Tickle This: Do I Have A Tickling Fetish?

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I’m extremely ticklish and think I have a tickling fetish. Any advice for the future or even now?

A tickling fetish is loosely defined as the love of tickling games: “Any interpersonal or social activities involving the tickling of one person by another. Many people find tickling to be a pleasurable experience in its own right, but also an erotic experience.” These games can be included in foreplay or as an activity enjoyed unto itself. While pathologizing is something that tends to be avoided for say, sexual stigma reasons, tickling fetishes can be categorized into two sub-genres: Knismolagnia is arousal from tickling and Acarophilia, (not to be confused with knismolagnia), refers to arousal from scratching. In their extreme form, both can be considered a sexual obsession. On less obsessive end of the scale, these can be considered something atypical on the heteronormative scale of what is “arousing,” landing it …


Tickling Fetish—What Is It, and How to Sexually Tickle Your Partner

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The official terminology for tickling fetishism is known as knismolagnia (or knismophilia or titillagnia) which is sexual arousal derived from tickling someone or the sensation of being tickled themselves. Knismolagnia, comes from Knismesis, which is a light form of tickling like when a bug tickles the hairs on your arms, whereas gargalesis is the term for heavy tickling, which is intended to produce laughter.

Tickling is a harmless practice that most of us have enjoyed innocently as infants and children, with games like “This little piggy”, and “Tickle Monster”.

As teens and young adults, tickling fights are often part of our introduction to playful touch as a sexual gateway to flirting, feeling up your girlfriend or fondling a newfound crush.

Tickling can be a fun way to become intimidate with someone, to touch, to tease and to flirt.

Tickling can be very childlike, amusing, exciting, and even erotic to some. …


Tickling Fetishism Explored

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“My friend’s sister always asked me to tickle her, and I would. Then one day I was tickling her and she climaxed and kissed me. It freaked me out because I wasn’t tickling near her private parts. I thought that maybe it was a one-time thing, so I tickled her two more times on different occasions, and she climaxed both times” (posting on the ‘Is It Normal?’ website)

There are hundreds of sexual paraphilias of which little is known. One of the most obscure paraphilias but which is definitely known to exist is knismolagnia (also referred to as knismolagnia). According to Dr. Anil Aggrawal in his 2009 book Forensic and Medico-legal Aspects of Sexual Crimes and Unusual Sexual Practices, knismophilia is a paraphilia in which individuals derive sexual pleasure and arousal from tickling or being tickled (and is also known as titillagnia). The ‘Right Diagnosis’ website claims the symptoms of …