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Acarophilia is a paraphilia consisting of sexual arousal from scratching.[1][2]:369 Although it is often confused with arousal from tickling (knismolagnia), they are listed as distinct paraphilias in scientific literature.[2]:375


  1. ^ Hickey, Eric W. (2006). Sex crimes and Paraphilia. Pearson Education. p. 87.
  2. ^ a b Aggrawal, Anil (2009). Forensic and Medico-legal Aspects of Sexual Crimes and Unusual Sexual Practices. Boca Raton: CRC Press. pp. 369, 375. ISBN 978-1-4200-4308-2.