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  Sexual Fetishism Cause, Symptoms, Treatment, Medication.
Sexual fetishism, first described as such by Sigmund Freud though the concept and certainly the activity is quite ancient, is a form of paraphilia where the object of affection is a specific inanimate object or part of a person's body.
Fetishism, in ancient religions, meant the belief that inanimate objects such as icons or trees, clouds, etc., possess human properties; in Marxism, the belief that commodities possess human properties.
The focus of attention is exclusively on the fetish, whereas non-fetishists may at various times make a particular body part or an object part of their general sexual arousal and expression with another person, but not be fixated on it.
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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Sexual fetishism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sexual fetishism, first described as such by Sigmund Freud though the concept and certainly the activity is quite ancient, is a form of paraphilia where the object of affection is a specific inanimate object or part of a person's body.
This is consistent with the theory that fetishism derives from behavioural imprinting in early childhood.
Fetishism in its milder forms merges into the mainstream culture; the vast range of women's shoes available in mainstream shoe shops, most of which are not designed for comfort, demonstrates that low-level shoe fetishism pervades mainstream Western culture, almost without being noticed.
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 Sexual fetishism - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although Freud's theory on fetishes may seem peculiar and was based on anecdotal evidence rather than empirical, he had discovered a critical aspect of human sexuality: the relationship between human orgasms and conditioning.
Some clothing materials are fetishized by a small number of people, perhaps on the basis that the material forms a "second skin" that acts as a fetishistic surrogate for the wearer's own skin.
The most common forms of this are spandex fetishism and rubber fetishism, in which the fabric is both stretchy and shiny, exaggerating some of the aspects of human skin.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Fetishism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fetishism therefore is a stage where God is quietly disregarded, and the worship due to Him is quietly transferred to a multitude of spiritual agencies under His power, but uncontrolled by it.
A fetish then, in the strict sense of the word, is any material object consecrated by the nganga or magic doctor with a variety of ceremonies and processes, by virtue of which some spirit is supposed to become localized in that object, and subject to the will of the possessor.
Fetishism in Africa is not only a religious belief; it is a system of government and a medical profession, although the religious element is fundamental and colours all the rest.
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 Fetishism - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Separate articles are devoted to sexual fetishism and the Marxist concept of commodity fetishism.
In de Brosses' theory of the evolution of religion, he proposed that fetishism is the earliest (most primitive) stage, followed by the stages of polytheism and monotheism and totemism to account for fetishism.
Theoretically, fetishism is present in all religions, but its use in the study of religion is derived from studies of traditional West African religious beliefs, as well as Voodoo, which is derived from those beliefs.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Sexual fetishism
Sexual fetishism is the attribution of attractive sexual qualities to non-living objects as an overwhelming alternative to the sexuality of a man or a woman, or as an enhancing element to a relationship.
Fetishism was introduced as a psychological scientific term in 1887 by Alfred Binet and meant sexual admiration of an inanimate object.
Sometimes a society can absorb a fetish into its culture so that it is no longer perceived as a fetish, but merely as a normal sexual desire; for example the commonplace desire for lingerie, or women removing body hair.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Diaper fetishism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Before puberty these desires are largely dormant in most of those affected, but during the period of approx 8-15 years of age the person becomes aware of an attraction to diapers, and sometimes will act upon this attraction, by usually trying to use a family members diapers or buying some for themselves and using them.
In some cases, the desire for these acts is of a sexual nature, in which case it may be classed as a sexual fetish; in others it is non-sexual, the wearer deriving a sense of comfort and safety from wearing diapers, and may not even use them.
In many cases, the desire for these acts is of a sexual nature, in which case it is classed as a sexual fetish; but in other cases it is non-sexual, where the wearer derives a sense of comfort and safety from wearing diapers, and may not even use them.
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 Sexual attraction at AllExperts
Sexual attraction, in species that reproduce sexually, is an attraction to other members of the same species for sexual or erotic activity.
However, other examples of sexual attraction such as sexual fetishism or homosexuality do not seem to serve this purpose: until more is understood (and conclusively proven) about the nature and origins of human sexual orientation, the nature of sexual attraction cannot be fully understood.
It is thought that sexual attractiveness of a man to some women and gay men, is somewhat determined by the height of the man. In modern culture it is usually an importance that the male be at least slightly taller than the female for a long term relationship to form.
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 Fetishism - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Fetishism, a term used in anthropology to identify the concept of devotion to objects, and in psychology to identify the concept of devotion to...
Appearance: Buttock fetishism is comparatively rare…, Belief: Fetiches may be fragments of bone or…, Prejudice: All these many threads of the...
