a paraphilia in which sexual arousal are responsive to and contingent upon being with a partner known to have committed an outrage, cheating, lying, known infidelities, or crime

Hybristophilia or Scelerophilia is a paraphilia where someone is romantically attracted to mean people or delinquents. Literature about hybristophilia or scelerophilia is in general use used to describe female attraction to bad boys or to obnoxious guys.[1]


  1. Perez, Andrea. The Lived Experiences of Women in Relationships with Incarcerated Men. Diss. Capella University, 2020.