Date last updated: Tuesday April
11th, 2006 A.D.
TITLE: Wetlook - Wikipedia, the
Wetlook refers to the act of getting wet while wearing clothing, and
having fun either in doing so or in watching others do it. To many, it
is a sexual fetish, where pleasure is derived from observation (often
of one's lover) as well as getting wet oneself, but other people enjoy
getting wet themselves for entirely non-sexual reasons, such as a
social hobby. For example, wetlook could involve swimming
in clothes, taking a clothed shower or bath (especially with a lover),
etc. Although it may seem to be a strange thing at first glance, there
are quite a lot of people who like it; there are many sites dedicated
to Wetlook on the Internet.
The phrase "to each his own" applies to Wetlook. Different people
prefer to get wet in different kinds of clothing and in different
places. Certain well-known preferences for clothing, at least from a
sexual perspective, include business suits, dresses and other formal
wear, and denim, jeans particularly. For those who engage in it for the
fun of it, normal wear is often T-shirts and shorts or jeans, or for
girls at clothed pool parties, normal party wear.
In most cases, there are two reasons why people like wetlook. Firstly,
wet clothes change their shape and color, clinging to the body and
becoming shiny or transparent; this partly reveals the body shape while
still covering it, which some people find erotic and teasing. It
can also be sensual to the wearer, and some people enjoy it more for
how it feels. It is
written in fiction that some women find wearing wet clothes to be very
sensual; this would appear to have factual basis as a girl known by one
of the contributors of this article certainly has had that experience.
More on this is discussed under wet and messy fetishism.
Secondly, swimming in clothes can be nonconformant. By doing so, people
express pleasant feeling of freedom and openness. It carries a positive
regressive feel, of doing something that you know you shouldn't be
doing and are probably too old to be doing, and enjoying it.
Some people engage in wet activities privately, either alone or with
friends and lovers in the bathroom or garden pool, but others do it
publicly in places such as public swimming pools (where permitted).
Some countries in Europe have quite a thing for clothed pool parties it
seems, Germany and Switzerland in particular. Another fun way to
get wet in
public is of course dunk tanks at public events. There are always
natural bodies of water to play in, too, and rivers, streams and
Some people like seeing others underwater; whereas wetlook generally
requires you to be above water for hair and clothes to look wet, some
people are happy with the drifting effects on clothes and hair
underwater; this can involve people being naked, in swimwear or in
Some people like to cover or immerse themselves in other substances,
such as mud, oil, paint, shaving foam etc., usually also in clothes.
These activities are called wet and messy (WAM). Generally speaking,
the term WAM does not tend to consider the "wet" part to be wet as in
clean water, or it simply disregards it all together: WAM is treated to