Who are the fetishists


Word fetish means an inanimate object vested in power over man. This power can manifest itself in different forms, from his religious beliefs, to personal intimate preferences due to proximity to things/thing.

The word fetish can have multiple meanings. Still among the various native tribes, shamans called fetish an object endowed, in their view, with magical power, aiding in rituals and capable of driving out diseases. Fetishism can have religious significance in such cases.

In a more common concept, fetish is the subject of intimate life of a person to which he pays special attention. It can be a certain body part, material or even smell that cause attraction, sexual desire.


Fetishist is commonly referred to as a person prone to this kind of affections. This term appeared at the beginning of the eighteenth century, in circulation it was introduced by V. Bosman is a famous Dutch traveller. The phenomenon has been widely studied since then, sometimes attributed to mental disorders.

Usually, a fetish becomes a subject that, for whatever reason, has struck a person’s consciousness: if it is any thing, the fetishist dependent on it distinguishes it or other similar from a whole subject line, endows her with special qualities, sometimes, spiritualizes.

Anything can become the object of a fetish.

Exceptions of fetishism

Forms of manifestation of fetishism three. Light is considered a form in which a thing does not become an object of sexual lust or a cult, usually in such cases it is mascots and totems. This kind of fetishism is common among various tribes — they use different animal figurines made of wood or stone, or even their depictions, as protection.

A number of scientists refer to light fetishism and tendency to paint skin – this concept includes native drawings and tattoos.

Second degree fetishism has at the core a person’s taste preferences regarding anything. It’s the norm, all people like something and something doesn’t. This kind of fetish includes body parts or wardrobe items, smells, colors, a person can experience pleasure from sensations or just the sight of any things. The fetishist attraction is aimed at inanimate things that alone carry no sexual subtext, but the fetish-exposed person sees them as an object of attraction.

A deep fetish is associated with replacing sexual attraction to a person with attraction to a thing. Such fetishism refers to mental disorders and behavior disorders, but despite this, medical intervention does not require medical intervention. Intervention is only necessary when fetishism adversely affects a person’s social well-being.

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