Are you attracted to farts?
In a recent post, we shared Phile Magazine’s video listing out several fetishes and sexual desires. One of those fetishes was eproctophilia or the love of farts.
While we at first tilted our heads in confusion, we were also intrigued to know more. Specifically, we started to wonder how sexual fetishes like eproctophilia start in the first place.
Luckily, Vice had us covered, and they say eproctophilia is more common than most would think.
There are varying ways that someone can start to develop something like a fart fetish (as with most fetishes).
For instance, VICE shared multiple stories of developing eproctophilia from multiple people.
22-year-old Jason is a straight man from the US who says his infatuation with The Lion King’s gassy warthog Pumba was edged on by his parents’ disapproval. He now thinks the taboo of farting, starting from that character, could have influenced him as an adult.
Meanwhile, 52-year-old gay man Ric is an Australian native who also connects his love of farts to his childhood.
“As a young boy, I always had an unsaid admiration for other boys who were public farters, as they always seemed so uninhibited, confident, and a little subversive,” he told Vice.
“One day, when I was feeling a little jaded, and wanting to shock, I farted rather loudly in front of another man in the university gym changing room,” he continued. “I then did this on a regular basis. Sometimes, my farts actually received a [positive] response.”
That said, as varied as each man is and the origins of his fetishes and sexual desires, there's still a commonality between them all. Most fetishes and sexual desires stem from the desire for a heightened sexual experience.
While some of us may not understand eproctophilia, we can at least understand that its what others want, and we can celebrate in their freedom to explore that.