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Abasiophilia is a psychosexual attraction to people with impaired mobility, especially those who use orthopedic appliances such as leg braces, orthopedic casts, spinal braces, or wheelchairs.[1] The term abasiophilia was first used by John Money of the Johns Hopkins University in a paper on paraphilias in 1990.[2] Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Attraction to disability is a stigmatic-eligibilic paraphilia which entails a sexualised interest in the appearance, sensation and experience of disability, an imperative to pretend to be disabled, and even to become disabled. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (from wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... An orthopaedic brace (also orthosis or orthotic) is a device used to: immobilise a joint or body segment, restrict movement in a given direction, assist movement, reduce weight-bearing forces, or correct the shape of the body. ... cast A cast is a shell, frequently made from plaster, encasing a limb (or, in some cases, large portions of the body) to hold a broken bone (or bones) in place until it has healed. ... A wheelchair is a wheeled mobility device in which the user sits. ... John William Money, Ph. ...


It is classed as a form of disability fetishism which starts in early childhood, usually long before puberty is reached. There is normally a trigger event in early childhood involving disabled children or adults. It is most common in those who were children in the 1940s, 50s and 60s when Polio was common and there were more people using leg braces than today.[citation needed] Studies made in the last 10 years of people contributing to internet leg-brace devotee groups confirms the most common age of leg-brace devotees and wannabes as between 50 and 70; there are few leg-brace devotees aged less than 40.[citation needed] Attraction to disability is a stigmatic-eligibilic paraphilia which entails a sexualised interest in the appearance, sensation, and experience of disability. ... Childhood (song) Childhood is a broad term usually applied to the phase of development in humans between infancy and adulthood. ... Puberty refers to the process of physical changes by which a childs body becomes an adult body capable of reproduction. ... Poliomyelitis (polio), or infantile paralysis, is a viral paralytic disease. ...


More recently, some have suggested that abasiophilia is a form of Body Integrity Identity Disorder, usually associated with people wishing to electively become amputees. The stimuli for abasiophilia are usually leg-braces, wheelchairs, crutches, spinal or neck braces and prosthetics worn by some people with mobility impairments.[citation needed] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


See also

Amputee fetishism is one of the paraphilias grouped together as attraction to disability. ... Attraction to disability is a stigmatic-eligibilic paraphilia which entails a sexualised interest in the appearance, sensation and experience of disability, an imperative to pretend to be disabled, and even to become disabled. ... Glasses fetishism is the name used to describe a fetishistic attraction to people wearing prescription glasses or sunglasses, or in certain cases, to the act of wearing glasses or the glasses themselves. ... Medical fetishism is a paraphilia where the activities and paraphernalia of medicine are eroticised. ...

References

  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. 132. ISBN 1583331603. OCLC 52107453. 
  2. ^ Laws, D. Richard; William O'Donohue (1997). Sexual Deviance: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment. New York: The Guilford Press, p. 412. ISBN 1572302410. OCLC 37180958. 
  • "Lovemaps; Clinical Concepts of Sexual / Erotic Health And Pathology, Paraphilia, and Gender Transposition in Childhood, Adolescence, and Maturity" by John Money (ISBN 0879754567)

OCLC Online Computer Library Center was founded in 1967 and originally named the Ohio College Library Center (OCLC). ... OCLC Online Computer Library Center was founded in 1967 and originally named the Ohio College Library Center (OCLC). ...

Further reading

  • Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality Vol 3, issue 2, 1990 "Paraphilia in Females Fixation on Amputation and Lameness; Two Personal Accounts" pp 165 - 172 by John Money PhD, John Hopkins University and Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 21205. This is the first record of the term "abasiophilia" being used.

 
 

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