Often associated with high heels and other corsets, fetishism is also experiencing significant changes. Internet and rampant consumerism have changed the concept of sexual fetishism. The point with Emilie Notéris, which explores the new contours in a meaningful test.
Fetishism, for most of us is often linked to a material, such as leather or latex … It can also be on certain body parts, such as breasts, buttocks and feet … , of course. It is surrounded by a sexual nature when that “worship” is accompanied by sexual arousal. Our time causes profound changes, including in this area.
You said fetishism?
Long before he fixed on our feet, or the laces of our corsets, fetishism has had many travels.
fetish-Born today in 1756 in the writings of Charles de Brosses, it is defined by its religious character. It erects against people who engage in worship of the gods “fetish” and place them idolatrous objects. Attributed primarily to African ethnic groups, fetishism was extended to non-Western populations.
This concept then takes an economic revolution under the leadership of Karl Marx that alludes to the character “fetish” of the goods.
As for its sexual connotations, it belongs to Freud that the fetish is an improper substitute for sex object. According to him, the fetish supplants the goal, that is to say, the enjoyment!
The fetishization of women
The fetishization of women is obvious, “it is the subject of a transaction whose ultimate objective would be its commodification” analysis Emilie Notéris during his extensive investigation that explores many benefits. Fetishization heavily exploited in the literature. It may be noted, for example, courtly literature which lists the “emblems of the body” feminine, become a genre in itself. In photography, film and illustration, this movement is widely developed.
We will retain more specifically, because it is probably the most common, fetishism of the foot. According to Freud, it would be the first thing a child would see before seeking to meet the genitals of his mother. But in reality, fetishism applies to all parts of the body, non-erogenous, such as hair and derivatives, such as pieces of lingerie, the most famous is the corset, or shoes and much more stilettos. A fetish out of the ghetto of perversion and high today in true art of glamor, especially Dina Von Teese.
Internet and dildos change the concept of fetishism
The Internet revolution has also revolutionized the concept of fetishism. “There has to be a reversal, Internet dematerialized the notion of fetishism” said Emilie Notéris. The report has become more complex, with dematerialization.
Before fetishism was on an object or body part; Now it is self fetish through avatars, which become the support fantasies … and circulating virtually. Again this is not the enjoyment that is sought, but a “self objetisation” virtual version. This is very new! The arts took hold of this mutation, and the women themselves more readily a fetish on a virtual mode.
Pub and fetishization
“Advertising plays more on fetish codes” says Amélie Notéris. Namely: the pub appeals to notions of desire, and diverts, seeking the springs of sexuality, where it is not necessary. A car, a razor, surimi are providers of orgasm. Transvestites to not be discovered, specific codes are built to a market system. “Sexual life has become a market value on exploited in advertising, marketing and media, changing relationships between men, in favor of objects …”. As such, sexual fetishism is in line with a “commodification” of human relationships, with the risk of exhaustion of fantasy …
A certain danger that invite us to position ourselves resilient to the consumer society. Perhaps recreating an aura around objects of his desire, and reconnecting with the codes of neo-fetish invented!