Acrotomophilia  

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Acrotomophilia refers to the sexual interest in amputees (from the Greek akron [extremity], tomein [to cut] and philein [to love]). The term amelotatism has also been used to describe this interest. The sexual interest in being an amputee is apotemnophilia. John Money (1977) used the terms autoapotemnophilia and alloapotemnophilia to describe the erotic interest of wanting to be or appear as an amputee versus wanting amputees as sexual partners; neither term has been widely used since.

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