Ablutophilia: Arousal by Baths or Showers
Have you ever felt a sense of arousal or sexual excitement while taking a shower or bath? If so, you may be experiencing ablutophilia. Ablutophilia is a type of paraphilia where an individual is sexually aroused by baths or showers.
What is Ablutophilia?
Ablutophilia is a relatively rare paraphilia that falls under the category of hygrophilia, which refers to sexual arousal from water or moisture. It is also sometimes referred to as aquaphilia.
Signs and Symptoms
Individuals with ablutophilia may experience sexual arousal or excitement while taking a shower, bath, or even while watching someone else bathe or shower. They may also fantasize about bathing or showering with others, or about being bathed or showered by someone else.
As with most paraphilias, the exact cause of ablutophilia is not known. However, it is thought that early experiences with water or bathing may play a role in the development of this paraphilia. For example, someone who experienced sexual arousal while taking a bath as a child may develop ablutophilia later in life.
Like most paraphilias, there is no specific treatment for ablutophilia. However, some individuals may benefit from therapy to help them manage their sexual desires and avoid acting on them in inappropriate ways. It is important to note that as long as the individual is not harming themselves or others, there is no need for treatment.
Ablutophilia is a relatively rare paraphilia where an individual experiences sexual arousal or excitement while taking a bath or shower. While there is no specific treatment for this condition, some individuals may benefit from therapy to help them manage their desires. It is important to remember that as long as the individual is not harming themselves or others, there is no need for treatment.