Fun with Fetishes!


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.