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?

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    $\begingroup$ Read 50 shades of gray. That will probably answer your question. Cannot imagine that there is any scientific research on this. $\endgroup$ – Robin Kramer Jun 21 '16 at 12:56
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    $\begingroup$ I am a woman (cisgender) and I have a fetish, so yes. It may be less common, but there are women with fetishes. $\endgroup$ – Elbs Jun 27 '17 at 18:13

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.

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    $\begingroup$ Oh wow, there is. Thumbs up. $\endgroup$ – Robin Kramer Jun 21 '16 at 14:41

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