As in title; is it possible/common for women to have fetishes?
It always seemed to me that fetishes are related to men only. Is it true?
For a non-clinical sample in a study on paraphilic sexual interests, Dawson et al. (2016) report that
Fisher’s exact test of proportions revealed that a significantly greater proportion of men reported arousal to activities related to voyeurism, fetishism, sadism, biastophilia, and urophilia compared with women (all ps < .05). A greater proportion of men were also more likely to endorse items related to frotteurism, hebephilia, and pedophilia compared with women (all ps > .05 and < .10). Similar proportions of men and women reported being aroused by activities involving exhibitionism, scatologia, transvestic fetishism, masochism, scatophilia, and zoophilia (all ps > .10). [Absolute numbers are reported in table 4 on page 13 of the PDF.]
A fortiori the answer is yes, women do »have fetishes«.
• Samantha J. Dawson/Brittany A. Bannerman/Martin L. Lalumière. 2016. Paraphilic Interests: An Examination of Sex Differences in a Nonclinical Sample. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment 28(1), pp. 20–45.