a paraphilia where fetishes are repeatedly and exclusively used in achieving sexual excitement. Objects designed for use in stimulating the genitals are not considered to be involved in fetishism.

FETISHISM: "Example is here, fetishism does not involve sex toys."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FETISHISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/fetishism/ (accessed April 23, 2021).