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Navel fetishism is typically a sexual fetish where an individual is strongly attracted to the human navel (also known as, and is referred to by most 'navel fetishists' as the belly button). Navel fetishism is often related to stomach fetishism (alvinolagnia). Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Circle-question. ... Sexual fetishism, first described as such by Sigmund Freud though the concept and certainly the activity is quite ancient, is a form of paraphilia where the object of affection is a specific inanimate object or part of a persons body. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

A navel fetishist can be sexually aroused by (but not limited to) viewing, licking, tickling, sucking, sniffing or kissing the navel of another person, or by having any of that done to their own navel by another or, to a lesser extent, themselves. Some navel fetishists engage in outercourse involving the navel. The fetishist response to the navel is the same or very similar to arousal at seeing genitals (or the sex-specific features like female breasts). This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Knismesis and gargalesis. ... Suction is the creation of a partial vacuum, or region of low pressure. ... Inhalation is the movement of air from the external environment, through the airways, into the alveoli during breathing. ... The Kiss by Francesco Hayez A kiss is the touching of the lips to some other thing; usually another person. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Frottage. ...

Most navel fetishists can also exhibit varying levels of sexual stimulation in the brain just by hearing key words, often being “belly button” or “navel”. This is thought to be another phenomenon related to fetishistic behavioral imprinting – the brain associating particular images, or in this case, sounds with impending pleasure and sexual orgasm. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

There is also a sub-category of navel fetishism for navel torture – where the objective is to inflict intense sensory stimulation and even pain to a person’s navel. Some more common examples of this include:

  • Forcing the navel into an outie where the navel that was once an innie is sucked or pulled out. This is often done with the aid of a syringe.
  • Dripping hot oil or wax into the navel.

Other less common navel fetishism is a Gynastic exercise called the "belly-ups", where a kind of stick called a "rod", about three and a half inches long, made of dark plastic is placed upon the navel. It is then usually pressed against the ground when a person is laying face down. A syringe nowadays nearly always means a medical syringe, but it can mean any of these: A simple hand-powered piston pump consisting of a plunger that can be pulled and pushed along inside a cylindrical tube (the barrel), which has a small hole on one end, so it can... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Proposed explanations for navel fetishism

Although the cause of navel fetishism is largely unknown, studies are being made by anthropologists about whether navel fetishism is a genetic imprint, or has been mentally developed. Most believe that this fetish (along with most other paraphilias) is derived from behavioral imprinting in early childhood, however there have been very rare anecdotal cases of individuals developing this fetish in their teens and adult life. Due to the rarity of this fetish, there have been no known studies on exactly what events can occur in childhood to cause an individual to develop a navel fetish. 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... This article is about the psychological term. ...

Some claim that the navel and genitalia can send sensory information to similar parts of the brain. Several anecdotal reports[1] including US Big Brother 3 winner Lisa Donahue stating “I can achieve orgasm just from my navel touched the right way”[2] can add weight to this claim.

The anthropologist Desmond Morris has argued that the bellybutton is a miniature image of the vagina.[3] This is a disputed idea, partly due to the fact that navel fetishism is present in some homosexual males and heterosexual females. Dr Desmond Morris (born 24 January 1928 in the village of Purton, UK) is most famous for his work as a zoologist and ethologist. ...

The abdomen is, in some cultures, a symbol of feminine fertility and sensuality.

See also

Raqs Sharqi dancer Chryssanthi Sahar Scharf, Heidelberg. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Umbilicoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure to modify the appearance of ones navel or belly button. ...


  1. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/science/k2/lint/facts.htm#pain
  2. ^ http://www.cbs.com/primetime/bigbrother7/index.shtml?contId=13
  3. ^ http://dougharper.blogspot.com/2004/07/belly-button-window.html

External links

  • BellyButton Paradise - bellybutton fetish site
  • Outielovers - Site for outie belly button fetish



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