A woman biting another woman's belly

Odaxelagnia (from Greek: ὀδάξ, odáx, "with the teeth" and Greek: λαγνεία, lagneía, "lust") is a paraphilia involving sexual arousal through biting, or being bitten. Odaxelagnia is considered a mild form of sadomasochism.[1][2][3] Alfred Kinsey studied odaxelagnia, reporting that roughly half of all people surveyed had experienced sexual arousal from biting.[4]


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  2. ^ Brenda Love (1994), The Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices, Natl Book Network, ISBN 978-1-56980-011-9
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  4. ^ Dr. Mark griffiths, Bite Sighs: A beginner's guide to odaxelagnia, retrieved 2014-03-19