Fetish Talk – Sexual Fetishism

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Mostly everyone knows what a ‘fetish’ is, but how many do not know what Sexual Fetishism is? I’m sure there are some, so I’m here to help. I hope it helps you to understand that having a fetish is not a bad thing, at all.

What is Sexual Fetishism? “Sexual fetishism or erotic fetishism is a sexual fixation on a nonliving object or nongenital body part.” So “fetish” is the object of interest in this situation and the person who’s attracted to that fetish is called the “fetishist”. It’s said that a sexual fetish could be a non-pathological aid to your sexual excitement while some also say that it could be a mental disorder that causes the person psychosocial distress or other detrimental effects on their life.

In other words, if you have a fetish for say, feet, for instance, you have a sexual fetishism and are a fetishist. We are all a sexual fetishist of some nature, because most human beings have a fetish or desire of some sort for a non-living object, or non-genital body part. Whether it’s a desire for chocolate or a foot fetish, we all exhibit some sort of craving for either a sexual or non-sexual item. Am I right?

Sexual behaviour experts have said this type of attraction could come from seeing inappropriate sexual behaviour during a person’s childhood or from sexual abuse. Some people aren’t aware of their fetishes until they reach adulthood but still some people go through life without ever actually realising their sexual fetishes. They may already be indulging their fetishes but never realise they’re doing it. Certain sexual fetishes could get out of hand and negatively affect people’s intimate relationships either.

Fetishism starts to become visible by the time we hit puberty, or even sometimes before that. There are also no clear facts or evidence to explain why fetishes become apparent. The good news is that the only time that a fetish can be considered psychological or a disorder is when it becomes an obsession and is what the person needs in order to become sexually aroused and when it starts to cause problems with normal sexual intercourse.

In conclusion, go ahead and enjoy your fetish of balloons, or cross-dressing, or even feet, as long as it doesn’t start to interfere with your normal life or cause harm to anyone. Everyone has a freaky side, so enjoy it while you still can!

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