The definition of a sexual fetish is the need for an object, body part or material to achieve an elevated state of sexual arousal.
For many people, these are things that enhance their sexual experiences but aren’t necessarily required to achieve arousal. A true fetishist must always have their individual kink present to reach a state of sexual satisfaction.
Realistically anything can be turned into a fetish; it just depends on a person’s desires and preferences. Is having a fetish harmful? Most experts agree that as long as you aren’t placing yourself or anyone else in danger, that it’s harmless to indulge in a fetish to achieve release. Society places a stigma on most fetishes although as a whole we’ve become more accepting of individual preferences.
Most people are embarrassed about their fetish and don’t necessarily discuss it outside of a specific circle that may be dedicated to it such as a club or group they belong to.