For many attendees, San Diego’s International Comic Con goes beyond simply indulging their inner geek. An extraordinary refuge for the socially obscure that offers both diversity and the fleeting glimpse of public acceptance, Comic Con makes the ideal venue to indulge in some other, lesser known behaviors that would be taboo in most any other location. Here are the top ten fetishes found this, and every, year Comic-Con International in San Diego.
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Furrydom--the affinity for fictional animal or inhuman characters with human personalities or characteristics (anthropomorphism.) Otherwise known as people who dress up in animal costumes and have sex in them, or simply those who get off on arousing those who enjoy this.
This furry fandom leads to the kind of p*********y seen here .
Furries have been increasing rapidly in numbers since their first convention in 1987, spilling over into the pool of more "mainstream" conventions by the sheer quantity of anthro inspired art, music, costumes, and media, the unbridled enthusiasm of its participants, and in no small part by popular films like Harry Potter and Twilight who frequently portray human to animal morphism. Science fiction and fantasy novels and cartoons featuring anthropomorphic animals are often cited as the earliest inspiration for the fandom, although they are generally shunned and frowned upon by non-furry convention goers and the general public. That creepy scene from "The Shining" and media misrepresentation are largely to blame.
Xenophilia – In science fiction, the physical attraction of humans to extraterrestrials.
While once a vision of love between someone ordinary and someone less ordinary, like Sarek and Amanda Grayson (Spock’s parents from Star Trek,) Xenophilia has presently taken on a more alien shape in the Japanese art form known as shokushu goukan. Boldly going where no man has gone before, "tentacle erotica" followers continue to push the envelope of what is traditionally considered sexy, looking toward the sky for the f*ture of p*********y . Originating in terrestrial love between the tentacle creatures of the world (as seen in the link above), this fetish, with the advent of hentai cartoons, has taken on a much more extra-terrestrial and impossible turn, as seen in the video to the left.
Fashion Paraphilia – An all-encompassing term for clothing fetishes, including sexual arousal toward costumes, spandex, latex, stockings, boots, and oh so much more. Also known as "Cosplay" in some circles (which is short for "costume play", although the word is not always associated with the sexual or social fetish).
Seeing an accurate incarnation of a beloved character, who is most likely non-existent outside the virtual realm, can be a fantasy come true, appealing to those who like to play dress-up as well as those who like to watch. Whether they’re motivated by their love for a protagonist or their love of being adored, cosplayers turn out in astounding numbers. And since clothing is such a wide-spread fetish, no matter what you’re wearing (or aren’t), you’re bound to find someone who really appreciates your efforts.
Technophile – A person with a strong artistic sense and a love of electronics, media, and/or gadgetry.
Here is the most terrifying video of a "sexy" female robot you will ever see. Tell your nightmares "you’re welcome."
A fetish popularized primarily within the last ten years, technophilia is a term combining the common definitions of nerdom: web-savvy, mechanically/electronically inclined, and science-fiction oriented, with the increasingly popular "metro-sexual," adding effeminate, well-dressed, and narcissistic qualities to the mix. Usually describing a male, technophiliacs are usually attracted to people with similar qualities to themselves, though it can also pertain to someone sexually attracted to machinery or "gynoids" (human cyborgs).
Vampire Paraphilia–Being sexually aroused by the vampire myth, fangs, biting/being bitten, or the act of drinking blood.
While Twilight fans may be in dwindling numbers due to this year’s absence of Twilight at Comic-Con, slaves to the vampire fetish will be in full attendance to show support for HBO’s "True Blood" as well as to partake in all the gothic goodies (and underground parties) that the convention has to offer. No longer just a genre for back-alley sadomasochist circles, the fetish has become so popular in recent decades, that many consider it to be its own subculture, seducing people from all walks of life with it’s cadaverous charm.
To show some "normal" members of society enjoying this fetish, here’s a video of a woman who fancies herself a real life Vampire
Asiaphilia – a sexual attraction or preference for people, culture, or things of Asian origin, specifically by those of non-Asian descent; this has actually led to two other , more rare fetishes found at the convention: hentai and tentacle erotica.
Here’s a video of an attractive Asian girl dancing like a cat while many watch and some even film.
Also (very politically incorrectly) called "yellow fever" and "rice chasing," the past decade’s technological explosion has been an undeniable contributor to the rise in Asian popularity in pop culture. Exposed to a newer, sexier version of the stereotypical Asian via video games, anime, and hentai (Click here for the NSFW definition of hentai) , Comic Con has since met demand with plenty of supply for all your Asian loving needs, providing the public with entire booths dedicated to the more rare and hard-to-find hentai found in the world.
hentai, then, gave way to the wild world of "tentacle erotica", which isn’t figurative. It is exactly what you think it is, but that kind of hentai often gives way to another, more specific, kind of fetish found at the convention…
Frotteurism -- Paraphilic interest in rubbing against a non-consenting person for sexual gratification. It may involve touching any part of the body.
Think that guy brushed your shoulder because he wanted to move past you? Did that fat woman graze you because she didn’t have enough room? Did they shake your hand because they legitimately found you interesting? Throw over a hundred thousand people into one place at one time and try not to get touched by someone. The sad truth is, many Comic Con attendees are devastatingly lonely. You’ll never really know if one of the many bodily contacts you’ll make during con is contributing to someone’s sweaty, self-depreciating jollys or if it’s as close to the "real thing" as they’ll come. Or even if they’re happily married or do GREAT with the opposite sex. It’s really a toss-up, because this is quite a rare, yet often undiscovered fetish.
Mammaphilia, also called mammagymnophilia, or mastofact–The Sexual Attraction to the Female Breast.
Here’s a video of a guy hunting down and harassing a bunch of hot girls, showing us exactly how much this fetish is actually placated at Comic-Con.
Undoubtedly the most prevalent and socially accepted fetish on this list, mammaphilia is present in nearly every aspect of the convention. In movies, television, video games, comics, statues, art, and attendees themselves, you will see breasts exaggerated by tight, revealing clothing designed to attract the American, 18-34 year-old male, who happens to be the largest Comic Con demographic; so in other words, it’s marketing genius. But, honestly, who doesn’t mind seeing an occasional glimpse of the accentuated female form ?