The Most Common Sexual Fetishes

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Everyone has their sexual fetishes. By definition, a sexual fetish means experiencing an erotic response to non-genital body parts and objects. There are plenty of fixations that many of us could never dream of finding sexually appealing, but plenty of common fetishes are not strange at all. Regardless of your personal preferences, there’s probably nothing wrong with whatever you’re into. As long as no one’s getting hurt (against their permission) and everyone consents, there’s no problem. The good news is that there will be someone else in the world that likes what you like; whether that’s wearing diapers or rolling around in a bath tub full of baked beans. You might be surprised to find that some of your turn-ons have names, and are actually considered fetishes.

The Most Common Sexual Fetishes

Anililagnia

Anililagnia is the attraction to older women. This means that your enthusiasm for cougars and MILFs is a legitimate fetish! If you’re into mature ladies, you’re certainly not alone. It’s a very common fetish, featured prominently in popular culture for decades now – most famously in The Graduate (Mrs Robinson) and American Pie (Stifler’s mum). The sheer amount of pornography made with older women is enough to prove that Anililagnia is a popular genre.

BDSM

BDSM stands for Bondage, domination, sadism and masochism. Bondage involves tying or being tied, restricted and bound. The domination aspect is paired with submission. While it was brought to the forefront of our minds through the novel and film Fifty Shades of Grey, it’s been a standard practice of BDSM enthusiasts for quite some time now. Sadism is the inflicting of pain and masochism is being a fan of having pain inflicted on you. All concepts under the BDSM umbrella centre on consent and trust, not just violence for the sake of it. It’s very common to have a fetish that falls under the BDSM scope, without it being too extreme.

Exhibitionism

Exhibitionism, or the desire to be naked or having sex in a public place is another fetish that lingers just beneath the surface for so many of us. Exposing yourself to unsuspecting commuters or minors isn’t okay, ever. However, there are ways to get your exhibitionist streak out there with minimal risk of legal trouble. Finding places with the right mixture of exposure and cover is the way to go. Once you’ve had a little public fun though, you’ll be coming back for more.

Podophilia

Podophilia is also known as a foot fetish. The extent of anyone’s foot fetish depends entirely on the individual. It can range from enjoying the appearance of feet, to enjoying the painting of toenails, smelling someone’s feet and kissing or licking them. Podophilia isn’t the same as having a shoe fetish, that’s a whole separate kink.

Pygophilia

Butts are not technically a sexual organ. However, over centuries a connection has developed between backsides and sexual appeal, and of course there is the popularity of anal sex. Now, if you’re a butt man you’ve got Pygophilia for a fetish. You love the shape, feel and wiggle of a good behind.

Stigmatophilia

This fetish is all about tattoos and piercings. Enjoying the feeling of tattoos and piercings means you’re a Stigmatophilia fetishist. If you’ve got plenty of either (or both) this is probably one of yours!

Trichophilia

A sexual fetish where a person is aroused by hair; typically head hair, but it can include chest hair or hair anywhere else on the body. Additionally, there’s pubic hair fetishism and haircut fetishism that refers to the sexual arousal caused by having your hair cut, cutting someone else’s hair or watching someone receive a shave or haircut.

Voyeurism

Voyeurism is taking pleasure in watching others in sexual situations. It’s illegal to be a peeping Tom, but you can get your jollies without breaking any laws or upskirting train commuters. It’s why people enjoy watching pornography; it appeals to and satisfies our desire to watch people in sexual scenarios.