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How common is our fetish?

Postby apples323 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:49 pm

I thought about this as I was reading some threads in general here. If you're anything like me (and I'm sure you are) you don't want the whole world knowing about your vore fetish. I've only ever told one person and I'm pretty sure they forgot about it or buried it. So with that being said, do you guys think it's a little more common than we make it out to be? Because obviously if we don't want to talk about this in real life, could there be one or two among your friends that also has this fetish as well without you knowing maybe?
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Re: How common is our fetish?

Postby Kirah » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:54 pm

It's more common than people think. I think I even read something about some guy who told about vorarephilia in their class presentation, and that some people admitted it kinda aroused them. The problem is that a lot of people who are vorarephiles don't realize they are. So yeah, most people keep it to themselves until they find a site like Eka's Portal.
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Re: How common is our fetish?

Postby apples323 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:04 pm

Yeah I didn't know I had a vore fetish until I saw a cartoon on youtube that I hadn't seen since I was a kid. It seems people are surprisingly knowledgeable about it though.
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Re: How common is our fetish?

Postby Whitepieceofpaper » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:30 pm

I've told a friend about it vore, and he actually liked the idea and another friend of mine who is a huge hentai fan, knows about it, but I don't think it's really his thing. So yeah, I think it is more common than most people believe. ^_^
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Re: How common is our fetish?

Postby Borealis » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:37 pm

Many vore-inclined people on communities like this seem to either think that we're extremely rare, or that huge portions of the population could be into it or potentially into it... (Most likely the separate yet similar psychological comforts of a belief in being special and unique or being part of a wider flock.)

It's somewhere between those two, of course. But who knows?

I do believe it will increase in popularity though. Whether us lot who have had this as a fetish since a young age like it or not, people are seemingly "picking it up" in droves in their teens or older due to the influence of the internet. There are various online gateways into it. I can certainly see vore being as popular as furry is now in a decade or two. And (if you're a certain age-group) you are reasonably likely to meet a furry person in your everyday life every so often. I believe that the rarity will become those that have been "into vore for as long as they could remember", it seems to be an easy fetish to pick up based on observer experience.
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Re: How common is our fetish?

Postby Terastas » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:58 pm

Kirah wrote:The problem is that a lot of people who are vorarephiles don't realize they are.

This comes to mind.



What Ron White said about being gay, I believe can be applied to anything sexual in nature. It's not a question of whether or not we find it sexual and/or arousing, but whether or not we find it sexual enough or arousing enough that we would actually concede to applying the label to ourselves.

Most people wouldn't be turned on by Saturday morning cartoons, but by the same token, most people wouldn't stop watching a monster movie just because the next victim's boobs are showing either. At the very least, I think most people would have the capacity to recognize something as having sexual undertones, regardless of whether or not they are actually appealing to them.
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Re: How common is our fetish?

Postby tst12 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:14 pm

Check out the first post of this thread: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=29509.

It has statistics from a book about it....
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Re: How common is our fetish?

Postby makeupandminiskirts » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:43 pm

Muddle over this: sex and eating are two of the most primal urges found in humans and most animals. Crossing the two over is bound to happen; what simply changes is how it represents itself, of which vorarephilia is one way.
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Re: How common is our fetish?

Postby apples323 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:46 pm

Tst12 those are some interesting statistics, I hate to think that more people search for "small breasts" than vore as a fetish lol...

Makeup that's a very interesting way to put it. You're right about sex and eating being the two most primal urges among a lot of species. I guess it is inevitable that they would be crossed.
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Re: How common is our fetish?

Postby MoonfallWolf » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:56 pm

I'm also interesting in concentration. For instance; it seems like a great deal of my family has some predisposition to vore, and have animal tendencies. My brother has subtly expressed interest, and my dad has always been geared towards media with it. My mom also has expressed interest, and I know she doesn't know the term, but she has an obsession with animals eating other dead animals, (so hard vore specifically,) and is very geared towards wolves, referring to our family as a pack, and even my grandmother acts wolfishly, gnawing on bones after eating ribs and steak and such. (I include that to try to present the possibility that the two may be similarly spread), but its cropped up in the oddest places. For instance, I was watching King Kong at a holiday party a few years ago and my second cousin who I'd never met before referred to the men being eaten by the giant worms as "cute and cuddly."

