In recent years, auction sites such as Ebay have been shutting down sellers of adult goods, allowing specialist auctions to explore and exploit the depths of darkest sexuality. Strictly for adults, the site markets iteself as an "online auction site with an kinky twist".
The mysophiliac's obsession with smelling, chewing and rubbing up against objects stained with the body's secretions (from seminal fluid to menstrual blood), some say, is down to a heightened sensitivity to pheromones.
While some may put down obsessions like this to the proliferation of filth on the internet, it is by no means a new fetish - or one restricted to the West.
In Japan, a booming trade existed until recent years in the market for schoolgirls' used panties. Yoshiro Mizuguchi, Editor in Chief of Monthly Women's Magazine Fujin Koron, in a 1994 article, said: "According to analysis by psychiatrists, the men who steal or buy or wear women's underwear view the underwear as a substitute for female genitals. This points to a lack of erotic communication between the sexes. There is also a great problem in the sudden increase in adults who buy this underwear and the sexual services of young girls...It is a bartering session, one without a soul."
While some may disagree or take offense at the auctions being offered on sites like Ebare for similare reasons, there is an essential difference - this is strictly adult negotiation.
Rather than being about a young girl selling her sexuality in exchange for pennies to buy a new cd single, it's pure adult supply and demand. These sites are all about adults penetrating a niche market - and the punters who love them for it!
So, whether you're shopping for something to send your nostrils to orgasmic highs or simply exploring the cravings of the unique and varied human sexuality, Ebare's worth a gander!