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Pantyhose fetishism is predominantly a relatively mild sexual fetish involving women's pantyhose (sheer tights in UK). As with many other common fetishes it can first surface in childhood during adolescence. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Circle-question. ... Image File history File links Pantyhose2. ... Image File history File links Pantyhose2. ... The basic idea of sexual fetishism is sexual arousal and satisfaction through an inanimate object, the fetish. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with tights. ...

Often a pantyhose fetishist may also engage in stocking fetishism, the unique silky sheer aspect, feminine 'association' and allure of both being the link. Many current day males fetishistic preference for pantyhose over stockings may be related to the fact that pantyhose are in almost direct contact with female genitalia or perhaps more importantly are the preferred hosiery for most females when skirts and dresses are worn. Stocking fetishists find the sheer fabric of stockings highly enticing Stocking fetishism is a sexual fetish relating to stockings or nylons as they were first termed. ... A sex organ, or primary sexual characteristic, narrowly defined, is any of those parts of the body (which are not always bodily organs according to the strict definition) which are involved in sexual reproduction and constitute the reproductive system in an complex organism; namely: Male: penis (notably the glans penis... Hosiery describes undergarments worn directly on the feet and legs. ... A skirt is a traditionally feminine tube- or cone-shaped garment which is worn from the waist and covers the legs. ... Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres depicts the Comtesse dHaussonville, wearing a dress. ...


In simple terms pantyhose fetishism usually manifests itself in one or more of the following ways:

  • Wearing of pantyhose by either the female or male during sexual activity with a sexual partner or 'cross-dressing' in them whilst alone (male).
  • Interacting in any way with pantyhose in any other way or form during such sexual activity.
  • Simply observing/admiring and experiencing heightened arousal by females who are wearing pantyhose.
  • Wearing pantyhose over the legs arms and face.

In the first two instances, during the lone activity of a young fetishist it is often desirable for some that the pantyhose have been worn by a specific 'role model', be it an aunt, neighbor or friend. This sometimes leads to the fetishist stealing pantyhose from stocking drawers, laundry baskets, trash bins, and the 'classic' transvestite' washing line robbery! Somewhat tragically this is as suggested perhaps far more common during the earlier years of childhood and adolescence when a youngster is still 'exploring' his whole sexuality as an aspect of 'growing up'.

The sub-categories and degrees of pantyhose fetishism are far, far too many to list as it can be endlessly sub-divided and is in many cases combined with other fetishes or paraphilias of the fetishist (and his partner too) so as to make an individual's preferences as with many other common fetishes totally unique. The basic idea of sexual fetishism is sexual arousal and satisfaction through an inanimate object, the fetish. ... Paraphilia (in Greek para παρά = over and philia φιλία = friendship) is a mental health term recently used to indicate sexual arousal in response to sexual objects or situations that are not part of societally normative arousal/activity patterns, or which may interfere with...

(A few typical examples of sub-categories would be: a focus on certain areas of the body whilst wearing pantyhose, e.g. feet (a variation of the very common foot fetishism), genitals/posterior; wearing pantyhose with other specific garments; e.g. shoes, uniforms [girl at work, secretary, flight stewardess, Hooters waitress, girl next door etc are all very common 'triggers']; certain styles eg. sheer-to-waist, opaque, patterned, specific deniers (predominantly sheer), brands, or shades, or simply admiring women who wear pantyhose (a mild form of voyeurism) or even finding the wearing of them to be a primarily sensual and most pleasant experience. The latter if not already omnipresent tends to emerge in later rather than earlier life as the sexual drive decreases thus possibly indicating a 'full circle' need to experience the softer things in life? This article is about a foot as a unit of length. ... Foot fetishism is a pronounced fetishistic sexual interest in human feet. ... shoe for right foot A shoe is a piece of footwear for humans, less than a boot and more than a slipper. ... Denier can refer to: Denier, linear density of mass in fibres. ... Voyeurism is a practice in which an individual derives sexual pleasure from observing other people. ...

Men wearing pantyhose

See also: Transvestic fetishism

Men who enjoy wearing pantyhose for fetishistic purposes if 'discovered' will almost invariably be labeled as a transvestites by their partners, families, workmates and society as a whole, most of whom will be somewhat understandably ignorant of the subject and its complex degrees of incidence, regularity and patterns. In addition there are so many different reasons for cross-dressing, numerous of them not being a part of a 'pure' fetish. Also, not every sexual behaviour where clothes of the other gender are involved are transvestic fetishism, they are also often used in sexual roleplay without being a fetish. ... For a discussion of the history and current usage of the term transvestite, see transvestism. ... This articles is about cross-dressing in general, that is the act of wearing the clothing of another gender for any reason. ...

A man who cross-dresses may be deeply anxious and worried about being associated with homosexuality or transsexuality, and as such most will endeavour to keep the fetish totally private, commonly hiding it from their wives/partners (though many do have an ultimate trust and understanding of their partners who are happy include it within their relationships) due to such enormous fears that are invariably and totally out of context with such relatively mild desires. Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ... Look up Transsexuality in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

The wearing of pantyhose by men thus can become a strong fetish which does consume some and often opens up a charged transvestitic fetish in itself. Once they have slipped on a pair of pantyhose they will most likely start masturbating. The escapism and fantasy of wearing pantyhose, especially when highly visible (ie wearing pantyhose with a short skirt or dress) remains one of the leading "kicks" for men with this hightened and expanded fetish. The thought of being seen looking like a woman in such attire can be a huge turn on for men of this leaning, however for others (the vast majority?) the simple sensual feel that they are deprived of in everyday life is amply sufficient. For a discussion of the non-fetish aspects of male pantyhose wearing, see Pantyhose for men. Pantyhose for men (or male pantyhose) is pantyhose specially designed and manufactured for men. ...

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