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Stocking Fetish: 6 Types of Sexy Stockings

Woman Pulling on Pantyhose

Some sexual preferences and personal kinks are so common we don’t consider them kinky. Love of stockings is so universal that it isn’t really considered a fetish. It’s just a fact. Stockings are sexy. Men love them, women feel feminine and beautiful in them, and they are a staple of most women’s lingerie cache.

Stocking Fetish Origins

Stockings are a constant feature in erotica, pinups, movie star sex symbols, pole dancing, peeler bars, rubber and leather wear, role plays, and porn. They were an absolute standard of early sexy postcards—soft porn—and theater culture.

While most men and women love stockings in general, some are uniquely aroused by specific kinds of stockings. Some men love to crossdress and wear them themselves, getting turned on by the sensation of the fabric itself and the powerful psychological boost of being so close to a woman’s intimate garments.

Stockings can be used as a lingerie layer during an erotic dance performance (burlesque or stripping). They can be used for bondage, to tie up a submissive partner to the bed. They can be used as a blindfold. They are essential to some foot fetishists—needed to unwrap the erotic object. They are part and parcel for many with a a high heel or shoe fetish.

For some with a stocking fetish, the aphrodisiac is in sniffing the stockings. Foot fetishists might like the pungent scent of sweat on the feet or in the stocking itself once removed from a woman’s feet. Others sniff the crotch area.

Stocking enthusiasts may like all kinds or many kinds of stockings, but many will have a strong preference for one over the others.

6 Sexy Stockings for Fetishists

1. Nylons or Pantyhose

Nylons or pantyhose came into vogue just before mid last century. Stockings before the invention of pantyhose had to be held up with garters, and just as the word pantyhose suggests, they are panties and hose covering a woman’s legs from the waist to toes. The sheer hosiery covers a woman’s legs without hiding them.

Although few women like wearing nylons, finding them uncomfortable, before it was common to wear jeans, yoga pants, or go bare-legged, they were a godsend. Men thought so too, and pantyhose is an extremely common fetish, especially among older gentlemen.

Young Couple in Foreplay

2. Stockings with Garters

Prior to pantyhose, women wore thigh-high stockings that were clipped with garters to stay up. Some women still prefer this flirtatious look. If you catch a glimpse of the bare flesh of thigh between panties and stockings, with the tiny garters, you are a lucky man indeed.

3. French Stockings

French stockings are thigh-high stockings with garters in luxury fabrics like silk and cashmere, often in tan, cream, white, or dark beige—contrasting a bit with a woman’s skin tone. They were essential to the visual impact of early erotic images—French postcards—with showgirls in stockings and lingerie, and sometimes portraying lesbian love or full-on sex acts.

4. Cuban or Havana Stockings

The detail separating Cuban style stockings from the rest is an outline of the foot in black or darker than the stocking, with a seam running up the back legs. Very steamy!

Woman in Heels, Fishnets, and Gloves

5. Fishnet Stockings

Fishnet stockings are just as they sound—a net, with crisscrossing diamonds, often in black. The mesh hose adds a pattern effect to accentuate the legs. They were often associated with prostitutes and so wearing them was daring for a “good girl.” Horny women have enjoyed wearing them when dressing up for Halloween, a night on the town, or for stocking fetish and kinky role plays with their lovers.

6. Striped Stockings

Modern day thigh-high socks or full tights come in all kinds of patterns, but striped stockings have become a popular and widespread thing of their own. It’s kind of feminist, kind of rock ‘n’ roll, and some people, including myself, just love them—they are sexy in a very casual way.

Are you have a stocking fetish? What kind turn you on the most?

Tell us what you think!

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