Exploring Capnolagnia – The Smoking Fetish

You are relaxing at a lounge, smoking a doobie when you notice her across the room. Her full red lips pucker, pointing the tip of a joint into a flash of fire with expert precision. A puff of smoke releases out of the corners of her mouth as she draws in a breath, sucking the fire up into a perfectly shaped cone. Seeming to inhale forever, she finally takes the joint from her lips, tendrils of smoke dance from her open pout and disappear up her nose. Closing her eyes as she throws her head back in ecstasy, she exhales. A thick cloud of smoke pours out of her as she smiles to herself, tapping the ash at the same time….

Did that turn you on? If so, you may just have capnolagnia. This is the term used to describe a smoking fetish and believe me, it’s a thing. In fact, capnolagnia can manifest in a number of different ways and have a number of root causes. Whether it’s new to you or totally routine, it’s entirely normal. Here’s a close look at the smoking fetish/capnolagnia. 

What exactly is a smoking fetish/capnolagnia?


In the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a fetish is defined as “a need or desire for an object, body part, or activity for sexual excitement”. The details of an individual can vary from person to person but when it comes to a smoking fetish, there are a few common aspects. Generally, arousal comes from either watching or imagining the act of smoking. However, who or what is smoking can completely vary.

  • It’s not uncommon for a person to become turned on from watching themselves and facilitating this often happens in the mirror or on film. 
  • It’s not limited to oral inhalation. Some people are aroused by seeing smoke blown on various body parts, such as the genitals or in a person’s face.  

“I was online and one of the guys asked me to roll a joint, light it and get it going. You know that thing girls can do where they suck air in and out down there? He asked me to put the lit joint to my vagina and make it inhale the weed.” – Cam Model Julianne

Blame Tobacco

The 1941 film, “The Maltese Falcon” showed tobacco use on film for the first time. Displayed in his jacket like an accessory, Humphrey Bogart’s tobacco pouch marks him as tough and masculine. Effective in creating the image of a man’s man, tobacco use on film has been echoed ever since.


For women, smoking cigarettes can give off the impression of a rebellious attitude, self-confidence and sometimes, the impression of promiscuity. For the sequel to Bridget Jones Diary, Renee Zellweger was required to smoke. Refusing to use tobacco, the film settled with her using herbal cigarettes as long as they looked identical to real ones. According to the film, Bridget Jones had the personality of a smoker. So, it’s safe to say, as a society, we attach a lot of other notions to the idea of a woman smoking; if she is attractive, it can create a fetish. 


When it comes to a sexual preference or fetish, it’s often said that its roots come from childhood. Capnolagnia is no different. At first glance, it may seem a bit unusual. But, when you look at the deeper causes, it makes a lot of sense. If you have a fetish for smoking or think you might, have fun and know that you are not alone. 

“I did most of my filming in the bathroom. The was a mirror and a fan, plus the lighting was pretty good considering I needed to be able to do my makeup there. Anyone who’s into a smoke and a bang should make use of the bathroom.” – Cam Model Julianne


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