The 8 Most Common Sexual Fetishes

October 15, 2018
Fetishes are much more common than we think, and can help stimulate us and allow us to enjoy our sex life in a fuller way.

Sexual fetishes are practices that provoke arousal or orgasms through use of objects, substances, or a particular body part. Although just the word “fetish” is intimidating to some, it is a common and harmless practice that can actually improve the sexual experience. 

In some cases, sexual fetishes become a recurrent and necessary behavior for sexual arousal, and when that happens, fetishism can be considered a pathological disorder. However, it is usually just a simple manifestation of sexuality in both men and women. 

Do you know the most common sexual fetishes? Discover 8 of them below:

1. Sexual fetishes: piercings

Girl with piercing on her lips

Firstly, we’ll look at piercings. This is one of the most popular fetishes, especially among people under 40 years old. It incorporates all kinds of perforations and jewelry of various sizes, shapes, and colors. These objects usually adorn body parts that, in turn, facilitate sexual arousal:

  • Nipples
  • The genital area
  • Lips
  • The tongue
  • And, finally, the belly button

People who are attracted to these piercings can feel strong sexual excitement just by seeing them on another person. However, some people like the cold feeling that the metallic piercings cause when in contact with the body.

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2. Hair

Hair fetishism, known as trichophilia, is quite common, especially among men. Those with this fetish feel aroused by direct contact with hair, or by a certain hair color or hairstyle. Women, on the other hand, may be fascinated by beards, moustaches, or chest hair.

3. Shoes

Woman wearing sexy lingerie

Among the most popular object fetishes in the world is altocalciphilia, or sexual arousal by women’s footwear. Men can make the most out of a sexual relationship without the woman ever taking off her shoes (usually high heels).

4. Leather

The use of leather objects during sex is one of the best known sexual fetishes. Nowadays they are distributed in all erotic stores, and there are actually clubs and conventions for those who love leather. Leather, especially black leather, has become a universal sex symbol, and can be related to domination practices and sadomasochism.

Leather objects can include, among others:

  • Masks
  • Whips
  • Belts
  • Underwear
  • Costumes

5. Lingerie

Woman wearing sexy lingerie

Lingerie usually causes arousal for most men. These garments accentuate a woman’s sensuality, which therefore makes them even more desirable to men. Many people even prefer that their partner wear stockings, suspenders, or bras while having sex.

6. Costumes

The use of costumes is not only a popular fetish, but it is one of the many ways to break out of the routine during sexual intercourseCostumes involve the use of the imagination, and both men and women can fantasize and bring their arousal to a maximum level. Using costumes, one can role-play or have different personalities, depending on his creativity.

7. Voyeurism

Voyeurism can turn people on

Although it isn’t as common as the other fetishes mentioned, voyeurism is a common sexual practice that many people have actually carried out. It is the enjoyment and pleasure that people have when they see other people naked or having sex, wherever they might see them.

Some only feel excitement when the other person is unaware that he or she is being observed. Others, on the other hand, enjoy it much more when they are authorized spectators. In addition, this fetish includes arousal when watching adult movies.

8. Submission and domination

Submission and domination are some of the most common sexual fantasies, especially after the success of such films as 50 Shades of Grey.

In order for these games, which involve the practice of sadomasochism, to be a fetish, they must include the use of the different sex toys:

  • Firstly, handcuffs, but also:
  • Shackles
  • Whips
  • Leather dresses
  • And, finally, necklaces

Do any of these fetishes appeal to you? Have you ever used them with a partner? Although some of them are very different, or even weird, there is no doubt that they can help stimulate us and help us enjoy our sexuality. 

Why not share them with your partner, and, in this way, break out of your sexual routine.