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Encyclopedia > Leather fetishism

Leather fetishism is the name popularly used to describe a fetishistic attraction to people wearing leather, 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. ... Modern leather-working tools Leather is a material created through the tanning of hides, pelts and skins of animals, primarily cows. ... (See also List of types of clothing) Introduction Humans often wear articles of clothing (also known as dress, garments or attire) on the body (for the alternative, see nudity). ...


One reason why leather 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 leather was originally animal skin. The smell of the leather and the creaking noises it makes is often an erotic stimulus for people who fetishize leather. The concept of a second skin is common to a range of clothing-related fetishes. ...


Leather can also be polished to be shiny and can also be produced in bright colours, adding further visual stimuli to add to the physical sensations produced by the material.


Leather enthusiasts often fantasize about trades where leather clothing is commonly worn. In particular, some leather fetishists fantasize about cowboys or bikers and their leather clothing. A cowboy (Spanish vaquero) tends cattle and horses on cattle ranches in North and South America. ... Although the term refers to any motorcycle enthusiast, sometimes the word biker is used to mean an outlaw biker, or bikie, who is a member of a 1%er or outlaw motorcycle gang. ...


The feel of tight leather garments may also be viewed as a kind of sexual bondage, and much bondage equipment is made out of leather. This led to the term "leather culture" being applied in the 1960s to describe a particular American sadomasochistic subculture. The human pony fetish often involves elaborate leather harnesses. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Leather Pride flag Start of the Leather Contingent at the 2004 San Francisco Gay Pride Parade Gay male BDSM leather culture grew out of post-WWII biker culture. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... Flogging demonstration at Folsom Street Fair 2004. ... As understood in sociology, anthropology and cultural studies, a subculture is a set of people with a distinct set of behavior and beliefs that differentiate them from a larger culture of which they are a part. ... Human pony (also called ponyplay) is a type of human sexual role-playing practice where one person acts like a pony or horse, while a sexual partner acts as a rider, trainer or caretaker (or sometimes a stallion/mare). ...


Publications featuring leather fetishism

AtomAge magazine (later AtomAge International magazine) was a fetish magazine published in Britain by the clothes designer John Sutcliffe in the 1970s as an offshoot of his AtomAge fetish clothing business. ... Skin Two is a fetish magazine covering aspects of the worldwide fetish subculture. ...

See also

Fur fetishism is the name popularly used to describe a fetishistic attraction to people wearing fur, or in certain cases, to the garments themselves. ... International Mister Leather (IML) is an international conference and contest of leathermen and leatherwomen held annually since 1979 in Chicago, Illinois. ... Modern leather-working tools Leather is a material created through the tanning of hides, pelts and skins of animals, primarily cows. ... Leather Pride flag Start of the Leather Contingent at the 2004 San Francisco Gay Pride Parade The leather culture typically includes both a style of dress and an affiliation with BDSM (Bondage/Discipline, Dominance/Submission, Sado/Masochism, also called SM) practice. ... Motorcycle safety clothing. ... Rubber fetishism is the fetishistic attraction to people wearing rubber, 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 typical Tom of Finland hunk Image:Tom100. ...

External links

  • AtomAge Magazine Appreciation Site, with images of all the AtomAge magazine covers and a section on the history of AtomAge

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A schoolgirl uniform fetish is a sexual fetish in which someone derives sexual pleasure from viewing others dressed like schoolgirls or someone enjoys dressing in the typical uniform of a schoolgirl in either a school skirt or culottes.
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Typical people with a suit and tie fetish are fixated on the thought of their neck being compressed by a tight collar, or having sexual encounters that involve at least one of the participants dressed in a suit or tuxedo, and will seek out visual and tactical stimuli to aid their sexual fantasy.
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