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Internet Paraphilia usually refers to the unusual fetishes pertaining by a certain group of the internet community. Often related to furries (known as “furry fetish”) and deviantART users due to the substantial amount of arts relating to the fetishes in their respective sites, these paraphilia can be found in many forms, and among the most common are transformation, foot fetish, inflation, vore, pregnancy, etc. Other forms of internet paraphilia can be transgenderism, micro/macro, muscle fetish, suiting fetish, mind control, tickle, diapers and many others. Due to the fetishistic nature of the paraphilia, they are often considered NSFW.
It’s not clear when the first of such fetishes start appearing in the internet, but by around 2005 or 2006, such fetishes and paraphilia has become a common sight in sites such as FurAffinity or deviantART.
The site Transfur, which was established since 1997 and might have promoted the spread of transformation fetish, but it’s likely that it was not popular before the mid 2000s, most likely before the emergence of major furry-oriented sites such as SoFurry and FurAffinity.
4chan’s /d/ board has a lot of such paraphilia, but in a more pornographic and explicit nature.
Presumably, the root of Internet Paraphilia might have been other forms of more common fetishes/paraphilia (i.e. BDSM, S&M, latex, masochism, and to some extent even pedophilia, necrophilia, zoophilia, etc.) then developed by a certain group of people who has an extreme perverse to certain fetishes and found a sexual attraction to certain things stated above. For example, the vore or micro macro fetish has roots in masochism and submission, muscle fetish have roots in homosexuality while diapers/“messy” might have been coprophilia and pedophilia. Sometimes, Internet Paraphilia can also be found among social sites like Tumblr.
Like what “Origins” say, it’s difficult to determine how fast is the spread of the Internet Paraphilia and when was its peak of its spread. But a simple search in sites like deviantART and FurAffinity with generic topics like Pokemon or any anthro creatures will often yield such results. In 4chan, these fetishes are often ridiculed as mentioned in many Encyclopedia Dramatica articles since around 2007 or 2008.
Transformation (TF) is a fetish that involves a character, usually human, transforming into an animal or any other fantasy creatures which is usually not a human. Perhaps the fetish with the highest proliferation, little is known about the origins of the TF fetish, but it can be traced back to the 1990s. Below is an archetypical example of a TF art.
Then there are also inanimate TFs, involving a character turning into an inanimate objects, like this one. Various OC characters turning into “pool toys”.
TF of any kind makes up a large amount of fetish arts in DeviantART and FurAffinity, making it one of the fetishes with the highest spread. Unlike in FA, most of the TF artists in DA do it only as a part of their interests. It is also noticeable that most TF artists in DA are below 20 years old.
Vore is a fetish in which a character eats another character. After that usually the inside of their stomach is shown, probably to emphasize the eaten victim’s dilemma. According to a 4chan user in /vp/, Vore has its origins in submissive masochists. A typical Vore art:
Similar to Vore, Micro/Macro is based on submissive masochism. It’s a character overpowering another character by their size, or attempting to destroy a construction smaller than them. Example:
The Tickle fetish is self-explanatory, but usually it’s involving feet. In DA, there’s a lot of such fetishes and it’s also related to foot fetish. Example:
Some notable figures of Internet Paraphilia are: