claustrophilia


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claustrophilia

Paraphilic sexuoeroticism that hinges on being confined in a small, cramped space.

claustrophilia

(klaws-trō-fĭl′ē-ă) [L. claustrum, a barrier, + Gr. philein, to love]
Dread of being in an open space; a morbid desire to be shut in with doors and windows closed.
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The entire narrative takes place within the protagonist's room, maintaining a feeling of claustrophilia akin to that in a cell.
She dismissed speculation that MrWilliams died as a result of some kind of "auto-erotic activity", also denying there was any evidence to suggest claustrophilia - the love of enclosed spaces - was of any interest to him.
Examination of his home computer showed he had also visited websites about claustrophilia - the love of enclosure - and bondage and sadomasochism.