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There are many ways people try to convince kids to start reading. Don't count on them to try this though... even though it's likely to work.


"In moments she had been stripped to her waist, her hands still bound behind her."
"... fetched a black box with dials on one face and a pair of wired terminating in small discs. He extended the two extremities toward the tips of Luna's bare breasts."
"The electrodes touched Luna's nipples. She jumped, with an exclamation of pain."
  • A later book in that series ("And Eternity") features one of the attractive female protagonists randomly undergoing a Gender Bender and being instantly compelled by lust to rape her companion. Not to mention the borderline Mary Suetopia of sexually-open Gypsies with magic erotic dances...
    • And Eternity also features a sexual relationship between a 14 year old and her much-older legal guardian who is a judge. But wait! It heals her from her years of abuse as a prostitute! Because nothing heals years of abuse like the magic cock of a much older man!
  • This troper is fairly sure that both the succubus character in "Being A Green Mother" (Old by day, young by night) and the three aspects of Fate fulfill someone's fetish...
  • The girl in "Color of Her Panties" was a mermaid, and as such, she doesn't wear them. That's a major plot point, in fact — it's used as an unanswerable question to fluster a wizard whose superpower is that he knows the answer to everything. They end up being grey. Magical, that cause men to pass out if they're seen, but, yeah. Grey.
  • Really? In the version this editor read, they were plaid; she eventually got a plaid skirt/kilt like thing to match them, and it made it easier to disguise them in the event of random, panty flash causing gusts of wind or something.
  • In Xanth, anyone can breed with anything, just drink a love potion first! Oh, and there's a billion and one Cute Animal Girls, to boot.
  • For that matter, the Love Springs in Xanth force you to fall in love and mate with the first living thing you come across. Person, animal, plant, demon... Such mating are always fertile and always successful, too.
  • The Power Perversion Potential in Xanth is amazing. Really, some of the talents and objects there don't have any non-perverted uses.
  • It could be argued that pretty much everything Ted and Monica ever did would be an example.
  • In the book "Firefly" by Piers Anthony, there are numerous graphic sex scenes including one where a woman is raped by (if I remember correctly) her ex-husband, and one where a prepubescent girl seduces an adult neighbor into having sex with her. Reading this book did strange things to my 11 year old self.
  • Apprentice Adept, which takes place on a planet of Professional Nudist Slaves (they're paid very very well for their services), etc.
    • To his credit, Mr. Anthony openly admits he's a slightly perverse old man. (Though for some, that makes it all worse.)
    • "Isle of Woman". Ember gets captured and slightly raped. She grabs a hot stick, shoves it up her attacker's rear and escapes. Her husband is amused when he finds out. That's probably the most obvious example from that book; there are plenty more.
  • Like powerful women being put on leashes, stripped naked and forced to perform menial labour, getting spanked and generally being degraded? Then you, my friend, are really going to enjoy some parts of The Wheel Of Time. May overlap with Author Appeal, depending on your views of the late Robert Jordan.
    • Aaaah, now I understand why my boyfriend keeps trying to get me to read them...
    • In this editor's opinion, the only good scenes ever featuring Egwene are the ones in The Great Hunt where she is captured, enslaved and tortured by the Seanchan.
    • And who wasn't rooting for the same thing to happen to Nynaeve?
      • This troper certainly was, although he wasn't going to get a sensual thrill out of it. Oh no. He just wanted someone to beat the living, shitting fuck out of Nynaeve.
        • Itself a fetish.
    • This troper is actually kinda into That Sort of Thing, and found said sections somehow to be Fan Disservice. The bit when the girls manage to get a collar on one of their captors, not so much.
    • This troper also suspects Robert Jordan had a thing about flexibility. Not only pretty much every badass and/or attractive character is explicitly described a sbeing flexible, there is also quite detailed description of a contortionist performance in The Fires of Heaven, and this quote from the Crown of Swords: "You’re stiff as a stake; you should be supple enough to bend backwards and put your head between your ankles. Mind and body. One can’t be limber without the other."
  • Related to the previous point, especially given how similar the two series' are, Sword Of Truth has all of the above and massive amounts of rape commited on a literally continental scale. Also, very few books don't feature Kahlan being in dire threat of being raped by someone.
    • For someone into BDSM and mindfuckery, Richard's time with Denna can get... uh... rather uncomfortable.
  • This troper hates to grace this with the term "literature", but... John Norman's Gor series has inspired an entire BDSM subculture of "Goreans", many of whom are probably unaware that their lifestyle choice/philosophy/cult stems from a line of cheap Sword And Sorcery paperbacks. The parts of Second Life that aren't furry are largely Gorean.
    • This troper suspects a lot of the parts that are furry are Gorean too, from what he knows about furries.
    • They're aware. They just don't really care.
  • Imogene's Antlers, adapted on an episode of "Reading Rainbow", is a tale about a girl who wakes up one morning to find that she has grown a pair of Irish Elk-style gigantic antlers. To this troper, that wasn't the fuel. It was the last page, where she woke up with the antlers gone... but with a Peacock's tail.
    • Need we point out that antlers and feather trains are found on the male Elk and Peacock? Um...
    • Then again, showgirls have some costumes that look like a peacock tail.
  • Ella Enchanted is blessed with "obedience." If thoughts don't instantly creep into your mind you don't belong on the internet.
    • She's underage, too, just to attract the pedophiles more.
    • No she's not! Ella was at LEAST 15 during most of the book. Which means she had tits.
    • 15 is not 18, and she was "blessed" at birth.
    • There's a fairly good chance◊ she wouldn't have to be 18.
    • It's stated in the book that Ella is old enough to get married, so it's highly unlikely that she would be considered underage in her home country.
    • If the movie's to trust, the physics-defying qualities some orders have add to some interesting possibilities. "I order you to grow ____" anyone?
    • And to top it all off, she's played by Anne Hathaway.
    • This troper, having read that book, will never think of it in the same way again.
    • Ditto...
    • I thought I was the only one who had a thing for Ella Enchanted. It's DEFINITELY the obedience thing.
    • Oddly enough, despite having a bit of a hypno/mind control fetish, Ella's automatic obedience didn't do anything for me. The bit where she had Hattie smell a forced truth-telling weed, however, sent a few interesting chills up my spine. Maybe it's the vacant expression Hattie's described as getting.
    • In the movie there's the relationship between a giant woman, and an elf man. Picture that physical relationship...
    • Ella's determination to grow a spine made this troper happy.
  •  No mention for Animorphs? The series has plenty of Fetish Fuel with characters that can, literally, turn into any animal they touch. Along with appeasing furries and transformation fans, there's also other possibilities. For instance, two main characters of each gender always turned into the same bird for flying around. Yes, the exact same bird, which is only one gender. Then there's the possibility of...well, you get the drift.
    • Also in the 12th book Cassie acquires Rachel immediately after promising not to use that morph for anything "bad".
    • And Ax acquired Jake in the sixth book. That series provided this troper with tons of fantasies in early puberty.
    • This troper and a friend actually created sexual jokes about all the tight clothing they have to wear as morphing clothes.
    • One of the books has many of the Animorphs shrunken down and the process is very well described. Not to mention comparing how tiny they were to everything else around them. This troper ruined the binding on that book after reading it so often.
    • The Andalite Chronicles details a love story between an Andalite and a human woman. There's even an extended foot-fetish scene as the Andalite marvels over her soft human feet.
    • How about the Yeerks themselves? Major Nightmare Fuel, but then we get the entire book in which Jake is stuck inside his head while the Yeerk controls his body. That was a big one in this hypnofetishist's childhood.
    • Along the same lines: What about all the aliens (like Elfangor or Visser One) who just loved using their brand new human bodies... feeling all these new, intense things and wanting to experience everything they can... definite Fetish Fuel for this troper in so many ways. Not to mention all the Food Fetish potential with Andalites. (You KNOW Ax would be into that.)
    • Along with a footnote where Cain's editor speculates on precisely how Cain learned she had a mechadendrite affixed to the base of her spine.
    • And now Cain's Last Stand has confirmed two very common bits of fetishy Fanon: there are female Commissars, and Sisters of Battle are not required to be celibate
    • The Vamp Emeli and her Charm Person effect are nice, too.
    • And also the Lesbian Valhans this combines the hotness of slavic women with a dose of Hot Amazon.
    • I know I did!
