BRITAIN’S favourite fetishes have been revealed in a new study.
New research examining the bedroom behaviours of people across the UK has discovered exactly what us Brits are into when it comes to bonking.
The study, carried out by online sex toy retailer Lovehoney, asked people what their favourite fetishes were and then compiled a list of the top 10.
According to their findings, making a sex tape is the UK’s biggest turn-on – with use of smartphones has sparking a boom in steamy home-made tapes and sex selfies.
Surprisingly, filming our romps has taken over the fetish top spot from BDSM (bondage, domination and submission).
Sex expert Annabelle Knight said: “The growth in the popularity of smartphones has been a game changer when it comes to sex.
“Virtually everyone has access to their own cameras and these can be used to make extremely erotic homemade movies which couples can enjoy together.
“Sex selfies are great fun, too, and a brilliant way to generate excitement for couples when they are apart.
“Clearly you need a great level of trust with your partner before getting the camera out because no one wants the footage shared with third parties in the event of a split.”
To celebrate the launch of London Fetish Weekend, which starts on Thursday October 5 and runs until Sunday, Annabelle has provided a guide to the UK’s 10 most popular sex fetishes.
So how many have YOU tried?
With virtually everyone having a smartphone, this particular fetish has taken over as our most popular activity.
Increasing number of couples like to film their sex sessions on their phones and many like to share these home movies with other consenting couples – this is ok as long as there is an element of trust.
Domination and submission is a part of an acronym most people may be familiar with called BDSM.
It stands for bondage and discipline, Domination and submission, Sadism and masochism.
It involves the power exchange between two consenting adults and the submissive does what the Dominant requires of them – within their agreed boundaries.
BDSM became seriously popular and intrigued many with the release of Fifty Shades of Grey five years ago – and is set for another boom with latest movie being released around Valentine’s next year.
Sexual role play
Using role play in the bedroom is about much more than indulging your long-held and unspoken fantasies.
By adopting a different persona, many people find it easier to open up and explore situations and practises that they would never normally approach, allowing them to experience greater fulfilment and also bringing them closer to their partner.
Rubber, latex and leather
This fetish relates to those that gain sexual enjoyment by wearing or having their partner wear rubber, latex or leather material.
They refer to themselves as “rubberists”, with the material acting as a type of bondage.
For some, the smell of these materials can also be a turn on.
The area of the buttocks that meets the back of the thigh is considered an erogenous zone and if contact is made with the right amount of pressure and frequency, it can result be a turn on for many people.
The aim with spanking is to keep it sensual at all times and maintain that erotic energy between you and your lover.
You may be shocked to hear that having a foot fetish is surprisingly common – it’s the most popular fetish involving non-genital body parts.
This involves wearing the clothing accessories of the “opposite sex”. .
There are lots of reasons for its popularity – it may be cross dressers simply enjoy the different aspect of fashion not usually available to them in society.
The official name for being aroused by urination this is Urolagnia.
While it is a fairly niche activity – it is still more popular than you might expect.
Swinging, sometimes called wife swapping or partner swapping, involves couples indulging in sex with another couple or individuals with the full consent of both partners.
It is illegal to have sex outside in a public space in the UK – but there are plenty of places where you can enjoy this fetish without getting nicked.
Lovehoney research showed that more than half of couples enjoy having sex in a garden.
Previously, we revealed the shocking secrets they’re hiding from their other half and that one in three people have a sexual fetish.