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Trichophilia is a paraphilia in which one becomes sexually aroused by, or is extremely fond of, human hair (usually cephalic); this may be of hair in general or different hairstyles, colours, texture, or sheen. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Street haircut in Harbin, China For humans, haircut, hairstyle, or hairdo normally describe cutting or styling head hair. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... ...


Arousal may occur from imagery and physical contact of hair, this includes head hair, pubic hair, and axillary hair. Head hair arousal may come from from watching or touching very long hair — for example waist length hair and longer, red hair, hair over face, thick hair, wet hair, etc. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... smellls This article should belong in one or more categories, in addition to being in a stub category. ... Pubic hair is hair in the frontal genital area, the crotch, and sometimes at the top of the inside of the legs; these areas form the pubic region. ... Armpit Hair Underarm hair is the composition of hair in the underarm area. ...


Closely related to trichophilia is haircut fetishism. This involves sexual arousal from the cutting of hair. It may also include arousal from the touch of scissors and clippers to the body.[citation needed] Street haircut in Harbin, China For humans, haircut, hairstyle, or hairdo normally describe cutting or styling head hair. ...


In order to determine the relative prevalences of different fetishes, scientists obtained a sample of at least 5000 individuals worldwide from 381 Internet discussion groups. The relative prevalences were estimated based on (a) the number of groups devoted to a particular fetish, (b) the number of individuals participating in the groups and (c) the number of messages exchanged. Of the sampled population, 7 percent were turned on by body hair.[1][2]


References

  1. ^ Scorolli C, Ghirlanda S, Enquist M, Zattoni S, Jannini E A (2007). Relative prevalence of different fetishes. International Journal of Impotence Researchadvance online publication 15 February 2007; doi: 10.1038/sj.ijir.3901547. http://www.nature.com/ijir/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/3901547a.html retrieved March 2007.
  2. ^ Dobson, Roger (2007). Heels are the world's No 1 fetish. The Independent Online Edition, http://news.independent.co.uk/world/science_technology/article2303022.ece, accessed February 2007.

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Trichophilia at AllExperts (378 words)
Trichophilia is a paraphilia in which one becomes sexually aroused by, or is extremely fond of, human hair (usually cephalic); this may be of hair in general or different hairstyles or colours.
It is no longer considered as strange for males to grow their hair long in present times, as compared with the mid-20th century...although it is rarer in Japan than America, which may explain why Japanese fantasy comic books and graphic novels feature so many men and boys with long hair.
Aside from the cultural significance of long hair, trichophilia is also possibly related to the presence of pheromones - chemicals which excite one when inhaled, given off by persons in states of arousal from the skin around hair and from under the scalp.
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