An answer to : "This is fetish"

With this project we want to give you an insight into the diversity of the fetish community through a series of portraits. But first this article will explain you in words what fetish is. When the photo project is finished it will also reflect that in images. Indeed, the fetish world encompasses a diverse group with people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. Although the fetish world is often seen as a subculture that is only about sexual preferences and activities that are outside the mainstream, it is important to understand that the community encompasses much more than just sex. In this article, we will briefly explain some characteristics of the fetish community and explain some stereotypes of fetish in order to highlight the diversity and inclusiveness of this community.


This article explains to you in words what fetish is.

When the photo project is finished, it will also reflect that in images.



One of the most striking features of the fetish world is the way it brings together people from all walks of life. Thus, there are people from all walks of life, walks of life and corners of the world interested in fetishism, from doctors and lawyers to artists and artisans. This adds to the rich mix of perspectives and experiences that make up the community.

artwork RELINQUISH by Arjan Spannenburg

Another characteristic of the fetish world is its emphasis on individuality. The fetish community has no uniform or prescribed way of being. People are free to choose their own path and discover what works for them; after all, every person is different. This means there are a lot of variations in the fetish community. Not only does it include people who express themselves through their clothing style and accessories, but there are also those who express themselves through such things as art or performance.


An important aspect of the fetish community is its emphasis on safety and mutual consent. The community places great emphasis on respecting the boundaries of others and obtaining consent before anything happens. Consequently, great attention is paid to the safety and well-being of everyone involved in fetish activities.


The sense of community and the way people support each other in the fetish community is also an important feature. For example, there are numerous events and gatherings where people can meet and learn from each other. The fetish community is also known for giving support and care to people who need it. So that includes support for people struggling to accept themselves or who are struggling with other health problems.


Of course, there are many stereotypes about what makes a "typical" fetishist. It is important to note, however, that fetishes can come in many forms and degrees and that there is no complete list of all possible fetishes. But below are some common fetishes and a brief explanation of what they entail:


Enkele stereotype fetisj vormen:

Foot fetish: This is a sexual attraction to feet and/or toes. It may involve a person enjoying touching, kissing, massaging or even licking feet.


Lingerie fetish: This is a sexual attraction to certain types of lingerie or underwear. It may involve someone enjoying wearing specific lingerie or watching others wear it.


Leather fetishism: This is a type of sexual fetishism that involves a strong attraction to items made of leather or the use of leather clothing or accessories in a sexual context. This can include a range of leather items such as leather jackets, boots, pants, gloves, harnesses, and other leather-based items. People with a leather fetish may be aroused by the feel, smell, and visual appearance of leather or by the associations of leather with power, dominance, submission, or BDSM (Bondage & Discipline, Dominance & Submission, Sadism & Masochism).


Rubber fetish : Also known as latex fetish, is a sexual attraction or preference for clothing made of latex or rubber. People with a rubber fetish may be turned on by wearing rubber or seeing others wearing it. Rubber fetishists may also enjoy the tactile sensation and the smell of the material.


Sportswear fetish: This is also known as athletic gear fetish or gymwear fetish, is a sexual attraction or fetishism towards clothing that is typically associated with sports and athletic activities. This can include items such as athletic shorts, running tights, sports bras, sweatpants, gym socks, and sneakers. People with a sportswear fetish may be sexually aroused by the feel, smell, and sight of these items, either on themselves or others.


BDSM fetish: This is a sexual attraction to BDSM activities, such as bondage, discipline, domination and submission, and sadomasochism. People with this fetish may enjoy experiencing or inflicting pain, performing power games or using specific BDSM equipment.


Food or pee fetish: This is a sexual attraction to food or bodily fluids, such as urine or semen. People with this fetish may enjoy eating or spreading food or liquids during sexual activities.


Cross-dressing fetish: This is a sexual attraction to wearing clothes of the opposite sex. People with this fetish may enjoy wearing garments, makeup and wigs of the opposite sex during sexual activities.


Object fetish: This is a sexual attraction to non-physical objects, such as shoes, furniture, cars or toys. People with this fetish may enjoy using these objects during sexual activities.


Fetish for body parts: This fetish revolves around a specific body part, such as breasts, buttocks, armpits or hair.


Exhibitionism and voyeurism: Exhibitionism revolves around showing one's own body or sexual acts to others. Voyeurism revolves around watching others perform sexual acts.


Furry fetish: This is also known as "furry fandom," is a subculture or community of people who are interested in anthropomorphic animals, or animals with human-like qualities. This interest can manifest in a variety of ways, from creating and appreciating artwork and literature featuring anthropomorphic animals, to wearing costumes (known as "fursuits") and participating in role-playing and social events. In terms of fetishism, some individuals within the furry community may have a sexual attraction to anthropomorphic animals, which can include fantasies or activities that involve dressing up as or interacting with these characters in a sexual context. However, it's important to note that not all furries are involved in the fetish aspect of the community, and that furry fandom is generally considered a subculture rather than a strictly sexual fetish.


It is important to note that fetishes are a very personal aspect of sexuality and that there is much variation in what people do and do not consider fetishes. Furthermore, it is important to note that for some people, fetishes are an integral part of their sexual identity, while others see them only as a temporary or optional way to express their sexuality. As long as all involved consent and it is safe and healthy, there is nothing inherently wrong with fetishes.


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