Well I have to say that from my own teen years I had the same fetish and I now deal with it on my own. My foster parents took the "shrink" route, but to no avail. Despite how troubling this may seem, it's not something that can be "cured" or "shoved away" because it is invariably part of who he is. I've been in this boat and was looked at as "weird, strange and odd" but the fetish never went away. The chances of this being a "phase" are rare because it's like exploring your sexuality. If it were me and, given my connection on this one, I say support it and see how it pans out. Who knows, if you're supportive and willing to help him feel comfortable and not have to hide anything, he just might come to you in other troubling times in his life. There's nothing wrong with the fetish, it's just often misunderstood and misconstrued as something that's not "normal". We all have a fetish, some are just more "outside the box" than others, and this one fits that bill. Hope this helps and May the Lord guide you through this.View Thread
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