After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples. Circa 1900.
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Mutual admiration from afar society, me and this cat belong to.
Some paraphilias …
- Abasiophilia is a psychosexual attraction to people with impaired mobility, especially those who use orthopaedic appliances such as leg braces, orthopedic casts, or wheelchairs.
- Acrotomophilia refers to a paraphilia in which an individual expresses strong sexual interest in amputees.
- Agalmatophilia is a paraphilia involving sexual attraction to a statue, doll, mannequin or other similar figurative object.
- Apotemnophilia is sexual arousal based on the image or fantasy of one’s self as an amputee.
- Biastophilia refers to a paraphilia in which sexual arousal is dependent on, or is responsive to, the act of assaulting an unconsenting person, especially a stranger.
- Chronophilia describes a form of paraphilia in which an individual experiences sexual attraction limited to individuals of particular age ranges.
- Coprophilia is the paraphilia involving sexual pleasure from feces.
- Dacryphilia is a form of paraphilia in which one is aroused by tears or sobbing.
- Emetophilia is a paraphilia in which an individual is sexually aroused by vomiting or observing others vomit.
- Erotophonophilia is sexual arousal or gratification contingent on the death of a human being.
- Formicophilia is the sexual interest in being crawled upon or nibbled by small insects, such as ants.
- Gerontophilia refers to the sexual preference for the elderly.
- Katoptronophilia is a paraphilia for mirrors; it may include activities such as having sex in front of mirrors, masturbating in front of mirrors, enacting other paraphilias in front of a mirror, having an orgy in front of a mirror, or enacting stripping fetishism in front of mirrors.
- Kleptolagnia is the state of being sexually aroused by theft.
- Klismaphilia refers to the receiving of sexual arousal from introducing liquids into the rectum and colon via the anus.
- Lactaphilia refers to a person achieving sexual arousal by breastfeeding or sucking on a female’s breast.
- Macrophilia refers to a fascination with or a sexual fantasy involving giantesses (female giants).
- Narratophilia is a sexual fetish, in which the telling of dirty and obscene words or stories to a partner is sexually arousing.
- Nasophilia is a paraphilia for the nose.
- Necrophilia is the sexual attraction to corpses.
- Odaxelagnia is a paraphilia concerning sexual arousal through biting, or being bitten.
- Olfactophilia is a paraphilia for, and sexual attraction to, or sexual arousal by smells and odors emanating from the body, especially the sexual areas.
- Pecattiphilia is sexual arousal from performing an act one believes is a sin.
- Plushophilia is a paraphilia involving stuffed animals.
- Pyrophilia is a paraphilia in which one derives gratification from fire and fire-starting activity.
- Salirophilia is a sexual fetish or paraphilia that involves deriving erotic pleasure from soiling or disheveling the object of one’s desire, usually an attractive person.
- Scopophilia is deriving pleasure from looking.
- Somnophilia is a paraphilia in which sexual arousal or orgasm are intruded on a sleeping person by having sexual contact with them.
- Symphorophilia is a paraphilia in which sexual arousal hinges on staging and watching a disaster, such as a fire or a traffic accident.
- Trichophilia is a partialism in which a person sees hair, most commonly head hair, as erotic and from which the person experiences sexual arousal.
- Urophilia is a paraphilia in which sexual excitement is associated with the sight or thought of urine or urination.
- Vorarephilia is a paraphilia where arousal occurs from the idea of someone or something eating, or being eaten by, someone or something.
- Zoophilia is a paraphilia involving sexual activity between human and non-human animals or a fixation on such practice.
Yvan Rodic, Kiev.
Frieze New York, 2013: Galerie Krinzinger will present Otto Muehl’s performance art. Don’t miss out.
Bergdorf Goodman and Otto Muehl’s performance art…two things I never thought I’d see mentioned together.
Magicicada broods and distributions
Magicicada broods and distributions
…in case you want to know when 13- and 17-year cicadas might next emerge near you (in the USA).
Dave Grohl nailed it with this one.
Instantaneous photographs and newspaper enterprise have invaded the sacred precincts of private and domestic life; and numerous mechanical devices threaten to make good the prediction that “what is whispered in the closet shall be proclaimed from the house-tops.
— Samuel D. Warren, Louis D. Brandeis. Boston, December, 1890.