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FrotteurismFrotteurism -- Paraphilic interest in rubbing against a non-consenting person for sexual gratification. It may involve touching any part of the body.
Think that guy brushed your shoulder because he wanted to move past you? Did that fat woman graze you because she didn’t have enough room? Did they shake your hand because they legitimately found you interesting? Throw over a hundred thousand people into one place at one time and try not to get touched by someone. The sad truth is, many Comic Con attendees are devastatingly lonely. You’ll never really know if one of the many bodily contacts you’ll make during con is contributing to someone’s sweaty, self-depreciating jollys or if it’s as close to the "real thing" as they’ll come. Or even if they’re happily married or do GREAT with the opposite sex. It’s really a toss-up, because this is quite a rare, yet often undiscovered fetish.
MammaphiliaMammaphilia, also called mammagymnophilia, or mastofact–The Sexual Attraction to the Female Breast.
Here’s a video of a guy hunting down and harassing a bunch of hot girls, showing us exactly how much this fetish is actually placated at Comic-Con.
Undoubtedly the most prevalent and socially accepted fetish on this list, mammaphilia is present in nearly every aspect of the convention. In movies, television, video games, comics, statues, art, and attendees themselves, you will see breasts exaggerated by tight, revealing clothing designed to attract the American, 18-34 year-old male, who happens to be the largest Comic Con demographic; so in other words, it’s marketing genius. But, honestly, who doesn’t mind seeing an occasional glimpse of the accentuated female form ?
ChronophiliaChronophilia -- sexual attraction of individuals directed to others of age ranges different from than their own, including teleiophilia (attraction to adults) and pedophilia (attraction to children).
We’re all familiar with the stereotypical dirty old man, sitting in a white van in front of a primary school, watching the little boys and girls, passing out candy…and I’m sure at least one of the con goers fits this stereotypical "pedobear," if you will. But let us not forget the other side of this fetish, whose participants may well exceed in numbers that of the pedophiles themselves. Try to find a tween that doesn’t find Johnny Depp attractive, despite his being 47 years of age. Or one who doesn’t want to jump Robert Pattinson’s bones, aged 24, or his ancient vampire character in Twilight Edward’s, aged 109.
AutagonistophiliaAutagonistophilia – Sexual arousal/orgasm are achieved by being on stage or performing in front of other people.
Some people just can’t get enough of the spotlight. So much so that being the center of attention literally gets them off. Makes you look at shows like "Glee" and "American Idol" in a whole new light. This is another fetish that works both ways, someone that is stimulated or achieves climax by observing someone performing or on stage is called a scoptophiliac. With the amount of amateur panels for low-level podcasting, meet-ups and sense of power small subsections of the internet get at Comic-Con each year, it’s not mystery why people who feel this fetish (even if they don’t know it) flock to the convention each year for some reason or another.