So, a bit off target, but hopefully this is something to think over.
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Re: How common is our fetish?

Postby apples323 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:33 pm

I often wondered if my family had these same tendencies too. I won't go into details but I once had some suspicion of my brother being into weight gain. I don't think it's hard evidence though.
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Re: How common is our fetish?

Postby C-B-A » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:33 pm

I would recon it's no more popular then any other fetish, it's all about knowing what it is or admitting it, foot fetishism is the most common and wide spread historically, latex, bondage, and BDSM are the most commonly known socially, vore is a little more obscure so it's not as well known. ether way popularity in a fetish isn't important really,I don't put much thought into what percentage I fall into.
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Re: How common is our fetish?

Postby dragonlover81 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:21 pm

Terminology and awareness could be issues here. Most people don't know what the word means, and at least some of those who don't know what it is have the fetish. I did not discover the term until about two years ago. Before then, I would not have showed up in statistics like the one referred to here: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=29509 There was also a compounding factor in my case, which I am sure is not unique, that it took me a while to get ok with the idea that this was something that turned me on sexually. It seemed too much like a snuff fetish, and I was a bit scared to even go there.
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Re: How common is our fetish?

Postby FoShiznit » Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:36 am

I've often wondered if any of the girls I know from my childhood ever shared this. I think a better question than "how common is it?" would be "how does one determine if another shares it?".
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Re: How common is our fetish?

Postby canislupusrlt » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:48 am

And then there were the Romans.
Humans are drawn to violence.
Vore, in a traditional sense of the word, is violent.
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Re: How common is our fetish?

Postby again__again » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:51 am

I must corroborate what others in this thread have said, that vorarephilia is likely more common than many of us believe, but not common enough to "mainstream."
For instance, I was playing minecraft the other day, and the people on the server on which I was playing started sharing porn and such. And then some of them started posting inflation, and fat pics, and so I decided to post a couple vore pics to see the response. And much to my surprise, at least three or four people there expressed active interest in it. And this wasn't a fetish-based server or anything.

So, while it isn't something I will maintain hope for finding in a partner, I think our fetish, even latently, is not so abhorrently rare.
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Re: How common is our fetish?

Postby makeupandminiskirts » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:34 pm

again__again wrote:I must corroborate what others in this thread have said, that vorarephilia is likely more common than many of us believe, but not common enough to "mainstream."


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Re: How common is our fetish?

Postby nephilim » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:31 pm

As someone said, sex and consumption are the two most primal urges. It comes as no surprise to me that the two can overlap at some point. Teeth, tongue, lips, are all areas of receptivity after all, and these very arrangement of elements can be transposed to sexual situations. Also, women alluded to as food has permeated the human subconscious for as long as time immemorial. Gentlemen in the 1800s would refer to sex as 'having a piece of mutton.'

So, I believe that vore - or the desire of it, without needing to understand its etymology - is more common than we think.
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Re: How common is our fetish?

Postby dollraggirl » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:38 pm

I've had my fetish since I was a kid... I used to always have dreams about it, and it was appealing to me mentally and in my sexuality, I didn't discover what it was called until my late teens, but it has been mostly secret to myself, I havnt really told anyone yet... But maybe I will someday if the topic changes to fetishes again with my friends
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Re: How common is our fetish?

Postby William » Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:15 pm

Consider this:
In the early eighties, I published a 'zine, a minicomic that sold more than SIX TIMES the previous single issue record for a minicomic.
It wasn't distributed nationally, only sold at the few conventions I could get to or by dealers who ordered it directly from me.
Best I can figure, this cannibal women foldover 'zine sold in the neighborhood of eighteen issues for a total of about 50,000 copies, mostly in the midwestern US.
As a comparison, most fetish magazines of the time didn't have those numbers.
Scary to ponder.
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