Hein Kaiser
Journalist
3 minute read
7 Dec 2021
10:57 am

From objectophilia to feet and gagging, these are the most common fetishes

Hein Kaiser

More common fetishes include strangulation, gagging or obstruction of the airways either via a deep and penetrative session of oral sex or literally throttling your partner between thrusts.

Feet and a lust for heels count amongst the many fetishes people have behind closed doors. Picture Supplied.

Many people see it as a taboo but fetishes and kinky play are more common between the sheets than you may think, or want to admit.

Whether it’s light bondage, a slight spank in the heat of the moment or an inalienable love for women in heels, a sexual attraction to feet or simply role playing in various guises. These are all naughties that intrigue and create some fun behind closed doors. It’s also sometimes the determining x-factor of attraction between two, or more, people.

Probably one of the most common fetishes amongst men is a foot fetish. This is someone who is turned on by feet, and even just thinking about feet, they can also orgasm simply by touching or sexually interacting with feet.

They often take this a step further and engage in full-on foot worship, which can mean endless foot massages for partners. Of course, the extreme sensual side also includes feet shoved into all kinds of orifices, being walked on too as well as more tame practices like pedicures and foot smelling or licking.

Website Healthline reports that the underlying psychological reasons for a foot fetish may be a form of domination or, for that matter, a lover literally feeling or making himself ‘lower’ than the other.

Another fetish rooted in inadequacy according to author of The Psychology of the Cuckhold Fetish, Connor McGonical is watching your partner having sex with someone right in front of you, or, being aware that your partner is cheating and deriving pleasure from it. The book notes that the “pain of infidelity and the humiliating feeling of inadequacy are what constitute this fetish”.

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Sexual attraction to objects, Objectophilia, is a wide prairie of naughty. Here, people are sexually attracted to everything from statues through to furniture or even wooden spoons. In fact, any inanimate object can be sexualized and introduced into either couple, multiple-partner or solo play.

This fetish has been linked to the autism spectrum in a scientific study as well as symptomic of a condition called Synaesthesia, where people with the condition, for example, feel colours when looking at numbers or letters and, in the case of inanimate objects, assign genders, personalities and extend emotional qualities to same.

Just like feet can turn someone on, so too, can hands.

Quirofilia can take the shape of a fascination with fingers through to palms, nails or the entire limb. After all, hands come in handy when masturbating, on your own or between people. Hands also perform massages, and take care of washing the dishes.

Fetishists may be turned on by more than just the sexual use of hands, there may also be a great interest in non-sexual activities that hands perform. You may be making a sandwich, but the movements of your hands cause your partner to cross their legs in the heat of that moment.

More common fetishes include strangulation, gagging or obstruction of the airways either via a deep and penetrative session of oral sex or literally throttling your partner between thrusts.

Milder naughties include a love for worn panties, particularly popular in Japan where vending machines dispense previously loved underwear in vacuum sealed packaging to frisky customers.

Piercings and tattoos are fetishes, both for the adorner and those that adore.

Medical advice site WebMD reports that in the fetish pecking order, the most common fetishes involve body parts, body shapes like obesity, bodily hair and fluids. After that, clothing ranks a close second with underwear and other clothing worn on the hips, such as jeans, skirts and stockings on the fetish hit parade. Don’t forget footwear and gloves.