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Sexual Fetishes: What Causes Them?
She has used brain imaging techniques to better understand hypersexuality and paraphilia in men. These proclivities were almost as popular among women as they were in men. In this case, I do think treatment is warranted," says Soh. In those instances, research shows paraphilias can't be changed, but it can be managed with sex-drive reducing medication and therapy. I've seen many, many relationships and marriages end because a monogamous couple was not compatible in this regard. The Independent's Millennial Love group is the best place to discuss to the highs and lows of modern dating and relationships.
Beneath The Sheets
Ever since the term "sexual fetish" was first used over a century ago, there's been a raging scientific debate over what it means. Why does one person get off on shoes, while another gets off on certain large body parts? Are these erotic feelings signs of illness, or simply preferences that are as inexplicable and harmless as liking spaghetti more than sausage? Though sexual fetishism started out as a fairly neutral term over a century ago in early psychiatry, it's become one of the most contested ideas in medicine.
Experts weigh in on whether mental illness is involved when people have fetishes such as bondage, obsession with feet, or adult diapers. Some people become sexually aroused by an object or part of the body that's not typically considered sexual, such as feet or hair. Others may develop a liking for a particular lifestyle that allows them to live out their fetish or interest in erotic role-playing, such as bondage, dominance, submission, and sadomasochism BDSM. Fetishes and alternative erotic lifestyles come in a wide variety of forms, from common to extreme.