2. A sexual fixation or obsession with a usually non-sexual object. EX. socks, horses, monkeys, pain, bondage
2. (The good one) A sexual fixation(s) that usually differs from those of the standard population. In other words, something (sometimes totally unrelated to sex) that turns you on and that isn't enjoyed by the majority of people.
An adult in a diaper and sucking on a pacifier is a real turn-on fetish for me.
A fetish in this case is one of two things;
Either, an enjoyment of any deviance from societies percieved normal, of any nature.
Or an over-enjoyment, over-indulgence in something which is widely accepted as a normal within defined limits.
Or an action which is performed above and beyond normally expected limits, in any circumstances.
Action beyond normal limits "That was some FETISH goal man, screamer from way outside the box!!!"
Enjoyment of deviance "Marriage? at our age? You've got some kind of fetish for weddings!"
Over-indulgence "2 Tubs of Ben and Jerrys ice-cream straight!? You've got a fetish mate"
A) It is sexual in nature. Having an interest in something because it is pretty or beautiful or is pleasant to the five senses does not automatically make it sexual. It is only sexual if it causes sexual thoughts and physical arousal.
B) It is the ONLY thing that can turn you on. If you are turned on by other things as well then it is an interest, NOT a fetish.
Beautiful, attractive woman is relaxing on the beach:
Man 1: Is aroused by her breasts, butt and feet.
Man 2: Is aroused only by her feet and ignores her breasts and/or butt.
Man 3: Notices and stares at her feet, but is not aroused.
Man 1: Does NOT have a fetish because he is interested in and aroused by the "normal" parts, as well as by her feet.
Man 2: Has a fetish because he was NOT interested in and aroused by the "normal" things. He was ONLY interested in and aroused by her feet.
Man 3: Does NOT have a fetish and is NOT even being sexual. He just appreciates and admires the beauty of what he sees.