A person who finds sexual arousal or has a strong sexual preoccupation with an object (other than those designed for sexual satisfaction), material or body part can be referred to as a fetishist. The word fetish comes from the French word fetiche and has been first used in an erotic context in 1887 by Alfred Binet who claimed that fetishism in individuals arose from early associative experiences.

Prior to Binet’s interpretation the word fetish was referring to an object believed to posses supernatural powers, in particular, a man-made object that has power over others. There is a degree of fetishistic desire in most of us and this reflects in the sexual partners we chose and how we make love to them.

Fetishes vary form mild to the extreme. More studies reveal the most common fetishes involve body parts, such as feet, or body features, such as obesity, piercings, or tattoos. The feet are by far the most common. Body fluid, body size, and hair fetishes aren’t far behind. While arousal by spanking became common practice in many couples bedroom, other fetishes like foot fetish or S&M would make no sense or even be repelling.

Some fetishes become so common that they are no longer perceived as a fetish but rather a normal sexual desire. For example the today’s standard of no pubic hair would have been frowned up on just some years ago, now you qualify as an eccentric if you do prefer pubic hair. Same goes for arousal by ladies wearing lingerie.

Sexual fixations can also be for certain physical characteristics, a person’s actions or concepts. Fixations that involve the feel of a certain material, often leather or rubber, or some people like dressing themselves and their partner in furry animal costumes.

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It is not uncommon for someone to be turned on by tying  or being tied by their partner. On the extreme side but still not uncomon, worth to mention would be the practice of humiliation or  golden shower. Fetishes become categorized as an illness in the moment when sexual arousal can be achieved only for the fetishized object or it interferes with regular social activities

If you don’t necessarily need it but you do search to be turned on by bodily fluids or get your kick from mental distress you can too call your self a fetishist. All this actions are justified for gaining sexual satisfaction while practiced safely with a consenting partner.