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Foot fetishism is one of the most common fetishes
ICD-10 F65.
ICD-9 302.81
MeSH D005329
.Sexual fetishism, or erotic fetishism, is the sexual arousal brought on by any object, situation or body part not conventionally viewed as being sexual in nature.^ Sexual fetishism, or erotic fetishism, is the sexual attraction to materials and objects not conventionally viewed as being sexual in nature.

^ Any object, part of the body etc., that, although not of a sexual nature, causes an erotic response or fixation.
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^ An account of what is natural in human sexual desire and activity is part of a philosophical account of human nature in general, what we might call philosophical anthropology, which is a rather large undertaking.
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.Sexual fetishism may be regarded, e.g.^ Sexual fetishism may be regarded as a disorder of sexual preference or as an enhancing element to a relationship.

^ Body parts may also be the subject of sexual fetishes (also known as partialism) in which the body part preferred by the fetishist takes a sexual precedence over the owner.

in psychiatric medicine, as a disorder of sexual preference or as an enhancing element to a relationship causing a better sexual bond between the partners. .The sexual acts involving fetishes are characteristically depersonalized and objectified, even when they involve a partner.^ Sexualizing/sexually objectifying and/or depersonalizing girls .

^ For instance, the Austrian neurologist and existential therapist Viktor Frankl once noted the case of a man with a sexual fetish involving simultaneously both frogs and glue.

^ How has your fetish interest in balloons changed at this point in time, if any, since they first became a sexual stimulation for you?
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[1] .Body parts may also be the subject of sexual fetishes (also known as partialism) in which the body part preferred by the fetishist takes a sexual precedence over the owner.^ Body parts may also be the subject of sexual fetishes (also known as partialism) in which the body part preferred by the fetishist takes a sexual precedence over the owner.

^ Shoe fetishism, also known as retifism (after Nicolas-Edme Rétif), is the attribution of attractive sexual qualities to shoes or other footwear as a matter of sexual preference, psychosexual disorder, and an alternative or complement to a relationship with a partner.

^ Foot fetishism, foot partialism, foot worship, or podophilia is a pronounced sexual interest in feet.

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Overview

.The term was first introduced by Alfred Binet.^ The term was first introduced by Alfred Binet the psychologist better known for inventing IQ testing.

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.If a fetish causes significant psychosocial distress for the person or has detrimental effects on important areas of their life, it is diagnosable as a paraphilia in the DSM and the ICD.^ Fetishism is diagnosable as a paraphilia in the DSM and the ICD, but only if the fetish causes significant distress for the person or has detrimental effects on important areas of their life.

^ The corresponding DSM-code for fetishism is 302.81; the diagnostic criteria are basically the same as those of the ICD. In the DSM manual, all diagnostic criteria are given in the corresponding section of the text book, i.

^ The affected person, her object or another person experience impairment or distress in multiple functional areas.

.Many people embrace their fetish rather than attempting treatment to rid themselves of it.^ Many people embrace their fetishes rather than seek treatment to attempt to be rid of them.

^ In fact, his treatment of fetish is based more in his own life experiences than in any specific theory.
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^ Many people describe the smell as not only better than the other smells of the cigarette, but actually a good, pleasant smell.
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.In a review of the files of all cases over a 20-year period which met criteria for non-transvestic fetishes in a teaching hospital, 48 cases were identified, and the objects of their fetishes included clothing (58.3%), rubber and rubber items (22.9%), footwear (14.6%), body parts (14.6%), leather and leather items (10.4%), and soft materials and fabrics (6.3%).^ The several ladies that have worked in his shop over the past 10 years all seem to have strange shoe fetishes themselves he relates.

^ For our use it is clearly the definitions 2 and 3 (for 'fetish') and 2 plus perhaps 3 (for 'fetishism') that is relevant, the object being some form of clothing, outfit or footwear.
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^ Keywords: fetish, fashion, latex, rubber, PVC, leather, high heels...
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Types

.Alfred Binet proposed that fetishes be classified as either "spiritual love" or "plastic love". "Spiritual love" occupied the devotion for specific mental phenomena, such as attitudes, social class, or occupational roles; while "plastic love" referred to the devotion exhibited towards material objects such as body parts, textures or shoes.^ "Spiritual love" occupied the devotion for specific mental phenomena, for example; attitudes, social class, or occupational roles; while "plastic love" referred to the devotion exhibited towards material objects such as body parts, textures or shoes.

^ Alfred Binet proposed a dualism of "spiritual love" and "plastic love" in which to categorize the fetishes.

^ The French psychiatrist Alfred Binet (1857-1911) is considered the first to use the term fetishism to describe an erotic attachment to objects or body parts in his study “Fetishism in Love,” which appeared in the widely circulated Revue philosophique in 1887 (Nye 20-21).
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.The existential approach to mental disorders developed in the 1940s and influenced a view that fetishes had complex personal meanings beyond the general categories of psychoanalytical treatment.^ The existential approach to mental disorders developed in the 1940s and influenced a view that fetishes had complex personal meanings beyond the general categories of psychoanalytical treatment.

^ Those who complain that SM and BDSM should not be considered to be a treatment-orientated mental disorder are generally operating (or like to believe that they are operating) from within the confines of an otherwise normal personality structure.
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^ Just because someone is beyond the grave does not mean their desires and sexual fetishes have gone by the way side.

