Kink

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A kink is a sexual liking for something unusual (i.e. this liking is not shared by the majority of people). Kinks are also called paraphilia. Examples of kinks are:

The term kink comes with friendly, humorous and non-pejorative connotations, unlike words such as perversion or deviation.

There is also an adjective kinky that refers to unusual (paraphilic) sexual practices and tastes. A person can dress, for example, in "kinky" clothes.

Etymology

A kink, in its original meaning, is a sharp bend or twist in a rope that results in a permanent deformation. Kink can also refer to an eccentric idea.

See also