Tickling is a fetish in which a person becomes sexually aroused by the act of tickling. People who enjoy this fetish may like being tickled or tickling their partners. The person being tickled is often held down, tied up, or restrained in some other way to prevent their escape. and may be aroused by the helplessness of the situation. Unlike other types of bondage or control scenarios, there is generally no sense of danger because of the innocent nature of tickling.
Ticklers themselves may be aroused by the control they have over the person they're tickling.