I recently theorized that homosexuality has two components: an addictive behavioral spiral and a pathological self-concept. I’d like to expand this to all types of fixations and introduce the beginning of a scale for expressing “how much” of each component is present. For example, social media is highly addictive but most addicts would not describe themselves as “social media people”, whereas it’s rare to find someone with gender dysphoria who does not consider transgenderism essential to their identity. That is,
More addictive = “I have a foot fetish” is more common than “I am a foot person” (or whatever that’s called)
More reflexive = “I am a tranny” is more common than “I have gender dysphoria”
People with fixations that tend to be more addictive more often conceive of the fixation as a quality they have or a behavior they tend to do, whereas people with fixations that tend to be more reflexive more often conceive of the fixation as an identity or essence that defines what they are.
Okay, enough repeating myself. Time for a best guess at which sexual perversions are more or less of which. These aren’t chosen on the basis of rarity or anything particularly rigorous, because the frequencies can be very surprising (who would have figured more men would fantasize about women with very small breasts than spanking?).
Materials: leather, rubber, etc.
This is, of course, a highly scientific list because I sexually identify as a scientist and any skepticism is therefore hatred. As a rule, it appears the less common fixations also tend to be pathological identities. It also appears there is no relation with cultural tolerance and reflexivity.
Anyway, this type of ranking can probably be generalized to all types of fixation, like anime or metal music.