It has been related numerous times on TV/cd websites, in press articles, on TV, in low-key surveys, in blogs and various other sources that for many it becomes present during very early childhood when a boy will for whatever reason naively become aware of and via simple curiosity start to 'play' with an item of female clothing.Often a pantyhose fetishist may also engage in stocking fetishism, the unique silky sheer aspect and allure of both items being the common denominator.
Other people experience sexual excitement when observing or handling certain types of underwear worn by another, or watching somebody putting underwear on, or taking it off. Not only does this include physical contact with the garment(s), or their wearers, but also includes arousal by printed material or electronic material that includes depictions of underwear.
Underwear fetishism is not considered as paraphilia unless it causes distress or serious problems for the person or those associated with them.
Any feeling that his fetish is amusing to his partner or that they are only grudgingly accepting of it is likely to cause the wearer to stop and return to wearing his pantyhose in private.
There is a small number of women, perhaps due to the nature of the garment who will also find them stimulating.
In Japan, this industry has a long-established brick-and-mortar presence, known as burusera shops.