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Do you think our fetishes are representative of deep desires?

PastryOfApathy

Well-Known Member
They are sometimes, just not literally. I mean someone who's really into vore might like it because they're naturally submissive and desire an intimate and physical connection with someone or some other pseudo-psychological bullshit like that. Although I'm sure there's some creepy fucks who have such low self-esteem that they would be open to being murdered by a 20 stories tall fox lady.

That or your sexy parts feel like fucking with you.
 

VintageLynx

Analogue fuzzball
If speaking about the probably most common one (taking on a more animal look) or interaction with them I'd say it's because we have animal strong animal traits from our ancient ancestors (wasn't a mouse like thing the first mammal). Just normal to have some odd kinks I'd say considering our weird beginnings.
 

DrDingo

Moved to phoenix.corvidae.org with the others
I sure hope you ain't on about anything furry!

Anyway, I'd argue that some, but not all are related to real-world desires. As an example, BDSM. People do want that kinda stuff to happen to them in-life.
But some of the other things.. I hope like hell people don't wish on those!
 

mcjoel

Pepmurrmint Fox

Torrijos-sama

The Artist Formerly Known as Jesusfish
Yes. If not desires, then obsessions or neuroses.
 

Hybrid Persona

Submit to the blue.
They are sometimes, just not literally. I mean someone who's really into vore might like it because they're naturally submissive and desire an intimate and physical connection with someone or some other pseudo-psychological bullshit like that.
Yep. What I can't explain is hard vore. It's pretty much the exact opposite of soft vore. That may be one of those fetishes that denote a problem in ones mind. I don't know.
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
I think a fetish is a desire- although I suspect the thread question was worded incorrectly.

I do not think a person's fetish[es] are a valid proxy for any psychological needs they may have. I think that sometimes there is a coincidental correlation, which people mistakenly think must mean that the two are causally connected.

I rather view fetishes as programming bugs. The software required to achieve reproduction in a very complicated human life is difficult and very complicated- with lots of caveats, so it would be unreasonable to expect it to be perfect. The bugs in the program do not often impede its total function- so ironing them out would be more trouble than it is worth.


edit: fun, related fact. One of the people I chat to online was persuaded by his therapist to believe that he has an unbirthing fetish because he views his life as worthless and wants to crawl back into the womb so he can start over.

Isn't that nice? ...that is the level of bullshit some people will take this to- right up to its limits.
 
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Faolan

I came, I saw, I lagged out
I'm guessing what you're going at is repressed desires and/or early childhood desires.

For me some of it is, some of it isn't. For a fetish I will leave unstated, I think I have traced it back pretty solidly to early childhood, the only question was if there was a specific trigger, which I did figure out.

For other things such as furry, even though I see an early obsession with anthropomorphics, at least to where I can remember at about 5 years old, I think it just developed into a 'fetish' later. Some people would even call what some of us have as an 'orientation' rather than a 'fetish' within the furry fandom.

I'm not willing to go that far on it, but I'm pretty sure my more adult interest in furry is just a natural extension of a time and money consuming lifelong obsession. Some people spend lots of time and money on another person before using them to get off (I know I have a bitter sense of what love is). I spent a lot of time and money on bringing a character to life, so now I just use that.

I agree with Fallowfox's idea of programming bugs, the only question left is when they were made. Unless there is another reason you have to uncover what happened though, it's not worth the 5 years of professional therapy needed to find them. If you didn't need all that just to figure it out, you would have been able to find out yourself by now. It's just not worth it without another reason to go after the knowledge.

I'm pretty sure any sexual interest I have in furry developed pretty innocently over the normal course of time. My other one is a different story, I did go through a few years of B.S. to figure that one out, but it was worth it, because something major was actually behind it. I just had to follow my intuition on it.

I'm sitting in a public library right now, browsing this site, even looking at porn on FA, and wearing a dog collar, and nobody cares (I do live in the San Francisco of the Mid West though, I'm the normal one). My other fetish, although safely enjoyed by quite a number of people, I couldn't manage to enjoy in such a normal and safe way, without it intruding on my life, due to it's background which I discovered a few years ago. It's all a very personal matter.
 

Machine

Shrieking Possum Queen
Fetishes are what happens when you get way too deep in an interest.

