Kink Dictionary



Metrophilia – Sexual Arousal from Poetry

What is Metrophilia?

Metrophilia is a relatively uncommon kink that involves sexual arousal from poetry. People with this kink find reading or listening to poetry to be sexually stimulating.

Exploring Metrophilia

Metrophilia can manifest in a variety of ways. Some people may find that reading poetry alone is enough to get them aroused, while others may prefer to listen to poetry being read aloud. Some people may also enjoy writing their own poetry as a form of sexual expression.

It’s important to note that not all poetry is necessarily erotic or sexual in nature. However, for those with metrophilia, even non-sexual poetry can still be arousing.

Why Does Metrophilia Exist?

Like many kinks and fetishes, the origins of metrophilia are not well understood. However, some experts believe that it may be related to the emotional and intellectual stimulation that can come from reading or listening to poetry.

Additionally, some people with metrophilia may find that the rhythm and language of poetry can be inherently sensual and erotic, even if the content of the poetry itself is not sexual.

Is Metrophilia Safe and Consensual?

As with any kink or fetish, it is important to engage in metrophilia in a safe, consensual, and respectful manner. This may involve discussing boundaries and preferences with any partners, as well as ensuring that all parties involved are comfortable and enthusiastic about the activity.

It’s also important to remember that not everyone will be interested in metrophilia, and that’s okay. It’s important to respect other people’s boundaries and preferences, and to seek out partners who are enthusiastic and willing to explore this kink with you.


Metrophilia may not be a well-known kink, but for those who experience it, poetry can be a powerful and erotic form of expression. Whether you prefer reading, writing, or listening to poetry, it’s important to explore this kink in a safe, consensual, and respectful manner.

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