Updated: FEBRUARY 25, 2019
A fetish model is a person who models fetish clothing or accessories that present their body in a fetish manner. These models aim to encourage people to invest in fetish clothes, subscribe to the websites they’re featured in, and purchase fetish magazines.
Fetish models wear fashion items specifically designed to inspire strong emotional and physical desires in the viewer. This typically includes bondage, body modification, and fantasies such as French maids or nurses.
Fetish models may appear in still photographs, videos, catwalk shows, and on adult pay websites. Many also appear at BDSM fairs and fetish parties.
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Fetish models wear provocative outfits including stylized bathing suits, leather corsets, latex cat suits, body armor, and science fiction inspired apparel. These titillating costumes may be paired with fetish accessories including whips, cages, ball gags, and high heeled boots. Other fetish models specialize in modeling only specific parts of their bodies that are fetishized, such as their feet, breasts, or navels.
While fetish models often pose as dominatrices and submissives, they do not necessarily play these roles in their personal lives. They are merely the faces of the fetish industry rather than the practitioners.
Fetish models are considered part of the adult entertainment industry, but some models have enjoyed mainstream appeal after being featured in Playboy magazine.
Fetish models are typically self-represented rather than represented by agencies.