A number of sexual fetishes considered anomalous in psychiatry are actually common in the general population, a study has found. Researchers asked 1, Quebec residents, representative of the general population, about their experiences of sexual behaviour considered abnormal by the DSM They also found levels of fetishism and masochism were not significantly different between men and women. Masochism was also found to be significantly associated with more diverse sexual interests and linked with higher sex life satisfaction. The researchers also found people were more likely to acknowledge their interests in fetishes in an online, rather than telephone, survey. In fact, women who report an interest in sexual submission have more varied sexual interests and report greater satisfaction with their sex lives.
Anasteemaphilia Arousal to a person of extreme stature, either giant or dwarf. Autoplushophilia Arousal to oneself dressed as a giant cartoon-like stuffed animal. Fetishism Arousal to objects that have been in physical contact with desired person. Frotteurism Arousal to touching a stranger surreptitiously in a crowded place. Partialism Arousal to a body part other than the reproductive organs, e. Savantophilia Arousal to the cognitively impaired or developmentally delayed. All rights reserved.
What are the most popular sexual fetishes? First off, the definition of a sexual fetish is the need for an object, body part or material to achieve an elevated state of sexual arousal. Suffice to say, the list covers some of the most popular of them. Also, for many people, these are things that enhance their sexual experiences but aren't necessarily required to achieve arousal. A true fetishist must always have their individual kink present to reach a state of sexual satisfaction.
As a species, our sexual tastes are as varied as our fingerprints. Below is a list of every sexual fetish we can think of. Some, like the widely parodied foot fetish , are more commonplace, while others, like vorarephilia, are less well understood.