Fetishism

Fetishism

A fetish (derived from the French fétiche; which comes from the Portuguese feitiço; and this in turn from Latin facticius, "artificial" and facere, "to make") is an object believed to have supernatural powers, or in particular, a man-made object that has power over others. Essentially, fetishism is the emic attribution of inherent value or powers to an object.

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Circumcision Fetish - Modern Theory and Treatment
... Psychologists and medical practitioners regard fetishism as normal variations of human sexuality ... Even those orientations that are potential forms of fetishism are usually considered unobjectionable as long as all people involved feel comfortable ... if the diagnostic criteria presented in detail below are met is the medical diagnosis of fetishism justified ...
Clothing Fetish - By Garment Type - Sneakers
... Sneaker fetishism is another specific form of shoe fetishism and like boot fetishism it can be accompanied by a fetish for the material from which it is made for example the rubber which the outsole ...
Secular Fetishism
... The 19th century saw the introduction of two theories of fetishism outside what was typically considered religion ... The first was Karl Marx's idea of commodity fetishism, in which objects are imagined to dictate the social activities that produce them ... The second was Alfred Binet's term sexual fetishism, the sexual attachment to an object in place of a person ...
Commodity Form Theory - Fetishism
... Commodity form theory is related to Marx's theory of commodity fetishism ... Marx argued that the commodity was a fetishized form because the formal equality that the commodity form postulated was only an apparent equality ...
Circumcision Fetish - Modern Theory and Treatment - Diagnosis
... According to the ICD-10-GM, version 2005, fetishism is the use of inanimate objects as a stimulus to achieve sexual arousal and satisfaction in most cases ... The corresponding ICD code for fetishism is F65.0 ... The diagnostic criteria for fetishism are as follows Unusual sexual fantasies, drives or behavior occur over a time span of at least six months ...