Internet Fetishes: Woolies and Insects and Trees, Oh My!

Human sexuality. It’s a pretty straightforward concept, isn’t it? At least, it can be. Over the course of our evolution, we’ve depended on some variant of it to reproduce and to express love to each other. Because sexuality comes in a variety of flavors, it can manifest itself in some pretty strange and unconventional ways. One of the more eccentric of these means is fetishism, a form of sexual pleasure experienced through engaging with a particular object or activity. While fetishism might seem niche because we don’t tend to talk about it seriously in our everyday lives, it’s far more prevalent––and diverse––than one might think.

The Keating Bell Tower Heist

It’s just about 2am, and the oppressive summer air was giving me as much trouble as my acrophobia was while I climbed the steps of Keating’s forbidden bell tower. I really hadn’t even climbed all too far yet before my fear kicked in, so I tried to distract myself by reliving the moment we got in.