Calling all opinionated beauty lovers: We want to know which products you can't live without! What defines a fetish, though, isn't what the activity or object of desire is so much as the role it plays in someone's life. While people use the terms "fetish" and "kink" interchangeably, a kink means an activity or behavior that someone enjoys that exists outside the "norm" of "traditional" sex. Someone's kink may be bondage, and they may be incredibly excited when they're tied up
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Women and men may not develop fetishes in the same manner. Scientific research has shown that there are many similarities between the two sexes with respect to how fetishes develop. Interestingly, it has also revealed a few interesting sex-dependent differences. I invite you to sit back and relax, while I illustrate for you how scientists use rats to gain important insights into how men and women develop sexual fetishes. It is just after midday in a sexual behaviour research laboratory at Concordia University.
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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.