Have You Ever Heard of a Foreign Language Fetish?

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:49
Submitted by Betty Dodson

Dear Betty,

My question is about so called paraphilias. They say that if something exists, there must be a sexual fetish present around it somewhere, but have you ever heard of foreign language fetish?

Apart from my own experience, I have only seen it portrayed in the 'Fish called Wanda' by Jamie Lee Curtis...

I speak a bunch of languages myself and learning them (as in spending time studying or reading in a foreign language) often makes me very aroused. I used to have marathons of masturbation while studying to the final tests in ancient Greek. My last boyfriend would always get wild and unstoppable whenever I spoke any language he didn't know. In bed it would give him a surge of new energy every time (even arouse him from sleep onto me), in public situations he would sometimes get an erection if I said a sentence in my mother tongue. I also loved listening to him speak his native language I don't know and it seemed like the sexiest thing ever.

Apart from the two of us and that Jamie Lee Curtis role I don't know anyone else with such a fetish. I couldn't even find out if it already has a name. Are you familiar with it? Do you think it's common?

I just read your book and I'm an admirer of your art and sexology work. I learned a lot from it and I will learn much more. Your light is so bright! Keep being awesome.

Dear S,

I think a lot of us enjoy or get "turned-on" when spoken to in a another language. I dont think I'd qualify it as a "paraphilias" as it's not such a big deal. Often I'd ask my lover from Spain to speak to me with a "th" sound made by his tongue against the front teeth. Similar to rolling "r's" which I did master.

Also my first full penetration sex was with an Israeli who's accent was music to my ears when I was fresh out of Kansas. Growing up in the Midwest I'd heard very few foreign speaking people. Even New Yorkers had an accent to my ears. Yes, it's all very exciting and I bet many will agree that it can also be a sexual turn on. I do envy your ability to speak many languages.

Dr. Betty

Liberating women one orgasm at a time

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Was gonna mention "A Fish

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:25
Jeffrey65802 (not verified)

Was gonna mention "A Fish Called Wanda" only occurence I"m aware of. :) Although, thinking of it, I like how certain foreign languages sound too. Maybe not to the extent it becomes fetishistic but Portugese is really hot (language of Brazil, and Brazilian porn hehe.)

If the internet has taught us anything, it's that anything you might be into, someone online is into it too.

Googling around it seems relatively common (googling, foreign language fetish)

Addams Family...

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 23:01
Peter MN (not verified)

Morticia and Gomez and his reaction when she speaks French...
Especially the older, TV series Addams Family.  I think they played off it in 2/3s of the episodes. 

Dutch Language

Sat, 09/19/2015 - 18:29
Anon505 (not verified)

Since there's not many places I can share this, I'll share it here. Language fetishes do exist. I have a full on fetish for the Dutch language. To me it is the sexiest language ever. I can go without but I don't like to and I think about it an awful lot. The way that it sounds is just pure bliss. But only Dutch with a hard G - not southern Dutch or flemish. I love the Dutch G and R sounds. Nothing turns me on more than some delicious Dutch. It's one thing to find someone else who has a language fetish but if I found someone else who feels the same as I do about Dutch then I'd be really shocked. Most people think it's an ugly language because of the G sound. I'm having to write my own short stories about it for myself because there is absolutely nothing online that I can find. My favourite accent in Dutch is "Haags" (The Hague). Also, that isn't one of the accents that is considered sexy over there. I like it because of the extra hard G sound and because it's quite an intense accent, not soft or gentle sounding at all really. People over there mostly prefer the Brabant accent from the south with a soft G. I am currently learning Dutch so I find it even more enjoyable now that I can understand it more. [= 12.8px]Though I do enjoy some other languages which are also quite harsh sounding such as Swiss German which I find very tasty and some German is nice too. I also have a thing for some accents but that isn't quite a fetish but more of a strong interest.[/]