.April 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] For instance, the Austrian neurologist and logotherapist Viktor Frankl once noted the case of a man with a sexual fetish involving, simultaneously, both frogs and glue.^ For instance, the Austrian neurologist and existential therapist Viktor Frankl once noted the case of a man with a sexual fetish involving simultaneously both frogs and glue.

^ Note that if a specific type of sexual act is morally wrong (say, homosexual fellatio), then every instance of that type of act will be morally wrong.
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^ Fetishism or Sexual Fetishism: "intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving the use of nonliving objects (e.g.
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Psychological origins and development

Modern psychology assumes that fetishism either is being conditioned or imprinted or the result of a strong emotional (i.e. traumatic) experience. Physical factors like brain construction and heredity are also considered possible explanations. In the following, the most important theories are presented in chronological order:
.Alfred Binet suspected fetishism was the pathological result of associations.^ Alfred Binet proposed a dualism of "spiritual love" and "plastic love" in which to categorize the fetishes.

.Accidentally simultaneous presentation of a sexual stimulus and an inanimate object, thus his argument, led to the object being permanently connected to sexual arousal.^ According to the ICD-10-GM, version 2005, fetishism is the use of inanimate objects as a stimulus to achieve sexual arousal and satisfaction.

^ Perverted sexual encounters or events would be those in which this mutual recognition of arousal is absent, and in which a person remains fully a subject of the sexual experience or fully an object.
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^ Thus the moral evaluation of sexual activity is a distinct enterprise from the nonmoral evaluation of sexual activity, even if there do remain important connections between them.
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.About 1900, a sexologist named Havelock Ellis brought up the revolutionary idea that already in early childhood erotic feelings emerged and that it was the first experience with its own body that determined a child's sexual orientation.^ This list made me feel, for the first time, that I am not quite as askew in my sexual practices as I thought.
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^ That they all suffered in early childhood strongly suggests that this rewiring occurred during the critical periods of sexual plasticity.
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^ Child pornography provides models for males who already have a sexual interest in children.

.Psychiatrist Richard von Krafft-Ebing consented to Binet's theory in 1912, recognizing that it predicted the observed wide variety of fetishes but unsure why these particular associations persisted over the whole of a lifetime while other associations changed or faded.^ Krafft-Ebing, Richard Freiherr von.
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^ From the case studies he enumerates and from Binet’s findings, Krafft-Ebing proposes that fetishism often results from heredity of a nervous constitution, early masturbation associated with the fetish, shame associated with sexual experiences involving the fetish, and engaging in relationships of a sexual nature before or during puberty in which the fetish is present (although sometimes the fetishization is simply “spontaneous”).
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^ One also finds an analogous connection between Teodoro’s study of the kiss and Binet’s and Krafft-Ebing’s “scientific” pathologization and/or categorization of human sexual urges.
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.In his eyes, the only possible explanation was that fetishists suffered from pathological sexual degeneration and hypersensitivity.^ In the absence of their fetish, most fetishists are sexually dysfunctional (for instance, they suffer from erectile dysfunction or are sexually hypoactive).
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^ Fetishists are the same way: only, in their case, they also get sexually aroused by their stuff.
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.Sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld followed another line of thought when he proposed his theory of partial attractiveness in 1920. According to his argument, sexual attractiveness never originated in a person as a whole but always was the product of the interaction of individual features.^ Flag Virtually any object or material can become sexually stimulating to an individual if interaction and sexual pleasure occur in such a way as to be coupled together in a person's mind.
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^ Hence, according to this theory, viewers of child pornography should be less likely to sexually victimize children.

^ According to Russells theory, there are three causal factors that explain how exposure to child pornography causes some males to commit child sexual abuse.

.He stated that nearly everyone had special interests and thus suffered from a healthy kind of fetishism, while only detaching and overvaluing of a single feature resulted in pathological fetishism.^ Everyone has some kind of Fetish.
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^ The diagnosis of fetishism is justified only if the additional criteria of paraphilia are fulfilled, above all only if the affected person suffers or harms other people.
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^ Of course, I’m not sure that relying on a single item for sexual gratification is completely normal; I guess it all depends on what the fetish is and whether or not it results in risky behavior.
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.Today, Hirschfeld's theory is often mentioned in the context of gender role specific behavior: females present sexual stimuli by highlighting body parts, clothes or accessories; males react to them.^ "Spiritual love" occupied the devotion for specific mental phenomena, for example; attitudes, social class, or occupational roles; while "plastic love" referred to the devotion exhibited towards material objects such as body parts, textures or shoes.

^ Adult males sexual attraction to female adolescents is very prevalent and considered normal for heterosexual males (Dietz & Sears, 19871988; Jenkins, 2001).

^ Nyotaimori (female body presentation), often referred to as “body sushi,” is the practice of eating sashimi or sushi from the body of a woman, typically naked.
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.In 1951, Donald Winnicott presented his theory of transitional objects and phenomena, according to which childish actions like thumb sucking and objects like cuddly toys are the source of manifold adult behavior, amongst many others fetishism.^ For example, Jenkins (2001) notes that many pedophiles justify their sexual behavior with children by claiming that children consented to the actions, or directly sought sexual contact with their perpetrators (p.