    • This troper had her first ever fictional crush on the White Witch.
    • ...and this troper's first ever fictional crush was Aravis. There's just something about girls in drag...
    • Her recounting of her attempted suicide gave me squiggly feelings AND I STILL DON'T KNOW WHY.
    • ...and this troper's sister's first ever fictional crush was Prince Caspian. And this troper's first ever fictional crush was...Luke Skywalker. Sorry about the combo-breaker, there.
    • Yeah, and what about King Tirian getting tied to that tree in The Last Battle?
  • Much of the recent Anita Blake series could be considered either Fetish Fuel or Nightmare Fuel for most, but for this troper, the most memorable moment of the former came in The Lunatic Cafe, which goes into great detail of the inner workings...of a lycanthrope sex snuff flick.
  • Miles Vorkosigan has a clear thing for what he obliquely refers to as 'Mountain Climbing' (better described as Huge Girl Tiny Guy) when it comes to sexual partners. Admittedly at four foot nine he has little choice in the matter, but between his enthusiasm and some of his partners (i.e. Taura) it can be catching. Even his eventual wife notes to herself how little height would matter lying down....
    • Bel Thorne. Bel freaking fully-functional-both-ways Thorne. Miles, you twit.
    • Seriously. Of all the things you inherited from your parents, you couldn't have gotten some of Aral's bisexuality?
    • The way Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan has full control of Axe Crazy Sgt. Bothari, who names himself "Lady Vorkosigan's dog".
    • Anne Bishop's books are full of these, or at least hints enough to excite any sort of imagination.
    • The Black Jewels is full of female domination, bondage, S&M, and the sudden onset of uncontrolled lust in sentient beings.
    • It's the "sudden onset of uncontrolled lust in sentient beings" - and why isn't there a trope for something like that? - that really does it for me.
  • Similarly, Dragonriders of Pern in which multiple important relationships are started because the irresistible lust of their fire lizards or dragons during mating flights shows two characters that, oh, they were attracted to each other all along! (And then, of course, there's instances where the silly woman still takes a while to realize she loved him all along - add in the interesting fact that gender of the riders is secondary to this lust and its suddenly slash-riffic too.
  • The Ephemera Duology has sex demons among the main cast members - who can enter dreams and control them, and takes pleasure from emotions. A major setting is the Den of Iniquities - which is more or less the Carnal Carnival capital of the world. And it has perhaps the most extreme example of female dominance - the female Landscapers can change the entirety of an area they're connected with by their desire to change it.
  • Belphoebe's first appearance in The Faerie Queene: In the 3-4 page long physical description of the virgin huntress (Book 2, Canto 3, stanzas 22-31), Spenser devotes a lot of detail to her sexy-and-desirable-but-off-limits breasts, thighs, and legs, clad in apparently almost see-through clothing. Given that Belphoebe is an Expy of Queen Elizabeth, whom the book was specifically written for, you have to wonder what her reaction was to that...
    • Not to mention Brittomartis, as a character. In general. At least for this troper's adolescent self.
  • John Varley's Gaea Trilogy of books has plenty of Fetish Fuel. There's a hermaphroditic race of centaurs that all look female despite their "gender", have 3 sets of genitals (one in front, one of each in back, gender is decided by which genitals are in the front), and can mate something like 30 different ways to reproduce. And yes, as you'd expect with centaurs, they are hung like a horse. One would think Mr. Varley liked this race a bit too much, because entire chapters are devoted to how this centaur race do the Do, and at one part of the trilogy, it becomes a major plot point.
  • Read The Golden Compass and tell me there's any way this troper could have avoided getting chills up her early-adolescent spine during each and every one of Mrs Coulter's scenes.
    • This troper agrees wholeheartedly, but would like to point out that she's never found bestiality attractive until the long, glowing description of Stelmaria and Ozymandias's reunion at the same time as Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter.
    • A case of Your Milage May Vary, but this troper did had some interesting fantasies with the angels. First Balthamos and Baruch, then Metatron and his interactions with Mrs Coulter. This troper is male, should you be wondering
  • How about Papillon? The protagonist finds himself living with a fairly friendly tribe of people who are not, shall we say, the least bit shy. He marries a teen girl from the tribe, marries her younger (I think 14 year old) sister, and impregnates her. When she becomes huge, the older sister announces she is pregnant, probably with twins. The worst part? The bastard leaves, even after he is offered a third wife if he stays! An adolescent me wept at the thought of him turning that down.
  • A childhood favourite book series- the Montmorency series, by Eleanor Updale, to be precise- gave this troper a three-for-one set of fetishes- detailed descriptions of horrible scars, Victorian gentlemen, and some serious hurt-comfort Ho Yay. Also, some amount of the first book takes place in prison. How did my mind not go there? I was certainly not * that* pure minded aged ten... right?
    • OH MY GOD. I need to read these. SO VERY MUCH. GOOD GOD, DO WANT. It's like someone tapped into my subconscious and drew out some of my favorite Fetish Fuel-y aspects of things... I'M OFF TO SEARCH RELENTLESSLY NOW
  • The novel The Devil Inside was chockful of lavish descriptions of BDSM and BSDM-like situations. By the end of the book, most of the plot began to revolve around these elements. There might be some Author Appeal in this. The scenes weren't written in a particularly erotic style, but after the fourth or fifth one, this troper was in desperate need of some brain-bleach.
  • In the book Body rides, the plot revolves around a bracelet that allows astral projection into another person, during which all sensations felt by the person are felt by the passenger, and are apparently amplified. The obvious potential of the bracelet being used during sex takes place at least once or twice every chapter. as well as a threesome later in the book, one of two bracelet-free sex scenes.
  • In fact, any book by Richard Laymon is jam packed with Fetish Fuel. This Troper has read about seven of his books most of which featured hot girls as protagonists.
  • The Wild Cards novels has the Mechanic, who can fuse his limbs to any device and control it. Any. Device. He has to cut off his fingers first, and stick the wounds onto the machine. I hear keys clacking in the distance already. (Lampshaded when he meets an attractive Ace who can't physically touch another person without harm... Needless to say, they find a way.)
  • Thanks to How words had different meanings over the years, this troper has major Partner Ho Yay fetishes.
  • Especially for Sherlock Holmes, with Sherlock's suspiciously reliant relationship with Watson, to where even when married, Watson would drop everything to run to the man's beck and call. Which also puts some Dominance/Submissive spin on their whole partnership.
    • Whoa, yes. Very much seconded, to the point this troper has even considered dedicating a Wicked style rewrite musical to the subject. And has seen more of the Granada TV series than is normal or healthy.
    • This troper will be the first in line to see that!
    • For the same reason, this troper will always be grateful to The Seven Percent Solution for turning the tables and having Holmes be the one reliant on Watson. That was a thing of beauty.
  • How can this page last this long without a mention of Dracula. Vampire Fetish, Hypnofetish, wanton women, and dark, dangerous, predatory men? yuuuum.
    • Even at a young age, when Count Dracula was very, very quietly going about strategically trapping poor, virginal Jonathan... this troper knew something was up. If Jump Start3rd Grade can't be blamed on my future kinkiness, getting Dracula in my Christmas stocking aged 11 certainly can.
    • Add that the way Dracula literally threw the women off of Mr. Harker in a manner that in modern eyes would look like a raging fit of jealousy, especially when he roared at them that Jonathan is 'his' and 'his alone'.
    • This troper currently runs with her own Mass Guessing theory that had Jonathan not been able to get away, he'd be in the same position of subservience as Renfield, if not closer. And Dracula obviously likes him a lot more. How else to reward a worthy servant?
    • This troper just had a mental orgasm at the idea of the above WMG
    • I would give my right eye to see that fic written. Well. And long. Well, maybe not my left eye— perhaps the little finger on my left hand?
    • And, um, if you count Dracula's Guest as continuity... let's just say, the annotated version of Dracula has quite a bit to say about things. (When they excised that from the novel itself they actually did get rid of a line about how Jonathan's neck was hurting from being... licked by the Big Badass Wolf the count sent for him. And there's hand-kissing, too.
    • I liked the forced complicity of the scene where Jonathan finally asks to leave. Then Dracula, never verbally acknowledging that it was ever not his choice, basically forces him to demand to be locked in again.
