Definitions

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  • n. A paraphilia and a fetish, chiefly practiced by role-playing, involving the devouring of or being devoured by another person or creature—whether alive and whole ("soft vore"), or with gore or killing ("hard vore").

Etymologies

Latin vorare “to devour” + -philia. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For example, given the subject matter of various bits I've written for Sirenia Digest, Frog Toes and Tentacles, and Tales from the Woeful Platypus, I'd expect people to expect me to know about "vore" (shortened from vorarephilia, and see also phagophilia).

    Meanwhile...

  • In the meantime, we're about to watch the country descend into a bout of vorarephilia****** over the Christmas period, FPTP will inevitably mean that my party loses seats that it shouldn't because of some upstart dendrophiliacs*******, and the political universe, instead of unfolding as it should, will suffer accelerating entropy.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • Vore, for the uninitiated, is short for vorarephilia, which involves fantasies about being eaten or eating.

    Chicago Reader

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  • Also called vore.

    July 1, 2009

  • And perhaps a disinfecting agent.

    January 5, 2008

  • It sounds like the gene pool could use just a bit more cleansing...

    January 5, 2008

  • Fairly notable case in Germany in recent times.

    "The court in Kassel ruled Friday that Armin Meiwes, a 42-year-old computer expert who met his victim on the Internet, had no "base motives" in the crime -- sparing him a murder conviction.
    Meiwes admitted killing and carving up Bernd Juergen Brandes but insisted it was all consensual.
    ...
    Legal experts said the case could ultimately go to the country's Supreme Court because it had no precedent.
    Defense lawyers said that because the victim volunteered to be killed and eaten the crime deserved to be classified as a mercy killing.
    ...
    During the trial Meiwes' lawyer, Harald Ermel, cited e-mails in which the victim insisted on being killed and eaten. One read: "There's absolutely no way back for me, only forwards, through your teeth."
    ...
    Emotionless and calm, Meiwes recalled how he began the killing by cutting off the victim's penis at the victim's request, how they fried it in a pan and tried but failed to eat it.
    ...
    Meiwes then told how they waited for hours until the victim, weakened by loss of blood from his wound, fell unconscious.
    He then stabbed Brandes to death, cut him in pieces and ate 20 kilograms of him over the following months, defrosting pieces portion by portion."
    - 'Prosecutors plan cannibal appeal' , CNN website, 30 Jan 2004.

    January 4, 2008

  • Thereby cleaning up the gene pool somewhat...

    January 4, 2008

  • (Also gynophagia), sexual attraction at the thought of being eaten by or eating another person or creature.

    January 4, 2008