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J Sex Marital Ther. 2000 Oct-Dec;26(4):339-44.

Amputee fetishism and genital mutilation: case report and literature review.

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Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Abstract

A case is presented of a 49-year-old man who amputated his penis following instructions that he had obtained from the Internet. The patient had a long-standing amputee fetish, which evolved into eroticized genital mutilation. The transformation of the preferred fetish occurred in a setting of depression due to environmental stressors. The literature about amputee fetishism, also called "apotemnophilia," is reviewed, and possible connections with the genital mutilation are discussed.

PMID:
11056898
DOI:
10.1080/009262300438742
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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