What's a fetish


See above.

Is it a normal sexual attraction (e.g pretty hair, butt, etc) that turns into lust. But how would that be different than “normal” ‘impure thoughts’? I’ve tried finding out for confession reasons but I’m confused.




No, it’s not normal attraction that becomes lust. It’s when someone is sexually aroused or obsessed by things which are more diverse than that - unusual or unnatural attractions.

The word ‘fetish’ implies that this is not a fleeting attraction, but rather something which becomes central or extremely important in someone’s intimate life. Some fetishes might be completely harmless in themselves, others dangerous or even illegal.


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