Sexuality and Disability

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 135–147 | Cite as

Fetishes and Their Associated Behavior

  • L. F. Lowenstein


This article provides an overview as to the definition and history of fetishes. The paper reviews early and recent research regarding fetishes and explores behaviors often associated with fetishes. In addition, various types of fetishes are examined, including a number of fetishes that are unique to people with disabilities. Finally, coming from a psychoanalytical perspective, a number of treatment approaches are reviewed and discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. F. Lowenstein
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  1. 1.Allington Manor, Psychological Service Fair OakesEastleigh, HampshireEngland

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