What do you think about Santa now?
Thinking of Santa when you are well into your adult years can bring back fond memories of finding presents from the mysterious North Pole resident under the tree, carefully searching the carpet for footprints, and seeing how much of those cookies you left for him he actually ate. For some people, it can make them think of naughty things that would probably get them punished by Santa, and that’s exactly what they want him to do.
There are those among us who feel a special fondness for Santa, one that takes place more in the bedroom than around the Christmas tree. Though it seems odd that adults would feel attracted to a fake holiday creature, it makes total sense you when you realize what the fantasy of him offers.
The Urban Dictionary defines “Santaphilic” as “an unhealthy obsession with Santa Claus. Can also turn into a sexual obsession/fetish.” It may be somewhat uncommon, but there are people out there who feel an attraction to the mythical man who comes down your chimney to deposit presents once a year — and apparently it’s not necessarily unhealthy.
According to a study conducted by BeNaughty, about one-third of women said they get turned on thinking about Santa Claus. About 6% of men went so far as to don a Santa costume in the bedroom.
What is it about the jolly old soul that distributes presents to good little girls and boys that’s so arousing to adults? The answers are varied and range from fulfilling deeply embedded childhood desires to the old cliche of daddy issues.
“The first time I realised the sexual power of Santa I was 17. As I fingered, in the non-sexual sense, the velvety seams of my father’s suit, I noticed a flare of intrigue in my girlfriend’s eyes. ‘Could you… try the hat on?’ she asked coyly,” Gareth May of The Debrief explained.
He went on to explain that the research he conducted using the fetish website FetLife showed that people enjoyed the concepts of tickling, meeting strangers, and sitting on someone’s lap without wearing underwear, all things that Santa can provide.
One group in particular shed some light on this unusual fantasy. The group called “Getting a Spanking from Santa Claus” allowed for dozens of people to explore their fantasy.
“I attended a play party where the host dressed as Santa. Other party-goers would take turns sitting on his lap, and would be allowed to choose a present from his big red bag,” one user said. “Some of the presents, however, were punishment implements. I didn’t arrive in time to choose a present, but that didn’t stop Santa from taking the strap to me for calling him old.”
Santa isn’t just a figure of jolly laughs and gift giving, he’s also there to punish those who have been naughty which is a turn-on to some. Sexual health educator Sunny Megatron explained that Santa is the “ultimate dominant.” She continued,
“We can’t hide anything from Santa because he carefully watches us every minute of the day [and] although the threat of being on his naughty list is ever present and terrifying, we always end up getting rewarded handsomely in the end. Santa is the perfect mix of hyper masculine authority and nurturing, empathetic provider.”
Hopefully, you don’t feel weird now when you come across all of those little Santa figurines on Christmas day. Do you think that you could develop a fetish for Santa? Let us know in the comments and SHARE this story!