Sexual fetishism

Sexual fetishism
Classification and external resources
Foot fetishism is one of the most common fetishes[1]

Sexual fetishism (also erotic fetishism or fetish) is sexual arousal caused by an object or body part that is not normally thought of as sexual.[2] The term was made in the late 1800s[3] by Alfred Binet.[4]

Examples of common or well-known fetishes include feet and footwear (shoes, socks), rubber, bondage, furry or cross-dressing.


Partialism is a type of sexual fetishism where the sexual want of a body part is more than the sexual want of the person who has the body part. Martin Kafka states that partialism is not exactly the same as fetishism,[4] although common use does not agree.[5]

Other Languages
Esperanto: Fetiĉo (amoro)
galego: Fetichismo
íslenska: Blætisdýrkun
português: Fetiche
română: Fetișism
slovenčina: Fetišizmus (sex)
српски / srpski: Seksualni fetišizam
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Seksualni fetišizam
suomi: Fetisismi
Tiếng Việt: Ái vật
中文: 戀物