    • The fact that the Brides' luscious lips are given copious details, how descriptive that their breaths on his throat was, then compared that to what scant detail that Jonathan gave to describe nice-girl Mina is a little suspicious. Not to mention they came in threes. (in most film adaptions, they turn one of the brunettes into a redhead to fetish them even further)
    • Compared to how rather prudish Jonathan is (appropriately for a Victorian man) they're also very aggressive... it's nummy.
    • In retrospect, probably the reason why this troper keeps paging back to that scene every time she reads the novel is that not so much that the Brides are aggressive— though they are— but that Jonathan is so shamelessly submissive. And helpless. Did we mention helpless? It greatly adds to the Nightmare Fuel Unleaded of that entire passing of time, along with the realisation that Jonathan's internal clock has gotten royally screwed up by living with the Count— so that he sleeps in the daytime, and is up and about at night, too polite to do anything but basically blog about it. (To make this a more legitimate comment, there's some major Fridge Logic Fetish Fuel in the thought of what happens after the Bride scene. Jonathan swoons, and the Count happily carries him back to bed and undresses him before folding his clothes for him and leaving.)
    • Some may find Renfield's zoophagus as another source for Vore Fetishists.
    • Some noted how Lucy wished a woman didn't have to marry only one man, suggesting she has hidden desires for polyandry.
    • What got me is that Dracula is just so damn polite and charming... before he goes crazy after Jonathan cuts himself shaving, that is. Who wouldn't want to stay in that guy's house? The way he referred to his books as his "friends" also triggered something for this Bookworm.
    • I'm no fan of Draco In Leather Pants when it comes to Dracula, and I absolutely don't ship him with Mina or find metaphorical rape to be at all consistent with female sexual liberation, yet I find his To The Pain speech before he forces Mina to drink his blood to be the sexiest passage in all literature. I'll take my vampires thoroughly evil and without sparkles, thank you very much.
  • This troper, for his sins, keeps a copy of Dean Koontz's Demon Seed by his bed. The parts that describe how big the woman becomes when impregnated are... well-thumbed, If You Know What I Mean. Yes, I do feel guilty.
    • This is aside from the mind-control sex scenes where the sexually-frustrated A.I. forces her to pleasure herself. It even makes her roleplay a prostitute.
    • Not to mention that one of the ongoing issues in the setting is how their children will grow up. Babies having babies, indeed..
  • Tamora Pierce seems to have a thing for pairing younger women with older very tall men. Alanna's eventual husband was six foot four inches and seven years older than her. Daine married Numair who was fourteen years older than her and six foot five inches.
    • Add that Daine can transform into animals, or otherwise request they do things for her, it adds a new layer.
    • Not to mention Alanna is only the start of women who are fully capable of kicking ass and taking names, and that for the first two books of the Lioness Quartet, Alanna was disguised as a boy.
    • Never mind that both Keladry and Alanna appear to be straight; those books gave this (asexual!) troper a major wonk about butch women, especially Lesbian Athletes. Something about all the training moments and hard work and (on Alanna's end) crossdressing and... ooh.
    • You probably got a little thrill reading The Will of the Empress, then...
    • Speaking of the Circle Of Magic books, at some point or another in The Circle Opens quartet, all four of our heroes use their magic to restrain people.
    • Briar restrains an assailant with rose thorns (heh). Then he notices that the girl being held is more afraid of the roses than the thorns. Turns out she's allergic. By the time she leaves the scene, she's sneezing like crazy. (Yes, that's an actual fetish.) Of course there's the fact that plants adore him, and vinelike plants twine around his body to show it. He's also known to carry several knives on himself at all times.
    • Tris is somewhere between a Deadpan Snarker, Tsundere, and Emotionless Girl. And she's a redhead. Her powers include lighting, wind, wave, heat, and a few others.
    • Sandry has a habit of acting like a completely normal girl, until you threaten someone she cares about. Then she gets all...in-control, reminding you of her title and power. It's mentioned that she wrapped several people up in thread and cloth "cocoons," just because she was trying to reach her uncle.
    • Also keep in mind that her power allows her to control your clothes.
    • Also, remember that scene where Sandry used her magic to strip a group of armed men, leaving them stark naked in the middle of nowhere?
    • I do. Vividly.
    • Daja is a somewhat tomboyish girl whose powers lie in fire and the manipulation of metal. A blacksmith, specifically, which means she's all muscle-y. Also, she likes girls. Whether that's "instead of" or "in addition to" has yet to be revealed. The living metal that grows from her hand is definitely another source, and do note that it can mimic the properties of skin and fuse onto body parts. Extra limbs anyone? Extra penises anyone?
    • There's also the mental link the four share. They can close and open it at will, and can tell what the others are doing, if they choose to "broadcast," anywhere within miles.
    • The teachers aren't exactly immune to Fetish Fuel, either. Lark is a thread mage like Sandry, a Lipstick Lesbian, and a retired acrobat, while Frostpine's occasional nude meditations result in remarks about him not being a eunuch (and he's all kinds of buff...).
    • Rosethorn. Everyone does as they're told when Rosethorn's the one doing the telling. Plus she's butch.
    • Seconded. She's also badass, bisexual, snarky and has a heart of gold. Also, is it just me or does she get more attractive in each successive book?
  • The World According To Garp starts out with the rape of a dying soldier by Jenny Fields (mother of the title character). As the story progresses, we get graphic details of adultery, oral sex, many mentions of the title character's hard-on, and a character who is a transsexual football player. And need this troper even bring up who plays Garp in The Film Of The Book?
  • Good Omens's Crowley is said to be able to do some interesting things with his tongue. Probably very exciting things, too.
    • This troper can't blame her incubus fetish on Crowley, since she had it long before she read the book, but God knows he hasn't helped any. Mmmm, sunglasses. She's also heard at least one person toast Crowley/Aziraphale as introducing them to the wide world of slash.
    • All girls may indeed want bad boys, but this troper would much rather corrupt a good boy, and therefore has an incurable Aziraphale thing. It helps that this troper...likes books. A lot.
    • Crowley/Aziraphale tentacle Slash Fic. It's... interesting...
    • This troper will confess that Good Omens Slash Fic planted the seeds for her sin and punishment/retribution fetishes, as well as A Thing for the fall/falling from grace. U-unf.
    • Does being attracted to the female personification of War count? There's also the somewhat thriving War/Pepper community.
    • How has no one mentioned Famine/Pollution? It's got a healthy following, believe me.
    • Pollution himself is just really, really... wow. Pale, languid, gazing around in a romantic way, young-seeming, bishie... yes. (come to think of it, the paleness/languidness does a bit for my H/C kink, too...)
    • The way Pollution seems to be permanently half out of a daze just makes this troper completely hot. Ahh....
  • What the crap? Nobody's mentioned Mythology yet? That's a Fetish Gas Station! incest, BDSM, transformations (voluntary or otherwise), pedophilia, zoophilia, vorephilia, necrophilia, mind control, vomiting, gender shifting, magic powers, torture/gorn, pregnancy/birth, multiple body parts... not to mention fairies, elves, werewolves, vampires, angels, and half-human, half animal creatures (such as Anubis, God of Furries). This is probably, without a doubt, the oldest trope in existence.
  • Brave New World is capable of giving people a twin fetish. The book features multiple instances of not two, not three, but ninety-six completely identical humans, at one point featuring dozens of them, who were essentially only two people, swarming all over the main character. Essentially the Twin Threesome Fantasy taken to the ultimate level.
  • The Twilight books - say what you will for quality of writing ( it sucks)- have already given hundreds and hundreds of teenage girls serious vampire kinks. A book written by a pleasant, almost-smarmily-friendly Mormon, married with children. It's not the writing she uses, but the fact that Edward is shaking with stress and barely holding back his violent, raw sexuali- um, vampiric nature, yeah. Sure. Also, Jacob Black (the thinking teen's alternative) is a werewolf. With beautiful hair. Who forces himself on Bella (to kiss her) and later falls in love with her newborn child.
    • Let's not forget the werewolf packs. The alpha wolf can mentally force the others in his pack to do what he says. Kinky.
    • This troper swears she once saw Sam/Jacob porn-she means, fic based on that.
    • And the mind reading! Oh, the mind reading! And mind control, and empathy, and well, Bella has a lot of excuses to trip and hurt herself..
    • In Meyers' The Host which also ends with a man falling in love with a woman in an underaged girl's body, although the latter couldn't be helped. Interestingly, both are considered to be dangerous "parasites" which is disturbing considering Bella's deadly "parasite" is her own child. An unconscious Take That at (young) motherhood?
