“I like to keep a bottle of stimulant handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy.”

-W. C. Fields


Ophidiophilia is a fetish involving platonic or sexual attraction to snakes and the desire to perform sex acts with them. Some people with this fetish are attracted to snakes in just a platonic way rather than sexual. But for those experiencing a sexual attraction to snakes, they express their desires mainly by performing ophidicism, which is a sex act that involves inserting a snake’s tail into the vagina or anus and using the tail as a masturbatory object.


Ophidicism started in ancient Greece. It is believed that some women would stick the head of the snake into their vaginas for masturbation. The snake has been a symbol for sexuality and fertility in many cultures. In some cultures, it is a symbol of forbidden sexuality, such as the story of Adam and Eve and the snake in the Garden of Eden. It is also a symbol of dangerous sexuality, as seen with the sensual snake callers who use flutes to play for snakes that will enter a trance and “dance” out of a basket. In the ancient Indian art of belly dancing, the dancer must learn how to move like a snake. Throughout history there are many artistic depictions of sexual acts with a snake, starting from ancient artwork all the way to modern-day hentai.

Safety & Legality

Ophidicism and acting on ophidiophilia is illegal in most countries, as it counts as bestiality. The physical safety issues are also severe – you could get bitten by the snake or catch salmonella! Since you can’t put a condom on a snake, we suggest sticking to dildos that look like snakes instead of the real deal.

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