or body integrity identity disorder: a case report review.
New Yorker Furth suffers from a rare version of the condition called apotemnophilia
Apparently they suffer from a condition called apotemnophilia
, which means they hate certain parts of their body.
It was once called apotemnophilia, meaning "love of amputation," when the condition was believed to be a fetish involving sexual gratification derived from being an amputee.
Apotemnophilia, body integrity identity disorder or xenomelia?
Furth confessed he and Bondy had shared a sexual fetish which he described as a form of apotemnophilia
- an extreme form of BDD.
. A neurologic disorder that manifests in a bizarre clinical symptom that invites faulty explanation: A person demands amputation of a leg because "it doesn't belong to my body." (4) The cause of this strange and confusing disorder has been misinterpreted as a paraphilia, a desire by the affected person to achieve greater sexual satisfaction by having a stump.
EXPERTS say that apotemnophilia
is rare but a medically recognised sexual fetish.
During a two-week trial, a jury heard Bondy, 79, had a fetish known as apotemnophilia
- the sexual gratification from the removal of a limb.