Sex Transm Infect 85:483 doi:10.1136/sti.2009.037143
  • Personal view

Used condoms: a dangerous fetish?

  1. Vincent Tremayne
  1. Correspondence to Vincent Tremayne, Staff Nurse, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton, UK; vptremayne{at}
  • Accepted 29 April 2009

Some of us will have a fetish of one kind or another, many of which are socially acceptable, such as enjoying perfume or seductive clothing. It has been suggested that most fetishists are men, who gain sexual excitement by tasting, touching or smelling an object while masturbating.1

Condom fetish

For someone with a condom fetish, this might mean gaining pleasure from looking at pictures or videos portraying people ingesting or masturbating with used condoms. Others might search for discarded condoms to masturbate in to or ingest the contents. Some men “condom hunt” in areas where people have public sex, such as car parks or wooded areas. Used condoms are also purchased online.

A few years ago, a fetish website at was …

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