^ According to the ICD-10-GM, version 2005, fetishism is the use of inanimate objects as a stimulus to achieve sexual arousal and satisfaction.

^ Hence, according to this theory, viewers of child pornography should be less likely to sexually victimize children.

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The use of a transitional object in infanthood is a healthy experience (Winnicott, 1953). .To understand the origin of a fetish object and of fetishism, the infant’s use of the transitional object and of transitional phenomena in general must be studied (Winnicott, 1953).^ Fetishism or Sexual Fetishism: "intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving the use of nonliving objects (e.g.
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^ For our use it is clearly the definitions 2 and 3 (for 'fetish') and 2 plus perhaps 3 (for 'fetishism') that is relevant, the object being some form of clothing, outfit or footwear.
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^ According to the DSM-IV-TR, fetishism is the use of nonliving objects as a stimulus to achieve sexual arousal or satisfaction.

.In his article ‘Transitional objects and phenomena’, Winnicott says about fetish: “Fetish can be described in terms of a persistence of a specific object or type of object dating from infantile experience in the transitional field, linked with the delusion of a maternal phallus” (Winnicott, 1953).^ Note that if a specific type of sexual act is morally wrong (say, homosexual fellatio), then every instance of that type of act will be morally wrong.
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.In other words, a specific object or type of object, dating from an experience during the period where the mother gradually pulls back as an immediate provider of satisfaction of the child’s desires, persists as a characteristic in adult sexual life.^ Providing specific instructions on how to sexually victimize a child .

^ Childhood sexual experiences/ victimization by adults .

^ Nonmoral Evaluations We can also evaluate sexual activity (again, either a particular occurrence of a sexual act or a specific type of sexual activity) nonmorally : nonmorally "good" sex is sexual activity that provides pleasure to the participants or is physically or emotionally satisfying, while nonmorally "bad" sex is unexciting, tedious, boring, unenjoyable, or even unpleasant.
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.Before this transitional phase, the child believes that his own wish creates the object of his desire (specifically the qualities of his mother that fulfill his needs), which brings with it a sense of satisfaction.^ Well you SHOW me a guy who sticks his fully erect penis into his own anus and I´ll believe it, but not before.
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^ Creating a desire for increasingly more extreme forms of child pornography .

^ When pedophiles and other males who desire sex with children are exposed to child pornography that corresponds to their specific preferences (e.g., the gender and age of the child), their sexual arousal intensifies.

.During this phase the child gradually adapts to the (frustrating) realization that the object cannot be controlled to serve the child's needs.^ A child molesters step-by-step grooming of a child serves to gradually desensitize her or him to the culminating act of sexual abuse, which is his goal.

The transitional object is always the result of a gratifying relationship with the mother, specifically with the maternal body. .It stands for the satisfying qualities that the object (the mother/ father) of the first relationship the child has.^ No other relationship transforms young men and women into more productive, less selfish and more mature husbands and wives, and fathers and mothers.
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^ You want a relationship of quality, you must say NO on first date.
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.The child adapts to the impact of the realization that the mother is not always there to ‘bring the world to him’ through fantasizing about the object of his desire while using an object (a teddy bear, a piece of cloth).^ I admit that this was not always the case, as I was naturally inclined to fantasise, thereby triggering the nerochemical changes which make us desire a climax.
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^ For our use it is clearly the definitions 2 and 3 (for 'fetish') and 2 plus perhaps 3 (for 'fetishism') that is relevant, the object being some form of clothing, outfit or footwear.
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^ Over half of the students who reported fantasizing about sex with a child (5% of the total sample) stated that they had masturbated at least once to such fantasies (p.

He creates an illusion of the previous object. .In relation to the transitional object the infant passes from (magical) omnipotent control to control by manipulation (involving muscle eroticism and co-ordination pleasure).^ Salirophilia is a sexual fetish or paraphilia that involves deriving erotic pleasure from soiling or disheveling the object of one’s desire, usually an attractive person.
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.In opposition to this, the fetish represents the impossibility of pleasure with the body of the mother or the paternal body in the case of females.^ Gudorf concludes that the existence of the clitoris in the female body suggests that God intended that the purpose of sexual activity was as much for sexual pleasure for its own sake as it was for procreation.
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.Fetishism, although less abundant in occurrence in the female psyche, or of a different nature, is not the monopoly of men.^ Female Sexuality and Natural Law A different kind of disagreement with Aquinas is registered by Christine Gudorf, a Christian theologian who otherwise has a lot in common with Aquinas.
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^ Although it's not a patch on that Japanese schoolgirl prison story I read this one time which catered to seven different fetishes that I can remember, and possibly more.
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.The transitional object may eventually develop into a fetish object and so persist as a characteristic of the adult sexual life (Winnicott, 1953).^ Experimentally-induced sexual fetishism: Replication and development.

