I LIKE FETISH, BECAUSE…
I like fetish. But I don’t really get it. Perhaps that’s why it intrigues me. I find it alluring. The wild spectrum of idiosyncrasies that turn people on. I guess it’s subjective, personal to each individual. I’d like to know more, although with no one that I know, admitting to a fetish, it’s something that’s difficult to find out about. But I am curious.
So I search the Web, and find that there’s stuff going on that I’d never dreamed of. There’s some that I don’t want to think about, let alone talk about. Practices that are cruel, if not downright dangerous. But the ones that I feel okay with, well, it’s interesting to see how some fetishes have been taken up by writers of Erotica.
I’d never heard of Doll fetish, until I read about it on Sexual Fetish Freebase.
“Doll fetishism is a sexual fetish in which an individual is attracted to dolls and doll like objects such as figurines. The attraction may include the desire for actual sexual contact with a doll, a fantasy of a sexual encounter with an animate or inanimate doll, encounters between dolls themselves, or sexual pleasure gained from thoughts of being transformed or transforming another into a doll.”
I remembered P.S.Haven’s excellent short story; Charles Sykes Spirit of Ecstasy, and it fits very well into this category. It’s the story of a woman who has an overwhelming desire for the Rolls Royce emblem, the spirit of ecstasy. It has an almost spiritual significance for her. She gives herself up to it, literally, in an encounter that is stunningly sexy.
Jude Mason and Jenna Burns give us a Transformation fetish in, Feral Heat. Kai is a highly sexed human. But he’s a changeling and is also a highly sexed cougar.
“Transformation fetish is a context of sexual fetishism in which a person becomes sexually aroused by descriptions or depictions of transformations, usually the transformations of people into other beings or objects. The Transformation, or "TF" community does not seem to have a specific name for its members; often the generic "TF fan" is used, however this term is also applied to people who have a non-sexual interest in Transformation fiction. …”
Then there’s ‘golden showers,’ the liking for being pissed on.
“Urolagnia (also urophilia, undinism) is a sexual activity in which participants derive sexual pleasure from urine or urination. The term has origins in the Greek Language (from ouron, urine, and lagneia, lust). Those who enjoy urolagnia may enjoy urinating on another person or persons, or being urinated upon. Some participants may drink the urine; this practice is known as urophagia…”
An acquaintance did once admit to me to a liking for being pissed on. He couldn’t say why, other than it “is really nice.” Janine Ashbless gives me a better idea in ‘Renaissance,’ in her collection; Cruel Enchantment.
“…the bright pungent stream of his urine splashed on her tits, on her aching nipples, on her belly and splayed thighs…it felt unbelievably good. The male stink made her head swim…”
And I mustn’t forget the voyeurs and exhibitionists. Another Fetish taken up by writers of Erotica. In All Eyes On Her, M. Christian takes us through the journey of one woman exposing herself to the world. Cindy masturbates on the roof of a building.
“Cindy watched the city watching her. Looking at one silvery window in particular she lifted her right hand to her left breast and stroked the soft skin and pinched the hard nipple.”
Here, Christian cleverly blends two Fetishes into one story. We see the point of view of both voyeur and exhibitionist.
“In clinical psychology, voyeurism is the sexual interest in or practice of spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other activity usually considered to be of a private nature. In popular imagination the term is used in a more general sense to refer to someone who habitually observes others without their knowledge, and there is no necessary implication of any sexual interest.”
“Exhibitionism, known variously as flashing, and Lady Godiva syndrome, is the psychological need and pattern of behavior involving the exposure of parts of the body to another person with a tendency toward an extravagant, usually at least partially sexually inspired behavior to attract the attention of another in an open display of bare private parts…”
And, of course there’s Foot Fetish. We’ve all heard of it, but strangely, I couldn’t find a definition for it. It does though seem closely linked to Boot Fetish and Shoe Fetish.
I couldn’t find a story so here’s a bit of one of my own.
“Feet. For Adam, it had always been feet, for as long as he could remember. One of his earliest memories was of sitting underneath the big, oak table in his mother’s dining room, surrounded by ladies’ feet. He was just a toddler and his mother had no-one to leave him with at her monthly book club meetings. So he was allowed to crawl around under the table as long as he didn’t make a noise. Adam never made a noise. He sat and listened to the women’s soft voices and laughter, as he sucked his thumb, lost in his own private heaven, gazing at, and inhaling the smell of women’s feet. Once he’d dared to touch a lady’s foot. He stroked the fine creamy skin curiously, marveling at the delicate bones beneath. The lady had peeped down at the little boy beneath the table, and smiled.”
There’s so many, many more. Far more than I can talk about here. Fetishes for Spandex, Latex, Leather, PVC, and Fur. There’s Pony girls and boys. Scatology and of course, good old Bondage. Enough to keep Erotica writers going for years to come.
Check out Sexual Fetish Freebase to find out more.