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Medical Fetish and the Allure of Medical BDSM

Medical Play Woman in Nurse Roleplay

Medical fetishism is an umbrella term for a vast network of kinks and fetishes that reflect medical themes.

What Attracts Medical Fetishists?

Kink lovers may experience sexual arousal in specific or general medical situations, or enjoy the sight of nurse uniforms or medical clothing. They may experience attraction or arousal sexually at the idea or enacting of medical procedures.

Medical fetishism can involve sexual attraction to the objects and devices of specific or general medical care.

There are many reasons why medical fetishism could be so common. At its mildest side of the spectrum, such as thinking nurse uniforms are hot or “playing doctor,” it is nearly universal in some sense or another. It can get extremely specific—arousal at enclosure inside a metal lung, for example, or attraction to vintage anesthesiology equipment.

Since fear, vulnerability, and strange physical sensations are all varieties of sexual experiences or feelings, it is not that surprising that a trip to the doctor’s could trigger a variety of kinks and fetishes. Others note that medical care is associated with nurturing.

BDSM in Medical Fetishism

Control and power as doctor, patient, or nurse are other triggers and popular themes in medical role play. Restraint and helplessness come into play in real life medical situations, such as weakness during cancer treatment or restraint during mental illness episodes, and more.

Some medical fetishists are attracted to people and some to the equipment or procedure. For example, there is an entire spectrum of amputee fetishists. Some are simply attracted to people with one leg while others are attracted to the stump or the missing leg itself. Some are attracted to the treatment and recovery—bandages, casts, the physiotherapy process.

Medical kinks can be about respiratory therapy and arousal happens from seeing the lover with nasal cannula or ventilators.

It can be attraction to specific or many kinds of medical workers—nurses, doctors, ER staff, anesthesiologists, orderlies, or psychiatrists. It can be about the medical examination—rectal, gynecological, eyes, ears, nose and throat—doing the exam or receiving it, or both.

It can be about the outfits—hospital gowns, coats, booties, nurse uniforms. It can be about needles, diaper care, temperature taking, dental hygiene or braces, about deformities and disabilities, or attraction to people who have a specific illness or broad condition.

Read: Dental Fetish: BDSM and Dental Torture

There is a wide variety of medical-themed pornography, from general scenarios that can appeal to a wide base of kink lovers, to very specific fetish pornography.

Types of Medical Fetishes

Medical Examination Kinks

A very common client request or submissive request to dominants is an erotic medical exam. Helpless submissives everywhere are excited by kinky medical exams. They want to be restrained, examined, and have various devices like thermometers and speculums inserted into orifices.

Read: 4 Doctor-Patient Role Play Ideas

Klismaphilia

Many people find the process of having an enema to be extremely arousing. Both men and women are sexually aroused during enemas because of stimulation of nerves and the bulbospongiosus muscle, which affects male erections and female vaginal contractions.

The strange sensation of fullness and of vulnerability, along with the mess taboo and the medical connotations all contribute toward the fetish. For many klismaphiliacs, the rubber device itself and the idea of the insertion is arousing.

Read: All About the Erotic Enema

Amputee Fetish

Acrotomophilia is better known as amputee fetishism. Some people are attracted to amputees. They may be excited by the perceived bravery and independence of the amputee, or they may relish the idea of dependence and taking care of him or her. Many are attracted to the amputation itself—the stump limb. They want to rub it, touch it, or even fuck it.

Apotemnophilia is sexual arousal at the idea of or the act of being amputated oneself. It is often mixed up sexually with body integrity disorder, a psychological condition where someone longs to be disabled. They may feel as if the limb is not there and want to be rid of it in order to make sense of that feeling.

Read: Amputee Fetish Facts

Anesthesia Fetish

Anesthesia role play is so popular that the vintage anesthesiology black rubber mask is now a fetish item colloquially referred to as Black Beauty.

This fetish may include arousal from the equipment, substance, effect, atmosphere, procedure, or scenario.

While lots of people indulge this fetish in a general way, actual anesthesiology for fetishism is dangerous and illegal. It is considered edge play but can also be considered “beyond consent” even with consent, as it is not legal for an amateur to administer anesthesiology drugs, to take them oneself, and it is not legal for a licensed anesthesiologist to give them outside of medical assignment.

While the idea of giving your dominant consent to do with you sexually whatever he or she wants, and being put under can be incredibly exciting, it is not safe or legal.

Medical Restraint

Just as there is an entire genre of horror movies that deal with old asylums and their creepy, invasive, torture equipment, there is a fetish for psychiatric restraint devices—limb cuffs, straight jackets, stretchers, syringes, head restraints, mouth guards or gags, and the entire scene of vulnerability and power and control that go with it.

If you haven’t seen American Horror Story: Asylum, this will turn your crank.

Medical BDSM

Not all medical fetishes are related to bondage and discipline or sadomasochism, but the power dynamics inherent in many medical treatments are definitely important to a large number of fetishists. To those who have experienced medical treatment as a form of torture rather than nurture, the giving and receiving of pain can be essential.

Read: Medical Play Ideas: 4 Ways to Get Kinky

Do you have a medical fetish? Dare to share in the comments!

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