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Fetishistic disorder is characterized by a distressing and persistent pattern of sexual arousal involving the use of nonliving objects or specific, nongenital body parts.
Wiki Number: 18-Fetishistic Disorde
US Patients: 1% of psychiatraic patients.
Symptoms: sexual arousal due to body parts, mostly feet, footwear, fabrics or leather
Therapies: removal of the object of the fetish.
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- Loving Objects: Can Autism Explain Objectophilia?by Dimitria Electra Gatzia on May 10, 2022
Objectophilia (also known as objectum-sexuality) involves romantic and sexual attraction to specific objects. Objectophiles often develop deep and enduring emotional, romantic, and sexual relations with specific inanimate (concrete or abstract) objects such as trains, bridges, cars, or words. The determinants of objectophilia are poorly understood. The aim of this paper is to examine the determining factors of objectophilia. We examine four hypotheses about the determinants of objectophilia...
- Exploratory Factor Analysis of Unusual Sexual Interestsby Eveline E Schippers on August 18, 2021
CONCLUSION: Unusual sexual interests could be clustered into 5 factors that were largely comparable for women and men: submission/masochism, forbidden sexual activities, dominance/sadism, mysophilia, and fetishism. Schippers EE, Smid WJ, Huckelba AL, et al. Exploratory Factor Analysis of Unusual Sexual Interests. J Sex Med 2021;18:1615-1631.
- "Being Talked to Like I Was a Sex Toy, Like Being Transgender Was Simply for the Enjoyment of Someone Else": Fetishization and Sexualization of Transgender and Nonbinary Individualsby Annalisa Anzani on March 25, 2021
Despite the growing interest in the experiences of transgender individuals, the phenomenon of fetishization of transgender bodies and identities has been overlooked. The present study was aimed at investigating the experiences of fetishization of transgender and nonbinary (TGNB) people. Participants in the current study represent a sample of 142 TGNB volunteers from the community who answered the prompt: "If you feel comfortable, could you describe your experience of being fetishized?" Using...
- Repenser le fétichismeby Francesco Bianchi-Demicheli on March 19, 2020