10 Ways to Start Exploring Your Fetish
Talk to a Therapist
Shula Melamed (MA/MPH) explained to us that you should be ready to speak transparently about your desires in the company of a professional – you will be in a safe space. Seeing a coach (like her) can help you “to own your new kinks and to figure out how to pursue them without self-judgment or fear. Additionally, coaches can help you explore whether or not you feel your interests are interfering with your connections with other people or are harmful to yourself or others.”
Questions that could be asked during your assessment may include: why you’re looking to try something new? What are your expectations for trying it? Are you looking to explore this on your own or with a partner? And other questions of this nature. Afterwards, you might discuss some potential outcomes of exploring your fetish, according to Dr. Rachel Hoffman.