Episode 18: Fetishes and Fetishization

CONTENT WARNINGS: This episode contains discussion of unwanted fetishization, ranging from hair color to gender identity to race.

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In this episode of the podcast, M & G get to the other question that was sent to us. This time we are talking about fetishes. How are we defining fetishes? What is the difference between a kink and a fetish? And the uncomfortable nature of unwanted fetishization.

The start of our discussion about unwanted fetishization begins at 26:27 and ends at 37:44.

Link to Merriam-Webster’s definition of fetish.

Link to Variant Sexuality (Routledge Revivals): Research and Theory which details the chimpanzee who became aroused by rubber boots.

Link to 99% Invisible: Wild Ones Live which sings about the heron who was aroused by humans.

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The music in this episode is the Secret of Tiki Island by Kevin MacLeod and is licensed under Creative Commons 3.0. You can find more of Kevin MacLeod’s music at his website.

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