Quite recently, a good friend of mine revealed to me his fetish, his "deepest of all secrets". He was edgy, and unusually poorly spoken when he was telling me...similar to how I always imagined I would act when coming out to somebody my fetish. He has a foot fetish.
He clearly expected negativism. He expected me to be saying "Wow, what's wrong with you?" and "That's ....weird." Frankly, I wasn't at all phased by what he told me. Mentally comparing his fetish to my own, my thoughts were truly "That's it?" He was pleased - and needless to say surprised - by my positive reaction.
WHICH GOT ME THINKING!
Do you suppose that by learning to cope with an "odd" fetish, we are automatically more tolerant to the fetishes of others? If this is the case, could other fetish communities feel this way about us? Tolerant?
Perhaps I'm being my over-speculative self, but I feel as though perhaps we aren't viewed in a ignorant/negative light by EVERYBODY else like I have been thinking. Please share your opinions!