Sexual fetishism or erotic fetishism is a sexual fixation on a nonliving object or nongenital body part. The object of interest is called the fetish; the person who has a fetish for that object is a fetishist. A sexual fetish may be regarded as a non-pathological aid to sexual excitement, or as a mental disorder if it causes significant psychosocial distress for the person or has detrimental Specialty: Psychiatry.
Oct 02, 2009 · Although the behavior did not strictly meet the APA (2000) definition of a fetish, which limits fetish behavior to inanimate stimuli, our assessment data indicated that sandals played a prominent role in the occurrence of problem behavior.Cited by: 17.
Jun 28, 2016 · Once people develop a fetish or interest in a lifestyle, Krueger says how they fulfill their desires determines if it’s healthy behavior or not. “Many suffer in silence and do nothing about it Author: Cathy Cassata.
It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is. The fetish objects are not articles of clothing used in cross-dressing.