Fun with Fetishes!

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So, this week, I started something new on my Facebook page, for 10 of my 60 followers to see if I am very lucky. I’m mostly amusing myself at this point. In addition to “What I Have Learned Researching on FetLife”, I’m now doing a “Fetish of the Week”, wherein I intend to highlight little known fetishes. This week, forniphilia.

For my Facebook Fans, I turned to the Urban Dictionary’s definition, which is as follows:  “a form of bondage and sexual objectification in which a person’s body is incorporated into a chair, table, cabinet or other piece of furniture”. I found some excellent pictures, and I felt the feature would be interesting, at least to me.

Why a “Fetish of the Week”? My main character, Miss Madeline, and I are of one accord on the subject. Shiny PVC and stingy floggers are exciting. Rope bondage is beautiful, although I am too impatient to either sit still for it, or deal with getting to the object of my attention around it. Piercing and tattooing, once fetishes in their own right, have become mainstream. However, WIITWD (What It Is That We Do—I had no idea acronyms were so beloved!) goes vastly beyond those narrow confines. Kinksters are already marginalized. Supporting others seems part of “safe, sane, and sensible” practices.

I began with forniphilia simply because it plays a part in Switch It ON. Is it my kink? Not exactly. Do I think it can be beautiful, like a careful rope arrangement or a corseted waist? I do. I thought it created a lovely image, for experienced Kinksters, or those simply curious. I hope I did it justice.

How we have sex is personal, just as with whom we wish to have it. No one should be forced to explain what blows his or her dress up. Just as I cannot explain my mental illness, my pansexuality, or the fluid state of my sexual dynamic, I cannot explain how two blue eyed parents gave birth to brown eyed me. Might I wish I were different? Maybe. Sometimes it’s a burden being this fabulous. At least I can share that joyous flamboyance with all of you! Embrace those things that make you unique, whether it’s amazing green eyes, or the ability to be the perfect table for your beloved Mistress.

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What in the hell is “YKINMK”?

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YOUR KINK IS NOT MY KINK. Your fetish is not necessary mine. My best friend likes to say “Whatever blows your dress up!” which instantly calls to mind the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe, riding the steam. Which blows my dress up. Your dress may remain unmoved. And that’s OK!

As I’ve shared in the past, FetLife is one of my favorite research sites. On it, they have a feature called Kinky & Popular. A writing there struck close to my heart. The author was lamenting a lack of diversity among the images displayed, and even a lack of kink. I’d noticed that myself, and generally just stick to the writing as she did. There are many paths through the woods, boys and girls, and wolves on every one, waiting to eat you up, or beat your ass with a flogger, if that’s what you’d prefer.

All of my reviews touch on the authentic quality of my fetish scenes, and that’s directly due to the fact that I was involved with the local scene extensively for years. That same best friend performed in, and in some cases created, shows for an extremely popular weekly fetish night. She remains my technical advisor and sounding board for all things fetish.

The troupe performed highly inventive and entertaining fetish shows that perfectly balanced the artsy-fartsy with the spanky-spanky. They were appealing for precisely this reason, so much so that the patronage of the night was drawn more often from the vanilla world than from the fetish scene. Doing a show a week, they’d have to keep it fresh and diversify. OR they could do the same old, same old, wherein scantily clad pretty boys and girls would get their asses lackadaisically beaten. This is what the management chose to do, selling skin over substance. The night died.

In Switch It ON, Mistress Madeline tries to broaden the horizons of the patrons of her shows. She puts in a little something for everyone. I believe that is important in life as well as the “scene”. My thing may not be your thing, but we can respect and enjoy each other’s things. Whoops, that sounded dirty. I think that helps prove my point.