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trichophilia. Hair fetish what do you think of it ? Would you date somebody with it ?
Posted 2/9/15 , edited 2/9/15

Hair fetishism, also known as hair partialism and trichophilia, is a partialism in which a person sees hair – most commonly, head hair – as particularly erotic and sexually arousing. Arousal may occur from seeing or touching hair, whether head hair, pubic hair, axillary hair, chest hair or fur. Head-hair arousal may come from seeing or touching very long or short hair, wet hair, certain colors of hair or a particular hairstyle. Pubic hair fetishism is a particular form of hair fetishism.

Haircut fetishism is a related paraphilia in which a person is aroused by having their head hair cut or shaved, by cutting the hair of another, by watching someone get a haircut, or by seeing someone with a shaved head or very short hair.

Technically, hair fetishism is called trichophilia, which comes from the Greek "trica-" (τρίχα), which means hair, and the suffix "-philia" (φιλία), which means love.

Characteristics
Hair is one of the defining characteristics of mammals. In humans, hair can be scalp hair, facial hair, chest hair, pubic hair, axillary hair, besides other places. Men tend to have hair in more places than women. Hair does not in itself have any intrinsic sexual value other than the attributes given to it by individuals in a cultural context. Some cultures are ambivalent in relation to body hair, with some being regarded as attractive while others being regarded as unaesthetic. Many cultures regard a woman's hair to be erotic. For example, many Islamic women cover their hair in public, and display it only to their family and close friends.Similarly, many Jewish women cover their hair after marriage. During the Middle Ages, European women were expected to cover their hair after they married.

Even in cultures where women do not customarily cover their hair, the erotic significance of hair is recognised. Some hair styles are culturally associated with a particular gender, with short head hair styles and baldness being associated with men and longer hair styles with women and girls, even though there are exceptions such as Gaelic Irish men, and also depictions of men in art throughout history, most notable example probably being that of Jesus Christ. Hair, especially head hair, is regarded as a person's secondary sexual characteristic. In the case of women especially, head hair has been presented in art and literature as a feature of beauty, vanity and eroticism. Hair has a very important role in the canons of beauty in different regions of the world, and healthy combed hair has two important function, beauty and fashion. In those cultures considerable time and expense is put into the attractive presentation of hair, and in some cases to the removal of culturally unwanted hair.

Hair fetishism manifests itself in a variety of behaviors. A fetishist may enjoy seeing or touching hair, pulling on or cutting the hair of another person. Besides enjoyment they may become sexually aroused from such activities. It may also be described as an obsession, as in the case of hair washing or dread of losing hair. Arousal by head hair may arise from seeing or touching very long or short hair, wet hair, a certain color of hair or a particular hairstyle. Others may find the attraction of literally "having sex with somebody's hair" as a fantasy or fetish. The fetish affects both men and women.

Some people feel pleasure when their hair is being cut or groomed. This is because they produce endorphins giving them a feeling which is similar to that of a head massage, laughter, or caress. On the other hand, many people feel some level of anxiety when their head hair is being cut.[citation needed] Sigmund Freud stated that cutting woman's long hair by men may represent a fear and/or concept of castration, meaning that a woman's long hair represents a figurative penis and that by cutting off her hair a man may feel dominance as castrator, not the castrated one (while paradoxically also being reassured by the fact that the hair will grow again).

Tricophilia may present with different excitation sources, the most common, but not the only one, being human head hair. Tricophilia may also involve facial hair, chest hair, pubic hair, armpit hair and animal fur. The excitation can arise from the texture, color, hairstyle and hair length. Among the most common variants of this paraphilia are excitation by long hair and short hair, the excitement of blonde hair (blonde fetichism) and red hair (redhead fetichism) and the excitement of the different textures of hair (straight, curly, wavy, etc.). Tricophilia can relate to the excitement that is caused by plucking or pulling hair or body hair.


Hair fetishism comes from a natural fascination with the species on the admiration of the coat, as its texture provides pleasurable sensations. An infant develops this kind of pleasure to feel the hair on his or her early life, manifesting as aggressive behavior that will drive to pull the hair of people with which it interacts. Tricophilia is considered a paraphilia which is usually inoffensive.