Sexual fetishism is the attribution of attractive sexual qualities to non-living objects as an overwhelming alternative to the sexuality of a man or a woman, or as an enhancing...
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 OverGround | Features | Is Devotion A Fetish?
Fetishism is consequently a mental state that leads the person to worship or love such a material object which he takes as possessing a magical power or as having a special neurotic interest.
Fetishism may therefore arise out of the confusion of attributes of objects for the attributes which may be taken to identify an individual as a candidate for being a parent.
There is some evidence that fetishism is associated with temporal lobe epilepsy perhaps caused by hypoxia or injury at the time of birth - a general improvement in the care of mothers and their babies would reduce the incidence of such accidents and hence of the proportion of the population predisposed to become fetishists.
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 Paraphilias: Sexuality: Merck Manual Home Edition
Transvestic fetishism is a disorder only if it causes distress, results in impairment of some type, or involves "daredevil" behavior likely to lead to injury, loss of a job, or imprisonment.
The amount and variety of sexually explicit materials and shows available to men and women have increased significantly, but engaging in these activities lacks the element of secret observation that is the hallmark of voyeurism.
For example, masochistic sexual activity may involve asphyxiophilia, whereby the person is partially choked or strangled (either by a partner or by the self-application of a noose around the neck).
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 Comparison of Transvestism in Austraila & America
Characteristics of Fetishism and Bondage Characteristics of fetishism for women's clothes and of bondage reported by subjects in both groups is given in Table IV.
Concerning sexual orientation, Benjamin's (1967) observation that transvestites while crossdressed report a significant shift of interest in the homosexual direction was supported by this study.
With regard to fetishism, little emphasis is evident in the literature written for transvestite consumption (Buhrich and McConaghy, 1976) or that written by transvestites (Prince, 1962; Personal Paper, 1971).
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 Sexual Health Network - sexually transmitted diseases - herpes - gentital herpes - herpes picture
A good basic working definition for sexual fetishism is when someone is aroused by an object or part of a body that is not normally considered a turn-on.
A fetish for a body part is actually known as "partialism," while "fetish" more strictly refers to inanimate things, such as materials (e.g., rubber, latex, lace, fur) or objects (e.g., shoes, hats, gloves, veils, masks, underwear).
I believe that fetishists were born with a stronger impulse to fetishize things (just as some people are born with a stronger musical sense than others) and that this impulse may be galvanized by an early childhood contact with an object or body part that arouses them.
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 Fetishism - Definition, Description, Causes and symptoms, Demographics, Diagnosis, Treatments, Prognosis, Prevention
Fetishism is a form of paraphilia, a disorder that is characterized by recurrent intense sexual urges and sexually arousing fantasies generally involving non-human objects, the suffering or humiliation of oneself or one's partner (not merely simulated), or children or other non-consenting persons.
As stated, a fetish is a form of paraphilia, and in fetishism, the affected person has created a strong association between an object and sexual pleasure or gratification.
The cause of the association between an object and sexual arousal may be adolescent curiosity or a random association between the object and feelings of sexual pleasure.
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 Foot Sex
Fetishism may be viewed as a continuum from a mild to moderate sexual arousal from an inanimate object to enhance sexual gratification, to the opposite end of the spectrum where the inanimate object becomes a preoccupation and the full focus of sexual attention.
In the fetish the sexual response is conditioned to a particular stimulus such as feet or leather etc. The fetishist becomes preoccupied with the object and less intereested in the associated partner.
Apotemnophiles are aroused by having a limb ampoutated.
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 Susan's Place Transgender Resources for Transsexuals and Crossdressers: Library: Comparison of Transvestism in ...
Information concerning gender identity, sexual orientation, crossdressing behavior, fetishism, and bondage was obtained from a questionnaire which was posted to members of two transvestite clubs, one in the United States and one in Australia.
Characteristics of Fetishism and Bondage Characteristics of fetishism for women's clothes and of bondage reported by subjects in both groups is given in Table IV.
Concerning sexual orientation, Benjamin's (1967) observation that transvestites while crossdressed report a significant shift of interest in the homosexual direction was supported by this study.
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 Spandex fetishism - Wipipedia
Spandex fetishism is the name popularly used to describe a fetishistic attraction to people wearing shiny stretch fabrics or, in certain cases, to the garments themselves.
Spandex fetishism often involves dressing up in the material, or looking at it worn by sexual partners, or fantasies about wearers of skin-tight spandex garments such as athletes (particularly cyclists), acrobats, gymnasts, dancers, swimmers and contortionists.
