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Encyclopedia > Amputee fetishism

Amputee fetishism is one of the paraphilias grouped together as attraction to disability. It is a fetish focused on amputations, generally of limbs. An Internet virtual community exists, with its own special terminology. Paraphilia (in Greek para παρά = over and philia φιλία = friendship) is a mental health term recently used to indicate sexual arousal in response to sexual objects or situations that are not part of societally normative arousal/activity patterns, or which may interfere with... Attraction to disability is a paraphilia involving sexual interest in the appearance and experience of disability, sometimes involving a wish to be disabled. ... This article concerns the concept of fetishism in anthropology. ... Amputation is the removal of a body extremity by trauma or surgery. ... The front page of SomethingAwful, a virtual community. ...


Two subtypes of this fetish are generally recognized. Acrotomophilia is an intense desire for one's partner to be an amputee. Acrotomophiles are also known as "devotees." Apotemnophilia is an intense desire to be an amputee. Aptemnophiles are also known as "wannabes." With each, the presence or absence of artificial limbs as an added stimulant is a personal matter for the fetishist. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Amputee fetishism. ... Apotemnophilia (from Greek αποτέμνειν to cut off) or BIID is the overwhelming desire to amputate one or more healthy limbs. ...


Amputation fetishism is a paraphilia, a focus on a specific body part or inanimate object. it is technically a form of teratophilia, sexual attraction to a "deformed or monstrous person". This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Paraphilia. ...


alt.sex.fetish.amputee was a Usenet newsgroup as far back as 1996, featuring stories and pictures. It has since become overrun with spam. Usenet is a distributed Internet discussion system that evolved from a general purpose UUCP network of the same name. ... A newsgroup is a repository usually within the Usenet system, for messages posted from many users at different locations. ...


Electronic Surgery (abbreviated "ES") is a term for images (usually from porn sites) that have been modified to make the subject appear as an amputee. Pornographic movies Pornography (from Greek πόρνη (porni) prostitute and γραφή (grafi) writing), more informally referred to as porn or porno, is the representation of the human body or sexual activity with the goal of sexual arousal. ...


A "pretender" is a "wannabe" who acts out aptemnophilic fantasies, sometimes in public, usually through limb-binding and the use of loose clothing.

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Terminology

The specialized two- and three-letter abbreviations used within the devotee-wannabe community logically follow from the types of limb amputations possible. Abbreviation (from Latin brevis short) is strictly a shortening, but more particularly, an abbreviation is a letter or group of letters, taken from a word or words, and employed to represent them for the sake of brevity. ...

 AK: Above Knee AE: Above Elbow BK: Below Knee BE: Below Elbow 

The addition of L or R indicates right or left. LBK would thus describe the state of Heather Mills McCartney, Paul McCartney's wife since 2002, whose left leg required removal below the knee after a motorcycle accident in 1993. Heather Mills McCartney pictured on the cover of her book Life Balance Heather, Lady McCartney (born 12 January 1968 in Aldershot, Hampshire in the United Kingdom), usually known as Heather Mills or Heather Mills McCartney, is a campaigner on behalf of several causes, including amputees, the curtailment of land mines... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born June 18, 1942) is a popular Grammy Award-winning English artist, bassist, pianist, guitarist, drummer and songwriter, who was a member of the 1960s rock band, The Beatles, and later, Wings, and is a popular solo artist. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


Single Amputations begin with an “S”. For example, a single amputation of one arm would be called “SAE” for “Single Above Elbow”. If the single amputation were on the left or right arm (Above the elbow), it would be called “LAE” or “RAE” respectively. And if the amputation were below the elbow, it would be called “LBE” or “RBE” respectively. The same goes for amputations occurring on the legs, where single above the knee would be “SAK” or “LAK/RAK” following the previous logic. There would also be “LBK/LBE” for under the knee.


Identical amputations on both sides of the body are prefaced by a "D": DAK would describe a double above-knee amputee. These are also known as "bilateral" amputations, so BAK would be equally valid.


A disarticulation amputation involves the removal of a bones at the joint by the disarticulation of the joint. The addition of L, R, D, or B apply. Amputation is the removal of a body extremity by trauma or surgery. ...

 WD: Wrist Disarticulation ED: Elbow Disarticulation SD: Shoulder Disarticulation 
 AD: Ankle Disarticulation KD: Knee Disarticulation HD: Hip Disarticulation 

The absence of three limbs and the total absence of limbs is described by the terms TRIPLE and QUAD amputee.


Within the Amputee Devotee Community, there are trace amounts of finger and toe amputation devotions that can be found. Even though these attractions are equally valid, there is no single, well known system for identifying specific such amputations.

