Introducing … Fetish Philes
What are the Fetish Philes? It is a new segment on Stereo-Typed. If things go well (and I have enough support from my Sugar Daddy Collective), this may become a new stand-alone show (or podcast) on TPOK Radio. However, initially, it will be aired under the Stereo-Typed name.
I know that didn’t give you a lot of information, did it?
What’s in a name
By now, you might have guessed that I like names that are, well, different. You might even say that they are complex. AuntieSocial and Stereo-Typed both have layers of meaning, and I believe that the name for the new segment is the same. Let me break it down for you:
Fetish (in this context): an object or bodily part whose real or fantasied presence is psychologically necessary for sexual gratification and that is an object of fixation to the extent that it may interfere with complete sexual expression. 1)“Fetish.” Merriam-Webster.com. Accessed March 20, 2017. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fetish
Phile (as in “Philia”): (suffix) lover: one having an affinity for or a strong attraction to 2)“Phil.” Merriam-Webster.com. Accessed March 20, 2017. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phil.
I think the use of “Phile” gives a nice dimension that “File” misses.
What about the content?
As the name suggests, the episodes labelled as “Fetish Philes” will be explorations of particular kinky interests. Since I am somewhat loosey-goosey, I won’t be sticking to the strict definition of “fetish.” Hey, if the world’s largest kink-centred social media site, FetLife, can mislabel every conceivable sexual interest as a fetish, so can I! But we won’t be talking about every conceivable interest. I want to explore the unusual or often misunderstood; the terms and activities you may not have heard of, or if you have, you might have said, “I don’t get the appeal.”
To do this, I will be enlisting the help of people who are actually into the featured fetish or philia. I want to talk to the lovers of this or that, so we can hear, in their words, what they get out of it. What attracted them? What preconceived notions did they have? Is the reality like they thought? You get the idea.
If you have been listening to TPOK for some time, this might appear familiar. That’s because it is. The idea for this segment grew out of the original The People of Kink Podcast. 3)Now rolled into the TPOK Live archives on Spreaker Except, instead of looking at the historical journey of individuals, we will be looking at their experiences with a particular turn-on. Hopefully, during the episodes, we will also learn something about the reality of the kink in the spotlight and dispell some of the misunderstandings that we may have developed surrounding the topic. You know, what Stereo-Typed is all about, except this is drilling down on particular interests from an anecdotal perspective.
The future of this segment
Initially, this will be a sporadic offering under the Stereo-Typed name. The first will appear sometime during May or June. When I move to a weekly schedule, I will try to include one of these episodes each month. At least for the first while. Eventually, I think that this can be a stand-alone show or podcast (probably every other week).
Why would I want to separate the two? The easiest explanation is that I think they will appeal to different audiences. There may be overlap, but I believe that the Fetish Philes will likely appeal to a wider audience because they are less intellectual and more personal. While it was always my intention to include something like this, Stereo-Typed has become more research-based and academic, which appeals to a particular type of listener. For that reason, I am considering the possibility of moving Fetish Philes to a separate show, eventually.
Of course, going weekly and adding a second show won’t happen until I have replaced my old Mac with a new one. My band-aid solution of buying a Windows laptop as a stop gap hasn’t worked the way I had hoped. While I do have a machine that can run the broadcasting software, it has introduced connectivity and sound issues that render it useless for its intended purposes. So, my move to weekly (and the addition of a second show) are in a holding pattern until I can purchase a computer that I am confident will produce the quality that you, my listeners, deserve. The current goals are to go weekly in late-June/early-July. If there is enough interest in this new segment, the introduction of Fetish Philes as a second show might happen around that time as well, or into the Fall. If you would like to help me acquire the equipment I need, please join my Sugar Daddy Collective.
Do you want to help?
- Do you do something that is often met with curiosity or misunderstanding?
- Are you a part of a subculture of our subculture?
- Can you explain what your kink/fetish is in terms that will be understandable to those with minimal or no experience?
- Do you have knowledge of some of the stereotypes and misconceptions that are floating around about your sexual interest? Is the reality what you thought it would be before you got involved?
- Do you want to come on the show and talk about your kink, fetish, philia, interest? You don’t have to use your name (I’m not interested in outing anyone). In fact, if you share anecdotes of your experiences, I insist that you not use the names of others who were involved. Otherwise, this will simply be a conversation about something you love and what that je ne c’est quoi factor is that may be eluding others.
If so, please visit the Fetish Philes page and fill out the contact form. I would love to talk to you about your kinky interests and experiences. There are a lot of unusual interests that fall under that kinky freak flag. Let us hear about yours!
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|1.||↑||“Fetish.” Merriam-Webster.com. Accessed March 20, 2017. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fetish|
|2.||↑||“Phil.” Merriam-Webster.com. Accessed March 20, 2017. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phil.|
|3.||↑||Now rolled into the TPOK Live archives on Spreaker|