Prevalence

Sif (1909) by John Charles Dollman
In order to determine the relative prevalence of different fetishes, scientists obtained a sample of at least 5000 individuals worldwide, in 2007, from 381 Internet discussion groups. The relative prevalences were estimated based on (a) the number of groups devoted to a particular fetish, (b) the number of individuals participating in the groups and (c) the number of messages exchanged. Of the sampled population, 7 percent were turned on by hair (as opposed to 12 for underwear, but only 4 for genitals, 3 for breasts, 2 for buttocks, and less than one for body hair).

History
References to hair fetish can be found in ancient empires. In Norse mythology reference to the fetish is in the story of Sif, Thor's wife and goddess of fertility, who is admired for having beautiful pure gold hair.

Hair has been a symbol of beauty, vanity and eroticism. In the story of Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm published in 1812, there is an analogy to the beauty of Sif's hair with the story of a young woman with blond hair who is locked in a tower room, the only way to reach her being to climb the tower using her long hair.

In religious societies like Christianity, tonsure was customary and involved the cutting or shaving the hair from the scalp (while leaving some parts uncut), as a mark of purity of body.

Proteans are unpredictable, subtle, often subconscious, flirting signals, such as a woman touching her hair when first meeting a man.Some people subconsciously play with the strands of their hair when they are nervous.



So my question is will you date somebody with hair fetish ? Link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_fetishism
Posted 2/9/15
I don't see why not... it be interesting.
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I've dated a few gals who loved my hair. And A LOT of times women will tell me they absolutely love my hair.

I possibly have the longest hair on the forum...very rarely do I see a person with longer hair than mine.

My girlfriend used to love my hair...but that was before it became quite so long (I grow it for donation) and me always asking her to help brush or wash it. lol
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It depends on the extent of the person's symptoms. I wouldn't like it if the fetish is notably disruptive.
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The real question is why would't you date some one with a hair fetish, right? I don't think a hair fetish is a big deterrent for relationships but I don't have much so what do I know right?
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uhhhh... sure why not.
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#shinoforpresident2015 #blondehairorbust #hashtagoverdose

Anyway, it's not my thing but I personally don't mind it at all. It's not my position to judge and even if it was it doesn't seem abnormal or strange too me... although that might be because I have some pretty bizarre fetishes. Regardless, I wouldn't mind. And if my romantic other wishes to smell my hair I say smell away!
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#shinoforpresident2015 #blondehairorbust #hashtagoverdose

Anyway, it's not my thing but I personally don't mind it at all. It's not my position to judge and even if it was it doesn't seem abnormal or strange too me... although that might be because I have some pretty bizarre fetishes. Regardless, I wouldn't mind. And if my romantic other wishes to smell my hair I say smell away!


There more to it. Somebody with it may want you to let then touch your hair. That could last a few minutes to hours. It depends of the person. There also diffident kinds. For example. There one where like to cut hair while others like to shave yours or their hair.

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hair is a major turn on for me. especially if its white or purple.

i love getting my hair cut by a hot chick. its like, damn.
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KarenAraragi wrote:


GrandmasterCoolio wrote:


#shinoforpresident2015 #blondehairorbust #hashtagoverdose

Anyway, it's not my thing but I personally don't mind it at all. It's not my position to judge and even if it was it doesn't seem abnormal or strange too me... although that might be because I have some pretty bizarre fetishes. Regardless, I wouldn't mind. And if my romantic other wishes to smell my hair I say smell away!


There more to it. Somebody with it may want you to let then touch your hair. That could last a few minutes to hours. It depends of the person. There also diffident kinds. For example. There one where like to cut hair while others like to shave yours or their hair.



I'd be fine with that as well... Well, except for cutting or shaving it.
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The question of whether I would date them or not is going to be about compatibility and whether we get along, but this so called condition would not be a reason not to date someone. If anything it will be interesting or even as a plus because they would be more attracted to you. The only caveat would be stopping that person from being attracted to someone else's hair lol unless they have control over it.
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Yea why not. It can be good to try new things
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Posted 2/9/15
Strange to be sure, but if I really do love her then she'll just need to control herself around my luscious hair

That aside, so long as it doesn't interfere with the relationship I don't see why not.
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I'm very intrigued. I would. I have a lot of hair for them. Maybe they're good at styling hair? MAN, the possibilities of psychological development.
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Posted 2/10/15
Well it wouldn't put me off a person. I do have long hair and it would be weird but then again I have lots of weird fetishes too so I guess it wouldn't.
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