Fetishism - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment .MF .

August 12, 2017 17:52 | Mental Disorders

Fetishism - disorder of sexual orientation, which is based on sexual attraction to inanimate objects.Without them, the patient can not reach full satisfaction in sex.On the other hand, fetishism - is a feature of human subjects confer special powers or supernatural powers.Thus, the disease is mental or conscious dependence on certain things or situations.

subject of sexual symbolism that attracts abnormal human consciousness, is a fetish.They can be: part of the human body or its allocation (sweat, saliva ...), clothes, shoes or even furniture.

first time the term fetishism was introduced in the 18th century by the French explorer Charles de Brosses, who coined the term to describe the development of religious evolution.Then the phenomenon of fetishism and his nature became interested researchers from other fields of science.antifetishizma phenomenon was discovered later.It lies in the fact that certain items (clothes, the smell of the partner) reduce or block sexual arousal.

Fetishism occurs most f

requently in men and is one of the most common sexual perversion.

There are situations associated with fetishism, which seem to be quite common and found in everyday life: sexual interest in men for shoes with heels, stockings or lush breasts in women;fetish for women - a thing that helps her feel safe, or is simply props.Actually, fetishes can be countless.And their use is not a disease, if it meets both partners.

difference between normality and pathology lies only in the fact that the object is to be used as a stimulant in order to achieve sexual satisfaction, and not be the subject of sexual interest.

Many doctors believe that fetishism is very deeply rooted in the human psyche, and it is almost impossible to cure.

reasons fetishism fetishism

reasons are not fully understood.Almost everyone has some incentive, which reacts very strongly.From this it follows - all people are born with a predisposition to fetishism.

Some scientists believe that the disease develops in early childhood, and directly affects childhood experiences.

Development fetishism is always preceded by the situation related to the powerful sexual arousal or satisfaction.In contrast, other studies show that the disease begins in adolescence with the beginning of masturbation teen activities.

symptoms (signs) of fetishism

Common symptoms:

- Durable and unusual obsessions that significantly impede the commission of normal sexual intercourse (eg sexual intercourse only in one position, after consuming large amounts of alcohol).

- Fetishists not able to try out new ways of meeting, as they were accustomed to all associated with certain rituals.The disorder does not give them the opportunity to fully enjoy the pleasure of sex.

- Patients perform certain actions with respect to inanimate objects, accompanied by erotic fantasies of a sexual nature.

- Over time, the importance of the fetish is increasing, it is the basic condition to achieve sexual pleasure and satisfaction.

specific symptoms of fetishism:

- use devices designed for the purpose of tactile stimulation of the genital organs (vibrators).

- Addiction to masturbate with his reflection in the mirror.User posted in this case - of the body proper.

- The tendency to dress in costumes of their sex, but according to another time, social class, culture, etc.

- Sexual arousal by putting on clothes belonging to another person of the same sex.

- Tendency to role-playing games.

- Patients can be attracted to different strains of the human body (for cripples, full).

- Perhaps sexually attracted to people with a different skin color.

- Stimulation can cause odor partner (natural odor produced by the skin or artificial perfume fragrances).

- Love to shoes and details made of leather.

When should I see a doctor?

Most sexologists believe that fetishism is very difficult to cure, and in some cases impossible, since, in general, patients turn to a sexologist with only one purpose - to change or diversify sexual relations with a partner.Many tend to be willing to accept the illness of a loved one.Such couples often do not want to contact a sex therapist.Or just come in order to get a confirmation that the behavior of a partner there is nothing wrong.Patients often choose their life partner who agrees with their sexual interests.In such cases, fetishism relatively safe.

But there are situations where a partner obsessively observes specific rituals and this is a serious problem.Do not try to "cure the patient of his love", it is better to look for professional help.In this case, the most effective therapy.

fetishism If the partner is not acceptable in a relationship, is dangerous to others or illegal - need timely help.Sometimes fetishism occurs together with severe personality disorders or mental illness.Then the loss of satisfaction from sex is just one of the symptoms of serious psychological problems that require appropriate treatment.

Fetishism - sexual dysfunction is a complex that borders on narcissism and transvestism.

diagnosis of "fetishism" is exposed on the basis of a detailed history of the patient or by direct observation of it.


fetishism fetishism Most patients are not looking for professional support, because for them it is something personal and intimate.In turn, society showing more and more tolerance towards people - fetishists, thereby reducing the already minimal demand for treatment.

There dangerous forms of fetishism (necrophilia - love for the dead, coprophilia - sexual interest in everything that is connected with the feces, masochism - beating), and the only way to avoid it - promptly seek medical attention.Therapy helps to restrain sexual desire, and in some cases, to repay it.

Types of psychotherapy in fetishism

Behavioral therapy - expert explains how to replace an uncharacteristic (irrational) behavior of erotic fantasies, develop imagination.The therapy has had limited success.

Therapy disgust - in response to a sexual interest in fetish introduced another stimulation (shock therapy), so dreams given a negative connotation.This type of care is characterized as aggressive.

method reorientation - directed that would rebuild the patient to "normal" sexuality.

Group psychotherapy or psychoanalysis - suitable for patients who are able to control their impulses of sexuality.It helps to acquire more skills in the fight against the disease.

forecast in the treatment of fetishism, often not favorable, since most patients do not want to change anything in their lives.In most cases, the therapy does not work.

But personal forecast for the face, the patient fetishism, good enough, if the disease does not affect the other areas of his life and not a physical danger.

Prevention fetishism

origin of certain fetishes - random association between a specific object or situation and receiving sexual gratification.There is no way to predict where and when it may be this relationship.So, there is no prevention of a disease.

Psychiatrist Kondratenko NA