Just how popular are certain fetishes, really?


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Let me try to set the tone of this conversation. I play many h-games, as do most of the people who probably hang out in the h-game subforums of sites like these and Hongfire. There are many less than mainstream fetishes and situations that show up in games (I absolutely love one type of situation in general) but there are some that seem to be showing up an awful lot irregardless of the intended tones of the work in question.

For example... doesn't matter if you're a hero in a traditional RPG who gets to boink village girls here and there after he's done saving their towns from monsters, or if you're a hero in a more hardcore "BF" romp with enemy succubi who wish to drain your soul through amazing sex - you're probably going to come across an almost literal checklist of fetishes.

I do not wish to discuss the right/wrong, the validity, or reasoning behind several recurring fetishes. I merely wish to test the waters to see if certain kinks that show up quite a bit really reflect their actual popularity. Perhaps things look more popular than they really are, and maybe content needs to be more tailored for the work in question rather than a "checklist".

Possible examples:

Loli are super popular, like mainstream popular. Also really legally sensitive in countries like America and can get some places shutdown. Lolis show up in work that they don't really have a good reason to be in (see the checklist pattern) but I sometimes notice commercial work tagged as having loli even though it doesn't, and indie games just having a loli out of nowhere. I sometimes wonder if the use of loli content isn't be manipulated as a theft and unauthorized distribution deterrent since places like Hongfire violently B& Hammer download links to anything even suspected of having loli content.

Feet/armpits/elbows/knees/whatever. Footjobs especially seem like they're on a check-list and show up quite a bit in works that don't seem to have much interest in them outside of a token scene. While not as common, I still see the pattern with not-so-erogenous zones.

Dirty Talk - or more accurately hostile/bitchy/PMS talk in just about every spin-off/derivative work ever made since MSQ became popular. Even the Violated Hero series has a bunch of it. I admit, I prefer naughty talk over hostile/bitchy talk which is why I have only lukewarm interest at best for the translated versions of MSQ. Is degrading, jerk-ass naughty talk (irregardless of the gender in 'charge') really that immensely popular that it overshadows regular naughty or even sweet talk during various dom-scenes or is it just considered part of the "formula" so content creators will throw it in whether they like it or not? MSQ was really popular, but it was also pretty much the first/only of its kind. Beggars can't be choosers. Does every femdom monstergirl/succubus work HAVE to copy every fetish and nuance of MSQ?


These are just three examples to get started, not meant to be exclusive. Do keep in mind that I'm more interested in questioning the overall popularity vs statistical distribution (and possibly methods of distribution) of these things.
 

dragoon93041

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Jun 3, 2011
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Loli- The problem is that the age of consent is different in different countries so what we consider loli isn't. Sometimes, anyway.

Misc Body Parts- Well, certain circles, such as Cyclone, do make some of these a staple. And there is a lot of call for it because...

Talking Dirty- For this you have to look no further than dominatrix's. Take a look at Cracked cracked.com/article_20963_5-truths-about-sexual-fetishes-a-dominatrixs-perspective.html
 
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Oct 10, 2013
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Traps. No straight guy wants to be tricked into an emotional encounter with a trannie.
 
Mar 18, 2014
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A few rare tags that pop up every once in a while are Gender-bender (like The Tower or RePure Aria), and a very rare one that I have a lot of trouble finding good ones for is android. Giantess type games like the ones Toffi makes are also kind of rare in my opinion.

Futa is a very overused one though. And the most obviously overused (and one I personally dislike) is GIGARGANTUANLISTIC breasts/ass. (Typo intended)
 
Oct 13, 2013
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Traps. No straight guy wants to be tricked into an emotional encounter with a trannie.
really? i mean i guess that fits the conversation in the thread, but i don't think its all that popular. besides a token trap that pops up in a few anime here and there, there are not that many trap focus things out there. its not really that popular
 

Zepheral

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Jun 15, 2014
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succubi whether lesbian or hetero are super popular. I don't know about loli. I'm not into that to be honest. I still respect others who do like it. Lesbian monster girls on female human are one of my top favorites. XD
 

AceofWind

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I can't really say it's a unique type of fetish but Netorare/Cuckoldry has been getting real popular as of recent years, whenever I look at the Hentai Games section and sites like exhentai and svscomics, I almost always see 1 or more works that deal in that kind of content. It's mostly interracial stuff on the western side of things though.

Incest has always been extremely popular, TV shows even makes jokes about stuff like this. Initially it was more along the lines of doing it with your cousins and sisters but with the rise of popularity for milfs, there's been plenty of mother x son content too.

Tentacle porn should come as no surprise, it's more or less the main theme of this forum though I haven't been seeing a lot of tentacle based works lately.
 

Abelius

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My main picks, in no particular order, are...:

- Incest
Mom/son my favorite, but I don't have any problems with other combinations. It's really weird why this fetish is so popular because when you think about your own mother naked... well, that's a hard-on killer like no other. :p

- Almost legal high school students (don't know if that qualifies as loli)
HentHighSchool was one of the first fan-made games I played, and it made an impression on me. I just love the role in which that game puts you in, being the principal and trying to corrupt the whole school so it ends being a complete sex party.
In fact, my dream is to make a really enhanced version of HHS someday... :rolleyes:

- Harem
Come on, who wouldn't want to have dozens of no-strings-attached stunning and expert women for our evil and perverted needs...? :D

- Slow corruption
This trope usually appears in NTR games for obvious reasons, but I don't particularly fancy that other fetish. What I really like is that 'build up' process in which you need to be cautious so the character of your desires doesn't freak out and you miss a scene, you know.

