Bringing together studies and anecdotes to
this misunderstood and under-evaluated fetish.
What is eproctophilia?
Eproctophilia is a paraphilia that involves sexual arousal from flatulence . This arousal can come from one or more aspects of flatulence including smell and sound, but it has also been known to be enjoyed as an element of domination and humiliation. For others, especially in relation to heterosexual males enjoying the flatulence of females, arousal with eproctophilia lies heavily in the taboo aspect of witnessing a societally forbidden activity .
How does eproctophilia work?
Many of those with eproctophilia enjoy experiencing or fantasizing the fetish in a romantic or consensual context, i.e. with a loving partner or trusted friend. There are those, however, that enjoy the context of masochism with flatulence, experiencing it or imagining it used as a kink element in a play scene of consensual non-consent.
To ponder why one would enjoy eproctophilia, the question of why anyone enjoys any paraphilia would need to be explored. In many self-reported cases, those with eproctophilia cite the exploration of poronographic material on the internet to be their inciting moment of exposure and realization of interest. For others, who noticed interests at a very young age, the paraphilia is believed to be linked to an exposing occurance in childhood .
Are there kinks related to eproctophilia?
As with all kinks, there's absolutely an element of personalization to how one would desire to experience them. In a general sense, eproctophilia will often accompany elements of facesitting, headscissors, breath play (smothering), and body worship. For some, there is an element of power exchange desired which is usually explored through verbal domination and objectification (human furniture) as well as aspects of humiliation play.
Despite the presumed intimacy of kink play aspects like facesitting, many of those with eproctophilia will often prefer the Dominant, or Top, be clothed; this is typically for those who derive arousal from the olfactory aspect of flatulence as the fabric tends to retain the aromas , however, clothing has been known to affect the auditory aspect as well.
Why have I never heard of eproctophilia and where can I learn more?
To date, there has only been a single officially published study of a person with eproctophilia ; as a result, we're left to analyze the fetish based mostly on personal accounts and anecdotes. Even within the kink community, eproctophilia is not widely known even though similar kink elements, like watersports and coprophilia, are somewhat more familiar to a broader segment of BDSM players.
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Are there any notable references to eproctophilia in media?
In Stephen King's On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft from 2000, the prolific author recalls an occurance from his youth:
In one of James Joyce's infamously dirty letters, dated December 8th, 1909, he makes colorful reference to flatulence (censored for language):
Though not necessarily a sexual affinity, Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to the Royal Academy about the importance of farting:
The oldest documented reference to farts as humor is seen in Japanese scrolls as noted on Wikipedia regarding He-gassen:
Is there any other data or statistics on eproctophilia?
In 2017, PornHub, a notable website for pornographic videos and related content, published their Year in Review for the previous year; the statistics revealed that, in Brazil and the Netherlands, while the search for terms "fart" and "farting" were not among the top 10 searches for either country, they were terms that gained traction that year, by 108% and 126% respectively . That same year, PornHub published insights specific to Scotland which featured "farting" as a term searched 82% more in Edinburgh when compared to the rest of the country .
In 2016, PornHub published data on search habits specific to the Netherlands; in those findings, the term "fart" was found to be more popular in Limburg when compared to the rest of the country . That same year, PornHub published statitics on searches in the United Kingdom where the data revealed that the term "fart" is searched 32% more often in Bristol when compared to the rest of the UK. 
1. "Eproctophilia," UCSB Sociology, updated March 2016.
2. "Eproctophilia in a Young Adult Male," Mark D. Griffiths, Archives of Sexual Behavior, epub July 2013.
3. "2016 Year in Review," PornHub, January 2017.
4. On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft, Stephen King, October 2000.
5. "James Joyce's Dirty Letters," Arlindo Correia, date unknown.
6. "Scotland Insights," PornHub, February 2017.
7. "Netherland's Top Searches," PornHub, March 2016.
8. "The United Kingdom Divided," PornHub, February 2016.
9. "A Letter to a Royal Academy About Farting," Benjamin Franklin, 1781