Nose fetishism,[1] nose partialism, or nasophilia[2][3] is the partialism (or paraphilia) for the nose. This may include the sexual attraction to a specific form of physical variation of appearance (such as shape and size), or a specific area (for example; the bridge or nostrils). The fetish may manifest itself in a desire for actual physical contact and interaction, or specific fantasies such as the desire to penetrate the nostrils[2] with a penis or with a finger (comparable with fingering).[4] Nose fetishism can also include the desire to ejaculate into the nostrils or onto the nose.

Other fantasies may include the desire to observe or experience a transformation of a nose with reference to an element of a fictional work such as Pinocchio, or ideas concerning the transformation of the nose into that of another creatures' like a pig's snout as a means of sexually humiliating a partner or acquaintance. These fantasies may be assisted with use of props, role-play or transformation fiction, in the form of writing, artwork, or modified photographs of people (known as morphing).[4]

Sigmund Freud interpreted the nose as a substitute for the penis.[5]


  1. ^ Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology. Variations in Sexual Behavior, Two Examples: 1. Fetishism, A Partial List of Fetishisms. Archived 2013-02-06 at Retrieved 2007-12-15.
  2. ^ a b Kick (2005) pp.125-6
  3. ^ Love (1994) p.176
  4. ^ a b "Nose no bounds: A beginner's guide to nasophilia". drmarkgriffiths. 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  5. ^ Jay Geller, "On Freud's Jewish body: mitigating circumcisions", Fordham University Press, 2007, ISBN 0-8232-2782-0, p. 95-105


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