^ Fetishism or Sexual Fetishism: "intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving the use of nonliving objects (e.g.
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^ But – and this may be difficult to understand for someone who is not into this – the sexual aspect can under certain circumstances take a back seat.
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.Normally, the child gains from the experience of frustration during the transitional phase, although the infant can be disturbed by a close adaptation to need that is continued too long or is not allowed its natural decrease.^ That is, for a sexual encounter to be natural, it need not be procreative in form, as long as the requisite psychology of mutual recognition is present.
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.Behaviorism traced fetishism back to classical conditioning and came up with numerous specialized theories.^ Marx's fetish, on the other hand, is a theory which attempts to explain social behavior — the behavior of a group, a culture.
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^ This book argues that the orthodox interpretation of "classical" fetishism is not and never has been up to the task of explaining all cultural fetishisms.
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^ Her new book Fetishism and Curiosity is a collection that traces...s twin mechanisms of voyeurism and fetishism suggest that Hollywood narrative cinema...psychoanalystic theory and the concept of fetishism .
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.The common theme running through all of them is that sexual stimulus and the fetish object are presented simultaneously causing them to be connected in the learning process.^ It is common for a person with a fetish to not be able to achieve orgasm without involving their fetish object in the sexual act (e.g., by getting their partner to wear the fetish object).
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^ Some of the more common objects that have served as fetishes include women's undergarments, high-heeled shoes, or specific materials, like silk, leather or fur.
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^ Thus, the patient gains the ability to concentrate on his fetish and reasonably process his own thoughts without being distracted by sexual arousal.
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.This is similar to Binet's early theory, though it differs in that it specifies association to classical conditioning and leaves out any judgment about pathogenicity.^ In 1974, the American Psychological Association followed suit under similar conditions.
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The super stimulus theory stressed that fetishes could be the result of generalization. .For example, it may only be shiny skin that arouses a person at first, but in time more common stimuli, such as shiny latex, may have the same effect.^ And clinically speaking, a fetish only exists where the person cannot get adequately aroused without the rubber snorkel or the inflatable sea-kitten or whatever.
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^ I blush to mention that that is not the first time I've forgotten that L-dopa is only a precursor for dopamine...even if its effects are intended to be very similar.
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^ Such views are common among Christian thinkers, for example, St. Augustine: "A man turns to good use the evil of concupiscence, and is not overcome by it, when he bridles and restrains its rage .
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.The problem with such a theory was that classical conditioning normally needs many repetitions, but this form would require only one.^ Recent research would indicate a potential connection to specific organic lesions of the brain with conditions such as epilepsy being implicated.
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^ Moreover, a gainer wishing to become immobile would require a fulltime partner to take care of all their daily needs, and the number of people willing to take on such a role is fairly small.
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^ Sex represents life at many different levels, not only procreation, and life requires lots of commitment, respect and responsibility.
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.To account for this the preparedness theory was put forward; it stated that reacting to an object with sexual arousal could be the result of an evolutionary process, because such a reaction could prove to be useful for survival.^ Sexual arousal by inanimate objects.
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^ Thus, the patient gains the ability to concentrate on his fetish and reasonably process his own thoughts without being distracted by sexual arousal.
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^ For example, the object of a fetish could be an article of clothing, such as underwear, rubber clothing, women's shoes, or women's underwear or lingerie.
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.In pointing to how conditioned sexual behavior can persist over time, one may cite how, in 2004, when quails were trained to copulate with a piece of terry cloth, their conditioning was sustained through ongoing repetition.^ Sexual arousal may depend on one of the above.
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^ Sexual deviation as a conditioned behavior: A hypothesis.

^ On a final note, we should point out one mode of sexuality which is definitively not listed here; namely Homosexuality.
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.Because classical conditioning seemed to be unable to explain how the conditioned behavior is kept alive over many years, without any repetition, some behaviorists came up with the theory that fetishism was the result of a special form of conditioning, called imprinting.^ It is based on the idea that fetishism is the result of conditioning or imprinting.
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^ The most interesting, to me, is that many people who enter into relationships based on fetishism eventually break up if one of the partners is no longer interested in the fetish.
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^ However, it must be noted that all features which do not form a part of an ethnic group's predominant ideal may preferredly be called fetishes.
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.Such conditioning happens during a specific time in early childhood in which sexual orientation is imprinted into the child's mind and remains there for the rest of his or her life.^ Showing children child pornography thus normalizes and legitimatizes adult child sexual encounters in the minds of some children.

^ Yet many businesses have tried to appease homosexual activists by incorporating "sexual orientation" into their nondiscrimination policies.
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^ Thus the moral evaluation of sexual activity is a distinct enterprise from the nonmoral evaluation of sexual activity, even if there do remain important connections between them.
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.Various neurologists pointed out that fetishism could be the result of neuronal cross links between neighboring regions in the human brain.^ Biastophilia - Arousal based on the rape of an unconsenting person the difference between vorarephilia and fetishes like biastophilia is that vorarephilia is not something that can be carried out.
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^ Thinking on this, it's not particularly encouraging find out that a journalist and an MP couldn't actually come up with a correct definition of a fetish between the pair of them.
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.For example, in 2002 Vilayanur S. Ramachandran stated that the region processing sensory input from the feet lies immediately next to the region processing sexual stimulation.^ They may then either be left bound in a state of effective sensory deprivation for a period of time, or sensually stimulated in their state of bondage, before being released from their wrappings.
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.Today, psychodynamics has parted with the idea of proposing one explanation for all fetishes at the same time.^ As a consequence, the diagnostic criteria for paraphilia—and with that at the same time for fetishism—were made more precise and strict.
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^ However, it must be noted that all features which do not form a part of an ethnic group's predominant ideal may preferredly be called fetishes.
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^ The Australian neurologist and existential therapist, Viktor Frankl, once noted a case of a man whose sexual fetish involved frogs and glue (at the same time).
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.Instead, it focuses on one form of fetishism at a time and the patients' individual problems.^ One of the reasons we tend to favor the psycho-sexual fetish is that it fits the US ideology of individualism so well.
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^ All or most individuals probably have had or will have desires that are antisocial or illegal at some time in their lives (e.g., the desire to hit someone with whom one is angry).

