11 most common fetishes, plus 5 super weird ones
From the harmless to the weird, the disgusting to the terrifying, there are hundreds of fetishes out there. Here are a few for your reading pleasure.
Our brains are funny things, and there’s no greater proof of that than the seemingly endless list of fetishes that exist in the world. The lines are blurry between what exactly is a fetish, and what is just a bit of kink. Sometimes, the same thing can be either. Generally a fetish is more all-consuming. While someone who likes spanking now and then would be considered kinky, someone who can’t get off without it is in full-blown fetish mode.
Nobody is really sure why people have fetishes, but most of the speculation says that it is a result of old childhood memories or experiences that our brains have counter-intuitively come to associate with pleasure. Fetishes can be about feelings, like pain or tickling, or emotions like humiliation. They can be about domination or submission, clothing, objects, situations, tastes, smells… anything really. Where most people feel indifference, discomfort, pain or disgust, fetishists have their wires crossed somewhere, and their brain reads those inputs as pleasure.
There are certainly some fetishes that are truly repulsive, dangerous, immoral or illegal. But most are harmless, no matter how weird. As long as they are practiced by consenting adults, do no long-term harm, and don’t involve animals or children, then they’re most likely okay. So with that in mind, here it is: the 11 most common fetishes, and 5 crazy, weird ones that actually exist.
A foot fetish is probably the best known fetish. It is usually men who have this one, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. They just can’t get enough feet. This is a pretty minor one that doesn’t make finding a date too hard: it actually feels great having your toes sucked. A related, but separate, fetish involves women’s shoes, either with a foot inside or not.
Another well-known fetish is spanking. Men and women can both have this, and it can involve wanting to spank or be spanked. There are elements of pain and humiliation in it, as well as domination or submission. A little spanking during sex can be lots of fun, but fetishists are actually bending someone over their knee like a naughty child. READ MORE…