When Does It Start
When you were young, you either liked tickling or you didn’t. It was a way to play with friends, family and others. Some people never outgrew their love of tickling and as adults they realized they could get off on it or it sexually aroused them. And, that’s when it became a fetish. If you partner comes to you and tells you this is his or her fetish, never judge them. Once the cat is ourt of the bag, try to be adventurous and try something new, whichever end of the feather you’re on.
Who to Tickle & Where
Tickling (aka knismolagnia) is also a community and tickle partners can be found in online forums. There are ticklers and ticklees (aka lers and lees). Ticklers like to tickle and ticklees like to be tickled. Some people can’t be tickled—it’s uncomfortable or hurts them. If this is you and you’re with someone that likes to be tickled, you can be the tickler and tell them not to reciprocate.
Many times, ticklers meet at hotels and private residences to avoid scrutiny from people who don’t understand the fetish. Imagine your roommate walking in on you laughing non-stop for 30 minutes. Yes, it could get awkward. And, some people even paid to be tickled, but that can get expensive.
Once the Feather Comes Out…
When you and your tickle partner get together for a session, it can go down many ways. You can gather together your arsenal of gear (like feathers and toothbrushes) or just use your hands/nails. Then, you try to find your partner’s tickle points which could be feet, stomach, armpits, inner thighs, breasts, collarbone, etc. Some people like to work from the bottom (the feet) all the way up to the head. You can be fully clothed, in your underwear and bra or totally naked, depending on your preference. It can be the precursor or warmup to sex or the main event. You will find your partner (or yourself) having no reaction (because you haven’t found a tickle zone), squealing with laughter or even making orgasmic noises. Some people prefer to be bound (in case they elbow you and/or cause injury) and even blindfolded to heighten the sensation. When you do find your partner’s zones (if you’re the tickler), you might even find yourself laughing along with them. If you are more of a dominant person, you might want to try to be the ticklee and give up some your power—you never know how much it might get you off and you might secretly love it.
A Brave New Frontier to Explore as a Couple
This can be a great way to explore new territory, get to know your partner better and/or a completely new way to get off. It’s one of the least invasive fetishes out there. Whether you have always secretly thought about it (and maybe even Googled it) or you it never crossed your mind, it’s a fetish you might want to try. You might find you really like it.