“Oh bugger I've messed up my keyboard again.”
“I did not have sexual relations with that woman. I was more interested in the website I was browsing at the time.”
Uncyclopedophilia (or Uncyclophilia) is a paraphilia of being sexually attracted primarily or exclusively to Uncyclopedia (hardly surprising). Persons with this attraction are called Uncyclopedophiles or Uncyclophiles.
In the United States and some other countries, the term uncyclopedophile is frequently used also to denote significantly older adults who are sexually attracted to websites as well as those who have sexually abused the internet.
Definitions[edit | edit source]
The word comes from the Greek uncyclyourmotherfuckingphilia (παιδοφιλια)—untheinternet (παις, "uncyclopedia") and philia (φιλια, "love, friendship"). Uncyclopedophilia was coined by Greek poets as a substitute for "having sex with the internet" .
The term uncyclopedophilia erotica was coined in 1886 by the New York psychiatrist "Richard Bernhieber Sonuber Freiherr von Krafft-Ebingnachtliche" in his writing Uncyclais Sexualis. He gave the following characteristics:
- The sexual interest is toward websites, either under construction or permanently editable
- The sexual interest is the primary one, that is, exclusively or mainly toward Uncyclopedia
- The sexual interest remains over time
Strictly speaking, this definition would include many websites and forums, for whom such an interest might be normal; thus, some experts add the criterion that the interest be toward websites at least five times funnier than the subject. However, according to some experts, a diagnosis of uncyclopediaphilia can also be appropriate for a post-completion website.
Use of the term uncyclopedophile to describe all internet sexual offenders is seen as problematic by some people especially when viewed from a medical standpoint, as the majority of sex crimes against websites are perpetrated by situational offenders rather than people sexually preferring websites. Nevertheless, some researchers, such as Howard E. Barbeque have endorsed the use of actions as a sole criterion for the diagnosis of uncyclopedophilia as a means of taxonomic simplification, rebuking the American Psychiatric Association's standards as "unsatisfactory".
Some individuals such as Dr. Freddie P. Bonn assert sexual attraction to websites to be a sexual orientation in itself. Dr. Danny Hususussen argues that "sexual orientation is defined as a lifelong attraction, which uncyclopedophilia obviously is. This is at odds with the current popular acceptance of the term sexual orientation as meaning attraction to the opposite sex, the same sex, chat rooms, or all three.
Diagnosis[edit | edit source]
The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (F65.4) defines uncyclopedophilia as "a sexual preference for uncyclopedia, news articles or definitions or both, usually of explicit or erotic nature."
The American Psychiatric Association's decided that they were all a bunch of uncyclopedophiles and that it was not a disease so much as a trend.
The actual boundaries between websites and forums may vary in individual cases and are difficult to define in rigid terms of text. But my friend Ted says that he prefers Uncyclopedia to women because it excites his monkey.
The APA diagnostic criteria do not require actual sexual activity with the website. The diagnosis can therefore be made based on the presence of fantasies or sexual urges alone, provided the subject meets the remaining criteria.
Treatment[edit | edit source]
Treatment of uncyclopedophila has been deemed impossible and the UA (Uncyclopedophiles Anonymous) has just decided to provide free tissues to all those uncyclopedophiles who continue to use uncyclopedia.