    • For this troper, it was the fact that Jasper could control emotions by controlling the amount/type/whatever of hormones in someone's body. If that doesn't give you immediate ideas, the internet is not for you.
    • Meanwhile, this Editor came up with her crazy theory as to why Twilight is so popular as she watched a certain scene in The Film Of The Book — yes, the Vampires Play Intense Baseball Scene! Twilight is so very popular because, somewhere out there, there were people with an as-yet undiscovered fetish for vampires playing intense baseball during thunderstorms. Apparently there are a lot of people with a thing for for vampires playing intense baseball during thunderstorms...
    • Four words: Alice. Pitching. Leg-kick. Work it, girl
    • This troper as well as several of her Twilight-hating friends have an inexplicable kink for Jasper and his baseball-bat juggling/spinning/flipping tricks in that same scene. None of us can explain why we find it so sexually attractive but...holy shit.
    • Gettin' kinda meta here: off the Twilight article main page.
    • The, er, unique quality of Edward's siring scene is because the actor playing Carlisle reportedly whispered "You're so sexy" into Pattisons ear in order to get the proper freaked-out expression out of him.
    • This troper is not really fond of slash, but Edward's and Jacob's interactions with each other are one of the main reasons why she's read the books.
  • This troper discovered an, ahem, interest in bondage while reading a Bobbsey Twin novel.
    • Heehee. Same with me, except it was Nancy Drew.
    • Nancy Drew in general.
  • This troper read the last book in a trilogy called The Dragonbards as a kid. It was quite dark, Nightmare Fuel-ish in parts. However, the scene where the main character is captured, tortured, drugged, and otherwise has his mind entirely broken by the Big Bad had quite another effect on her. It bent over backwards lavishing details like how he had "bruises around his mouth from when they forced tubes down his throat" to drug him, how he had been "broken again and again by the horrors of the tilting table", and how his mind was "totally owned by (Villain) now", sending her budding Hurt/Comfort tendencies into overdrive. Of course, she had no idea what it was at the time—she just knew she wanted to read it over and over and over and over...
    • This troper now wants to read that book... but not out of the wish to comfort the injured hero. Umm...
    • It's by Shirley Rousseau Murphy (yes, the cat mystery author), if that helps. The other two books are Nightpool and The Ivory Lyre.
  • Clive Barker's The Inhuman Condition, an anthology of five stories, included one called The Age of Desire, about an experimental aphrodisiac that turns a man on to the point that he'll do anything to get some, even try to screw a crack in a brick wall (is there a fetish for that?). It featured the first gay sex scene this troper ever read, and she was duly shocked to realize it lit her body up one side and down the other. Years of slash later, she looks back on it fondly...although she could've done without the rape aspect, but that's undoubtedly a bonus for many. Especially since he Secretly Wants It.
    • For this troper it wasn't the forced thing, although that was immensely hot... it was the fact that the victim in question is a cop.
  • One passage of Lord Of The Flies is about a pig getting slaughtered, and the passage is narrated in a way that sounds like rape.
    • It technically is. Once the beast is dead, the boys realize they shoved the killing spear straight up her ass.
    • The whole thing represents the deepening levels of depravity that the boys are sinking to, and Golding's misanthropic view that all mankind is essentially base and evil. You will also notice that they kill that pig with a stick sharpened at both ends. Later, Roger plans to use a stick sharpened at both ends on Ralph - so just think how he's planning to kill him. Thank you very much, English literature GCSE.
    • This troper's high school teacher pointed this out alongside the mention that the pig is the only female character in the entire book (if you recall, the pig later becomes the devil, but that's an entirely different bigotr— erm... trope)
    • In this case, the women are probably lucky that they weren't in this fiction. Do you dare to imagine what would've happened to them?
    • Word Of God is that there are no girls on the island because things would have turned out differently if there were.
  • Winston of 1984 fantasizes about doing things to Julia, such as tying her up and shooting arrows at her, as well as raping her and then murdering her. And then there's Julia herself, who secretly opposes the Junior Anti-Sex League and, in a dream sequence (and later in reality), she walks towards Winston and inexplicably throws her overalls off.
  • Speaking of 1984, the entire section of the book in which Winston is subject to heavy-duty reconditioning, including good old-fashioned electroshock therapy was some pretty nice Fetish Fuel for those with a brainwashing fetish.
  • In a strong case of Getting Crap Past The Radar, one of the Nancy Drew books had her receive a full-body massage in glowing terms that sounded like she was having an orgasm.
    • Which one would this be? Er, for completeness' sake.
    • Not to mention plenty of Bondage of both sexes.
  • A Song Of Ice And Fire: Underage sex, midget sex, incest sex, lesbian sex....so many fetishes in this series, one has to wonder about George RR Martin.
    • Actually, no, one doesn't have to wonder at all!
    • Also, there are numerous mentions of bare feet in many, many chapters (including males, but especially Sansa, Arya, and Daenerys). Daenerys in particular ends up getting her bare feet kissed numerous times, often while astride a horse.
    • Any mention of Khal Drogo, especially the description of Daenerys taking down his braid and removing all the bells ... mrowr.
    • Jaime Lannister. Dear god. I don't care that he's an A-Class dickface. And that scene in the first book with Cersei right before he shoves Bran out the window. *deep sigh*
  • The Phantom of the Opera wears evening clothes, a long black cape, and a mask, and his voice has a mesmerizing effect on listeners. No wonder he gets romanticized so much...
    • This troper can't help but to wonder whether the fangirls would find the original Phantom as attractive with his face that resembles a rotting skull, and his omnipresent stink of death produced by his extremely unhealthy skin...He still had a pretty voice, although it's a bit difficult to conceive how he managed that without a nose!
    • You'd be surprised; there are those who actually prefer the original Phantom—rotting skull, death-stink and all—to the prettier variations. This troper wouldn't give Gerard Butler's Phantom the time of day, but would hit Lon Chaney's like a Falling Chandelier Of Doom.
  • Now that this troper knows of giantism as a fetish,he's sure someone would appreciate this little passage from Chapter III of the Brobdingnag account in Gulliver's Travels:The handsomest among these maids of honour, a pleasant, frolicsome girl of sixteen, would sometimes set me astride upon one of her nipples, with many other tricks, wherein the reader will excuse me for not being over particular.
    • It wasn’t the giants that interested this troper when she discovered it in high school, but the fact that the queen and her ladies played with Gulliver like he was a doll dressing and undressing and poking and prodding and he couldn’t do anything about it? And they kept him in a cage like a pet monkey? Wowza, after reading about that scene in her cliffnotes , this troper was utterly pissed when the copy in her school library proved to have been censored: some Moral Guardian had printed the book with that entire chapter missing!
    • Let's not forget the Famous Lilliput Scene - where hundreds of tiny little people tied the 'giant' Gulliver down - Micro/Marcophilia AND Bondage.
    • Wasn't there a land with nothing but Redheads? Gotta appeal to someone.
  • This troper blames the Greek Myth wherein the sorceress Circe transforms all the sailors into animals for awakening an interest in both bestiality, and transformation in his youth. Every time I read that story (in a children's mythology book, no less) I got what I could, at the time, only describe as a "tingly feeling".
    • The myth of sweet, innocent Persephone being spirited away underground by dark stranger Hades for the purposes of being his wife interested this troper as a child for reasons she didn't quite understand...at the time.
    • The fact that Hades was her uncle and that she was possibly already being courted by two half-siblings (Apollo and Ares) at the time squicks this troper out, but that is pretty much par for the course for the Greek pantheon.
    • There's a reason a good deal of TF fetish stories and art have Circe.
    • Medusa anyone? Either for fans of reptilian women, or petrification power
    • Loki. Dear sweet Bakazaru, Loki. When she was a little girl this troper cheered for him in all the stories because she sympathized with people Surrounded By Idiots (and with sucking at Phys. Ed). At least that's why she thought she liked him... Can we say Troubled But Cute? No, scratch that - more like 'genderbending shapeshifter Trickster Archetype with a vindictive streak a mile wide who nonetheless is the character most likely to end up in Hurt/Comfort situations' (not the least of which is his punishment in Hel).
    • Don't forget the details of his punishment- bondage AND torture? Yummy.
