Apparently I do have a fetish

Warning: the following post is totally self-indulgent fluff. But I enjoyed it. Stick around for the pictures. ;)

Dictionaries can be so enlightening. See, I thought the word fetish meant something you (me) needed to achieve sexual gratification. If that was the case, I’d be a very unhappy woman. ;) So instead of calling my, er, interest in men with long hair a fetish, I downgraded it to a mere fascination. But I decided to look fetish up on and learned something. (The comments in italics are mine.)

fet·ish – noun

1. an object regarded with awe as being the embodiment or habitation of a potent spirit or as having magical potency. (Potency? Yes. Magical? Not so much. I’m safe.)

2. any object, idea, etc., eliciting unquestioning reverence, respect, or devotion: to make a fetish of high grades. (Nope. Not me either. Whew.)

3. Psychology: any object or non-genital part of the body that causes a habitual erotic response or fixation. (Well shit.)

Habitual erotic response. Guilty. How many times have I taken a second look at masculine locks flirting with broad shoulders? Every time. How many times has said fixation led to an erotic response? All of them.

Fixation. I looked that word up too: a preoccupation with one subject, issue, etc.; obsession. Obsession. Bingo! I know that subject well. Let me share it with you.

long hair collageI could go on….

And let’s not forget the guy who is far from my first fixation, but definitely the most enduring.

Eliot Spencer messed up hair4I have over 5000 pics of him now. Habitual erotic response or fixation. Um… yeah, I think that qualifies as a fetish. Trashy learned a new word. How is that going to show up in my writing? Hehehe.

About Amelia James

Amelia James started reading steamy romance novels in junior high, but her mom took them away from her, so she started daydreaming instead. After she got married, she wrote some of her naughtier daydreams down and sent them to Playgirl magazine. Two of them got published. She kept daydreaming and writing stories until her dirty stories turned into trashy books. She lives in Colorado, but she’ll always be a loyal Wisconsin Cheesehead. When she’s not lusting after her next bad boy hero, she looks for inspiration in sci-fi and action movies, football players, bloodsucking lawyers, muscle cars, and kick-butt chicks.
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4 Responses to Apparently I do have a fetish

  1. mcbarlow5 says:

    I like long(ish) hair on guys too:)

  2. Lori Whitwam says:

    I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to write a book in which my hero has short hair. Ever.

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