The Most Common (and Unusual) Fetishes Prove You're Not as Kinky As You Think

Or are you?
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We’ve already established that kink is actually relatively common. Considering previous research has shown that about 50% of people have a desire for one or more kinky sex acts, it’s safe to say that it’s not too wild to have a thing for furries or 

Thanks to researchers at the University of Bologna, who spent three years analyzing data from hundreds of online fetish forums in the deepest, darkest corners of the internet, we also know what the most common and unusual fetishes in the world are. 

According to the study, the most common fetishes have to do with body parts, particularly feet and toes. So if you get all hot and bothered from a freshly pedicured foot softly patting your nipples, you’re not very kinky. Sorry. 

The next most common fetish is for bodily fluids like blood and urine. Golden showers? Surprisingly common. Don't ask us why.

Other typical fetishes include body size (hello, chubby chasers), hair, shoes, and specific clothing, which all seem pretty tame when you think about it.

By contrast, the researchers also discovered the favorite fetishes of the ultimate bonafide kink-masters, including people who have the hots for pacemakers. Unless you’re one of the two people identified in the researchers' length investigation, your fetishes are not too kinky, because nothing is freakier than getting your jollies from abnormal heart rhythms.

Other rare fetishes include getting off by falling down stairs, being turned on by fog, and by being cold and watching other people freeze their asses off. Now those are kinky.

There you have it: all of the you thought were super naughty and weird, are actually not at all. But no matter your personal preference is, all kink is good kink, so let your freak flag fly.