^ If the sexual partner of a patient with suspected hypoactive sexual desire disorder feels that this is a problem within the relationship, that concern should be sufficient for the individual to seek psychological consultation.
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.Over the past decades, various case studies have been published in which fetishism could successfully be linked to emotional problems.^ An example of fetish that could result in murder or assault is found in Krafft-Ebing’s chilling case study of a man obsessed with the idea of cutting and eating white female flesh (238-240).
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^ A number of studies have been published examining psychosocial causes of transvestic fetishism but most have serious methodological flaws that limit drawing confident conclusions.
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^ Highlighting the cross-cultural nature of the forensic aspects of human sexuality, the book examines various case studies in the context of international legislation.
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.Some argue that a lack of parental love leads to a child projecting its affection to inanimate objects, others state in consent with Freud's model of psychosexual development that premature suppression of sexuality could lead to a child getting stuck in a transitory phase.^ People that fall in love with inanimate objects.
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^ ARTICLE from the Encyclopædia Britannica psychology in psychology, a form of sexual deviance involving erotic attachment to an inanimate object or an ordinarily asexual part of the human body .
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^ Confronted with the mother's lack of a penis , the child represses this lack and finds some object to stand in for and substitute for the missing penis, thus relieving the anxiety and restoring in a displaced way) the erotic attachment to the female.
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Modern theory and treatment

.Psychologists and medical practitioners regard fetishism as normal variations of human sexuality[citation needed].^ Whether such attraction ought to be regarded as abnormal is a debatable point, for attraction to sexually mature members of the opposite sex of the same species is biologically normal.

^ Moreover, there are significant cultural differences regarding what sexual behavior is considered normal for heterosexual males.

^ Sexual fetishism may be regarded as a disorder of sexual preference or as an enhancing element to a relationship.

.Even those orientations that are potential forms of fetishism are usually considered unobjectionable as long as all people involved feel comfortable.^ I am not of course saying that all fetishes or forms of sexual expression are OK (I hope that people posting critical comments will at least read this far).
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^ Role-playing in public, they were involving other people in their sex life without those people's consent; if they want edan audience, they should have found a consenting one.
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^ For those who have a very particular fetish, you may find a potential partner in Extreme Restraints Dating , where members are encouraged to explore their hidden fantasies.

.Only if the diagnostic criteria presented in detail below are met is the medical diagnosis of fetishism justified.^ The diagnostic criteria for fetishism are as follows: .

^ The corresponding DSM-code for fetishism is 302.81; the diagnostic criteria are basically the same as those of the ICD. In the DSM manual, all diagnostic criteria are given in the corresponding section of the text book, i.

The leading criteria is that a fetishist is ill only if he or she suffers from the addiction, not simply because of the addiction itself.

Diagnosis

.According to the ICD-10-GM, version 2005, fetishism is the use of inanimate objects as a stimulus to achieve sexual arousal and satisfaction.^ According to the ICD-10-GM, version 2005, fetishism is the use of inanimate objects as a stimulus to achieve sexual arousal and satisfaction.

^ According to the DSM-IV-TR, fetishism is the use of nonliving objects as a stimulus to achieve sexual arousal or satisfaction.

^ Perverted sexual encounters or events would be those in which this mutual recognition of arousal is absent, and in which a person remains fully a subject of the sexual experience or fully an object.
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The corresponding ICD code for fetishism is F65.0. The diagnostic criteria for fetishism are as follows:
.
  • Unusual sexual fantasies, drives or behavior occur over a time span of at least six months.^ Unusual sexual fantasies, drives or behavior occur over a time span of at least six months.

    ^ For some individuals, paraphilic fantasies or stimuli are essential for erotic arousal and are always part of sexual activity; in other cases, the paraphilic preferences occur only episodically.
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    ^ Recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors generally involving 1) nonhuman objects, 2) the suffering or humiliation of oneself or one’s partner, or 3) children or other nonconsenting persons, that occur over a period of at least 6 months.” The behavior, sexual urges, or fantasies cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
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    .Sometimes unusual sexual fantasies occur and vanish by themselves; in this case any medical treatment is not necessary.
  • The affected person, her object or another person experience impairment or distress in multiple functional areas.^ The affected person, her object or another person experience impairment or distress in multiple functional areas.

    ^ Vicarphilia - Arousal from another person sexual experience/s.
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    ^ Sometimes unusual sexual fantasies occur and vanish by themselves; in this case any medical treatment is not necessary.

    .Functional area refers to different aspects of life such as private social contacts, job, etc.^ Functional area refers to different aspects of life such as private social contacts, job, etc.

