Did you know there are official terms for certain sexual acts or urges that may seem out of the ordinary for most people? We cannot lie, these paraphilias are really weird and to our surprise they actually exist.

These behaviours may involve strange objects, activities or scenarios that may not be appealing to everyone. For example some people may get turned on by trees or by someone who is sleeping.

Here's a list of 11 sexual fetishes that you may not know exist: 

1. Exhibitionism

The act of exposing in a public those parts of one's body that are not normally exposed. Meaning, you get turned on by taking off clothes and being naked in public.

2. Roleplay Fetishism

Sexual arousal by pretending to be someone else. Your significant other may like to dress up and have a bondage scenario using period costumes.

3. Dacryphilia

A form of paraphilia in which one is aroused by tears or sobbing. You'll get sexually aroused when you see your partner cry.

4.  Somnophilia

The act of being aroused by someone who is unconscious. A person with somnophilia will become sexually aroused by watching someone sleep.

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5. Sadism

Receiving sexual gratification from inflicting humiliation or pain.

6. Telephone Scatalogia

The intense urge or fantasy to make obscene and provocative sexual phone calls. Yes, phone sex is a paraphilia.

7. Formicophilia

The sexual interest in being crawled upon or nibbled by insects.

8. Coulrophilia

Sexual attraction to clowns, that is the complete opposite of coulrophobia (the fear of clowns.)

9. Tripsolagnia

Sexual arousal occurring by ones hair being massaged or shampooed.

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10. Dendrophilia

One will become sexually aroused by trees. Some people may like to strip naked in front of trees or perhaps having an intimate moment with a tree.

11. Vorarephilia

Sexual arousal that occurs from cannibalistic fantasies.

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