    • Joanne Harris's Runemarks only adds to that. He's redheaded, of course, and he's clearly a Loveable Rogue, he gets into quite a few Hurt/Comfort situations with Maddy, gets the Troubled But Cute aspect emphasized, is also a Deadpan Snarker, did I mention the frequent Hurt/Comfort with Maddy and occasionally without her, he continues shapeshifting and when he changes back is naked (and this is not actually attractive to this troper, but he's also close to a similarly nude Skadi armed with a whip...), and did I mention the roguish attractiveness...not that I ever edited a Fetish Fuel page for any reason, of course.
  • Several kinds of Lampshaded in Gaudy Night, with the scene where Peter teaches Harriet self-defense; not only is it pretty juicy in its own right, Harriet herself immediately starts thinking of ways to fictionalize and overtly sex it up for a scene in her next book.
    • Harriet herself is MASSIVE Fetish Fuel for submissive men who aren't into the conventional dominatrix type...the fact that Busman's Honeymoon strongly hints that she does, in fact, in-story, dominate Peter DOES. NOT. HELP.
    • Perfume The protagonist's obsession with scents...murdering a young girl just to smell her...it's either Fetish Fuel or Nightmare Fuel.
    • This hypnofetishist troper would like to start with Kushiel's Mercy. Mmm...
  • We've gone this far without mentioning the children's book In the Night Kitchen? The completely uncensored illustrated Out Of Clothes Experience for a very underage boy revealed to at least one reader that they were gay, a pedophile, or both when they were still in kindergarten. The fact that an animated video version of this story was also released that narrated the "out of his clothes" scene in a deep, soothing voice does not help at all.
    • Even more amazingly, despite being banned for its "sexual nature," There is no porn of it whatsoever on the internet. It is actually, after 40 years, still an exception to rule 34. If you stop and think about that, that's beyond insane. Replace Mickey in the story with a Young Woman, late teens early twenties, and you have a story about a woman whose clothes slide off of her while sinking through the floor, lands in a BOWL OF CAKE BATTER, covers herself with the stuff from the neck down, gets chased around a surreal town by three fat bakers demanding "milk for the morning cake," And ending with her BATHING IN MILK as her flimsy dough clothes MELT OFF HER BODY. This story has been BEGGING for a porn remake for practically 40 years now, and yet... NOTHING.
    • This Troper agrees, and is somewhat relieved that someone else has had the same thought. I was kind of worried that I was the only one who had a "thing" for this, y'know?
    • Actually, somebody did make porn of it. A guy who goes by the name of Mana-goblin made a 5 page comic replacing the young boy Mickey with a teenage girl named Christine. It's called "in the night goblin kitchen." Sadly, Christine is not nearly as lucky as Mickey.
  • Judy Blume's Blubber featured a scene where two girls are raking someone's yard as a punishment, and after lunch they realize they both have to pee really bad. After some discussion they decide to just go right in the yard rather than ask to use a bathroom. I... rather enjoyed reading and re-reading that scene as a kid. A lot. Made me realize just how much I loved I loved depictions of desperation.
  • This Troper is quite surprised at the complete lack of mention of John Ringo's Paladin Of Shadows series. Which, especially the first book, Ghost, is so full of all sorts of fetish fuel (mostly bondage, rape and violence) that John Ringo didn't even want to publish it. It was only published due to huge amounts of demand and begging from both his fans and his publisher (who, after reading a manuscript of the first section of Ghost, decided they loved it and wanted more).
    • If you wanna go John Ringo, the later books in the Paladin Of Shadows series involves Ghost going to Georgia (the country, not the state) and becoming a feudal lord, wherein he acquires a harem of teenage girls rescued from slavery, goes on to hire a supermodel-level gorgeous harem girl from a Middle Eastern country to manage his harem of pubescent beauties, and then discovers that the many beautiful, blonde women of his village are all eager to jump in the sack with him and bear his child. And that's not even mentioning the cyborg-ex-prostitute with the venomous fingernails who kills one terrorist by jamming a stiletto heel through the back of his skull. Yeaaaaaaaah. . .
    • Said "cyborg" (called by some "Whoreverine") being just about the only protagonist-side character who absolutely hates Mike's guts.
  • Stephen King's Apt Pupil. Something about the sheer amount of manipulation on display from pretty much everyone, plus a few other um, very, VERY wrong scenes leaves this troper with some very pleasing (yet totally shameful) squiggly sensations.
  • Brian Jacques, apart from all the talking animal characters, wrote a storyline in the Castaways Of The Flying Dutchman series in which the captive turns out to have been sewn up in a bear skin by the villains to pass him off as a dancing bear, complete with collar with spikes on the inside. Just in case you weren't already wondering about the potential Furry Fandom applications of the man's work. Then there's his short story "Bridgey" in the book Seven Strange and Ghostly Tales, the death scene in which is the nearest thing this troper has ever seen to a children's book with canonical Naughty Tentacles.
    • The Nelvana cartoon made it worse, with the tickle torture scene, and the fact that Slagar (as voiced by Tim Curry - eek) sounds really damn sleazy when announcing "No ... we take their children!"
    • The utter lack of female vermin in the first few books made this troper think Everybeast Must Be Gay or at least easily bored. There's something inexplicably adorable about small scruffy animals with nasty weaponry being ambiguously gay, though this isn't quite Fetish Fuel so much as Squee Fuel. If you want healthy relationships you can look to the woodlanders, but where's the fun in that?
  • This troper discovered she was into androgyny from Henri Marsay and Paquita's exploits in Balzac's La Fille aux Yeux d'Or, and the liking reached a peak with Jalaeka from Justina Robson's Living Next Door to the God of Love. Most of the bits he's in, really, but particularly his first scene, when he's asleep dressed as a girl, and the Cadenza Fortitude bit, where he turns into a woman for his girlfriend's amusement.
    • What about Hunter? Mmmm, Action Girl.
    • The Dream that Hunter had, the heavy musky jungle - the hunt turning into a ritual copulation does not help at all.
    • Oh, Neverwhere's full of this sort of thing. The Marquis seems to some a portrait of Baron Samedi with flesh and a Soul Jar, the Angel Islington is an extremely attractive androgynous (though sexless) character a suit and... I want to say fedora, who becomes absolutely disheveled during its Villainous Breakdown, the acrobatic abilities of most females the readers see in London Below, and pretty much every spell (especially the don't-notice-meus charm) has a fetishy use to it. That a good section of the first quarter of the book could be used as the intro to a Hurt Comfort Fic between Door and Richard (who himself Took A Level In Badass later)just makes each of them all the more PSL'able.
  • Lolita. Midway through the book, our humble narrator attempts to drug the title nymphet and imagines what it would be like to see her nude, unconscious form splayed on the bed. This is supposed to be the first step in really dooming his motives for the readers. Not so much for me.
    • The scene where he surreptitiously masturbates while she's sitting inches away from him on the couch he's laying on was one of the most erotic scenes this troper has ever read.
    • Hold the phone, he was masturbating?! I guess I didn't read between the Purple Prose

Um, yes, unfortnately, although Lolita is supposed to be against Lolicon, with the long, long very detailed of beautiful little girls, I'm willing to bet at least one person were affected...

  • Alice In Wonderland is single-handedly responsible for giving this troper a fetish for women changing size. Can just as easily be included in the TV and Film sections.
    • And I thought that I was the only one!
  • The Vampire Academy books by Richelle Mead feature a main character who is psychically linked to her best friend, and as a direct result ends up accidentally riding along a couple of times when her friend has intimate moments...that's not my fetish, but I'm sure somebody thinks it's hot. My fetish in those books is the love interest, Dmitri- Hot Russian guy who knows how to fight, and let's just say, the scenes when he's tutoring the protagonist in a very hands-on method are really, really hot.
  • In Dune Messiah; Alia Atreides, sparring against an automaton swordsman, using a sword and her crysknife, naked, dripping wet from the bath she had just taken. The only things that make it better are that she is sparring to try and relieve sexual frustration, and that she strikes the automaton eleven times (its stated that the greatest swordsmen in the universe can generally go up to seven). Plus, the fact that since it would get faster every time it was struck, and she was still able to keep up with it, suggests that she has some... interesting dexterity, stamina and speed.
    • Yeah, that...ahem... affected me as well. While we're talking about Dune, the idea of sexual imprinting has given me a least a bit of a fetish. Wouldn't mind slavery to some of the Bene Gesserit, no sir!
