Word For The Day
Sthenolagnia is a fetish defined as ‘sexual arousal from demonstration of strength or muscles’. The term was coined by the eminent German psychologist Magnus Hirschfeld sometime in the late 1800s. The root etymology comes to us from Stheno who in Greek mythology was one of the Gorgons, vicious female monsters with brass hands, sharp fangs and hair of living venomous snakes. Lagnia is Greek for lust, salaciousness, a sexual predilection. So the next time some joker calls you a perv for drooling over sexy muscle girls just say ‘excuse me my good fellow but I just so happen to be persuing my studies into the field of sthenolagnia‘.