Fetish as a field of practice
A practice is a field of knowledge, experience and activity that one continually works at to expand and improve. It grows. It is always becoming bigger, better, deeper yet it is never finished..
Perhaps fetish makes a good field of practice specifically because it is a very obvious phenomena in the Rubberist’s life that is infused with an enormous amount of energy as it is directly related to sexuality.
If the goal of life is to climb “Maslow’s Mountain“, i.e to become all that one can be – to “self-actualize“, it would seem that “becoming all of the fetishist that we can be” is something we (fetishers) are destined to do, anyways, even if the reasons for having the fetish are not apparent or discernible . It’s who we are, so it follows that we should explore and develop it as much as we can.
In a sense, our fetish practice _is_ our path up Maslow’s Mountain.