    ^ Once established, fetishism is chronic and can interfere with functioning in social, occupational and other areas of functioning (page 526, DSM IV).
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    ^ The fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
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    It is sufficient for the diagnosis if one of the participants is being hurt or mistreated in any other way.
.It must be noted that a correct diagnosis in terms of the ICD manual stipulates hierarchical proceeding.^ It must be noted that a correct diagnosis in terms of the ICD manual stipulates hierarchical proceeding.

.That is, first the criteria for F65 must be fulfilled, then those for F65.0. As criteria are not repeated in substages this can be mistakable to laymen or medics that have not been educated in the use of this manual.^ As criteria are not repeated in sub stages this can be mistakable to laymen or medics that have not been educated in the use of this manual.

^ That is, first the criteria for F65 must be fulfilled, then those for F65.0.

^ The corresponding DSM-code for fetishism is 302.81; the diagnostic criteria are basically the same as those of the ICD. In the DSM manual, all diagnostic criteria are given in the corresponding section of the text book, i.

.Furthermore, it must be noted that according to the ICD, an addiction to specific parts or features of the human body and even "inanimate" parts of corpses, under no circumstances are fetishism, even though some of them may be forms of paraphilia.^ Furthermore, it must be noted that according to the ICD, an addiction to specific parts or features of the human body and even "inanimate" parts of corpses, under no circumstances are fetishism, even though some of them may be forms of paraphilia.

^ For our use it is clearly the definitions 2 and 3 (for 'fetish') and 2 plus perhaps 3 (for 'fetishism') that is relevant, the object being some form of clothing, outfit or footwear.
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^ According to the ICD-10-GM, version 2005, fetishism is the use of inanimate objects as a stimulus to achieve sexual arousal and satisfaction.

.According to the DSM-IV-TR, fetishism is the use of nonliving objects as a stimulus to achieve sexual arousal or satisfaction.^ According to the ICD-10-GM, version 2005, fetishism is the use of inanimate objects as a stimulus to achieve sexual arousal and satisfaction.

^ According to the DSM-IV-TR, fetishism is the use of nonliving objects as a stimulus to achieve sexual arousal or satisfaction.

^ For our use it is clearly the definitions 2 and 3 (for 'fetish') and 2 plus perhaps 3 (for 'fetishism') that is relevant, the object being some form of clothing, outfit or footwear.
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.(This only applies if the objects are not specifically designed for sexual stimulation (e.g., a vibrator).^ (This only applies if the objects are not specifically designed for sexual stimulation (e.g., a vibrator).

^ Child pornography transforms children into sexual objects designed to appeal to pedophiles and non-pedophilic child molesters.

) .The corresponding DSM-code for fetishism is 302.81; the diagnostic criteria are basically the same as those of the ICD. In the DSM manual, all diagnostic criteria are given in the corresponding section of the text book, i.^ The diagnostic criteria for fetishism are as follows: .

^ The corresponding DSM-code for fetishism is 302.81; the diagnostic criteria are basically the same as those of the ICD. In the DSM manual, all diagnostic criteria are given in the corresponding section of the text book, i.

^ The corresponding ICD code for fetishism is F65.0.

e. here no hierarchical processing is needed.
.Both definitions are the result of lengthy discussions and multiple revisions.^ Both definitions are the result of lengthy discussions and multiple revisions.

.Still today, arguments go on whether a specific diagnosis fetishism is needed at all or if paraphilia as such is sufficient.^ Still today, arguments go on whether a specific diagnosis fetishism is needed at all or if paraphilia as such is sufficient.

.Some demand that the diagnosis be abolished completely to no longer stigmatize fetishists, e.^ Some demand that the diagnosis be abolished completely to no longer stigmatize fetishists, e.

^ There were also fetishists attached to some bodily part with no obvious connection to sex, and those interested in particular kinds of bodies, e.g.
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g. project ReviseF65. .Others demand that it be specified even more to prevent scientists from confusing it with the popular use of the term fetishism.^ Others demand that it be specified even more to prevent scientists from confusing it with the popular use of the term fetishism.

^ Because it is an embarrassing subject, many people feel alone in their problems, even more alone than people with experience other, similar types of problems.
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^ By participating in our Site activities, you certify that you meet the age and other eligibility requirements for this Site as set forth in our Terms of Use Agreement .
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.And other researchers argue that it should be expanded to cover other sexual orientations, such as an addiction to words or fire.^ And then again, ever and anon researchers argue that it should be expanded to cover other sexual orientations, such as an addiction to words or fire.

^ Perhaps we should reclaim the meaning of the word as we have restored and transformed other words.
  • Virginity Fetish: How Our Obsession With "Sexual Purity" Hurts Women | Sex and Relationships | AlterNet 9 January 2010 10:59 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.Most physicians would not say that a man who finds women attractive because she is dressed in high heels, lacy stockings or a corset has an abnormal fetish.^ Do some women really find high heels to be comfortable?
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^ Most physicians would not say that a man who finds women attractive because she is dressed in high heels, lacy stockings or a corset has an abnormal fetish.

