Maschalagnia. Yes, I know, that is quite a word, and one I most probably do not pronounce properly when I say it out loud. So what is it? Mashalagnia is armpit fetishism and this is what Wikipedia says about it:
Armpit fetishism (also known as maschalagnia) is a partialism in which an individual is sexually attracted to armpits – something which may lead to axillism, or armpit intercourse (sexual activity with one or both armpits).
Now, this is definitely NOT a kink of me. I could have done without armpits, thank you very much. Or at least without the smell that can come from them.
Okay, let me explain myself a bit here, but before I do, I have to say that just like with other kinks that are not mine, I respect and accept that this might be a kink of others.
Back when I was just becoming a teenager, I started sweating more than normal. So much so, that my mother took me to a homeopath and for some time (years, I think) I took homeopathic tablets to lessen the sweat production. I don’t know why I ever stopped with the tablets. Maybe it was because things turned to normal, I don’t know. Then I started working. I took a bath every day before I went to work and then made my way to my work by public transport. On my first birthday there – by then I had been working there for 3 months – I entered my office and found deodorant and soap on my desk. I was so intensely ashamed and never found out who was the cruel person that put that on my desk.
My obsession with staying clean started right there. Even though I was clean back then, I became hyper focused on my armpits. It almost became an obsession. Up to today, I will spray deodorant in my armpits if ever I feel that I am sweating or have the slightest idea that someone might smell me. I am well into menopause and get the hot flushes that is so common in this time of a woman’s life, and yes, then I sweat. Believe me, I have deodorant everywhere. At home, in the car and at my work. No one is ever going to smell me. Not a chance!
So, am I attracted to armpits of anyone else, or will I ever be? Nope, I don’t think so. Armpits are just part of our bodies and not in the slightest way do I find them erotic. Not on myself, not on anyone else. An armpit fetish might be a partialism, but believe me, I find other parts of the body much more interesting and erotic than pits!
© Rebel’s Notes
This post links in with the A-Z Blogging Challenge
P = Partialism