In a recent post , I wrote about how the field of sexology is uneven in its application and rife with regional and individual biases, largely due to general sex phobia and a subsequent lack of empirical research within the field. Recently, a debate on the mailing list of one of the sexological organizations to which I belong touched again upon discrepancies within the field. The discussion in question concerned whether or not it is possible to eradicate a fetish. Most respondents were in agreement that, like a sexual orientation, eradicating a sexual fetish is not only not possible, but particularly in fetishes that cause no harm, even unethical. I have eliminated any details that could reveal the identify of the other clinician. Below is what the clinician wrote in support of fetish eradication.
Can Fetishes Even Be Changed?
Sex Obsession Counselling | Overcome A Sex or Fetish Addiction
Adding to the difficulties here is that there seems to be a lack of clear techincal information on exactly how sexual obsessions form in relation to porn use and how exactly to resolve them. We want to fill this gap online and help people understand where sexual obsessions comes from. In this article we want to go through a step by step run down of imprinting, sexual imprinting, obsessions, how these concepts connect together and how to resolve them. The psychological process of Imprinting is a crucial aspect in the formation of sexual obsessions and understanding how this process works will help you see more clearly how repeated porn use can lead to this problem. Imprinting is a term from psychology and refers to a type of phase sensitive learning that animals and humans undergo in the early stage of their life. It is most commonly associated with the scientist Konrad Lorenz , who explored and tested the concept extensively with animals in particular. It can be almost comical to watch.
Information & Treatment for Sex or Fetish Addiction
Are your preoccupations with sex or fetishes preventing you from having healthy relationships with authentic intimacy? Do your obsessions result in feelings of loneliness, sadness, shame or depression? Are you being deceitful and dishonest with your partner and yourself?
There are decades of scientific research on fetishes which point to a clear answer. The short answer is yes. Hundreds — or maybe even thousands — of studies have shown success in changing fetishes. If this is ineffective they then recommend drugs and physiological treatments. There are many more studies on drugs drug companies have money, and can fund studies on drugs in ways that leave other treatment methods behind.