No surprise there, in all honesty, who wouldn't? Seriously, I'm sharp as a tack, funny, drop dead gorgeous and I have my own money. And according to a number of "learned" professionals and a small but vocal segment of the amputee community, if you think that adds to my attractiveness, you have a mental illness.
Based upon self-reflexive documentary conventions, the video uncovers journalist-cum-freak raconteur Kath Duncan's explorations into the world of amputee fetish. Duncan is a double congenital amputee. She says, "I've tried most things men, women, sex toys, unusual locations, dominance and submission games but I wanted to know what it was like to be desired because of my impairments.
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It is a counterpart to apotemnophiliathe sexual interest in being an amputee. Acrotomophiles may enjoy the idea of dominating the amputee during couples play and they may also become aroused with the thought of having to take care of an amputee. In a survey of acrotomophiles, leg amputations were preferred over arm amputations, amputations of a single limb over double amputations, and amputations that left a stump over amputations that left no stump. Some people question whether amputating one's own body parts or operating on a partner for the sake of sexual pleasure is ethical.
Unfortunately the opportunity has yet to present itself, however, in my extensive exploration of amputee-devotee forums, I recently made friends with Paul. Paul is a year-old amputee from northern England. He is missing the lower part of this right leg, and in recent years has discovered he enjoys dildoing his sexual partners with his stump.
It's midnight. Over the past six months, I have been completely immersed in this bizarre and unsettling world. Before working on this documentary, I had no idea this sexual preference existed.
Verified by Psychology Today. In Excess. A more recent development in the world of amputee paraphilias has been the advent of the internet.
This is a very interesting article and very helpful to my story on devotees and how welcome they are to the community of disabled people. Please let me know how I can get in touch with you, via email, perhaps. I am a masters journalism student at Columbia University in New York and would love to get your opinion.
I was born missing my left hand, and as a teen, I attended a camp for children with limb differences, which we lovingly called Amp Camp. In middle-of-nowhere, Ohio, with hundreds of other to year-old amputees, we did all the things able-bodied kids do at camp: we sang by the fire, we challenged each other on the obstacle course, we created those quintessentially useless arts-and-crafts creations with raw spaghetti and glue. I was insulted by the assumption that disabled people would be friends just because they share a disability: it seemed like sending a bunch of brunettes to camp and telling them they have to bond over their hair.