Smoking sure has a history of being sexy, and whilst it’s a big turn off to some in today’s health conscious world, others are more turned on that ever. Here’s a short introduction on what it means to have a smoking fetish.
What is a smoking fetish?
A smoking fetish, also known as capnolagnia, is a type of sexual fetish or paraphilia where somebody experiences sexual arousal or gratification from watching someone smoke, often in a seductive or alluring manner. This fetish can involve various aspects related to smoking, such as the act of lighting a cigarette, inhaling and exhaling smoke, the sound of the lighter, or the visual and tactile aspects of holding and manipulating cigarettes or smoking paraphernalia.
When did the smoking fetish start?
It’s difficult to properly pinpoint, but for centuries smoking has been fetishised. For example, in certain historical artworks, smoking has been depicted as a symbol of sophistication, sensuality, or rebellion. The famous painting “Le Fumeur” by Jean Metzinger, created in 1919, features a male figure smoking a pipe and is considered an example of how smoking could be portrayed with a sense of allure.
While these historical depictions might not specifically be categorised as “smoking fetishes” in the modern sense, they do indicate that smoking has been associated with various cultural and erotic connotations over time. It’s not just tobacco, but a smoking fetish can include being attracted to weed smoking, vapes, cigars and hookahs. Artists today are still inspired to make art on the smoking fetish.