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Fur fetishism is the name popularly used to describe a fetishistic attraction to people wearing fur, or in certain cases, to the garments themselves. Sexual fetishism, first described as such by Alfred Binet in his Le fétichisme dans l’amour, though the concept and certainly the activity is quite ancient, is a form of paraphilia where the object of affection is a specific inanimate object or part of a persons body. ... A dogs fur usually consists of longer, stiffer, guard hairs—which can be straight, wiry, or wavy, and of various lengths, hiding a soft, short-haired undercoat. ...


One reason why fur may be fetishized is perhaps that the garment forms a "second skin" that acts as a fetishistic surrogate for the wearer's own skin. This is heightened by the fact that the fur was originally an animal's skin and hair. The fur fetishists also refer to fur being "very soft and sensuous", and to the "tickling sensations" that the touch of fur creates against their skin, especially on the sensitive parts. The concept of a second skin is common to a range of clothing-related fetishes. ... Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria (coral, jellyfish, anenomes) Placozoa (trichoplax) Subregnum Bilateria (bilateral symmetry) Acoelomorpha (basal) Orthonectida (flatworms, echinoderms, etc. ...


One of the earliest documented examples of fur fetishism was the case of the eponymic Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, both in real life, and in his semi-autobiographical novel Venus in Furs (Venus im Pelz). An eponym is a person, whether real or fictitious, whose name has (or is thought to have) given rise to the name of a particular place, tribe, discovery, or other item. ... Book cover for Venus in Furs Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch (January 27, 1836–March 9, 1895), writer and journalist, was born in Lemberg, Austria-Hungary (now Lviv, Ukraine). ... Book cover for Venus in Furs Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch (January 27, 1836 - March 9, 1895), writer and journalist, was born in Lemberg, Austria-Hungary (now Lviv, Ukraine). ...


See also

Animal transformation fantasies are a common theme in fantasy and erotica. ... This article concerns the concept of fetishism in anthropology. ... Shanda the Panda #12, an example of a furry comic Furry fandom is a subculture of the science fiction and fantasy fandoms. ... Leather fetishism is the name popularly used to describe a fetishistic attraction to people wearing leather, or in certain cases, to the garments themselves. ...

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Fur fetishism - definition of Fur fetishism in Encyclopedia (197 words)
Fur fetishism is the name popularly used to describe a fetishistic attraction to people wearing fur, or in certain cases, to the garments themselves.
One reason why fur may be fetishised is perhaps that the garment forms a "second skin" that acts as a fetishistic surrogate for the wearer's own skin.
One of the earliest documented examples of fur fetishism was the case of the eponymic Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, both in real life, and in his semi-autobiographical novel Venus in Furs (Venus im Pelz).
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