O n 28 October we humans took a giant step towards cataloguing all of our sexual fetishes. Many fetishes concern body parts, the catalogue reveals. Feet and toes lead the list, followed in order of frequency by body fluids blood, urine, etc , then body size slim, stout, short, tall, whatever and head hair.
But is it a mental illness?
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. Consider John-Michael Williams, owner of Tykables, an adult baby fetish shop in Illinois that sells adult diapers to people who are aroused by being treated like babies. I relate it to an underwear fetish. Seeing a good-looking guy in a pair of briefs or a good-looking guy in a diaper, either way it's seeing a good-looking guy in a pair of underwear, just a very specific type.
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As a species, our sexual tastes are as varied as our fingerprints. Below is a list of every sexual fetish we can think of. Some, like the widely parodied foot fetish , are more commonplace, while others, like vorarephilia, are less well understood. Vorarephilia is an abnormal sexual condition characterized by the tendency to become aroused by the idea of eating someone, the idea of being eaten by someone, or by witnessing a cannibalistic scene. People with this particular paraphilia are commonly referred to as vores. Diaper bondage is a specific form of submission that involves role-play in which an adult regresses to an infant-like state. Often, the adult performing this sexual fetish will wear a diaper and act like a baby, seeking nurturing from their sexual partner.
Sexual fetishism or erotic fetishism is a sexual fixation on a nonliving object or nongenital body part. While medical definitions restrict the term sexual fetishism to objects or body parts,  fetish can, in common discourse, also refer to sexual interest in specific activities. 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. Originally, most medical sources defined fetishism as a sexual interest in non-living objects, body parts or secretions. The publication of the DSM-III in changed that by excluding arousal from body parts in its diagnostic criteria for fetishism. In a review of 48 cases of clinical fetishism in , fetishes included clothing A study counted members of Internet discussion groups with the word fetish in their name. Less popular groups focused on navels navel fetishism , legs, body hair, mouth, and nails, among other things. Less popular object groups focused on headwear, stethoscopes, wristwear, pacifiers, and diapers diaper fetishism. Erotic asphyxiation is the use of choking to increase the pleasure in sex.