Pantyhose fetishism is an essentially a very common sexual fetish involving women's pantyhose. As with many other common fetishes it can and often does first surface in early childhood and/or during adolescence.
Often a pantyhose fetishist may also engage in stocking fetishism, the unique silky sheer aspect, feminine 'association' and allure of both items being the common denominator. Many current day male's fetishistic preference for pantyhose over stockings may be related to the fact that pantyhose are unlike stockings in virtual direct contact with female genitalia and/or perhaps even more importantly are the preferred hosiery for most women when skirts and dresses are worn.
In very basic simple terms pantyhose fetishism most commonly manifests itself in one or more of the following ways:
Specifically during the lone activity of a young fetishist in his early formative years it is often preferable for the pair of pantyhose to have been seen to be worn by a specific 'role model', be it an aunt, neighbor or friend. This may leads to the fetishist stealing or borrowing pantyhose from stocking drawers, laundry baskets, trash bins, or the thefts occurring from clothes line.
This is as suggested perhaps far more common during the earlier years of childhood and adolescence when a youngster is still innocently exploring his whole sexuality as an aspect of growing up and has not yet experienced or encountered girls/girlfriends of a similar age who are old enough, with the odd exception, to have started wearing pantyhose and thus provide him with his desired fetish item. (Stating the absolute obvious girls grow-up during puberty and thus get permission from Mothers to start wearing make-up/pantyhose etc in addition to the essential first bra).
The sub-categories and degrees of pantyhose fetishism are way too many to list as it can be endlessly sub-divided and is in many cases combined with other fetishes or paraphilias of the fetishist (and often his partner too) so as to make an individual's preferences as with many other popular fetishes utterly unique.
A few typical examples of sub-categories perhaps would be; a focus on certain areas of the body whilst wearing pantyhose, e.g. feet a variation of the very common [foot fetishism]; wearing pantyhose with other specific garments, e.g. shoes or skirts, uniforms
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