  • Really, no mention of Warrior Cats yet? It doesn't have anything explicitly sexual, but it does feature cats snuggling somewhat intimately, licking each other, curling up to sleep together, many canon shippings that eventually lead to kits being made, and more. Falling for any of the Estrogen Brigade Bait characters or getting significantly involved in Shipping puts you at risk of developing some degree of cat fetish. See the results for yourselves.
    • This Troper has ended up being very catlike around her own cat since getting involved with Warrior Cats pairings. Then she found a couple Anthro fics... Cue Furry Fetish.
  • In David B. Coe's Winds of the Forelands series, specifically in the first book, Rules of Ascension, one of the main characters, Tavis, is tied up in a dungeon and brutally tortured until he's close to losing it. The torturer actually thinks about whether or not he should leave Tavis with his bits intact or not. Good times. Also, for those who like death, blood and boobs the female form, the reason for the aforementioned torture involves all of that and more.
    • In yet another example of mind control, among the race of sorcerors called the Qirsi, there's a relatively rare power known as Mind-bending. Just use your imagination. A Weaver takes it to another level, able to enter another Qirsi's dreams and use their own magic against them (say for a rape scene).
  • Gregory Maguire's Wicked is a fertile field for unusual kinks. For example, the Animals. Furries who are persecuted? The shipping possibilities are endless!
    • For an example right there in the book: The students visit the Philosophy Club, where we're treated to a threesome between a guy, girl, and a tiger, involving scented oils and salves and riding crops and lots and lots of bondage. Phew.
    • And all this takes place in front of an audience—voyeurism/exhibitionism much?
    • And then there's Fiyero. A dark-skinned, narrow-waisted, broad-shouldered guy covered in blue diamond tattoos. He's all trapped in the laced-up world of being a prince and you just want to get in there and loosen him up. Which, luckily, happens, and he starts having sex with Elphaba ALL THE TIME. He even uses sex to extort information from her. Phwoar.
  • This troper found the second book of Abarat to be fairly unmemorable, except for the scene where Evil Overlord Christopher Carrion dominates and humiliates Letheo, a possibly Bishounen teenage assassin.
  • Certain scenes in A Breath Of Snow And Ashes convinced this troper that threesomes could sometimes be a good thing. Particularly if the two husbands are very devoted twins and their mutual love interest is very much enjoying the attention. And while this troper found the rape scenes in the first book deep, deep Fan Disservice Nightmare Fuel, especially for one who normally enjoys non-con more than she should (as in, awful enough to be borderline Nausea Fuel, and the scene in question is really freaking tactile— to the point to where now I can't enjoy the scent of lavender) other people seemingly... uh, didn't. (And the Lord John subplot later has more than a few fangirls very, very intrigued. Even those who would normally be not so hot on Teh Gay.)
  • Before reading Josh Conviser's Cyber Punk novel Empyre, this troper never found the idea of body modification all that attractive. After reading of Sarah's almost sexual desire and need to "upgrade" herself, as a response to her crashed relationship with Ryan, current body mod stuff now seems too little to be interesting.
  • Cryptonomicon contains a chapter-length dissertation on hosiery, and antique furniture, fetishism.
    • Let us not forget the fastest, silliest explicit sex scene ever — Amy jumping Randy in the front seat of a Jeep for a quickie. For some readers, a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment. For others, a sure cure to a fear of sex in public places.
  • How has Robert Heinlein NOT made it onto this list? Just in his later future histories, and just LAZARUS LONG: Having sex with his mother, sister, twin clones, and every other female. Then you toss on Maureen... and it's just full of incest and polygamy fetishes. I'm sure there are others I'm missing.
    • You're missing the spanking, for one, which was Author Appeal if his page is correct. Oh, and all the redheads.
  • The mystery thriller The Widow Of Desire involves the fur trade. One scene involves an actress being really excited to try on the heroine's new russian lynx coat. Another scene is that same actress wearing an outift of nothing by lynx pelts. Yet another scene is a flashback, where the heroine and her husband make love on the furs aquired for their newly opened store.
  • Despite being a series in which true love tends to win out in the end, there are a fair number of fetishy bits (mainly hypnofetish) in Lyndon Hardy's Master of the Five Magics series. Sorcery is mind magic, and is considered to be rife with Power Perversion Potential by anyone in the series who knows about it; the sorcery mentor in the original Master of the Five Magics even discusses the relative merits of two forms of mind control - the easy but not particularly pleasant destruction of personality and free will, and the extremely subtle and draining love spell. As if this wasn't good enough for all you hypnofetishists out there, then there are the demonic "possession" scenes in Riddle of the Seven Realms...which are also Mind Control.
  • This troper likes her Stoic Spectacles. And asexuals. She also likes her fucked-up Mad Scientist types, especially when blond. She also has kind of... a thing about death. "Herbert West - Reanimator" gives squiggly feelings it most definitely, definitely shouldn't. (Can I cite Rule 34 for my own benefit, please? And is there such thing as having a fetish for fetishists?)
  • In fact, I may just up this to a general fetish for Lovecraft protagonists. And Lovecraft himself. I've just No Yayed myself.
  • In Octavia Butler's Wild Seed one of the main characters is an immortal shapeshifter who can turn into nearly anything. Her true form is that of a beautiful twenty-year-old woman, yet she can also turn into a man and father children. She even spends several years in the form of a dolphin, during which time she mates with male dolphins and bears their young. Another character is a psychic parasite who jumps from body to body. Although he was originally male, he is quite willing to take over a female body and stay in it long enough to bear children. He also forces his secret army of psychic mutants to commit incest quite regularly as part of his secret breeding program. Also, both main characters have many centuries of sexual experience. There is also the Xenogenesis series by the same author, which features tentacled aliens that want to mate and merge species with humanity. These aliens can stimulate human nervous systems directly and cause sexual experiences so intense they induce literal, physical addiction to their mates, and this addiction is mutual. Also, some of the alien-human hybrids can gradually reshape themselves to look like the kind of human that their chosen mate perceives as the sexual ideal. The standalone book Fledgling has vampires with addictive venom in their saliva that causes intense pleasure in humans, and one of the earliest scenes involves a grown man having intense sex with a vampiress who is actually over 50 years old but resembles an 11-year-old girl. Just a note: Butler is actually a very good writer and her books are nowhere near as trashy and lurid as this summary makes them sound.
  • Maximum Ride has some very nice, descriptive scenes set in the School... of which ter Borcht's take the cake: "I created you... As de saying goes, I brought you into dis world, and I vill take you out of it." Oh my, Doctor.
  • Christopher Ransom's The Birthing House. A man is left alone with his new neighbour's 17-year-old pregnant daughter. There's one scene with a heavily pregnant ghost that this troper particularly appreciated, not to mention all the times the book describes her development,her tight clothing and the suggestive situations with loving detail. I shouldn't find it sexy,but... argh.
  • The original Thousand and One Nights may contain examples of just about every fetish and sexual practice you can imagine, including:
    • Somnophilia: Princess Budur quite readily treats herself to a thorough inspection of a sleeping stranger after having been lain next to him in the night by a pair of curious Jinn.
    • LesYay: The same Princess Budur later teaches her younger friend what her various parts are for.
    • HoYay: Does it count if one of the participants is just pretending? Princess Budur, at it again, disguises herself as a king and, after bombarding him with about a dozen dirty poems, commands the visiting Kamar al-Zaman to pleasure "him." Of course, Kamar has no choice but to comply.
    • One story consists entirely of two women discussing whether boys or men make better lovers.
    • BDSM: The work is full of people declaring themselves slaves to their lovers and, while much of this can be written off as waxing poetic, there are quite a few situations in which there is very real subservience involved, including bondage and sadomasochism. Throw in the giantess who keeps her unwilling boy-toy in a birdcage for a little macrophilia.
    • Incest: There are several first-cousin pairings, but this might not count as it seems to have been more or less accepted as normal, if not preferable, in society at the time. There is one brother/sister pairing, though, who are instantly incinerated for their sin. As this troper recalls, this is the only time a type of sexual practice outright condemned, and the only example of divine retribution administered directly by God Himself, in the entire work.
    • Rape fantasy: usually brought about by threats rather than physical coercion, as when a girl forces two brothers to mount her on threat of waking up her Jinni lover if they don't comply.
