A wedgie fetish is an intense sexual interest in wedgies, or having underwear or swimwear moved tightly between the butt cheeks. People with a wedgie fetish may feel sexually aroused when they receive wedgies, watch others receive wedgies, or both.
Wedgies may happen deliberately when someone raises a person’s underwear or swimwear or accidentally as clothing moves naturally. Someone may give their partner a wedgie by pulling their underwear or swimsuit up using their hands, whether they are wearing only these garments or other clothes over the top. They may also use rope pulleys or hooks to raise the underwear or swimsuit.
Why Wedgies Turn Some People On
Deliberate wedgies can reinforce a dominant/submissive power dynamic between the person giving the wedgie and the one receiving it. People who enjoy the feeling of power that dominating someone gives or feeling vulnerable in a submissive role may develop a wedgie fetish. Due to their link to childhood pranks, people who enjoy humiliation play may also find giving or receiving wedgies very arousing.
Wedgies can also be arousing because they expose the butt cheeks, a part of the body that many people feel drawn to. Some people enjoy giving wedgies and viewing photographs or porn featuring people with wedgies because they like looking at bare buttocks.
Some people enjoy the physical sensations of receiving a wedgie. While a wedgie may be painful, this pain can overlap with sexual pleasure. The brain releases endorphins to help people manage pain, so people may feel euphoric when they experience a painful wedgie. A wedgie also pulls fabric tightly against the anus and genitals, which can stimulate their nerve endings.
People with a wedgie fetish may become interested in pushing the body’s limits. They may feel excited and accomplished if they lift a partner’s underwear higher or receive more intense wedgies, for example. Some people enjoy being recorded or posing for photographs as they push the limits to document their progress and achievements. Posing in this way may appeal to people with overlapping sexual interests in wedgies and exhibitionism. For kink photographers or videographers, capturing people can satisfy interests in wedgies and voyeurism.
How common is a wedgie fetish?
While there haven’t been any formal studies on wedgie fetishes or kinks, a 2018 study from Pornhub noted an uptick in searches for "wedgie" during 2016. Pornhub searches for "wedgie" rose from an index of 0.4 in January 2016 to a peak of just under 2.4 in March 2017 and fell before stabilizing from September 17 to March 18 at between 1.6 and 1.8. It’s difficult to ascertain how many people searching for wedgie porn have a wedgie fetish, rather than simply a sexual interest in wedgies.