The line between a fetish and a preference

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If someone says they only want a Korean boyfriend, only date and have sex with men from South Korea because they like K-pop, K-dramas and foods like Tteokbokki, Japchae, Kimbap, is that a fetish or a preference?
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if it's ONLY with Korean men and Korea in general, and they don't want to do anything with anyone else then I'd say it's a fetish
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Fetish - a form of sexual desire in which gratification is linked to an abnormal degree to a particular object, item of clothing, part of the body, etc.

So by that definition, an attraction to Koreans would be a preference.
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(Original post by Joel 96)
Fetish - a form of sexual desire in which gratification is linked to an abnormal degree to a particular object, item of clothing, part of the body, etc.

So by that definition, an attraction to Koreans would be a preference.
But I want to add that the terms are used pretty much interchangeably now. A fetish used to mean that you couldn't achieve sexual gratification without the object or thing being present. In present day, people say "fetish" when describing a preference for something, mostly taboo, but not always.
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(Original post by heart2you)
if it's ONLY with Korean men and Korea in general, and they don't want to do anything with anyone else then I'd say it's a fetish
What if someone also learned the Korean language so they could get a Korean boyfriend? Is that a fetish or a preference?
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(Original post by Joel 96)
Fetish - a form of sexual desire in which gratification is linked to an abnormal degree to a particular object, item of clothing, part of the body, etc.

So by that definition, an attraction to Koreans would be a preference.
Thanks for the constructive answer.
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Do you have a race fetish?
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(Original post by Anonymous)
If someone says they only want a Korean boyfriend, only date and have sex with men from South Korea because they like K-pop, K-dramas and foods like Tteokbokki, Japchae, Kimbap, is that a fetish or a preference?
(Original post by Joel 96)
Fetish - a form of sexual desire in which gratification is linked to an abnormal degree to a particular object, item of clothing, part of the body, etc.

So by that definition, an attraction to Koreans would be a preference.
Based on the above, I would describe a race fetish when:-

1) You ONLY go for said race; you are unwilling to consider anyone else under any circumstances
2) Their race is the only thing you care about (e.g. no consideration given to looks, personality, status etc.)

(Original post by Joel 96)
But I want to add that the terms are used pretty much interchangeably now. A fetish used to mean that you couldn't achieve sexual gratification without the object or thing being present. In present day, people say "fetish" when describing a preference for something, mostly taboo, but not always.
Agreed... a lot of people call their "kinks" fetishes; when strictly speaking, it's not the case (although I don't think it's as bad when people call a race fetish as a "preference"
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