Spectrophilia is sexual attraction to ghosts or sexual arousal from images in mirrors , as well as the alleged phenomenon of sexual encounters between ghosts and humans. Spectrophilia is a fetish that is classified as the paraphilia in which one is attracted to ghosts or spirits. Spectrophiliacs fantasize about ghosts and often imagine scenarios involving sexual events between themselves or others and spirits. In western folklore, the succubus is a demon or evil spirit who takes on a female human form to seduce men.
The belief that demons have sex with humans runs deep in Christian and Jewish traditions
Amanda wants the 'taboo' around 'spectrophilia' to be removed. An Irish woman who married the spirit of a year-old pirate says she hopes more people consider having sex with paranormals in the future. Amanda Teague, 45, from Drogheda, Co. Louth, married a Haitian pirate called Jack who died in the s.
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Incubus , demon in male form that seeks to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women; the corresponding spirit in female form is called a succubus. In medieval Europe, union with an incubus was supposed by some to result in the birth of witches, demons, and deformed human offspring. The legendary magician Merlin was said to have been fathered by an incubus. Parallels exist in many cultures.