apotemnophilia


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ap·o·tem·no·phi·li·a

(ap'ō-tem-nō'phāl'ē-ă),
A body dysmorphic disorder manifest in the desire to be or become an amputee.
[G. apotemnō, to cut off, + -philia]
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apotemnophilia

(ăp′ə-tĕm′nə-fĭl′ē-ə, -fēl′yə)
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Sexuoeroticism that hinges on being or looking like an amputee,,potentially resulting in discontent with one’s body and, in the extreme case, desire to have a healthy limb amputated
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apotemnophilia

(ap″ŏ-tem″nō-fil′ē-ă) [Gr. apotemnein, , to cut off, sever + -philia]
A form of paraphilia characterized by the individual requesting amputation of an extremity for erotic reasons.
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Apotemnophilia 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.
Apotemnophilia. 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.