In an effort to lighten things up a little around here, I think it’s important that we spend a bit of time talking about fetishes.
Not this kind.
But this kind.
“Fetishes” – as in the quirky (sometimes really weird) particular sexual focus that some people have. Or maybe everyone has a fetish of some sort?
Psychologists say most fetishes are harmless as long as they’re not impairing your function in every day life and/or hurting anyone (unless someone wants to be hurt, of course).
In order for something to be a fetish it has to stick with your for at least six months — although fetishes can disappear any time after that and still have been a legitimate fetish.
Every Sunday night, my high-school boyfriend’s parents went out for the evening so we’d get the house to ourselves. We’d order a pizza and some cokes and then watch TV until we were finished eating. Then we’d make out until his parents got home.
For most of my teen years and into my early 20s , I couldn’t really get in the mood unless I’d had pizza and coke first. Conversely, whenever I had pizza and coke ….watch out!
Eventually that wore off. Or maybe it’s because I stopped drinking coke?
Psychologists also say that fetishes develop as the result of some sort of strong emotional conditioning or imprinting experience – usually at a young age. I guess they’re right.
See if you can figure out how some of these fetishes might have developed.
Necrophilia – Of course that’s a hot one right now with the whole Twilight craze. Every teenage girl and sad lonely middle-aged woman wants to do the nasty with the undead.
Infantilism – And ya, they actually have to soil their diapers to really enjoy it. Sexy, eh?
Omorashi – A Japanese fetish subculture (Ah, those wacky Japanese). It has something to do with losing bladder control or something…I don’t know…geeze…look it up.
Somewhere along the line I think I developed a bit of a hand fetish. I really notice hands. A good-looking hand can be very erotic. Of course, I suppose good-looking/sexy is as subjective when it comes to hands as it is for everything else. I just know one when I see one.
The word “fetish” came from the French fétiche, which in turn came from the Portuguese feitiço meaning “charm”. People’s psyches can turn anything into a fetish. These are the top 10 fetishes according to people who keep track of things like this.
- High-heels and knee-high boots
- Silk, satin, leather or latex
- Role playing: doctor, nurse etc.
- Flat, tight tummies
- Fingernail art
Oh well. So……? What’s your fetish? Maybe you’ve had one that disappeared? Maybe you’ve recently developed a new one? Enquiring minds want to know!