Like balls deep. :V
 

Faolan

I came, I saw, I lagged out
You'll be feeling the wrath of a certain moderator in a minute.... :V

That's the funny thing, I just keep it hidden from kids, and nobody gives while I'm here. It probably also helps that I'm looking at drawings and not pictures, but I have spotted a couple of other people looking at craigslist ads with dickpics, so I really don't see this as any worse. I even caught a couple getting busy in the men's room before. Not like I'm finishing at the computer or anything :V
 

Ozriel

Inglorious Bastard
That's the funny thing, I just keep it hidden from kids, and nobody gives while I'm here. It probably also helps that I'm looking at drawings and not pictures, but I have spotted a couple of other people looking at craigslist ads with dickpics, so I really don't see this as any worse. I even caught a couple getting busy in the men's room before. Not like I'm finishing at the computer or anything :V

Y u do dis?
Y!
You people are the reason why I drink and the reason why I think all Librarians should be able to taze you.

It doesn't matter if it's drawn or not, but KEEP THAT SHIT AT HOME OR LOOK AT IT ON YOUR PHONE, OUTSIDE!
 

TransformerRobot

Robot in disguise
I'm starting to think "Yes" it does, for me.

I have a fetish for pregnancy. It didn't make sense at first, until I realized it was because a sexual desire is essentially a desire to reproduce, leading back to the whole pregnancy thing.

In short, it means I want to have children with another person.
 

Faolan

I came, I saw, I lagged out
Y u do dis?
Y!
You people are the reason why I drink and the reason why I think all Librarians should be able to taze you.

It doesn't matter if it's drawn or not, but KEEP THAT SHIT AT HOME OR LOOK AT IT ON YOUR PHONE, OUTSIDE!

Honestly, I only turn off the SFW filters when I'm in the corner with my laptop, and wait to get home, where I have no internet connection, to start pawing off. The patrons at my favorite coffee shop have a tendency to compare each other's collections, but here I keep it hidden.
 

Zerig

So Graceful and Phallic
Banned
Honestly, I only turn off the SFW filters when I'm in the corner with my laptop, and wait to get home, where I have no internet connection, to start pawing off. The patrons at my favorite coffee shop have a tendency to compare each other's collections, but here I keep it hidden.

how much of a sperg do you even have to be to do stuff like this?
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
I'm starting to think "Yes" it does, for me.

I have a fetish for pregnancy. It didn't make sense at first, until I realized it was because a sexual desire is essentially a desire to reproduce, leading back to the whole pregnancy thing.

In short, it means I want to have children with another person.

Then again it is also possible that you acquired the fetish for a stochastic psychological quirk which has no relevance to any purpose at all. How would you be able to tell the difference?

Hypothetically we could test for a genetic predisposition for pregnancy fetishist's progeny to also be pregnancy fetishists, which would establish a functional element beyond doubt.

But if this result turned up a negative- which it likely would- we still wouldn't know if it was spurious psychology or 'intended' by a plastic brain that is adapted to identify reproductive ques and attach to them.

Honestly, I only turn off the SFW filters when I'm in the corner with my laptop, and wait to get home, where I have no internet connection, to start pawing off. The patrons at my favorite coffee shop have a tendency to compare each other's collections, but here I keep it hidden.

Purchase access to an internet connection.
 
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Hooky

Was hermiting.
I think that it has to do with a bunch of things mostly occurring during childhood. I've made my own theory mixed in with a bunch of others but there are still too many thinks I haven't accounted for yet, I'll get back to you on it
I think you're on the right track. I am beginning to see patterns myself.
 
S

Sar

Guest
To have fetish is essentially a desire sexually related to a particular object or scenario, to that statement. Although I am pretty sure a lot of the stuff people deeply desire in Furry artwork they will never really want in reality unless they have some mental sickness.

I have a fetish for pregnancy. It didn't make sense at first, until I realized it was because a sexual desire is essentially a desire to reproduce, leading back to the whole pregnancy thing.

That's the funny thing, I just keep it hidden from kids, and nobody gives while I'm here. It probably also helps that I'm looking at drawings and not pictures, but I have spotted a couple of other people looking at craigslist ads with dickpics, so I really don't see this as any worse. I even caught a couple getting busy in the men's room before. Not like I'm finishing at the computer or anything :V

10/10 would read again.
 

Faolan

I came, I saw, I lagged out
Is it me, or is this thread destined to go somehow like "...So foxes are sluts?" did about a year ago?
 
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Azure

100% organic vegan hubbas
yes, my dick grows large because of big curvy butts and i deeply desire to stick it in said big curvy butt.

rocket science?
 
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