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Definition - What does Dacryphilia mean?

Dacryphilia is a paraphilia or fetish in which a person becomes sexually aroused by the act of crying and/or tears. The term generally refers to those who are turned on by the crying of others, but can sometimes refer to the pleasure someone experiences triggered their own crying, both as a physical release and an emotional catharsis.

Dacryphilia is also known as dacrylagnia.

Kinkly explains Dacryphilia

In practice, dacryphilia is often incorporated with various types of BDSM play. A top or dominant partner may elicit tears from their bottom or submissive partner through heavy pain play, rough body play, verbal humiliation, or power play. Conversely, a submissive partner might cry during a BDSM scene as a display of service or deep emotion. Within a BDSM scene, tears and sobbing can be pleasurable to both submissives and dominants.

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