Man A: This past year is when I realized it. I don't have a thing for my own, it seems to only be my partners armpits. Man B: It's hard to pinpoint, but I first began to realize I had a thing for armpits during my teen years. I didn't know why at the time but I was really interested in girls that were either sweaty or if they had body odor. After one of my friends was explaining to me what a fetish was, I put two and two together and realized "Oh, I guess that's what armpits are for me I don't particularly enjoy my own armpits to any extent, I'm only attracted to my partner's. I love the smell of good food cooking, unique perfumes, and the bodily smells of my lovers' and my own.
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Source image: Wikipedia Commons. I thought I was going to keel over right there in the line. Ryan, a year-old company exec from the US, is into maschalagnia. Tumblr is awash with mostly NSFW armpit photo collections, specializing in everything from women to men , amateur to celebrity , India to East Asia. The premier online armpit forum, GirlPits , has been running for over a decade and is nearly 30, members strong.
An armpit fetish is a sexual interest in or attraction to underarms. It is also referred to as maschalagnia. An armpit fetish can present itself in two distinct ways. Armpit enthusiasts are either attracted to the armpit for its physical characteristics or for the distinct odor of the armpit. Those that are attracted to the armpit for physical reasons often find a resemblance or draw a connection between the armpit, either hairy or shaved, and the female genitalia.
Armpit fetishism also known as maschalagnia is a partialism in which an individual is sexually attracted to armpits  - something which may lead to axillism, or armpit intercourse sexual activity with one or both armpits. A woman's armpits, armpit hair, and secretions can be seen as essential components of her femininity, whether this is positively  or negatively valued. Those who have a mild fetish for armpits often enjoy kissing, tasting, tickling and smelling their partner's armpits during sexual foreplay, perhaps asking partners not to shower or wash their armpits nor wear deodorant for a period of hours. The symbolic equation of armpit and vagina may underpin the fetish, as also the odor.