When it comes to getting frisky between the sheets, everyone has their own guilty pleasure. Fetishes can range from something as innocent as playing dress-up in the bedroom to something that takes time and practice to get right — like domination and submission.
Whether a lady's foot makes your heart go pitter-patter or body piercings are more your style, this list of the top 10 fetishes will most definitely surprise you — no matter what you're into.
If a foot turns you on just as much as (if not more than) certain reproductive body parts, you just might have a foot fetish. Whether you like watching your girl strut her stuff in high heels and knee-high stockings or you simply can't stay away from nibbling her toes, it's not as uncommon as you might think.
"Foot fetishists are turned on by the sight of feet and often want to lick, suck and nibble on toes and other parts of the foot. Some foot fetishists want to see feet in stockings, or have a desire to tear stockings with their teeth before savoring their prized feet," Antonia Hall, MA, a psychologist, relationship expert and author of The Ultimate Guide to a Multi-Orgasmic Life told AskMen.
Watching others do the dirty is a turn-on for many. That's why some people enjoy adult films moreso than others; they like watching others get it on.
"Voyeurs want to watch others get naked and have sex. This is a commonplace fetish, as most humans have at least an element of fascination with nudity and other's sexuality. Fortunately for voyeurs there are a multitude of instant access ways to watch on the internet. For those who must watch live in person, there are many global nudists and sexual communities to tap into," Hall tells AskMen.
What's not cool about voyeurism? Spying on people doing the deed who don't know your eyes are watching. Always make sure you're living out your fetish in a safe and responsible way.
Forget condoms (but don't, because they're still important) — a latex fetish involves skin-tight clothing that shows off every curve, ripple and crevice on the human body.
"Some people get incredibly turned on by seeing people in skin tight latex, rubber, and vinyl. Often there's a desire for the latex clothing to be shiny. Some want to make it slick and rub against it. This fetish commonly has a connection with the BDSM community. Latex is a pretty mainstream fetish and there are communities one can find to explore the fetish with like-minded individuals," Hall explains.
Thinking about lacing your wardrobe with some latex? Get ready to shell out some cash. "I've have known several Dominatrixes that have invested well over $20,000 in their latex wardrobes," Hall said. "And, if you are the one with the latex fetish, you may want to expect that you will be the one paying for the garments for your gal."
4. Domination and submission
Do you get off on holding power over your sexual partner? Or maybe you'd rather be the submissive and take commands? Either way, "many people include some form of domination and submission into their sexual activity," Hall says.
The downfall is that these scenarios can often get a little uncomfortable, so it's important to set boundaries with your partner.
"The primary goal of D/S is to have it Safe, Sane and Consensual at all times," says Coleen Singer, sexpert and associate producer at Wasteland.com. "Pre-negotiate the activities of the scenes. Establish a clear safe word for when the action needs to be stopped. Have well-defined limits of what things are not allowed."
Body piercings can include jewelry in the belly button, face, tongue, genitals or nipples — or really anywhere on the body. Whether the turn-on is the visual of the piercing in a belly button or the cool metal touch, piercings can take your fantasies to the next level.
While licking, tugging and sucking are all common ways to incorporate piercings into sex, it's important to make sure your partner is on the same page as you. Be gentle enough so you're not tearing at or damaging the skin around the piercing.
6. Breasts and booties
While breasts and booties are obviously turn-ons for many people, a breast or booty fetishist often focuses on one or the other and has trouble getting off without direct sight of the assets.
While some may see it as being unnecessarily picky and choosing physical attributes over emotional or mental ones in a partner, fetishists see it as making sure that sexual connection will always be there.
Whether it's long, curly locks or a high pony tail perfect for tugging on, many people hold hair in the highest esteem during sexy time. Maybe you have a thing for redheads or jet-black hair color — either way, it can be a total turn-on.
If tugging is what gets you going ("the head has a lot of nerve endings, so having hair held, tugged and pulled on can feel really good when done properly," Hall says), make sure you're exerting just the right amount of pressure. You don't want to hurt your partner and end up with a fistful of hair.
If you've ever found yourself wondering what it's like to wear the underwear of the opposite sex, you're not alone. Many men enjoy the taboo feeling wearing women's underwear or other feminine clothing brings.
"Sometimes the appeal is knowing it's taboo, and the idea of being caught is a turn on," Hall says.
This might be one that you've never heard of, yet it makes sense when you think about it. It doesn't mean you're a weather guru; it just means that you get excited about storms or other naturally-occurring events outside the normal forecast.
"The sound of running water, or feel of it streaming down one's body can be a huge turn-on for some people. Likewise, some can become aroused by the intensity of thunder and watching lightning spark in the sky," Hall says.
In case you haven't heard of furries, allow us to explain. Dressing up as an animal during sex is a big trend in a large bucket of people.0comments
"Furries is within the realm of cosplay (costume play) and is characterized by a sexual attraction or affection to furries, or anthropomorphic animals," Singer explains. "Furry enthusiasts generally wear furry animal costumes when engaging in this form of fetish sex."
One of the best things about being a furry is that there's a large community of others who feel the same way — whether you meet furry friends at Comic Con or online.