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Cover Your Ears -- Congress Gets Nasty!

4/30/2009 5:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ever heard of apotemnophilia, coprophilia, frotteurism, klismaphilia or gerontosexuality? Thanks to Rep. Alcee Hastings, who had the embarrassing task of listing off the dirty deeds, we have.

Rep. Hastings was mocking the language used in a proposed amendment to the hate crimes bill. It's unclear exactly what the author of the amendment was actually trying to accomplish -- but it certainly frazzled Hastings.

P.S. -- Wanna know what the terms mean? You'll have to Google 'em. We can't tell you.


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Frotteurism is a sexual deviance when someone gets turned on by rubbing themselves against another person. It usually refers to when it's unwanted, or a method of molestation. (I learned this in my Human Sexuality class as a Psych major.)

Glad to help. ; P

1966 days ago

mellon bruse N    

I just put a rare earth magnet in there and what they say bonce back at them...but thanks 4 the heads tup.TRILLIONS and trillions...I`d cut you in

1966 days ago

oh yaaaaaaaaaaa    

Ok..I was curious , watched the video and then had a good chuckle with some of the comments and thanks to the researchers ! saved me some time! enjoy ur evening.

1966 days ago

lost in lalaland    

Just when I was enjoying the relatively intelligent comments on this article, #16 had to come on and blow it.

Another word for you to learn #16: P-A-R-A-N-O-I-A

Go hang out at Limbaugh's site.

1966 days ago


Gerontosexuality - A gerontosexual is a young or mid-aged adult who is sexually attracted to a person age 65 or older.

1966 days ago


Ha! I love that TMZ covered this. Just goes to show the absolutely retarded things Congress tries to pass. I didn't look up the above terms but they have been covering this on talk radio the last week. There were some terms they went through that meant basically getting off on "going number 1" or "number 2". It is getting aroused at any number of things. Exactly how does that constitute a hate crime? Now we have given offenders something else they can claim they have when they go beat someone up. Just more pork in another bill before Congress.

1966 days ago


"Sticks and Stones may break my bones ,but words will never hurt me."

1966 days ago


LOL why would any of those be considered sexual orientation?
that's like banning abuse of dolphins and saying the term dolphins doesn't include blue serving bowls.

1966 days ago


THANK YOU #5!!! I really didn't want to bother googling all those. I appreciate your time and effort! I was seriously hoping someone else did the work and posted it in a comment and there you were! :) (An unusually cheery and smiley comment to such horrific definitions... but you know... Im just so lazy and you did such a nice job)

1966 days ago

geroge bush    

for u newbies (most of TMZ) hastings was a federal judge (very prestigous position), who was convicted of accepting BRIBES as a federal judge in the sothern district of florida..... his dumbazzz district keeps electing this corrupt individual , as though they have noone better to represent them... im sure there is a smart black man that is clean that can help out that community..... good job dems

1966 days ago


If I understand this legislation correctly, the multi-syllable words were added so that if you dare to say those things are immoral, or unsavory, then YOU could be sited for a hate crime. In much the same way legislation could make it a crime for a pastor or church member to make negative comments about gay persons.

People are so overly sensitive to things anymore it gags me. If this continues the general population will no longer have the right to express any opinions lest they end up in jail because they hurt somebodies feelings.

Freedom of speech is in serious danger.

1966 days ago

Oscar in Miami Beach    

Hastings is a crook.We all know that he was kicked out but was allowed to come back when he invoked the race card.Like all blacks when the truth hits them in the ass they invoke the race card.When they are caught with their hands in the cookie jar they invoke the race card.It seems that the only defense they have when they caught is invoking the race card.Hatings is not any better.He's a racist and homophobic sob that he should be descriminated again since he seems to have forgotten what descrimination is all about.And by the way all those blacks that voted for Prop 8 should be treated to that same descrimination.Hypocrites all.It seems to go with the race and their stupid misgaded christian religion where gayness is wrong but breaking all the commandments is ok.Again HYPOCRITES.

1966 days ago


Apotemnophilia - when someone has a sexual interest in being or being looked at by an amputee.

Coprophilia - the act of deriving pleasure from feces.

Frotteurism - the act of rubbing up against someone to obtain sexual pleasure without their consent.

Klismaphilia- obtaining pleasure from enemas.

Gerontosexuality- a young or middle aged adult who has a sexual attraction to someone who is 65 years old or older.

1966 days ago


after googling all that I feel the need to get rid of my hard drive... lol

1966 days ago


Homosexuality, including ALL the words Rep. Alcee Hastings is
NATURE (period). The only marriage is between a man and a woman. If
there is to be a law that says you can marry, the same sex, that
will open the flood gates to people wanting to marry other things

Homosexuals are all about their sexual deviant acts, and nothing
else. They seek out other homosexuals to engages in the sexual
deviant act they crave. It's all they think about, it's all they are
- that's part of the make-up and definition of who homosexuals are
and what they do is all about their sexual deviant acts. Homosexuality has NOTHING to
do with the "LOVE" between two human beings and more to do with their sexual deviant acts.
You only have to look at their "gay pride parade" to see this is true.

The laws of ALL religions, nature AND government are VERY clear: a
man marries a woman and a woman marries a man (that is it). It's
been traditionally that way, for thousands of years, for two important reasons: One, its
right, two, it works on all religious, legal and natural levels.

Humans are not supposed to change and improve the laws to suit their
"LIFESTYLE". This is not a trailer-made (custom-made) legal system we have here in
North America.

No one is infringing on homosexuals rights. If they want the same
tax benefits as heteros, then "they have the right"' to marry a
member of the OPPOSITE SEX. Otherwise, they law is kind enough to
recognize their "union" as a "civil union" with no joint-tax
privileges (they should count their blessings). How ungrateful they
are? (You give them an inch and they want a mile).

Heterosexuality: there is no other choice, option or variation

1965 days ago
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