Second skin (fetishism)

The concept of a second skin is common to a range of clothing-related fetishes.

One reason why these materials may be fetishised is that the garment acts as a fetishistic surrogate for the wearer's own skin — a second skin. The material may be regarded as providing a super-stimulus that is more intense than the normal response associated with real skin.

The forms of fetishism related to this concept can be regarded as forming a spectrum, as follows:

Some examples of turn-ons that are related to these:

The title of the fetishistic magazine Skin Two alludes to this concept.

See also

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