FETISH: Weird Or Normal?

FETISH: Weird Or Normal?

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 23:15 -- zena

A fetish is described as something sexual or nonsexual. It can be an object or a part of a body which arouses sexual desire or is needed by someone to reach full sexual satisfaction. It can be an irrational or abnormal fixation upon something. Whether it is weird or normal, its hard to say. Perhaps a slight fetish is okay but to be too obsessed with a certain fetish or with certain fetishes doesn't sound healthy to me.

Sexual fetishism or erotic fetishism is the described as the sexual arousal that a person receives from a physical object or from a specific situation. It is the object or situation of interest which is called the fetish. The person who has the fetish is called the fetishist. A sexual fetish may be considered as an enhancing element to a romantic or sexual relationship. If that is the case then it can be achieved in ordinary ways thus making it normal and healthy. However, it can also be regarded as a mental disorder or a disorder of sexual preference if it causes distress to another person or if it has detrimental effects on the important areas of their lives. An arousal caused by a particular body part is classified as partialism. Many people prefer to embrace their fetish instead of seeking treatment for it.

The subject of sexual fetishism is one that is considered taboo by many but in reality, it is not. In the right environment, sharing what turns you on, doesn't seem so bad. If your partner is attracted or has an intense passion for inanimate objects like shoes, a certain body part like your breasts or perhaps a medium such as leather or silk then he might think that such things are essential for him to be aroused however, that doesn't mean that he needs them for sensual purposes. A true fetishist can't have a satisfying sexual experience without it and that is a problem which often interferes with real intimacy. It can sometimes result to destructive behavior. But if you are not going to go paranoid on the topic then a fetish is really pretty harmless. It simply plays a supporting role, not a lead role, in a certain person's sexual experiences. There are literally countless of fetishes available out there. Believe it or not, almost everybody has one. Some people are just able to realize it earlier on than others. Although there are some fetishes that seem to have become more popular than others which is probably why they have become prevalent in almost every country out there.

There are many diverse kinds of fetishes which varies depending on the object being fetishized. Inanimate fetishes can come in three varieties โ€“ media, form and animate. In a media fetish, one is obsessed with certain materials. They can include rubber, leather, latex or silk. Whereas with form fetish, it's the shape of the object that has great significance. Whether they are stiletto heels, knee high boots or lacy lingerie โ€“ they all fall under this category. As for feet, hair, breasts, and so on โ€“ since they aren't inanimate objects, they fall under animate fetishes. Basically, everyone can turn anything into a fetish. The degrees of their fetishism can go from mild to extreme. One should know if their partner's fetishism is already getting out of hand. If your partner's fetish is already getting in the way of your relationship and of course, your life then it is best to seek help from a professional.

The origins of where fetishes come from is still a mystery. We don't really know why it started and when it actually started but if you know that you already have it, please exercise it in a mild way. A fetish is only enjoyable if you and your partner consent to it. If you feel that your fetish is already at an extreme level then it would be best to either seek help or do your best to try to prevent it from causing harm to others. A fetish is healthy and normal to some extent but always remember that too much of something is bad for you.

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Zena Alethea Teofilo

Zena is an online English teacher. She enjoys writing and drawing during her free time. She writes many different articles and stories every day. Some are erotic in nature while others are informative. Writing for this website has opened her to a new world of possibilities. She is happy to share her thoughts and opinions about many things in life. She just hopes that many people are satisfied with her work for she aims to please.