A crush fetish refers to sexual arousal from watching or fantasizing about crushing objects, food, insects or animals. Less frequently, it can also refer to fantasizing about being crushed by another person. The fetish is best recognized for the crushing of living creatures, in which case it is broken into two types:
- Soft crush, which refers to crushing insects and other invertebrates.
- Hard crush, which refers to crushing vertebrates and mammals. This form of crush is considered animal cruelty and is therefore illegal in most jurisdictions.
Crush videos or porn tends to involve women doing the crushing, often in sexy lingerie or shoes, which suggests it could have some relation to foot fetishism or even giant fetish. As a fetish, crush fetishism also has overlap with femdom, sadomasochism and formicophilia and zoophilia (more specifically, zoosadism). That said, there is very limited research around this particular fetish and those who enjoy it.
Most information around crush fetishes focuses on the crushing of things or animals (especially animals). There is much less information on people who, themselves, fetishize being crushed. However, this would appear to be related to trampling fetish.