Some people like to experiment sexually, but when a desire or urge for a particular type of sexual interaction interferes with other aspects of a person's life, they may be diagnosed with fetishism. Generally, symptoms should occur for more than six months and lead to serious relationship or other social problems. Before fetishism gets out of hand, treatment should be sought. Here at GoMentor.com, we offer online therapy for fetishism and other paraphilias. When you look closer at the causes, symptoms and dangers of fetishism, you can see why some form of treatment is recommended.
Causes of Fetishism
The cause of this sexual disorder is not completely understood and it may be slightly different for people. For most, it is a combination of psychological causes that center around fears of inadequacy and rejection from normal sexual activity. Some think that child abuse may play a role in this disorder occurring in a person's life. The exact causes are going to vary from person to person, but they will need to be known for treatment. Before the cause of the disorder is known, however, it is more likely that some of the symptoms will be exhibited. It is important to look for these so that the dangers associated with fetishism can be avoided.
Symptoms and Dangers of Fetishism
People who usually have problems with fetishism have difficulty with social skills and developing relationships. Other symptoms include sexual fantasies involving inanimate objects or uncommon body parts (like the feet) that are sometimes needed to become sexually aroused. The exact fetish varies from person to person, but they generally involve all sorts of objects, including shoes, and various body parts like feet, breasts, or arms. When not treated, dangers include serious social and emotional problems. This is why treatment is necessary if fetishism is diagnosed.
Treatment for Fetishism
Some people may be hesitant to talk about Fetishism in person, which is why we offer online therapy for fetishism and other paraphilias here at GoMentor.com. You can book online therapy sessions with therapists who specialize in Fetishism and can help with the symptoms associated with it. You can also get online counseling that can offer emotional support from people who also have fetishes that have caused problems in their life.
Definition of Fetishism
Fetishism is the use of an inanimate object or specific part of the body for sexual satisfaction. Treatment including counseling and therapy is helpful when fetishism becomes a problem.
Symptoms of / Reasons for Fetishism
- Continual sexual fantasies involving inanimate objects
- Social problems caused by the fantasies or desires
- Relationship problems
- Depersonalization of sexual acts or fantasies
- Sexual urges involving body parts or inanimate objects
- Behavior is exhibited for more than six months
- Volunteering time to be around object of the fetish