Underwear fetishism is a sexual fetishism relating to undergarments, and refers to the sexual excitement which some people experience from observing or handling certain types of underwear, including panties, stockings, pantyhose, bras, or other items.Some people experience sexual excitement from wearing certain types of underwear.
Outside Japan, such shops exist only on the internet and are generally run by individual women, as opposed to registered businesses.
To determine relative prevalences of different fetishes, Italian researchers obtained an international sample of 5,000 individuals from 381 fetish-themed discussion groups.
One of the most common types of panty fetishes involves used panties.
In this fetish, panties or other intimate clothing that have previously been worn are eroticized.
Panty fetishism is a fetish in which one eroticizes panties (or similar styles of underwear).
Fetishistic behavior can involve sharing printed or electronic material depicting exposure of panties, usually of a softcore nature, or direct sight and physical contact with the panties.