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'''Axillism''' or '''Armpit fetishism''' (also known as ''maschalagnia'') is a [[partialism]] in which an individual is sexually attracted to [[armpit]]s.<ref name=aggrawal>{{cite book|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=uNkNhPZQprcC&pg=PA376&dq=maschalagnia&lr=&cd=2#v=onepage&q=maschalagnia&f=false|first=Anil|last=Aggrawal|title=Forensic and Medico-Legal Aspects of Sexual Crimes and Unusual Sexual Practices|year=2008|isbn=9781420043082|publisher=CRC Press|page=376}}</ref>
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'''Axillism''' or '''Armpit fetishism''' (also known as ''maschalagnia'') is a [[partialism]] in which an individual is sexually attracted to the [[Axillae]] the armpits.<ref name=aggrawal>{{cite book|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=uNkNhPZQprcC&pg=PA376&dq=maschalagnia&lr=&cd=2#v=onepage&q=maschalagnia&f=false|first=Anil|last=Aggrawal|title=Forensic and Medico-Legal Aspects of Sexual Crimes and Unusual Sexual Practices|year=2008|isbn=9781420043082|publisher=CRC Press|page=376}}</ref>
   
The attraction is mostly directed towards the strong pungent odor of the armpit. The odor of the armpit is the most powerful in the body, sufficiently powerful to act as a muscular stimulant even in the absence of any direct sexual association.<ref name=ellis>{{cite journal|work=Studies in the Psychology of Sex|volume=4|last=Ellis|first=Havelock|pages=64–67|title=Sexual Selection in Man|url=http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13613|year=1905|isbn=9781554458288}}</ref>
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The attraction is mostly directed towards the strong pungent [[odor]] of the armpit. The odor of the armpit is the most powerful in the body, sufficiently powerful to act as a muscular stimulant even in the absence of any direct sexual association.<ref name=ellis>{{cite journal|work=Studies in the Psychology of Sex|volume=4|last=Ellis|first=Havelock|pages=64–67|title=Sexual Selection in Man|url=http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13613|year=1905|isbn=9781554458288}}</ref>
   
 
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Axillism or Armpit fetishism (also known as maschalagnia) is a partialism in which an individual is sexually attracted to the Axillae the armpits.[1]

The attraction is mostly directed towards the strong pungent odor of the armpit. The odor of the armpit is the most powerful in the body, sufficiently powerful to act as a muscular stimulant even in the absence of any direct sexual association.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Aggrawal, Anil (2008). Forensic and Medico-Legal Aspects of Sexual Crimes and Unusual Sexual Practices, CRC Press.
  2. Ellis, Havelock (1905). Sexual Selection in Man 4: 64–67.


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