Whatever gets people off in their private sex lives is their own business…but that doesn’t mean we can’t be a little curious about what goes on behind closed doors. If you’re like us, we’re kind of over the whole Fifty Shades saga BDSM phenomenon—well, at least until Fifty Shades Darker hits theaters—so we thought it’d be très interesting to dive into the world of hidden fetishes that never hit the the big screen.
Or to common folk, sexual arousal through tickling. You probably find that armpit or belly tingling sensation to be flirty—but people with this fetish tend to focus their entire sexual play around tickling. They might incorporate toys such as feathers during sex or request a partner bind their hands and feet as they’re being tickled. They could simply get off just by watching someone being tickled, too. Please lower your eyebrow—this is real.
You know how Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall then tumbled onto his egg ass? In a similar train of thought, climacophiliacs are aroused by falling down stairs. Dangerous, duh. But extra points for creativity.
This basically redefines falling for the “bad boy.” People considered to be hybristophiliacs are aroused by inmates or people in jail—for reasons ranging from armed robbery to murder. Their desires may lead them to reach out to prisoners they’ve never met before just to establish contact or persuading their current partners to commit crimes.
Cue the waterworks. Probably stemming from deep psychological roots, people filed under this fetish are attracted to sobbing and tears.
You may never be able to feel comfortable going to a child’s birthday party again, but some people find pleasure in the act of blowing up and popping balloons. Others find simply a person being naked around balloons to be erotic.
This article was originally published on marieclaire.com