How to define fetish?
We can talk about fetishism when sexual practices are associated with the look or whether tangible or details are attached to objects. Fetishisms are numerous and assume forms that differ in the world according to culture. In France, the fetishistic practices are derived from the SM practices found in specific areas which are now broadcast in a larger population.
What are the most common forms of fetishism?
All cultures have their own form of fetishism. In Brazil, for example, is the ankle that will host all the fantasies. Thus, according to history and culture, erotic investments will be different and will head to various body parts. To illustrate this, we may mention Playboy magazine who changes his photos in the country in which it is broadcast.
What are its origins (childhood trauma …)? Can we speak of perversion?
Without going into the field of psychology, I do not think we can talk about the trauma of fetishism. Men were always taught to build their sexuality in a more or less standardized manner, whether to love the buttocks or breasts.
There has always been a kind of prompt moral perversion league to qualify any practice does not lead to reproduction. More humanity emerges, the more it diversifies its practices while it tries to exercise control over it.
Today, sexual practices tend toward a massive diversification, as people turn they in greater numbers to fetishism. In some circles, people aestheticize eroticism, focus on details, and fetishism is thus associated with outfits, to appear. With the desecration of sexuality, it became a game of territory more ordinary. Fetish practices are more in vogue, resulting once again social control although there is clearly towards more tolerance.
The fetishistic imagery seems to have democratised (in advertisements, movies, etc.). How to explain such a trend?
Advertising and the creation typically do but follow social practices that develop. There have always been movies featuring fetish practices, the difference is that today they are more accessible to the general public.
The wave of porno chic visible in advertising often claims of fetishism and addresses of the various social environments while previously reserved for so-called upper social classes. The development of sex shops also contributed to this democratization. Today, everything very quickly, and thus noticed an extreme diversity of forms of eroticism whose fetish is part.