Fetishism- A Paraphilia
The College Of New Rochelle
The School Of New Resources
Professor. Hassan Shabazz
Fantasy, symbolism, ritualism, and compulsion are the four elements of sexual behavior. These are not necessary abnormal, but what is considered out of the norm by either the mental health organizations, and society. Fetish is considered a sexual disorder. Someone you may know, a male close to you could be having a secret "affair" behind closed doors and you may not even be aware of it. Not to worry, it may not involve another woman, but a sexual fetishism. Kink means different things to different people. Forget the negative connotation and figure out what turns you on. There is a fetish to suit every need, and most people have more than one, whether they admit it or not. Does the sight of a woman in high heels turn your head? Welcome to foot fetish land! Does the idea of not being in control of an encounter make you giggle? Bondage is for you! Do you find really long hair one of the sexiest things about a woman? There’s a fetish for that, too! There’s a balloon fetish, a nail fetish, a combat fetish, a skin fetish, even an amputee fetish. There is a fetish for anything under the sun, and having one does not make you weird, just adventurous!
Fetishism it is important to understand the concept and definition of paraphilias. A paraphilia is the modern day psychiatric term for perversion. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Sexual fetishism or erotic fetishism is a paraphilia, fantasy or sexual focus on a nonliving object or nongenital body part. The object of interest is called the fetish; the person who has a fetish for that object is a fetishist. Note that this definition excludes crossdressing and objects that are specifically designed for sexual use (such as vibrators or dildos). A sexual fetish may be regarded as a non-pathological aid to sexual excitement, or as a mental disorder if it causes significant psychosocial distress for the person or has detrimental effects on important areas of their life. Sexual arousal from a particular body part can be further classified as partialism.
Fetishism is extremely varied by many types of objects, and therefore it is rather difficult to draw a dividing line between the acceptable and unacceptable.. The object of a fetishist's sexual desire might be used with a partner but more often than not the fetish becomes the entire focus of sexual pleasure mostly by men. Primarily in male heterosexuals, in which orgasm is impossible without the presence of their fetish. "In some cases, “fetishism” has been used to name aspects of a nation’s predominant ideal of beauty, e.g. the preference for small feet in old China or the modern Western preference for big breasts" (Bering, 2013). Having a sexual preference or “type” is a mild sort of fetish, for example if a white male is only attracted to darker-skinned females, or a female that is only attracted to men shorter than her. The attraction cannot typically be present without these features, though there is still a slight possibility for it to occur outside them. A preference that has developed into a fetish is marked by the absolute inability to feel sexually aroused and/or gain sexual release without this object or feature present. The object of a fetish is most always used during masturbation. Inanimate object fetishes can be placed into two categories are form fetishes and media fetishes. A form fetish has to do with the shape of the object or object itself such as high-heeled shoes. A media fetish has to do with the material that the object is made out of, such as...
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