The term comes from the French for soiling, salir. In cases where the fetish is obsessive it is called saliromania. It is frequently confused with salophilia, an attraction to salt or salty things (especially body sweat) that derives from the Latin for salt, sal.
Mysophilia relates to soiled or dirty material or people. Mysophiliacs may find dirt or feces, soiled underwear, or vomit to be sexually arousing.
References and further reading
1. ^ Butcher, Nancy (2003). The Strange Case of the Walking Corpse: A Chronicle of Medical Mysteries, Curious Remedies, and Bizarre but True Healing Folklore. New York: Avery, p. 133. ISBN 1583331603. OCLC 52107453.
2. ^ Holmes, Ronald M.. Sex Crimes: Patterns and Behavior. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, p. 79. ISBN 0761924175. OCLC 48883594.
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- * Sexuality, Relationships, Intimacy and Mental Health (includes link to pdf)