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5 Weird Fetishes That Are More Normal Than You Think
Although commonly tagged as a psychological disorder, if safe, fetishism can be an enjoyable experience for those engaging in the practice, ISU experts say. Fetishism is a type of psycho-sexual disorder where individuals have intense fantasies that involve intense sexual urges or sexual fantasies through non-living objects, said Norman Scott, associate professor of psychology. Scott, who teaches Psychology , an abnormal psychology class, said fetishism is classified under the category of paraphilia, which he described as "an attraction to something that's different. Robert Hensley, graduate student in human studies and family development, said there are a number of ways one possessing a fetish can become aroused by their preferred object.
The reality: A fetish is just a specific type of fantasy—and one that more people have than you probably realize. You just have to find a normally non-sexual object or action arousing—an association you probably formed in childhood, says Samantha Leigh Allen, who studies sexual fetishism at Emory University. One in five women are more excited by a new pair of shoes than their sexual partners, according to a new survey by Shoebuy. But stilettos as a source of sexual arousal? In some cases, though, a shoe fetish may actually indicate a desire to avoid real sexual interaction.