Ophidiophilia is an attraction to snakes;   it is the opposite of ophidiophobia the fear of snakes. Ophidiophilia is a subcategory of zoophilia , the sexual attraction to animals in general. People with ophidiophilia are known as ophidiophiles. Ophidiophilia doesn't always appear as sexual attraction, some ophidiophiles are attracted to snakes on a platonic non-sexual level. Ophidicism an act associated with ophidiophilia is a sexual act in which a woman inserts the tail of a snake or eel in her vagina or anus , and receives pleasure as it wriggles to get free.
What Comes Before Snake Sex? A Kama Sutra of Courtship Moves
What Males Will Do | Meet the Mate Munchers | Nature | PBS
More than 10, reptile species in every shape and size scurry and slither across Earth, from garter snakes to crocodiles — and their nether regions are just as wildly varied. From spiky penises to multiple penises—or none at all—reptiles have some of the most unusual mating gear on Earth. Learn how lizard genitalia became a black-market craze. University of Sydney researcher Christopher Friesen says having two hemipenes may benefit males during mating.
Snake sex is every bit as peculiar as you would expect
Drawing his chin along her skin. Coiling his body about hers. Jerking his head seductively, biting her, and vibrating his tail. In the Kama Sutra of snake sex, these are prime mating moves among colubroids, the world's largest family grouping of snakes with some 2, species. To see how snake courtship evolved, Fayetteville North Carolina State University herpetologist and paleontologist Phil Senter studied data on 76 snakes of the Colubroidea and Boidae groups.
With their sinuous bodies, sharp fangs and, sometimes, potent venom, snakes have long struck fear into the hearts of humans and our primate ancestors. But when it comes to mating, do these ancient reptiles also have a softer side? Though snakes garner much media and research attention, the reproductive strategies of many species are still shrouded in mystery. Unlike most other snakes, the mating behaviors of garter snakes have been extensively studied.