^ As you can imagine, this can be done in real life, but I would imagine that the woman or man (yes, there are female voreaphiles) would have something to say.
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Treatment

.There are two possible treatments for fetishism: cognitive therapy and psychoanalysis, though treatment is not usually necessary.^ Really, there are only two groups who can claim not to have fetishes.
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.In most cases, fetishists enjoy their fetish and see it as their natural orientation, with no intention of changing it.^ Those other reasons are also far more likely to be more common, and I see no reason to consider cases as worse just because they are about sex.
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Both treatments may be complemented by additional treatments.
Cognitive therapy
.Cognitive therapy seeks to change a person's behavior without analyzing how and why it has shown up.^ Mens whole world is locked up in how much they can control and thats why they have to have 5 or 6 didferent drugs to help "get it hard" or "Bigger/Longer."
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.Rather than focusing on the origins of fetishes, cognitive therapy is built on the empirical study of interventions that alleviate the distress associated with them.^ Many people embrace their fetishes rather than seek treatment to attempt to be rid of them.

Cognitive therapy primarily focuses on helping patients tune in to automatic thoughts that affect patients' mood and behavior. .As patients become more aware of their automatic thoughts, they learn to alter irrational thoughts and resolve contradictions that lead to distress.^ The more effective potential molesters perceive the social sanctions to be, the less likely they are to become perpetrators.

.A common goal of cognitive therapy in the treatment of fetishes is helping the patient realize the irrationality of identifying with a disliked fetish, a form of cognitive globalization that often leads to self-judgment.^ It might be common use to simply use the word fetish in a sexual context, but it's not really correct without the qualification.
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.One therapeutic technique is aversive conditioning, which entails presenting patients with a displeasing stimulus with the fetish as soon as sexual arousal starts.^ A fetish is where one develops a pattern of sexual arousal towards an inanimate object, item of clothing etc.
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^ Nietzsche – Some of these fetishes tend to start when a coincidental pairing of a neutral stimulus and sexual arousal (classical conditioning) happens during childhood or adolescence.
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^ Moreover, in order to have one of these disorders, this has to be a person’s PRIMARY SOURCE for sexual arousal.
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.Another therapeutic technique is called thought stopping, in which the therapist asks the patient to think of the fetish and suddenly cries out "stop!". The patient will be irritated, their line of thought broken.^ However, I think there are less practical fetishes out there--for instance, cutting off your oxygen supply during sex to heighten the climax.
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^ The first features local Tampa model Evelyn Rose acting out a medical fetish scene with an unruly patient.

^ Maybe if we should stop and consider that perhaps giving both sexes fashion equality might solve this fetish problem out there.
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After analyzing the effects of the sudden break together, the therapist will teach the patient to use this technique by him or herself to interrupt thoughts about the fetish and thus avoid the undesired behavior.
Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalysis tries to find the traumatic unconscious experience that has caused the fetish. Bringing this unconscious knowledge to a conscious state and, by enabling the person to work out the trauma rationally and emotionally, may relieve the person from the problems. Unlike cognitive therapy, psychoanalysis tackles the cause itself.
There are various techniques available for the analyzing process, including talk therapy, dream analysis and play therapy. Which method will be chosen depends upon the problem itself, the person's attitude and reactions to certain methods and the therapist's education and preference.
This type of treatment is rarely used.
Medication
.Various pharmaceutical drugs are available that inhibit the production of sex steroids, especially male testosterone and female estrogen.^ Well, let's look at the bonobo primates where the females freely engage in sex with others (male or female).
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.By cutting down the level of sex steroids, sexual desire is diminished.^ When pedophiles and other males who desire sex with children are exposed to child pornography that corresponds to their specific preferences (e.g., the gender and age of the child), their sexual arousal intensifies.

.Thus, in theory, a person might gain the ability to control their fetish and reasonably process their own thoughts without being distracted by sexual arousal.^ For this reason, it seems virtually certain that exposure to child pornography would stimulate even more sexual arousal in normal males.

^ The extremity might manifest in the age of the children in the photographs or to the sexual activities being portrayed (p.

^ A fetish is where one develops a pattern of sexual arousal towards an inanimate object, item of clothing etc.
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.Also, the application may give the person relief in everyday life, enabling them to ignore the fetish and get back to daily routine.^ You may know some of the more “traditional” forms of fetishes like bondage, toe sucking, and dress up, but there are as many fetishes as there are personality types.

^ We cannot and will not be responsible for any problems or liability that may arise if you do not give us accurate, truthful or complete information or Personal Information or you fail to update such information or Personal Information.
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.Other research has assumed that fetishes may be like obsessive-compulsive disorders, and has looked into the use of psychiatric drugs (serotonin reuptake inhibitors and dopamine blockers) for controlling paraphilias that interfere with a person's ability to function.^ There may be portions of our Site, content, functionality or features ( e.g, digital streaming media player(s)) (" Viral Features ") that we make available to users for your personal use.
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^ No more than a scarf or a tie - if it's too tight it may cause serious damage, but when worn correctly, it's just like any other garment.
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^ During the act, a person both loses control of himself and loses regard for the humanity of the other.
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.Although ongoing research has shown positive results in single case studies with some drugs, e.^ Consent in this case is not sufficient, and as a result some forms of sadomasochistic sexuality turn out to be morally wrong.
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g. with topiramate[8], there is not yet any medicament that tackles fetishism itself. .Because of that, physical treatment is only suitable to support one of the psychological methods.^ It also means that no one should be denied equal treatment because they engage in risky sexual behavior.
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Gender

