Psychology of Fetishes: How Do We Think About Fetishes in a Sex-Positive Culture?

How does a fetish start? Are fetishes psychologically healthy? More importantly, how do we think about fetishes in a sex-positive culture?

Psychology of Fetishes: How Do We Think about Fetishes in a Sex-Positive Culture?

With an ever-changing culture on the way we talk about sex, our panel of Shrinks wanted to approach the subject of fetishes. How do fetishes start? Are fetishes psychologically healthy? How do fetishes relate to vulnerability and intimacy?

In today’s episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our panel of Shrinks discuss the psychology of fetishes, including consent, sexual preferences, cultural acceptance and the evolution of the way we think about sex.

Listen to ‘Psychology of Fetishes: How Do We Think About Fetishes in a Sex Positive Culture’ here, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.


Being Human

Every week our panel of Shrinks breaks down trending topics of psychology in the news that we call Being Human.

We can’t approach the conversation on fetishes without a discussion on sex-positivity.

Nowadays, talking about sex has become much more acceptable. The taboos surrounding sex are decreasing, and the benefits of sex are much more well known. In an article from the women’s health app, Flo, the sex-positive movement is focused on emphasizing safe and consensual sexual activities, encouraging sexual preferences to be met without judgment, as well as motivating individuals to prioritize sex education.

Another key part of sex-positivity is battling sex-related shaming. In essence, a sex-positive culture is focused on everyone having a right to make their own choices about their sex life.

Our panel of Shrinks breaks down their thoughts on these findings.

You can read the study that inspired our discussion here.


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