Fetishism is about eroticizing something not normally associated with sex. While many struggle to comprehend why someone would have a sexual obsession over feet, silk clothes, or underwear, these fetishes have gotten more or less accepted as things that do happen.
Today, we will take a look at the more bizarre fetishes that even “mainstream” fetishists themselves are surprised to discover actually exist.
Smoking fetish or Capnolagnia. Smoking per se is not considered a fetish, but it is when it becomes part of a campaign to portray cigarette-smoking as a post-coital activity. Many movies employ a mild version of Capnolagnia by making their leading ladies smoke a cigarette in an erotic manner.
A darker and more extreme version of Capnolagnia is evident in BDSM sessions, where the sub becomes an ash tray, swallowing the ash, enduring smoke being blown their way by the dom/me, and even having the cigarette stubbed out on their flesh.
Mannequin fetish or Agalmatophilism.
Mannequins, whether they are the plaster department store kind or real people pretending to be immobile dressmakers’ dummies, are now the objects of a unique kind of fetish called Agamatophilism. Mannequin fetishism usually centers around the idea of a non-moving and helpless form which one can undress, dress up, and do all sorts of kinky scenarios with.
Furniture fetish or Forniphilia. This fetish is not about interior decor fans who go slightly loony at the sight of a Philip Starcke chair or a display of new stocks at IKEA. Forniphilia is all about turning a slave or a sub into a piece of furniture: a chair, table, hat or coat rack, etc. This fetish often requires hours of being immobile, so it’s potentially hazardous to the limbs and joints. I don’t know about you but Furniture fetish always gives me headaches especially when people gas on about the virtues of the art.
Fetish for big people, or Macrophilia. Stories of people becoming giants like in Gulliver’s Travels are perhaps one of the take-off points of Macrophilia play. Subs in these sessions are typically “trampled” on by towering dom/mes. Even not-so-tall dom/mes can wear heels to denote height.
Used underwear fetish or Mysophilia. We already mentioned how underwear have become “mainstream” objects of fetishists…but soiled underwear? Mysophilia has been evident in Japan for quite some time now. They even having vending machines dispensing worn schoolgirl underwear for those who want to buy a pair any time of the day, for what ever reason.
Baby talk fetish, or Infantilism. While one might argue that baby talk is part and parcel of any intimate relationship, Infantilism goes beyond this and well into the realm of bizarre adult behavior (at least by most people’s standards). Those indulging in this fetish are likely to wear diapers, have pacifiers in their mouths, crying, wailing, drinking milk from a bottle, and generally act like big babies. This is not to be confused in any way with pedophilia, though. It focuses more on the sexualization of infant-related paraphernalia.