People who have a pantyhose fetish typically become sexually aroused through wearing pantyhose, watching other people wear pantyhose, or both. They may also feel aroused by watching others put on or take off pantyhose, using pantyhose as bondage restraints and gags, or being forced to wear pantyhose.
A pantyhose fetish, which may develop during childhood, is more common among men than women. Some people who have a pantyhose fetish may have a preference for a different type of pantyhose or a different outfit worn with pantyhose, like skirts, uniforms, or types of footwear. This can include specific looks often associated with pantyhose, like formal business clothing, pencil skirts, or a school outfit.
While some become aroused due to the silky texture of a pantyhose, others may become aroused due to the appearance of pantyhose on the legs, which are sheer and do not cover the legs completely. Pantyhose can make the legs appear smooth, airbrushed, and firm. They may also create arousal due to their tight-fitting style, which highlights curves and creates a sensual barrier over the skin.
What Is the Difference Between Pantyhose Fetish and Foot Fetish?
While there is overlap between pantyhose fetish, foot fetish, and cross dressing fetish, they are still different sexual fetishes. A pantyhose fetish focuses mainly on the pantyhose as an object of clothing—either worn by a person or used as a sexual object.
Pantyhose Fetish vs. Foot Fetish
A foot fetish is a fetish where feet are a strong trigger for arousal. While some may be aroused by the sight or feel of feet, others may need feet to be involved to reach climax. Someone who has a foot fetish might enjoy kissing, touching, licking, sucking, or massaging a person’s feet. Others might enjoy foot gagging, smelling feet, or being stepped on.
A foot fetish often involves a particular sort of footwear or other clothing, including hosiery and nylons. This means that someone’s interest in pantyhose fetish might also include an interest in foot fetish.
Nylon can create a smooth, shapely, and appealing look to the foot. The slippery texture of pantyhose also makes shoes slip off much more easily. This can lead to shoe play or shoe dangling, which can be appealing to foot fetishists as well.
Foot smelling fetish may also overlap with pantyhose fetish. Wearing a pantyhose can create a sweat odor that may be attractive to some people interested in foot fetishes, particularly foot smelling.
How to Explore Pantyhose Fetish (Solo or With a Partner)
Pantyhose fetish can be explored alone or together with a partner. All it needs is pantyhose of any kind. The most popular pantyhose for sexual use are the sheer, nylon variety, although they can come in different colors and styles.
Pantyhose is a versatile sexual tool that can be used in a variety of ways, including:
- Wearing pantyhose
- Watching others wear pantyhose
- Putting on and taking off pantyhose
- Watching others put on and take off pantyhose
- Buying pantyhose
- Touching or feeling pantyhose
- Tearing or cutting holes in pantyhose
While you can explore the fetish with your partner — either by wearing pantyhose or your partner wearing pantyhose — you can also explore it alone. Many people who are aroused by pantyhose may wear nylons underneath their clothing during the day or wear them while masturbating. Others may view images or videos of people posing in pantyhose.