Sexual Fetishism


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Related to Sexual Fetishism: transvestism, paraphilia, odaxelagnia
A paraphilia involving the use of nonliving objects—fetishes—for sexual arousal; as defined by the DSM-IV, fetishism occurs over a period of 6 months, is distressful to the subject, and is not limited to those articles of female clothing used in cross-dressing, known as transvestic fetishism, or devices designed for tactile genital stimulation