- Groping/Harassment/Chikan/etc
This works really well with the previous fetish, so there's a lot of games that use it for a secondary scene.

As a matter of fact, I'm working on something that will have its main theme based on these two tropes. ;)
 

Serio C

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- Slow corruption
This trope usually appears in NTR games for obvious reasons, but I don't particularly fancy that other fetish. What I really like is that 'build up' process in which you need to be cautious so the character of your desires doesn't freak out and you miss a scene, you know.
This.
Also exhibitionism and "light blackmail".
Don't like it when things too go fast and you can't enjoy the process of corruption. I helped some friends buying games of this genre and in the translation before, but there isn't a lot with good quality.
 

PinkTea

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Oct 22, 2016
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I personally like a little bit of reluctance. Just at the start before she realizes she loves it. Her mind says no, but her body says oh YEAHHHH!
 

Tlazol

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Aug 29, 2016
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My main picks, in no particular order, are...:

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- Slow corruption
This trope usually appears in NTR games for obvious reasons, but I don't particularly fancy that other fetish. What I really like is that 'build up' process in which you need to be cautious so the character of your desires doesn't freak out and you miss a scene, you know.

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NTR and cheating are quite unpopular, are they not? The idea of it excites me, but I would not translate it to real life ofc.

As a matter of fact, I'm working on something that will have its main theme based on these two tropes. ;)
Oh boy, Incest + NTR... please.
 

Zepheral

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Jun 15, 2014
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Is futa on futa popular? I don't watch it (never going to, sorry :( ) but I'm just wondering.
 

dragoon93041

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Jun 3, 2011
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Futa on futa is a niche. There's a good amount but not enough to consider it anywhere near 'mainstream' hentai.
 

Remilnelia

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Apr 4, 2015
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No one has mentioned lactation... tsk.
More games and works are starting to get into lactation, but not on the same rate as things like NTR.

Speaking of NTR, another tag that's generally "looked down upon", but is also gaining popularity is Ryona.

I've only been recently getting a thing for NTR, simply because half the time, NTR also has elements of Ryona in it.

If there's a fetish that really doesn't show up often, and is niche, it's guro.







On a side note, I think spirits doing the 'deed' with living beings is gaining popularity, too... though not that much. Usually ties in with mind control/possession.
 
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When it comes to H-material, be it games, CG's, doujins and etc., I, for the most part, go for the ones that are really "creative," per say, as in unrealistic yet really sexual ones; the things that you can't do to a girl in RL or find in porn. That said, I dislike the ones that involve physical torture like guro and dismemberment.

Here's my list of H-consumption (Really popular ones in general) in the order of fav.:

1. Tentacles/Monster(No monster females):

The genre says it all. I mostly read/watch/play the ones that involve lactation, pregnancy and birth. I usually don't do those unless they involve those sub-fetishes, but sometimes do only if the art-quality is superb.

2. Bestiality:

It's illegal but mostly if you did that in RL. I've had some accidental encounters of it in porn. Honestly, both the acting and the actresses who consented to filming it were horrible. I'd never watch it in porn willingly unless it's legalized in the United States, not just because it's against the law but because it's disgusting to watch.

3. Old man-Young girl:

I know it's weird, but I somehow enjoy it...a lot. As with both bestiality and tentacle/monster fetishes, I mostly read/watch/play the ones that involve lactation, pregnancy and birth. Having said that, I'd never touch on the ones that involve loli or small-titted girls. It just feels wrong. I'd never do it even if the art or story is good.

4. Bondage/Toys:

As with the others, I only love the ones that involve lactation and/or pregnancy. What's the point if the girl is only molested and not get knocked up or squirt milk out of her tits?? There're probably thousands of those in porn and they are, IMO, much better than reading/watching in hentai.

5. Pregnancy/Lactation:

I am aware that there are lots of porn material that involve these fetishes, but in most cases the actresses who are in them are either unattractive or old.

Here're the fetishes that I will never understand (These are the fetishes that leave some of us confused; not massively popular to all of us):

1. Guro/Dismemberment:

Not trying to judge here, but how can you get a kick out of killing/dismembering someone even if it's fictional?? That's messed up.

2. BL/Homosexual:

Yes, I do not openly support this. And no, I don't find myself to be against gay people either. I just can't tolerate this kind of stuff rolling around in the corner of my porn stash. But, hey, I still can watch/read the ones that transforms a guy into a girl (completely, not halfway through though) like that character from Ranma. So that's a plus.

3. Funatari

Some people crave it, some don't. I just feel it's wrong to see male genitalia stuck on a girl's feminine parts. IMO, the only differences between this and homosexual stuff are the hair length and boobs of the "girl."
 
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Tlazol

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3. Old man-Young girl:

I know it's weird, but I somehow enjoy it...a lot. As with both bestiality and tentacle/monster fetishes, I mostly read/watch/play the ones that involve lactation, pregnancy and birth. Having said that, I'd never touch on the ones that involve loli or small-titted girls. It just feels wrong. I'd never do it even if the art or story is good.
It is weird if you are young I think (I mean, how are you going to identify yourself?). In my case, Old Ron Jeremy awaked this fetish on me.

3. Funatari

Some people crave it, some don't. I just feel it's wrong to see male genitalia stuck on a girl's feminine parts. IMO, the only differences between this and homosexual stuff are the hair length and boobs of the "girl."
This one is tricky. I mean, you can like futa but never want to see shemale stuff (real or animated). You can say there is a blurry line at least.