    • Snuff: A queen who was unable to have a child with her husband decides to try her luck with one of her guards... and, in the interest of keeping it secret, promptly kills him as soon as they've finished.
    • Autogynophilia (or Autoandrophilia) there is a Prince and Princess who look exactly like each other (and are considered very beautiful).
  • Hobbits probably gave this troper her fetish for short guys and curly hair.
  • There is a character in Robin McKinley's book Chalice who is a Priest of Fire, therefore halfway between human and elemental with powers connected to fire. He is, throughout the book, breaking his ties to the fire, gradually, however the relevant side effect is that his skin is very hot to the touch. At the start of the book, this is a serious problem as he will burn you, but then later on, he gets to the point where he can in fact touch people without a problem. And there is one scene where he uses his ability to warm up the protagonist, who almost froze to death, and the warming-up process is described as very pleasant... and something about the idea of skin, and fingers, just slightly warmer than normal, was kind of erotic to This Troper.
  • So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish (the fourth book in The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy trilogy) includes a chapter wherein Arthur teaches Fenchurch to fly. They then undress each other and have sex above the clouds. Got chills just typing that out.
    • And then they did it all over again, only this time with Sony Walkmen.
    • With Dire Straights. ...err, Straits.
  • Some fans of Temeraire have apparently discovered the bondage undertones in these books. Hmm. Dragons are as intelligent as Humans but are treated like pets and draft animals? At least in England.
  • OK fans of the Dresden Files, where do we begin? White Court vampires, who can cause ecstasy with a touch (Lara Raith, anyone?). Harry himself, 6'9 of decent, chivalrous, not-exactly-squeaky-clean geeky knight in shining armor. Bob, the voyeuristic disembodied spirit. Molly, his young and busty apprentice who has pretty much pierced, dyed and tattooed every bit of her body that could reasonably be so altered. Murphy, the resident Cute Bruiser. Jim Butcher, wherever you are, thank you.
    • This troper gets squiggly feelings every time Harry is Mistaken For Gay. His height certainly doesn't help. He's exactly a foot taller than me— awesome!
    • Maeve, the Winter Lady. Takes the form of a busty teenager with a tendency towards tight clothing. Unusually coloured hair. Piercings. Almost always strung out on some kind of drugs. Causes anything that passes her lips to freeze. Is quite willing to have sex with you (and have her courtesans join in) in return for something of value (such as the child that would result).
    • Death Masks has Harry tying Susan to the ceiling of his apartment with a magical rope and then having sex with her to calm down her psycho half-vampire urges.
    • Anastasia Luccio. I have no idea why, but everytime she's in a scene I get the jubblies. Especially that scene in Turn Coat where Lara Raith mentions Luccio has....unusual appetites.
    • It doesn't help that the description of her new body (curly brown hair, adorable features, and nice dimples when she smiles) pretty much matches this troper's favorite actress ever.
    • Oh, Molly Carpenter. It's actually a little unnerving how many of my buttons she hits. A rebellious, barely legal, preacher's daughter with cotton candy-colored hair, a junkyard's worth of piercings who happens to be (as Harry's own inner monologue says) built like the proverbial brick house. She's also a fan of horror movies, isn't above using her looks to get information out of people, and has handcuffs in her possession when Harry bails her out during the events of Proven Guilty (this despite being a "technical" virgin). Like all of the other characters in the series, she's incredibly sarcastic, and despite her rebellious impulses and occasional bout of sheer terror, wants nothing more than to do the right thing. Also, while I am not currently the owner of a hypnofetish, her history of using magic to control people's minds will no doubt appeal to some. To sum up: Squiggly. Feelings.
    • Addendum: In White night, it is pretty much confirmed that that Molly has a thing for BDSM.
    • All this time, and no mention of Lara Raith? For shame.
    • Lara is an interesting case in that while she's an artist when it comes controlling others, she very little control over her own life, and is completely enslaved to the whims of the demonic Hunger that inhabits her soul. Thus, she appeals to both sides of the D/s fetish.
    • What, no Thomas? He's called the Greek God of Men's Cologne (and later the High Priest of Bowflex) for a reason, people. Also a Woobie.
    • There's a lovely scene in Ghost Story where Justine demonstrates her plan for getting around the fact that she and Thomas Can't Have Sex Ever without The Power of Love hurtin him. Step one: Justine has nonloving but enthusiastic sex with a woman brought over for the purpose. Step two: Justine has sex with Thomas. Step three: Repeat.
  • Goosebumps had some fetish in it. The best for this troper was in the Give Yourself Goosebumps story Night in Werewolf Woods where the protagonists can find a magic cereal-like substance that grants Super Strength and gave the protagonists powerful bulging muscles. It was hot enough that the nerdy boy (and the viewpoint character if you pictured a male one) turned buff, but the token girl turning buff and liking it really turned this troper on (even better if the view point character is a girl).
    • Here's some more unintentional fetish fuel from, not only Goosebumps, but R.L. Stine's other book series in general:
    • "Monster Blood III" had Evan growing to gigantic size after accidentally eating the Monster Blood (macrophilia, and maybe hematolagnia, since that green goop is from the blood of a monster and Evan and Andy [the protagonist from three out of the four Monster Blood books] always play around with it).
    • There are a lot of intentional and unintentional transformations in such stories as "The Girl Who Cried Monster," any werewolf story ("Werewolf Skin," "Werewolf of Fever Swamp," etc), "Chicken Chicken," and "Attack of the Mutant."
    • Anyone into body hair? Then check out "My Hairiest Adventure" (book number 26), if you can keep yourself from laughing at or noticing the many parallels of puberty that R.L. either intentionally or unintentionally put in.
    • All of the books featuring Slappy the Dummy talk about Slappy wanting humans to be his slaves? Dom/sub relationship much?
    • From "Ghosts of Fear Street," (Stine's preteen version of the Fear Street series) there's "Don't Ever Get Sick at Granny's," about a boy's grandmother who goes dangerously overboard in trying to cure her grandson's slight cold. There's pee desperation (when Granny pumps her grandson full of water and orange juice, despite his need to go to the bathroom), there's transformation (one of the medicines he takes turns him into a monster), and definite sadism running rampant in what is ostensibly a children's book.
    • "The Haunted School" (book 59 of the original Goosebumps series) has a passage about savage children from a dimension where everything is in black and white who perform rituals around a pit of steaming black ink and one of the sentences describes a group of girls who pour the black ink all over them and spit it in each other's faces. That passage has either freaked out or gotten off many a reader.
    • Say Cheese and Die... Again. For anyone (else) turned on by weight gain, this book is wonderful. Greg, the main character, goes and digs up a cursed camera. The camera takes his picture and he starts gaining weight uncontrollably.
  • When, in Tad Williams' The War Of The Flowers, Lord Hellebore casts a spell that forces Theo to do what ever he says (body control rather than mind control). Theo is a handsome, longish-haired, leather jacket-wearing classic rockstar type. Hellebore is not only an evil overlord but also your archetypal inhumanly beautiful fairy lover that seduces women and then leaves them longing for him the rest of their lives. You'd think he of all people would have put this spell to a kinkier purpose than making Theo follow him around.
    • Laurana is solely resposible for this troper's fascination with brave but inexperienced young women who find themselves almost involuntarily in command of great armies and then proceed to totally kick ass. (Wow, me, specific much?) Addendum: and now I've just discovered there's a trope devoted to that. I'll be... well, you know.
  • Someone please tell this troper that they're not alone in finding Frankenstein's creature utterly attractive. I mean he's tall, gangly, with pale eyes, pale skin, with black lips and long black hair. Seriously, you could stick him on stage with a goth band he'd fit right in. And he's such a Woobie...
    • Well, someone agrees with you, that's for certain...
    • I thought Frankenstein's monster had yellow/green skin.
    • Which certainly hits somebody's fetish bells, but I don't believe it's in the novel.
    • How screwed am I if I consider the monster's birth to be fetish fuel?
    • That plus a thing for Mad Scientist characters makes Frankenstein one of my favorite books. Ooh.
    • What's wrong with liking a very tall, extremely intelligent, disillusioned, violent but emotionally sensitive man? And Victor brags that he used only the best parts to make the Monster...
  • This troper is ashamed by this, but... Hansel And Gretel. The witch throwing Hansel in a cage and fattening him up with succulent foods for a month? If Hansel were older, it'd ring this troper's fetish bells like wow.
