24 January 2010

Defining the Intoxication Fetish: What the Drunk and Drug Fetish is All About


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Checking wikipedia the other day, I discovered there was no mention of this fetish.

I found this strange since it's the very fetish that's behind sites like Party Island 420, the recently defunct Girls Under The Influence community site, and this very blog you're reading now.

So I thought it might be time to roll up my sleeves and finally look into this intoxication fetish we share (girls getting drunk, stoned, and wasted if you didn't know by now).

I began by asking the question: what exactly is this fetish all about? Specifically, what is the drunk and drug fetish? What is it about seeing girls getting wasted that makes it so exciting? And then I went about trying to answer these questions.

See if you agree (or don't). Of course, comments are strongly encouraged.

What is a Fetish?
A fetish is defined by wikitionary as:

Something nonsexual, such as an object or a part of the body which arouses sexual desire or is necessary for one to reach full sexual satisfaction.

What is the Intoxication Fetish?
The object that arouses sexual desire in those who have a drunk or drug fetish is the intoxication itself. It's the alteration and change of the person's mind and body whether this occurs involuntarily or voluntarily. In short, it's fantasizing about a person falling under the influence of a drug and the effects it  has on that person's mind, body, and actions.

In general, there are two main types of intoxication fetishes: the drunk fetish and the drug fetish.

The Drunk Fetish
One example of an intoxication fetish is the drunk fetish. Sexual arousal occurs when seeing or reading about a person who has been drinking alcohol and is displaying signs of inebriation and drunkenness. These triggers specifically include:

  • impaired movements such as lack of balance and staggering when walking,
  • impaired or slurred speech,
  • half-lidded eyes and flush cheeks, and
  • a noticeable change in social behavior such as the decrease of the drinker's inhibitions, the decrease of the drinker's ability to make good judgments, and the increase of the drinker's sexual appetite.
The Drug Fetish
Another example of an intoxication fetish is the drug fetish. Like the drunk fetish, sexual arousal occurs when seeing or reading about a person who has been taking drugs and is displaying signs of that drug's effects. While fetishes range from drug to drug (since the effects on the person change depending on which drug is ingested), in general, the triggers are similar to the drunk fetish:

  • a change in the drug taker's coordination based on the effects of the ingested drug 
  • a change in the drug taker's speech pattern,
  • visual changes to the drug taker's body such as dilated pupils, half-lidded and bloodshot eyes, flush cheeks, etc., and 
  • a noticeable change in social behavior such as the decrease of the drug taker's inhibitions, the decrease of the drug taker's ability to make good judgments, and the increase of the drug taker's sexual appetite.
Common Elements

The person with the intoxication fetish may or may not engage in alcohol or drugs.
The person with the intoxication fetish may or may not engage in the object that triggers sexual arousal. Some people may not engage in alcohol consumption or drug use, while others may be sexually aroused by their own intoxication.

The intoxication fetish varies based on a number of things such as:

  • the person's own experience with the drug that elicits the sexual arousal, 
  • lack of experience with the drug that elicits the arousal,
  • the loss of inhibitions and control associated with the drug, 
  • in the case of those who do indulge in alcohol or drug ingestion, the actual effects of the drug on the person, or 
  • taboos and morays surrounding the drug that elicits the sexual arousal.
The intoxication fetish does not necessarily involve sex or sexual activity.
The intoxication fetish focuses on the act and pleasure of getting intoxicated. Sexual activity is secondary.  

The intoxication fetish is not about using alcohol or drugs to force sex or coerce.
The intoxication fetish is not about using alcohol or drugs to force sex or coerce someone into sexual activity against his or her will. A consistent theme within the intoxication fetish is that the person who gets intoxicated is willing to be intoxicated or, if not necessarily willing, is seduced into intoxication. By "seduced", the person who gets intoxicated is enticed or lured away from his or her accepted and proper principles, behavior, or conduct and is a participant of the consequences that may or may not occur due to the person's intoxicated actions.  In both cases, the person enjoys the inebriation. 

Additional Triggers
Additionally, for the person with the intoxication fetish, the triggers associated with ingesting a particular drug that leads to intoxication may become sexualized. For instance, with marijuana, the act of smoking may also come to trigger sexual arousal.

