Love & Sex

After losing his virginity 45 years ago, Edward Smith of Yelm, Washington, knew that the way he felt about headlights and bumpers was the way most men felt about “boobs and buns.” Although he never forgot his first — a neighbor’s Volkswagon Beetle — the self-proclaimed mechaphile went on to sleep with thousands more automobiles… READ MORE »

Love & Sex

A new paper published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior profiled “Stephen,” a 45-year-old “socially anxious but pleasant and cooperative” man who voluntarily checked himself into a psych ward complaining of his intense desire to be “consumed by a large, dominant woman and then defecated by her.” Stephen also admitted to fantasizing about “being feces… READ MORE »

Love & Sex

When I first began to put together the puzzle of my sexuality, the revelation that I had a rare  fetish touched off a cascade of feelings. It began with relief, as I had finally figured out why penis-in-vagina sex had never worked for me. Later there was fear, as I wondered whether my desires were… READ MORE »

Love & Sex

Maybe this is an odd thing to say, but I find comfort in the fact that any bizzaro idea you can dream up already has an accompanying paraphilia or SubReddit page. It makes me feel a little less alone in the world. A friend of mine told me about the wet and messy shoe fetish… READ MORE »

Love & Sex

“I have a shopping fetish!”

“I have a total fetish for caramel-covered popcorn — it’s my favorite snack!”

“She watches the Kardashians’ shows because she has a weird Kim fetish. She’s wants to dress like her so badly.”

You’ve probably heard a comment like this at least once a… READ MORE »


Some sexual fetishes are so outrageous that we can hardly believe they’re real. Take, for example the recent video we posted of Dave, the 27-year-old who thinks his balloons are his kids. REAL! People who are infatuated with balloons are known as looners. How well do you know your paraphilias? Can you tell the REAL… READ MORE »


Happy International Fetish Day! Are you planning on kinking it up in celebration? I certainly hope so. Just in case you needed some ideas, let us review these 30 essential paraphilias. Just think about how much more fun sex ed would have been if we had lessons like this. My “sexual education” consisted of the… READ MORE »