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Formicophilia: Introduction

Formicophilia: Formicophilia refers to sexual urges, preferences or fantasies involving ants or insects. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Formicophilia is available below.

Symptoms of Formicophilia

  • Sexual gratification from having small animals crawl on parts of the body
  • Sexual interest in ants or insects
  • Recurring intense sexual fantasies involving ants or insects
  • Sexual arousal involving ants or insects
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Formicophilia

  • Psychoanalysis, hypnosis, behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, drug therapy
  • Treatment is generally not sought unless the condition becomes problematic for the person in some way and they feel compelled to address their condition. The majority of people simply learn to accept their fetish and manage to achieve gratification in an appropriate manner. If treatment is sought, general treatment options for fetishes may include:
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Hypnosis
  • Behavior therapy
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Formicophilia

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Formicophilia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Formicophilia

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Formicophilia: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Formicophilia

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Formicophilia: Rare Types

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Formicophilia: Broader Related Topics

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More information about Formicophilia

  1. Formicophilia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types

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