Thursday, August 29, 2013


The term fetish stems from the Portuguese word, fetisso, meaning ―enchanted thing.

The sexual connotation came to be around 1888 when Dr. Alfred Binet used the word fetish to
designate an object of sexual perversion. He feared religion was being replaced by debauchery.
He may have been right.
Sigmund Freud interpreted the fetish to be a phallic substitute. For men, the substitute was for breasts; for women, it was all about penis envy.

Are we all fetishists? Probably yes to a certain extent.
Fetishes are about excitement. They are triggers, if you will, that stir the senses, invoke the passions and make us crazy with desire. We must satisfy our fetish to feel complete, to feel satisfied.
A minor fetish could be you focus on your boyfriend‘s mouth. You want to kiss it and bite it and... you get the idea.
What about a fetish for high heels in and out of bed? Both men and women can have a thing for heels. Men may want their women to wear them all the time; and there are women who can‘t live without them. Some men have been known to be partial to wearing them too.
Lingerie, fur and shoes are the classic fetish trilogy.
Lingerie because women have to take it all off.
Fur because it is associated with a woman‘s hair—all her hair.
Shoes because they are associated with penises.
Other fetishes can include wearing corsets, leather, glasses; smoking; smelling a certain scent; watching porn; collecting sexual manuals; playing with paddles; covering everything in chocolate sauce.
Reading a book every night to fall asleep is a fetish I live with and don‘t mind confessing.

Fetishes can be minor or major, but the line between fetish and obsession is thin so one must be careful not to give in to the dark side. But that is an article for another time.
Meanwhile, enjoy your ―enchanted things.♥

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