.Most of the material on fetishism is in reference to heterosexual men, with most of the objects fetishized being highly feminine items such as lingerie, hosiery, and heels.^ For our use it is clearly the definitions 2 and 3 (for 'fetish') and 2 plus perhaps 3 (for 'fetishism') that is relevant, the object being some form of clothing, outfit or footwear.
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^ A fetish is where one develops a pattern of sexual arousal towards an inanimate object, item of clothing etc.
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^ Fetishism also pertains to body parts, AllyF, feet being one of the most common.
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.For homossexual men most of the objects fetishized tend to be highly masculine too.^ It was concluded that the most common fetishes were for body parts or for objects usually associated with body parts (33% and 30% respectively).

^ Most VIRGINITY FETISH MEN I KNOW HAVE A MAMMA HANG UP Posted by: joeocho88 .
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.However, the visual map of fetishes linked below flags several clusters as having a number of women admirers, such as corsetry and some of the medical-related fetishes.^ The several ladies that have worked in his shop over the past 10 years all seem to have strange shoe fetishes themselves he relates.

^ Some of them also have a severe personality disorder, such as an antisocial or narcissistic personality.
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^ Several of the so-called paraphilias and fetishes on this list have a significant legal dimension, in fact some of the definitions, in terms of psychiatry, are inextricably connected to legal issues.
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.The preferences of women fetishists are not necessarily a mirror image of those of male fetishists; just because many men are attracted to women in high heels, it does not necessarily mean there are many women attracted to men in construction boots.^ Just because you can, doesn’t mean you have to… .
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^ Why do some women (and men) enjoy (or even prefer) to wear high heels?
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^ Most physicians would not say that a man who finds women attractive because she is dressed in high heels, lacy stockings or a corset has an abnormal fetish.

The book Female Perversions, which also discussed corsetry and self-cutting, in part discusses "female transvestism". It gave examples both of women who became excited by dressing in a "butch" way, i.e. the mirror image of male transvestite fetishism, and of women who became aroused by dressing in a very "femme" way, or parallel to male transvestite fetishism.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "Disorders of psychological development(F80-F89)". World Health Organization. http://apps.who.int/classifications/apps/icd/icd10online/index.htm?gf80.htm+. Retrieved 24 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Binet, A. (1887). "Du fétichisme dans l’amour" [=Fetishism in love] in: Revue Philosophique, 24, pp. 143–167
  3. ^ "Du Fétichisme dans l'amour". http://www.artandpopularculture.com/Du_F%C3%A9tichisme_dans_l%E2%80%99amour. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  4. ^ Chalkley, A. J., & Powell, G. E. (1983). "The clinical description of forty-eight cases of sexual fetishism" in: British Journal of Psychiatry, 142, pp. 292–295
  5. ^ Frankl, Viktor Emil (2004) On the Theory and Therapy of Mental Disorders. London: Routledge ISBN 0415950295; p. xxiii
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Further reading

  • Gates, Katharine (1999). Deviant Desires: Incredibly Strange Sex. Juno Books. ISBN 1-890451-03-7. 
  • Kaplan, Louise J. (1991). Female Perversions: The Temptations of Emma Bovary. New York: Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-26233-7. 
  • Love, Brenda (1994). The Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices. Barricade Books. ISBN 1-56980-011-1. 
  • Steele, Valerie (1995). .Fetish: Fashion, Sex, and Power.^ My site doesn't carry alt.sex.fetish.fashion - How can I participate in the discussions?
    • alt.sex.fetish.fashion FAQ (2/9): Questions & Answers 9 January 2010 10:59 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Maybe if we should stop and consider that perhaps giving both sexes fashion equality might solve this fetish problem out there.
    • Virginity Fetish: How Our Obsession With "Sexual Purity" Hurts Women | Sex and Relationships | AlterNet 9 January 2010 10:59 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

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    ^ New York: Oxford University Press, 1999, pp.
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    ^ New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
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  • Utley, Larry; Autumn Carey-Adamme (2002). Fetish Fashion: Undressing the Corset. Green Candy Press. ISBN 1-931160-06-6. 

Simple English

Sexual fetishism
Classification and other resource links
Foot fetishism is one of the most common fetishes
ICD-10 F65.
ICD-9 302.81
MeSH D005329

Sexual fetishism, or erotic fetishism, can be sexual arousal caused by any object, situation, or body part. Usually, it is caused by items that are not normally sexual. Sexual fetishism may be thought of, in psychiatric medicine, as a disorder of sexual preference, It may also be thought of as a better way to a relationship. The sexual acts as fetishes are normally not personalized and objectified, even when they involve a partner.[1] Body parts may also be the subject of sexual fetishes (also known as partialism). This is where the body part preferred by the fetishist takes a sexual precedence over the owner.

The term was first made by Alfred Binet,[2] the psychologist better known for inventing IQ testing.

References

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  1. International Classification of Diseases (ICD)
  2. Binet, A. (1887). Le fetishisme dans l’amour [Fetishism in love]. Revue Philosophie, 24, 143–167.

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