Biting nails is a bad habit, but it could lead to little hooks that will make considerable scratches in the back of your partner. A friend of editorial team heard a remark while she was standing in the shower at the hockey club, that she must have had pretty good sex, because her back looked like she had spend the night with Wolverine.
Amychophilia is a fetish of people who get turned on when they are scratched with (long) nails. That ‘getting turned on’ should be seen ina sexual context.
Something with nails
Amychophilia (or acarophilia) is closely related to – but not the same as – onychophilia (a fetish for long nails). Also, it is not the same as amychesis (scratching your partner). Further more, it should not be mistaken for knismolagnia (tickling). An amychophile will feel attracted to women with long nails, and he will fantasize how these nails will scratch his or her back.
Just like with many other fetishists, amychophiles have difficulty with expressing their preferences. It could also be quite difficult to find a woman that can and would fulfill the need of the admirer.
You’re not the only one
You would almost imagine that you would get kinda lonely, with a fetish like this. But nothing less is true. With just a little searching on the web, you will find several fora with fellow admirers, to get in touch with, or to share photo’s with. A forum like longnails.com is full of photo’s and video’s, but also of tips on how to get your (long) nails done. And there are plenty of women with long nails that post videos online, that show what they can do with their long nails.
Why? For gods sake why?
Many people know that the line between pleasure and pain is very thin. In some BDSM play, these boundaries are pushed, either with whips, nipple clamps, candle wax, floggers, paddles, ropes, or chains. Because every dominant wants to give the submissive the ecstasy that he or she desires. And just like everyone has their favorite flavor of ice cream, so do they also have personal preferences for inflicting or receiving pain.
Biting (odaxelagnia) and scratching (amychophilia) might be the two most primal and lascivious ways to experience pain. It is something carnal to place your nails in the back of your partner in the heat of the game. Placing your nails in the back or buttock of your partner is a great way to show your passion.
Depending on the amount of pain you wish to inflict, it might even lead to a bloody game, even to the point of scarification.