Scelerophilia is a female-only paraphilia characterized by attraction to unsavory characters. It is similar to hybristophilia, except that the subject of attraction is not necessarily a criminal. He does typically, however, possess several anti-social tendencies. In laymen's terms, scelerophilia is more commonly known by the phrase "going for the bad boy", and other such variations.
If you have any doubts that scelerophiliacs are for the most part women, just pay attention to who women tend to go for; the modest or nerdy introvert, or the narcissistic extrovert?
Scelerophilia is a topic that deserves to be studied in the various academic circles, but for some reason, it hasn't. The reason it deserves to be studied is because the paraphilia is so common among women. On pure anecdotal evidence, it could quite possibly be among the top 5 paraphilias prevalent among women.
Evolutionary psychology[edit | edit source]
It baffles many men within the manosphere why there is such a tendency for so many women to go for men who demonstrate an obnoxious external posture. Yet, there may be an evolutionary psychological factor to the prevalence of scelerophilia among women. You see, when you look at mammals besides humans, it seems that female mammals seek out the strongest male in order to gain strong offspring. Since most men don't engage in athletic or arm-wrestling contests, one of the easiest ways through which a woman can gauge a man's masculine strength is via his assertiveness, which is most obvious when a man is being obnoxious. Hence female proclivity for socially obnoxious men.
Single mother household as a cause[edit | edit source]
Several analysts have postulated that one of the causes of scelerophilia is absentee fathers, or in other words, single mother households. Thats because scelerophilia is sometimes associated with traits in men which seem like bearing an analogy to authoritative fathers, such as assertiveness in men etc. Nonetheless, this is really a mirage, as these so-called authoritative men are in actuality psychopaths who exert traits such as being domineering, controlling, gaslighting, and other unsavory traits.
Anecdotal evidence[edit | edit source]
The average woman reading the previous paragraphs will simply dismiss these observations and suggest that its a myth, that women actually go for good men rather than bad men. That women are competent at making moral romantic choices. Yet if thats true, we should have no qualms about testing who women go home with, mingle with, or give their numbers to on a night out right?
To make an informal test for the prevalence of scelerophilia is quite simple. No need for reputable, nonpartisan, think tanks and public opinion polling research companies. Simply, you should go out an an evening meant for leisure, such as weekend, visit a social event meant for freemixing, and presumably flirting, such as a shisha spot, a bar, or a social club. Preferably where the event is tacitly insinuated for pairing up, but with "plausible deniability". Then what you do, is scope out all the quiet men with a modest personality. Pick out five singletons, and then see how many of those five singletons end up going home with a woman. Then do the opposite and pick five singleton men with assertive, narcissistic, intrusive, extroverted, egoistic or almost obnoxious personalities, and see how many end up going home paired up. If you're living in the western world, in all likelihood, the latter example of men are more likely to be going home paired up.
Nonetheless, making a formal research on this is way too controversial, especially in the early 21st century western world, so it will be at least a century until society figures out whether scelerophilia is actually a prominent female paraphilia, as many in the manosphere suspect is the case. Until then, society is free to live in its bluepill bubble where the nefarious aspects of human nature remain hidden among bluepill delusion where feel-good manstras become true by virtue of it feeling good and by virtue of the just-world hypothesis.