Clothing Fetish - Relative Prevalence of Garment Fetishism

Relative Prevalence of Garment Fetishism

In order to determine the relative prevalence of different fetishes, researchers at the University of Bologna obtained a sample of at least 5000 individuals worldwide from 381 Internet discussion groups. The relative prevalences were estimated based on (a) the number of groups devoted to a particular fetish, (b) the number of individuals participating in the groups and (c) the number of messages exchanged. The top garment fetish was footwear related (high heels) followed by costumes and then jackets.

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