The 8 most common sexual fetishes

Fetishes are much more common than we think. They can help stimulate us and allow us to fully enjoy our sex life.
The 8 most common sexual fetishes

Last update: 30 May, 2022

Have you ever wondered what the most common sexual fetishes might be? Do you think you might have one as well?

Some people are aroused by a particular part of the body (such as the mouth, breasts, or feet). Others can’t resist lace lingerie in black or red, and there are people who like whips or being slapped.

Sexual fetishes are practices that provoke arousal or orgasms through the use of objects, substances, or a specific body part.

Although 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. 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 up next:

1. Piercings

Piercing is a very common fetish.

The piercings and the pieces they adorn, in their various shapes, sizes, colors, and materials, can excite some people. In fact, this is one of the most popular sexual fetishes in the young population.

Piercings on the lips, tongue, navel, and nipples are some of the examples that usually arouse people the most.

People who feel an attraction to these piercings can experience strong sexual arousal just by seeing them on another person. On the other hand, some people like the cold feeling that the metallic piercings cause when they come into contact with the skin.

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 certain hair colors or hairstyles.

Women with a hair fetish, on the other hand, are fascinated by beards, mustaches, or chest hair.

3. Feet

Feet are another common sexual fetish. Many men are aroused by attractive, well-groomed, soft feet. Nonetheless, men are not the only ones with foot fetishes. Women can also feel an attraction to a pair of nice feet.

4. Shoes

Among the most popular inanimate fetishes in the world, altocalciphilia stands out; that is, sexual arousal for high heels. Men can reach their climax during a sexual encounter without the woman ever taking off her shoes (usually high heels).

Some men are attracted to high heels.

5. Leather

Instead of body parts or clothing items, some people have a fetish for a particular material and texture, such as leather and latex.

A leather fetish doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re into whips and sex toys related to sadomasochism. People with this fetish can be aroused by more common things, like leather pants, a skirt, or even a sofa.

6. Lingerie

Lingerie is one of the most common fetishes.

Lace lingerie, whether it’s transparent or simply in certain shapes or colors (often red or black) can be very arousing for men and women. For this reason, underwear is one of the most common sexual fetishes.

There are people who love it when their partners wear clothes when having sex to enjoy a much more pleasant experience. Stockings, garters, thongs, and bras are some examples.

7. Costumes

The use of costumes is a popular fetish because it makes sex much more fun and exciting. It also helps you break out of your routine and experiment with different roles in an intimate setting.

8. Other parts of the body

Some people have fetishes for specific body parts, such as the mouth, breasts, and butt. It’s easy to understand these fetishes, considering the attention that our society gives to these parts of the body. In fact, the media tends to oversexualize these body parts in order to sell products.


Do any of these sexual fetishes appeal to you? Have you ever enjoyed them with a partner? Although some of them are very different, or even weird, there’s no doubt that they can be a good way to break our routine and enjoy our sexuality to the fullest. Share them with your partner and make the most out of them.

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