What Other Fetishes are Related?
Because the intoxication fetish revolves around the alteration and change of the person's mind and body whether involuntarily or voluntarily of the drinker or drug taker, other fetishes that trigger or are related to such effects may also be manifest in the intoxication fetish. Some related fetishes include: hypnosis, sleepy, passed out, and hiccups.

Because the intoxicating element impairs a person's mind judgment and decreases inhibitions, other morally-related fetishes that are related include: mind control, good-girls-gone-bad, addiction, exhibitionism, and bimboization.

Lastly, as noted above, the triggers associated with ingesting a particular drug that leads to intoxication may become sexualized such as the smoking fetish.

The Intoxication Fetish Community
No one knows how large a group of the population has the intoxication fetish. Online, the size of the community is rather small in relation to other fetishes such as those that objectify a part of the body.

In the past, the home for content related to this fetish was the Girls Under The Influence site (also known as GUI). This site closed down at the end of 2009. The community reformed at Party Island 420.

The known intoxication fetish community generally seeks out and shares videos, photos, and stories of intoxicated women.

Videos
Videos of intoxicated women usually center on mainstream films, professional or semi-professional niche films, or amateur videos. For mainstream films, individual scenes from films that feature drunken women, such as The Days of Wine and Roses, featuring an inebriated Lee Remick, or drug use, such as Requiem for a Dream, featuring an intoxicated Jennifer Connelly are sought.

There is a small number of professional and semi-professional niche filmmakers that specialize in women getting intoxicated such as Jocelyn Dean or sites like TheyDrunk.

With the advent of youtube, amateur videos in which women indulge in drinking or drug use are sought. These usually range from home movies of parties where women are already under the influence or video journals of women filming themselves getting intoxicated.

Photos, Illustrations, and Comics
Still photographs of women appearing intoxicated, with half-lidded eyes and evidence of alcohol use or drug taking, are also collected and shared.

With the advent of the internet, photos of girls drinking booze, beer, wine, and other forms of alcohol at parties or in their daily lives have been plentiful. Sites that promote the legalization of marijuana or other drugs produce content of women smoking marijuana, hash, and ganja out of bongs, pipes, or other drug paraphernalia. Certain niche porn sites also cater to those with intoxication fetishes by creating and selling access to photos or photo series in which a model becomes increasingly inebriated or engages in drug use.


Additionally, photos of celebrities, models, or porn stars are manipulated or "photoshopped" and transformed into photos appropriate for the intoxication fetish community. For instance, models are morphed to have half-lidded and bloodshot eyes, drugged smiles, and flush cheeks. Additionally, evidence of drug use such as beer, wine, hard liquor bottles or other drug paraphernalia such as pipes, bongs, pills, needles, etc. are added.

Because part of the arousal stems from seeing or reading about a person becoming progressively intoxicated, illustrated stories, photo series, or comics of intoxicated women and behavior are popular within the community.

Stories
Stories are often collected or written that involve the intoxication of the main character, sometimes leading to sexual activity. Those stories that revolve around the intoxication fetish often involve typed speech that imitates slurred drunken or drugged speech.

Because the intoxication fetish is a niche, most stories that have been written involve some other related fetish with intoxication as only a subpart of the story. Popular writers that focus on the intoxication fetish include Dunsel, Miranda, Manticore, Stanmaps, and Amowat.

Currently, stories involving the intoxication fetish are archived and shared at the GGW Forum. New stories written by community members or discovered are posted to that discussion group on a regular basis.

Artists
In addition, there are artists who specialise in creating content for the intoxication community.

Popular online artists within the community include Dunsel, who primarily specializes in creating artwork, movies, games, and illustrated stories of women under the influence of alcohol and Stanmaps who publishes a blog called Girls Getting Wasted that features artwork, videos, and stories of women (often with large breasts) under the influence of alcohol or marijuana.

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So that's my thoughts on the fetish. Love to hear your thoughts. Comment below and voice your opinions as to whether you agree, disagree, or think I'm missing something in the description.

[Edit: I've updated the blog entry a few times to include thoughts from commenters. Thanks for commenting - and if you think something else needs to be added, just comment.]

[Edit 2: the updated and maintained version of this blog entry is now located here. It contains even more information. Check it out!]

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