Olfactophilia: your thoughts on this fetish?

I have olfactophilia. For those of you who don't know what that is, it's sexual arousal from smells, especially bodily odors.

However, I think I have an extreme case of it. My girlfriend doesn't wear perfume, which is something I love; a woman's natural smell. I'm mildly allergic to most perfumes (they make my eyes water/itch and they make my nose run and sneeze), so I guess I just learned to love her scent. In fact, I like to hug and cuddle with her not only because it shows that I love her, but it also gets her close enough for me to smell her.

In fact, I love all her smells. I love it when she just recently took a shower. The faint smell of soap on her skin just does something to me. When we hug, I also like to take a good whiff of her hair. I have an obsession with the way her body naturally smells.

However, there's some smells I like that kind of disturb me. To most people, some smells I like stink, but I find them attractive. For instance, she's on the soccer team at our university. When she gets done with practice or after a game, her feet have a strong, yet highly attractive aroma. The smell of her butt is another "stinky" turn on. Speaking of her butt, when she farts, I always look forward to smelling it. The smell of the bathroom after she gets done using it. Used panties also smell great smell.

So I guess what I'm trying to ask is: are there any other people out there who have this fetish? Also, if it turned out your partner told you he or she had it, would you like or dislike their constant smelling of your body?

For me, I obviously wouldn't mind it if my girlfriend had it. Luckily, she's been supportive of it as well and says she doesn't mind the fact that I smell her a lot. In fact, she told me she thought it was kinda cute in a way.


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  • I do not have such a fetish. Your olfactory nerves pass through your limbic system of your brain ( link ) which is termed your "emotional brain" because it invokes emotion...so I can see how some people can get turned on by certain smells (which I guess is how pheromones work anyways)

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      Correction: evokes ....not invokes