Chus Martinez On Tickling Fetishes

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Tickling games are interpersonal or social activities involving the tickling of one person by another. Many people find tickling to be a pleasurable experience in its own right, but also an erotic experience. Some people are sexually excited by being tickled or by tickling another person. Some people engage in tickling games as part of a social activity, or as part of a couple bonding process or as foreplay.

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Knismolagnia is the experience of “arousal from tickling”. Acarophilia, often confused with knismolagnia, refers to arousal from scratching. Excessive tickling has been described as a primary sexual obsession and, under these circumstances, is sometimes considered a paraphilia. People whose sexuality is based almost solely on tickling can be said to have a tickling fixation. This fixation may also exist outside of sexual contexts.

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Tickling is a form of physical intimacy involving a highly sensual touching of the body of one person by another. Tickling also serves as a bonding experience between friends, and is an indication of familiarity and trust. Between adolescents, tickling often serves as an outlet for sexual energy, with erotic games, foreplay and sex being the motivation of the tickler.

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It is classified by psychologists as part of the fifth and highest grade of social play that involves special intimacy or “cognitive interaction”. This suggests that tickling works best when all the parties involved feel comfortable with the situation and one another.

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Some people find the tickling of virtually any part of their body to be pleasurable, and some people are sexually excited watching others being tickled. It can play a part in courting rituals, especially among younger people, and can form part of foreplay for many partners in the term’s broadest sense. Popular tickle spots include the feet, navel, armpits, breasts, nipples, ribs, sides, stomach, and genitals. The body openings and erogenous zones are extremely ticklish; however, the tickling of these areas is generally not associated with laughter or withdrawal.

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Those with a tickling fetish are likely to enjoy this activity to the exclusion of other pre-sex activities. For some, the focus is entirely on the tickling, with full intercourse less important or not included at all. Tickling is mostly associated with the bare feet or armpits. Examples of tickle models are Lindsay Leigh and Jade Valentine.

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Some people take part in tickling games or contests that test their endurance to being tickled, for amusement, for erotic pleasure, or for other reasons. These games may involve some form of physical restraint of the person to be tickled to prevent them protecting the ticklish spots or otherwise interfering with the game. Common positions for tickling are the over-arm tie, the hogtie, spread-eagle, with the person being tied up, cuffed or in stocks. The restraints may be left loose to increase the amount of possible movement, but short of the person being able to protect the ticklish spots. On the other hand, some participants prefer very tight bondage. The tied person may also be blindfolded to increase the anxiety and surprise element.

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The objective of such games is to generate uncontrollable writhing, struggling, laughing and vocalizations etc., from the person being tickled, while the person tries to control such reactions, without the ability to physically defend the ticklish spots. In dominance and submission scenarios, sexual partners may agree upon a safeword to signal that tickling should stop.

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Chus Martinez On Navel Fetishism

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Navel fetishism (or navel fetish, also referred as belly button fetish or an umbilical dip fetish) is a partialism in which an individual is sexually attracted to the human navel. It is considered to be a less common fetish compared to others like feet, buttocks etc.

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A navel fetishist might like to touch the navel, gaze at it or have it rubbed during masturbation. The fetish usually develops during childhood or early adulthood. The vertical orientation of the umbilicus in women is preferred by most men and women. A study done by Charles Puckett of the University of Missouri found that vertically oriented navels with a T-shape were considered the most attractive.

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Due to its shape, appearance and proximity to female genitals, a woman’s navel is sometimes viewed as a secondary vulva. In older paintings and photographs, the navel type depicted is usually round, but the vertical slit has become prevalent as the preferred type of eroticised belly button in recent times. The navel is an erogenous zone and it is used by some navel fetishists as a target of outercourse. Some men enjoy rubbing their penis around a partner’s navel. Some even try to involve in “navel intercourse” similar to mammary intercourse if a partner has sufficient skin around his or her waist.

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A navel fetishist can be sexually aroused by a variety of stimuli, including key words, thoughts or specific forms of physical interaction with the navel. Many belly button fetishists are aroused simply by viewing a navel.  Obviously they enjoy watching belly dancers! Although the fashion started with belly dancers, it has become increasingly common for all young woman to have navel piercings or to insert sequins into their navels to make them look even more attractive.

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Some belly button fetishists enjoy physical acts involving the navel. These include licking the navel or rubbing body oil or suntan lotion into it. Others enjoy pouring drops of champagne, honey, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, etc., into and around the belly button and then licking or sucking it up. Similarly, licking or rolling the tongue into the navel while underwater can induce erotic pleasure.

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Likewise some belly button fetishists are aroused by navel tickling and teasing with a feather, flower or a piece of grass. Fingering the belly button is also a common act. Others prefer to perform navel torture, a series of pain-inflicting acts such as piercing and stabbing the navel.

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Chus Martinez On Kinks

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In human sexuality, kink describes a range of practices: spanking, tickling, bondage, dominance and submission, sadomasochism (BDSM), cuckoldry and sexual fetishism.

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Kinky practices go beyond what are considered conventional sexual practices as a means of heightening the intimacy between sexual partners.

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Some draw a distinction between kink and fetishism, defining the former as enhancing partner intimacy, and the latter as replacing it.

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While others define “kink” as lesser (possibly socially acceptable) form of fetishism.

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Because of its relation to “normal” sexual boundaries, which themselves vary by time and place, the definition of what is and is not a kink varies widely as well.

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Practitioners are sometimes considered to be perverts by “outsiders”.

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