After spending last week looking into a period fetish and another not too long ago about cannibalism, I had to bring it down a notch.
Plushophilia is a somewhat mainstream fetish as it's very closely related to the furry culture. The fetish is the sexual attraction to stuffed animals or plush toys. Who couldn't resist a giant, cuddly teddy bear, am I right?
Plushophiles do have a small sub-culture amongst the furry community, with many roleplaying scenarios and erotica dedicated to the fetish. Furries, as many would know, is the wildly popular fetish involving the dressing up as an animal. It is also very closely related to anime.
According to Wikifur
(yes, furries have their own wikipedia), some may even modify the toy or stuffed animal to receive sexual gratification from it. Such modification has caused a riff in the subculture, many believing that it brings about a negative stigma.