Fetish I

“… proper scientists are no closer to understanding why one person develops a particular fetish or paraphilia while another person doesn’t. As the psychologist Michael Wiederman said recently, ‘If you can definitely answer that question, your working days are over.’ Still, many autobiographies of people with fetishes and paraphilias (overwhelmingly men) seem to suggest that a salient event or set of events in childhood, usually between the ages of four and nine and coinciding with curiosity or arousal, is the impetus, with the memory filed away and eventually becoming sexualized on reaching puberty.”

~ Dan Savage

 

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