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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
In common parlance, the word fetish is used to refer to any sexually arousing stimuli, not all of which meet the medical criteria for fetishism.
 This broader usage of fetish covers parts or features of the body (including obesity and body modifications), objects, situations and activities (such as
Originally, most medical sources defined fetishism as a sexual interest in non-living objects, body parts or secretions. The publication of the