  • Hate to introduce the possibility of someone getting turned on in the middle of English class (which is also probably someone's fetish), but One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. McMurphy ripping open Ratched's shirt, McMurphy and Candy, and even the scene where Bromden freaks because he has an uncontrollable urge to touch McMurphy's bicep, there's a ton of it in there.
  • The Indian in the Cupboard series contributed to this troper's macrophile fantasies as a kid. Especially in the third book when Patrick travels back in time to the old west and ends up a few inches tall. Eventually he meets Ruby Lou, an attractive older woman, hitches a ride on her boots, and then after she finds him, drops him down the front of her dress. ....yeah, hot.
  • This troper is just gonna come out and say it: Jesus Christ is freaking SEXY. Especially when suffering for everyone's sins in very little clothing. I'm going to Hell.
  • The part in Les Miserables where Inspector Javert gets tied to a pole does it for this troper.
    • The following bit where Valjean asks for the right to kill Javert - the man who's been hunting him relentlessly for years - and drags him out into an alley to shoot him ... and then takes out a knife and cuts his bonds, refusing to kill him despite Javert not comprehending this at all, did not help this troper's obsession with Foe Yay at all.
  • The Power Perversion Potential in the Help! I'm Trapped... series of books is far too great to not fantasize about infrequently. These are childrens' books.
  • The children's picture book Kipper which is about an anthropomorphic dog of the same name. I read it when I was four, and all that I can recall of it is a page with a picture of the titular character standing on all fours with a blanket over his head, and his butt pointing at the reader in a way that-... well... all I can say is that it's Kipper's fault that I grew up to be perverted, deeply-closeted furry.
  • The short story collection A Starfarer's Dozen includes a story by Jane Yolen in which a device can temporarily turn any human exposed to its rays into a random animal, and the experience has become quite popular. The description of the process, as applied to the protagonist, goes on for pages, dragging out the steps while discussing just how pleasurable a sensation it is for one's body to shift. This book is marketed to kids, and I read it when I was fairly young, but even then I could tell that it was written in an oddly sensual fashion. (Yolen doesn't do this in any other books I know of, so it may not actually be Author Appeal, but it sure seemed like it.)
  • I am mindblown that we have gotten this far without mentioning the Vampire Chronicles. I'm pretty sure its where i picked up my blood fetish, and way that Lestat is a compleat and utter hedonistic sense freak.... I'll be in my bunk.
    • And I am mindblown that there's not more detail about that super hot series. What about "The Vampire Armand"? It's essentially gay porno. Oh, and then there's all of the homoeroticism between Louie and Lestat in pretty much any book they've got a scene together. Special mention goes to the scenes where Lestat turned Louie into a vampire in "Interview with a Vampire" and how afterwards they actually share a coffin together and get all close and personal. I was 13 when I read that and as they say around here, squiggly feelings.
  • I second this with every fiber of my being. Everything those characters do is excruciatingly sensual.
  • The character Lola Cole from the Nightmare On Elm Street spin-off Dreamspawn. Horror film buff and amateur special effects artist, she's described as tomboyish, purple haired, has a provocative fashion sense (boots, leather pants and skirts, violet fishnets, tank tops) and an implicated kinky side (she wistfully mentions she used to tie up an old boyfriend). Also, an all too brief moment of Les Yay. Too bad Freddy ate her brain.
    • The Song of Solomon, period. "My beloved put his hand to the opening, and my heart began to pound for him." About the mystical union between Christ and the Church, my Aunt Fanny...
  • Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson books. Tall, tanned, blond woman who knows how to knife fight and is smarter than you'll ever be? Also seems to enjoy being referred to as "Your Majesty", (femdom potential there), and acts like a Tsundere towards Percy. I'll take one please.
  • Jess, the main character in Final Destination: Dead Reckoning, spends roughly the first half of the book stuck in her rocker chick stage wear - Badass Longcoat, tight shirt, and boots as tall as her skirt is short. To add fuel to the fetish fire, she is also a Pale Skinned Brunette, has a pierced tongue, acts like a complete tease in an early chapter, and is a rocker chick (did I mention that already?). At one point, when she and the only other remaining female survivor spend an unusually long time in a restaurant washroom together, the imaginations of the remaining three guys... run a little wild (after a long, awkward silence one of them asks for a very cold glass of water).
  • "The Handmaid'sTale" is actually full of this. The handmaids themselves are primarily breeders/sex slaves, pregnancy is worshipped, there is a detailed birth scene, a part where the main character visits a type of brothel where the girls are in costumes, and the method by which handmaids are impregnated, that is, she lays on top of the wife of her Commander, is somehow arousing.
  • Keri Arthur's Riley Jenson series. Athletic, ass-kicking snarky redhead werewolf with, apparently, an amazing body even by werewolf standards, who (along with all werewolves) has to have incredible amounts of sex for the week before full moon, is totally exhibitionist and can use her "aura" to get anyone in the mood? YES PLEASE. Add that to the constant scenes of her being chained up naked, and then usually shagged while chained...movie please?
  • This troper was reading some Sherlock Holmes stories the other night. You know how some people ship Holmes and Watson? Well, before this one scene, I WAS NOT ONE OF THEM. Now? I am. The scene involves our two protagonists in a darkened room, observing what is across the street (nothing else said for spoiler reasons). Then someone comes into the room, and Holmes pulls Watson further into the shadows, and, if I recall, presses a finger to his lips. Wow. Arthur Conan Doyle, you are my new favorite author (unless you already were). Not that I know precisely why I find that image so incredibly hot... but rest assured I'll be re-reading that passage a lot from now on.
    • Upon subsequent re-read, it turned out to have been his entire hand. SQUEE
    • Oh, and his hands were described as trembling. I forgot to mention.
    • And so this troper became a Holmes/Watson shipper, sort of. Not only that, but now I'm stuck with a kink for subtext-laden people in dark rooms....
  • The book that gives me really strong, disturbing chills over dominance-submission is, surprisingly, not The Phantom Of The Opera, as I've heard elsewhere, but The Scarlet Pimpernel — specifically Chauvelin and Marguerite on the beach. I could read those chapters forever.
  • I got all sorts of squiggly feelings over the chapter in Skulduggery Pleasant where the title character is tied up and about to be tortured by Serpine. Partially for the obvious bondage issue, but mostly because even a tied up and helpless Skulduggery is so incredibly Badass it's hot. ("Do your worst." *delightful shiver*)
  • The Picture Of Dorian Gray: I'm still on the first chapter, but so far what Basil is saying about his relationship with Dorian is really really Fetish Fuel-y. It's part romantic friendship, part dangerous obsession, part sweet adorable love... And then there was this line:
- Basil: Harry, don't talk like that. As long as I live, the personality of Dorian Gray will dominate me. You can't feel what I feel. You change too often.
  • And that was when I was all like "oh GOD yes." I didn't expect myself to find that so kinky, but... *shiver* I'll be in my bunk...
  • Someone must have been turned on by the scene in The Banned And The Banished where the baddie who can summon spiders demonstrates how she unsummons them. Apparently, she created them by literally giving birth to them, and when they need to hide, she lets them climb up her legs and shelter in her womb, until it's so full she's described as looking like she's going to give birth to twins. (She laughs at the thought, since she's carrying a lot more than two creatures in there.)
  • I'll admit, it wasn't just the dark themes that caused my obsession over The Butterfly Revolution. As a sadist, I enjoyed how the corrupt authorities of the revolution asserted their dominance and forced others into submission, especially when Divodich is beaten while being bound and gagged.
  • The Horseclans novels, 1980s and 1990s. _Bondage Is Bad_ subplots galore, wherein a psychopathic killer would have way too much fun in tying his female victims up to play with them. Since it was only the murderers who did this, some may have the feeling that this was the author's way of indulging the kink while demonizing it. Guilt much?
  • The Hardy Boys had their share of bondage moments. . .
  • This Tropette feels like a sick, sick person for having a fetish for Prince Garrid of Tales of the Frog Princess.
  • Crime and Punishment . Whew. This troper is the only person she knows who gets hot and bothered reading that particular novel, but in addition to her fondness for Russian men, she has a funny little thing for fainting, and our "exceptionally handsome" protagonist keeps getting very ill and passing out. What she wouldn't give to be there taking care of him.

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