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Acrotomophilia

Acrotomophilia (also known as amelotatism) is a sexual attraction to amputees or other people missing limbs. The name is derived from the Greek akron (extremity), tomein (to cut) and philein (to love). Amputation is the removal of a body extremity by trauma or surgery. ...


Acrotomophilia was first recognized in clinics as a rare phenomenon in the western world in the early 1990s. A clinic or outpatient clinic is a small medical facility that provides health care for ambulatory patients - as opposed to inpatients treated in a hospital. ... A phenomenon (plural: phenomena) is an observable event, particularly something special (literally something that can be seen, derived from the Greek word phainomenon = observable). ... See also 1990s, the band The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, sometimes informally including popular culture from the very late 1980s and from 2000 and beyond. ...


Although there are many exceptions, the majority of Amputee Devotees tend to be highly educated Caucasian males. [1] Of the little research that is done on this phenomenon, not much is known of why this common trend is so. Typical Caucasian skull The term Caucasian race, Caucasian or Caucasoid is used to refer to people whose ancestry can be traced back to Europe, North Africa, West Asia, Indian subcontinent and parts of Central Asia. ... A phenomenon (plural: phenomena) is an observable event, particularly something special (literally something that can be seen, derived from the Greek word phainomenon = observable). ...


There exists a vast online community of Acrotomophilies who prefer to identify themselves most commonly as “Amputee Devotees”. There are also other common names used such as “Amputee Lover”, “Amputee Admirer” and so on. These names can be used interchangeably. There is a common difference between Amputee Devotees and Amputee Wanabees. Although these are two different kinds of communities, they do interact closely with each other. It is important to realize that just because one individual might want their partner to be an amputee, it does not necessarily follow that they would want to be an amputee themself. Nevertheless there are some people for whom this is in fact the case. Community is a set of people (or agents in a more abstract sense) with some shared element. ... Interact Club (Interact, short for International Action), also known as Rotary Interact, is a high school service club founded in 1962 by Rotary International. ... Amputation is the removal of a body extremity by trauma or surgery. ...


Most Amputee Admirers do not consider themselves strange sexual fetishist predators hunting down easy prey. They more consider themselves normal people who find an appreciation for another unique characteristic of their ideal partner. An Amputee Admirer finds an amputated leg to be just as attractive as a pretty face or long hair. Some argue that an Amputee Admirer is a blessing in that they find something attractive that others would consider repulsive. Some amputees appreciate the attraction devotees have toward them. These amputees may even create their own Web site with pictures of themselves and/or offer ways to open communications with interested devotees. Other amputees may balk at the interest that admirers have for them. These amputees often find devotees to be creepy, unusual, or both. This article concerns the concept of fetishism in anthropology. ...

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References

  • [2] Baker, Louise, Out on a Limb, Whittlesey House, a Division of the McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York, N. Y., 1946
  • [3] A database of Amputee Devotee website links.
  • [4] Overground website
  • [5] Transabled website
  • [6] An Article on Amputee Devotees by Jack Malebranche
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See also

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This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Apotemnophilia (from Greek αποτέμνειν to cut off) or BIID is the overwhelming desire to amputate one or more healthy limbs. ... Attraction to disability is a paraphilia involving sexual interest in the appearance and experience of disability, sometimes involving a wish to be disabled. ... The suffix -philia is used to specify the love or obsession with something (philia), as well as affinity or attraction to something. ... Look up abasiophilia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Abasiophilia, considered by some to be a type of paraphilia, is a sexual attraction to disabled people who use orthopaedic appliances such as leg braces,orthopedic casts, spinal braces or wheelchairs. ... Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a mental disorder, which involves a disturbed body image. ... Genital modification and genital mutilation both can refer to permanent or temporary changes to the human genitals. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Boxing Helena was the 1993 debut feature film by Jennifer Lynch, daughter of David Lynch. ...

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Fetishism: Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders (1049 words)
Fetishism is a form of paraphilia, a disorder that is characterized by recurrent intense sexual urges and sexually arousing fantasies generally involving non-human objects, the suffering or humiliation of oneself or one's partner (not merely simulated), or children or other non-consenting persons.
A diagnosis of fetishism is made only if an individual has acted on these urges, is markedly distressed by them, or if the fetish object is required for gratification.
For example, the fetish object may only be necessary for arousal during periods of stress, and at other times, the person is able to function sexually without the fetish or stimuli related to the fetish.
Amputee fetishism at AllExperts (903 words)
Amputee fetishism is one of the paraphilias grouped together as attraction to disability.
It is a fetish focused on amputations, generally of limbs.
Amputation fetishism is a paraphilia, a focus on a specific body part or inanimate object.
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