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Types of Fetishes

Remember that Sex and the City episode where Charlotte is given an expensive pair of shoes from the owner who has a foot fetish? There was something about women's feet that really got him going. Like that sales guy, some people have fetishes when it comes to sex. A fetish is different than just being attracted to something — you can like brunettes, but if you can't get sexually aroused without one, well then it's likely that you have a fetish for people with brown hair.

There are three types of fetishes:

  1. Media: The type of material or the way something feels is what's obsessed over. Media fetishes include silk, feathers, fur, or leather.
  2. Form: The shape of the object is what's important here. Long, skinny stiletto heels, knee-high boots, and flowy lingerie fall into this category.
  3. Animate: These types of fetishes have anything to do with human body parts. That includes breasts, buns, bellies, necks, hair, etc.

There are all degrees of fetishes, and there's nothing wrong with having one unless the fetish gets out of hand, interferes with your life or your relationships, or harms you or your lover. If it gets to that point, it's best to see a professional.

Want to see a video clip of that Sex and the City episode I was talking about? Then


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emalove emalove 9 years
The foot fetish episode is hilarious.
Emiily Emiily 9 years
Did he have an orgasm?
Meike Meike 9 years
Animate. I just love my honey's tummy. I pet it all the time. Lol. Some media and form fetishes although not as obvious in my behavior.
Bearwoman Bearwoman 9 years
Yay! Finally a topic with a bite! I'm really interested in all kinds of fetishes. I even have this great book called "Deviant Desires" that is about strange fetishes. Talk about things like balloons, robots, amputees (!), furries, pushing women fully clad into a pool, food, dressing up like a horse and acting like one, fantasies of being squished like a worm, women the size of dinosours... The list goes on... Fun stuff!
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
I wish I understood the foot fetish thing...I can appreciate pretty feet but damn!!!!
thewriter thewriter 9 years
OMG...I dated a guy with a foot fetish. he did not reveal it at first, just one day when we were together he said let's go look at shoes. Me being a shoe freak I could not resist. Once inside he began bringing me shoes he thought I would like. When I slipped off my shoes he helped me try on the new pairs, nothing odd. But when we got back to his place he asked me to try them on again, as I did he started acting just like the guy in the video. He moaned, sighed and wanted to take things further. I was completely shocked. I asked him how long he had been into feet and he said since he was really young. It flipped me out. He just went over the top every time he saw my feet. I just had to end the relationship..too weird.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
If I were Carrie I'd go in that store and see if he could get some Jimmy Choos and Manolo Blahniks! :rotfl:
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
I would have gone to that store every week and gotten free shoes.
pink-elephant pink-elephant 9 years
haha! I remember that one! That was a good one!
ms_dior_cherie ms_dior_cherie 9 years
ha ha ha at that that video clip!!!
fashionhore fashionhore 9 years
I am animate, and I had never heard of these before. I love how Carrie is so horrified and tells Char that she needs to take the shoes back right now. I don't thinkg Carrie would've taken those shoes back.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
LOL SATC is awesome! ;)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
:rotfl: That clip...
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Hahahaha SEXY :love:
almost-famous almost-famous 9 years
Well then I must be the "media" type. Gotta love that leather babe....!
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