So I'm reading for my dissertation right now... One of the authors got a bit sidetracked and suddenly I find myself reading about psychoanalysis and fetishism. It says here that fetishism among men is caused by the "shocking discovery of sexual difference (the absence of a penis on women)" and following from this - "castration anxiety." The fetish can be any object in place of the penis. This is rather interesting, but I was wondering if this was the dominant belief among psychologists now or is this a theory that has been refuted? (there are some psychology students here, no? I think Em & RW) And also I was wondering what the cause was for fetishism among women - if there is such a thing? - as of course we cannot exactly suffer from "castration anxiety". Cheers mateys!