It's the pits

A middle-aged man says he "can be sexually aroused" by women's shaved underarms. Our experts sniff at his kink

By Tracy Clark-Flory
Published February 3, 2012 1:00AM (EST)
      (iStockphoto/DomenicoGelermo)
(iStockphoto/DomenicoGelermo)

I am a man in my mid-50s, largely very mainstream in my sexual preferences, except for one thing. I have become aware quite by accident over the past 20 years that I can be sexually aroused by the sight of a woman's uncovered, clean-shaven underarms.

I know I'm not alone, since there are a number of fetish websites that cater to this attraction. Besides, why else would so many photographers, shooting everything from pinups to swimsuits to nudes, pose their models with their arms over their heads and their underarms exposed?

I'd be interested in knowing two things: First, how common do you think this is? Equally important, do most women know about this attraction, or do they simply think "yuck" when they think abou...

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