A fetish is generally defined as a form of sexual desire in which gratification is linked to an abnormal degree to a particular object, item of clothing, part of the body, etc. But fetish runs much deeper as in some cases there is an unspoken power dynamic between the object and the individual and in other cases, deep and meaningful rituals around worship, submission, and obedience.
Discusses the history of fetish and its spiritual counterpart “fetishism” in order to derive a deeper understanding of this unique sexual expression.
Examines the concept of deviation and its role in culture with specific emphasis on fetish in pop-cultural references.
Understand the role shame and guilt play in fetish and how Kierkegaardian shame model can help alleviate some of the undesirable symptoms of shame.
Learn how to work with couples and individuals who harbor shame.