If when you hear the word “fetish” you automatically feel guilty picturing your Grandma’s face of displeasure staring back at you with a waiving finger in your face, well, you might not be alone. This word conjures up many an emotion amongst even the most unorthodox of us all. But, why? And, does it have to?
First, let’s start with the basics. Do we really know what the word means? Part of its definition is much less commonly known: an inanimate object worshiped for its magical powers or because it is considered inhabited by a spirit. Hmmm…taking a wild guess here – that’s not what you think of first. Okay, next: a course of action to which one has an excessive and irrational commitment. Well, getting closer, sort of. What else is there? Ahh, okay, here we go: a form of sexual desire in which gratification is linked to an abnormal degree to a particular object, item of clothing, part of the body, etc. BINGO!
So, that’s what has everyone all twitter pated. Yes, in this 21st century world we are still slightly embarrassed, even pink in the cheeks, when the subject of sex is brought up – let alone anything considered “abnormal” tied to sex (yes, that pun was just for you!). So what if your fetish is the back of the knee, armpit, or bottom crease of each tushy cheek? Admire it all you want, give it the love and attention it deserves! Just know, you might cause a bit of blushing when you do and that’s okay with us.