Chus Martinez On Plushophilia

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Plushophilia is a paraphilia involving stuffed toy animals. Plushophiles are sometimes called plushies, although this term (plushies) can also refer to non-sexual stuffed toy animal enthusiasts, and to stuffed toy animals in general.

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Plushophilia is sometimes assumed to be a practice common within furry fandom, due in part to a 2001 article by Vanity Fair that linked various members of the furry community with plushophilia.

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A 1998 survey of 360 members of the furry community suggested less than one percent attested to being plushophiles.

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Pornography and sexual activity involving animal anthropomorphism (including plushophilia and paraphilias involving fursuits and cartoon animals) is known in the furry fandom community as “yiff” (and sexual acts as “yiffing”).

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Anne Lawrence has proposed that sexual arousal that depends upon imagining one’s self as plush or “representations of anthropomorphic animal characters in animated cartoons” be termed autoplushophilia.

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Paraphilic interests that involve being in another form have been referred to as erotic target location errors.

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