Panty fetishism is a sexual fetish relating to women's panties, particularly worn or soiled underwear. It can also involve printed or electronic material depicting exposure of panties, usually of a softcore nature.
Those affected regard the panties (knickers in the UK) as a sex object and the female sex organs as another. The panties become a central source of desire, and fetishists frequently amass large collections of panties. They can be used or unused, depending on the individual's preference. The connection between the wearer and the panties is important and can be essential. This is not always the case, but it often is.
Usually, the fetishist will first look at them, touch them, imagine the woman wearing them, etc. The next stage normally involves masturbation, and ejaculation onto one pair of panties, often while sniffing or even wearing a second pair. The mental link between the panties and their true owner will usually be present, and the fetishist will imagine as he masturbates that he is with the owner, either having sex or ejaculating over the panties as they are worn.
There is another form of what may be considered a panty fetish which involves no sexual desire. This is expressed as the desire or need for a male to wear panties. The vast majority of these men wear panties for differing reasons. Most find panties are more comfortable to wear compared to typical male briefs or boxers. They also enjoy the variety of styles and fabrics available. Others may use them as a method to express their softer or "feminine" side. They do not necessarily see them as sexual objects, but simply as another form of clothing. Some men may also wear panties and other female attire in cross-dressing.
Pornographic magazines in the West have long contained advertisements for "used" women's underwear. However, this fetish has been carried to extremes in Japan.
It is largely a male fetish, as reports of females being excited by panties are extremely rare. In some males the fetish is so strong the man cannot become fully aroused in the absence of the fetish object, in this case, panties. For some, they must be worn, for others they must be held separately, for others still different conditions.
The fetish may cover all types of panties, or particular sorts, for example only black ones, or satin, lacy or thongs.
Japanese panty fetish
Buru sera is a Japanese adopted term (ie, Engrish) from "bloomer sailor" -- a reference to the underwear of teenage schoolgirls in "sailor"-like uniforms. This fetish is expecially popular in Japan where female adolescence is perhaps more prominently revered as the idealized form of beauty than it is even in Western cultures.
The term refers to the sale and exchange of the panties of these schoolgirls, as independent transactions between female and adult store and the store and the buyer. Girls who participate in this business will exchange their panties at adult stores on their way to school, and returning them soiled for profit. The more soiled they are, the more they will fetch at sale. Further increasing the value is attaching girls picture or bio to the panties, personalizing them for the consumer. At one point, such panties were even made for sale in vending machines in the Chiba Prefecture, until they were found to be illegal under "antiques-resale" legislation.
What is the Attraction?
One of the constituent attractions is the smell of urine in the gusset of panties. To maintain the olfactory properties, people will often catalog their collections, storing them in plastic zip-lock bags. They will often maintain information as to who wore them and for how long; where they were purchased; and any other pertinent facts.
The smell of urine contains many combinations of ammonia by-products, also known as amyl compounds. These same amyl groups are the major components in "Poppers" which are known to be vasodilators and oxygen-displacement chemicals. This creates a perfect combination of circumstances to increase sexual desire.
Inhaling amyl-nitrites relaxes smooth muscles throughout the body. Smooth muscle surrounds the body's blood vessels and, when relaxed, causes these vessels to dilate, resulting in an immediate decrease in blood pressure.
Alkyl nitrites are often used as a club drug or to enhance a sexual experience. They also facilitate anal intercourse by relaxing the internal and external anal sphincter muscles.
Alkyl nitrites interact with other vasodilators such as sildenafil (Viagra), vardenafil (Levitra), and tadalafil (Cialis) to cause a serious decrease in blood pressure, leading to fainting, stroke, or heart attack.
Common side effects of popper use include headaches, excessive perspiration and temporary erectile problems. Other risks include burns if spilled on skin.
There are many ladies (and gentlemen) who offer used panties for sale.