If you think tight spandex leotards and long, hot, sweaty clinches could be your thing, then boy, do we have the fetish for you! That fetish is Wrestling! Obviously wrestling as a sport is huge, and I’ll whisper this, but it doesn’t even have to be real. The WWE has been whipping fans into a frenzy for decades with its staged bouts and its popularity is as huge today as when a bright yellow spandex clad Hulk Hogan ripped his shirt off declaring “Hulkamania” for the very first time back in the 80s. Then take the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) whose fighters spend as much time rolling around on the floor together as they do standing on their feet battling toe to toe. These days you can barely go a weekend without another pay per view UFC event available to watch on your TV screen. Wrestling is super popular, and has been for over 15,000 years! In fact it’s highly likely that humans have wrestled for as long as humans have been around.
Wrestling Fetish – How Did It All Begin?
But what about Wrestling as a fetish? For one, it’s a much more modern phenomenon. It also tends to be Mixed or Female Wrestling that we are talking about when it comes to Wrestling Fetish. That’s not to say that Gay Male Wrestling doesn’t deserve a mention, it’s a pretty popular genre in itself, but it’s Mixed or Female wrestling that tends to get the most attention. So when did it start? Well, it basically started in the early 20th century with a woman named Mildred Burke. She is said to have wrestled around 200 men, and in the process lost only once! As impressive as that is, it was still considered as more of a sideshow than an erotic event. But that all changed in the early 1950s with Irving Klaw. You know him. He’s the man who put fetish icon Bettie Page on the map. You could really consider him the Godfather of the current fetish scene. With Page, Klaw realized that there was a huge market for female catfighting material that he could sell by mail order, just as he’d been doing with bondage photos. Those still photos sold like hot cakes on a cold day, and soon became short, sexualized catfighting movies. It’s a practice that continues today – take a look at Clips4Sale’s Female Wrestling and Catfighting categories to see just how popular it is.
The Dynamics – Mixing It Up
So now you have a little background, but what are the fundamental dynamics in Mixed Wrestling fetish? The overall concept is that of a battle of the sexes – a barehanded fight where man grapples woman in an attempt for one to gain overall control. In theory it should be a pretty one-sided match up. Victory can be won through power, control, and sex. Where man utilizes his natural advantages in strength and size, woman’s superior guile and sexuality are the tools that are deftly used to ultimately bring the man down. Female Domination plays a huge part in the fetish, as do Smother, Facesitting and Scissorhold. If you’re a man who loves being physically dominated by women, it might be time for you to dig deeper into the Mixed Wrestling scene!
MILF Match-Ups & Gay Grappling
Female Wrestling fetish is sexualized in the same way as Mixed Wrestling, however the dynamics are obviously a little different. But the contrast in match-ups can include things like a difference in physical size, Amazons against smaller women, or age – MILFS grappling younger contenders is a common and popular theme. Other fetishes along with those mentioned above that you’ll see feature heavily within Female Wrestling include Big Boobs, Titty Squeezing, Tribbing (Tribadism), Thongs, Tit Smother, along with a few others including Cosplay. You’ll often find Superheroines grappling and wrestling before one overcomes the other and ties her up in some hot bondage just for good measure!
Gay Male Wrestling is much the same as the other genres, with maybe a slightly bigger emphasis on sexualization. Groping, blowjobs and oil and lotion are aspects that you might see more frequently in Gay Male Wrestling. Age matches, older versus younger men, and muscle studs versus gay twinks are some of the contrasts you might see in the match ups.
Wrestling as a genre is a bit like foot fetish – way more popular than you maybe might expect? And just like foot fetish, it’s a popularity that seemingly goes from strength to strength. You can check out our other features in this issue to find out how to dig deeper into the world of Wrestling Fetish. As far as this article is concerned, it’s time for me to tap out! Happy grappling fetish fans!