Philia (from the Greek philia, friendship) is a suffix used in many words to denote a love of something. In particular, it can be used in words to describe some fetishes.
- Harmatophilia is arousal from sexual incompetence and mistakes.
- Hierophilia is arousal from religious paraphernalia.
- Merinthophilia is arousal from being bound
- Necrozoophilia is the love of, or sexual preoccupation for, practising sex on dead animals. It is the bestial form of necrophilia.
- Olfactophilia is arousal from body odours.
- Pecattiphilia is arousal from sinning (Latin peccavi, "I have sinned").
- Salophilia is a sexual attraction to salt or salty things (especially body sweat). The term derives from the Latin for salt, sal.
- Zelophilia is when one becomes sexually aroused by feelings of jealousy. (Etymology: Zelotypia (jealousy) + Greek phileein, to love.)
Another suffix sometimes used to form similar words is "Mania", as in Nymphomania, Trichomania, etc.