Zentai fetishism appears to be related to fantasises of erotic objectification and total enclosure.
www.londonfetishscene.com /wipi/index.php/Spandex_fetishism   (265 words)

  
 Psychiatric Times
There is a second group of sexual impulse disorders not currently classified as paraphilias because the particular sexual behaviors affected are not considered "deviant" with respect to contemporary cultural norms.
Disorders of sexual impulsivity can be pleomorphic and may include sexual arousal to behaviors that are socially "deviant" as well as "normal." In fact, inasmuch as paraphilia-related disorders may be common in paraphiliacs and also occur without the companion of the latter, paraphilia-related disorders may be the more prevalent form of sexual impulsivity.
Sexual fantasies and erections usually return approximately two to four weeks after an antiandrogen is gradually tapered, although in some men it may take longer for the effects to be fully reversed.
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 Gender Identity Disorder Reform
Criterion A of the Transvestic Fetishism diagnosis is grammatically ambiguous (Wilson & Hammond, 1996):
The phrase, "sexually arousing," could be interpreted to apply to only "fantasies" or to all three of "fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors" with very different meaning.
In the supporting text of the Transvestic Fetishism diagnosis, behaviors that would be ordinary or even exemplary for genetic women are presented as symptomatic of mental disorder on the basis of born genitalia and sexual orientation.
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 Adolescent Sexuality: Teenagers Sexuality Guide :: Free Teens Sex Guide.
Sexuality in Adolescent - from the age of 13 to 19
Sexual education was castrating and young girls were marriage-orientated, under the threat of not finding a good husband.
Sexuality in Adolescent - from the age of 13 to 19 (Nov 07, 2005)
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 Shoe fetishism - Wipipedia
Shoe fetishism, also known as retifism, involves being irrationally or abnormally fixated on shoes or other footwear to the extent that it may interfere with sexual expression.
Although shoes carry sexual connotations in mainstream culture, this is not generally considered to be shoe fetishism.
One theory of shoe fetishism, as well as of foot fetishism, is that an infant's experience of their mother in many cultures may involve crawling around their feet.
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 Discovery Health :: Fetishism
Fetishism is a fixation on an inanimate object or body part that is not primarily sexual in nature, and the compulsive need for its use in order to obtain sexual gratification.
The object of a fetish is almost invariably used during masturbation and may also be incorporated into sexual activity with a partner in order to produce sexual excitation.
In a form fetish, it is the object and its shape that are important, such as in the case of high-heeled shoes.
health.discovery.com /centers/sex/sexpedia/fetishism.html   (415 words)

  
 SSSS : About Compulsive Sexual Behavior
Sexual scientists have used various terms to describe this phenomenon: hypersexuality, erotomania, nymphomania, satyriasis, and most recently sexual addiction and compulsive sexual behavior.
In the recent DSM-IV, the paraphilias are defined as "recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving 1) nonhuman objects, 2) the suffering or humiliation of oneself or one's partner, or 3) children or other nonconsenting persons...
The pathologizing of sexual behavior may be driven by anti-sexual attitudes and a failure to recognize the wide-range of normal human sexual expression.
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 Erotic Fetishism in the Short Prose of Almas y cerebros (1898) by Enrique Gómez Carrillo (1873-1927)
For men from families of means, sexual intercourse could begin with the onset of puberty with a prostitute or woman of a lower social class, so that the individual might avoid the scandal of deflowering a “decent” woman out of wedlock.
Moreover, the seeds of the writer’s interests in French literature, sadomasochism, and fetish may be found in his narration of this early sexual relationship, whose fire was so heightened by his introduction to French novels and poetry, and the silks, ribbons, rouge, and gems in Christensen’s midst.
Characters’ fetishes reveal a constructionist (rather than essentialist) view of gender, one in which typically masculine and feminine characteristics are combined or inverted in the fetish object.
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 Discovery Health :: Fetishes
Fetishes and other preferences of a kinky kind (sometimes called paraphilias) can run from harmless hobbies, which involve a single person or other adults who consent, to dangerous and taboo perversions like rape and child abuse.
Sexual fetishism is when an "article of desire" is necessary for sexual arousal or satisfaction.
Those with fetishes, known at fetishists, are usually men, and they often masturbate while looking at or touching the object of their desire.
health.discovery.com /centers/sex/fetish/fetishes.html   (533 words)

  
 Gender Identity Disorder Reform
It serves to sexualize a diagnosis that does not clearly require a sexual context.
Therefore, the Transvestic Fetishism diagnosis is not limited to ego-dystonic subjects, and it makes no distinction between legitimate clinical distress and that caused by prejudice and discrimination.
289), and imply the ackward phrase, "sexually arousing sexual urges." Although labeled a "fetishism," it is not clearly stated whether or not transvestism must be sexual in nature to qualify for diagnosis.
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