This Friday, January 15, 2016, is International Fetish Day. This day started back in 2009 in the United Kingdom and was originally called “National Fetish Day”. International Fetish Day is celebrated to increase awareness for fetishes in general and to show support for the fetish and kink community. Members of the community are asked to show their support by wearing purple as a form of solidarity. This is known as “Perverts Wear Purple”.
But what is a fetish? The definition of fetish, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is a need or desire for an object, body part, or activity for sexual excitement. And there are many, many kinds of fetishes. Some of the more common fetishes include Leather, Rubber and/or Latex; Bondage and Discipline (BD), Dominance and Submission (DS), Sadism and Masochism (SM); dolls; foot fetish (partialism); balloons; voyeurism; and Sexual Role Play, just to name a few.
Some people think fetishes are weird, unhealthy and are considered abnormal. Except for ones that harmful and/or are illegal, fetishes should not be pathologized. In fact, many consenting adults incorporate fetishes and fetish play safely and sanely into their sex lives to spice things up!
So, in honor of International Fetish Day, here are our top picks of BDSM toys that you can use to not only celebrate this kinky day, but also enjoy all year long:
- The Entice Ball Gag
- The Scandal Bull Whip
- nipple play™ Advanced Vibrating Heated Nipple Teasers
- Entice™ Universal Cuff Links
- Entice™ Passion Wheel
- Scandal™ Red Room Kit
- Scandal™ Feather Crop
Again, this is just a small list of BDSM toys to help you celebrate and support International Fetish Day. Remember, there are many fetishes out there, so don’t just limit yourself to BDSM toys. Have an open mind, explore and have fun!