I wrote the above and felt an evil chortle arise in my gullet. Yes, my sacred, golden gullet, my darlings! Evil chortling is what all good villains master (in addition to you, my dears…) and I dost aspire to the most evil of masteries. And you will worship me betides.
Loki chuckles. Yes, the scene could go something like that…
Listen. Loki is everywhere. Even concealed (or revealed) in what may very well be only a lonely blogger’s esophageal spasm reinventing itself as wicked mirth (in the privacy of her own home).
Speaking of such privacy (and the apparent urge to violate it), I have a confession. I…logged on…to Fetlife… again…. after a looooong hiatus. As a sexologist, I regret saying this: it is as boring as ever. However I went there today, “burdened with glorious purpose,” as I wanted to see if there were any Loki-themed groups on FL, along with the usual very large array of this, that, and the other things.
As Marvel Loki says so feelingly in the above movie clip, “An ant has no quarrel with a boot.” In the same spirit, I have no quarrel with the Midgard Minions getting their kink on in “Furry Libras Unite” and “House of Leather Horrors.” As for the not-nearly-fawning-enough notes from men I don’t even know, kindly informing me that they’ll be “in town this weekend” seeking to have their fantasies fulfilled…they’ll get a psychic “boot” from me but nothing else.
Not even an esophageal spasm.
But back to my search for specific information: are there indeed people out there for whom Loki (Marvel or otherwise) is an actual “kink?” Judging by what I found on FL, it’s hard to distinguish fandom from kinkdom. I did a quick “Loki” search and found that several FL members have taken His name, for whatever reason. And there are a handful of fan-type groups, with rather small memberships, dating mostly from just before or just after Thor: The Dark World, released in 2013. All of these groups are moribund–most with no conversations more recent than 2015-2016.
A quick perusal of the postings was disappointing. I expected more cos-play and role-play posts, frankly, but there wasn’t much except someone proposing a Loki/Sigyn/Angrboda scene. And there was this: a post about a voice actor who “does” Tom Hiddleston and who reads everything from the children’s classic, Madeline, to some “not safe for work” (NSFW) material. His Loki’s Dirty Whispers are definitely worth a listen in the privacy of your own home or earbuds. This voice actor has a Patreon site as well as talent, and would be worth supporting if you have a little extra to spare. However, his sites also seem dormant.
What has happened, I wonder? Why did these FL groups fade, while on Facebook, Loki-focused groups are thriving? And I also wonder, where did that voice actor go?
Since data is thin, I’d like to speculate about what elements of Loki–specifically Marvel Loki as played by Tom Hiddleston–might spark a kinky interest deeper than a fan’s crush.
Auralism and Acousticophilia
Auralism and acousticophilia refer to arousal through sound–including music, voices, sounds of other people having sex, and so on. I have never thought myself as an auralist or acousticophiliac before, but it’s true that beautiful, expressive, masculine voices are very appealing and sexy for me. Tom Hiddleston’s voice, whatever his role, has become one of my favorites. (Benedict Cumberbatch is a close second.) So for a person with this kind of philia, even the voice actor’s reading of Madeline could be arousing!
You don’t have to be a card-carrying auralist to respond to such voices. Lower pitched voices are generally thought to signal sexual interest and are therefore sexually appealing. Even WebMD has an article on this!
Long Hair on Men
This would be a variation of the hair fetish generally known as trichophilia, which can take many forms. Fetlife has at least one group devoted to “Long Hair on Men,” with many female members. Marvel Loki and Marvel Thor amply deliver on this, at least until Thor’s hair is cut halfway through the middle of Thor: Ragnarok (2017). Hearts were probably broken in that moment. (But not mine. Loki retained his long locks and that’s all I cared about.)
Check out Loki’s costuming in this video of Hiddleston’s surprise appearance the 2013 San Diego ComiCon, as well as Hiddleston’s dom-ly monologue.
As Stan Lee used to say, “‘Nuff said.”
Marvel Loki loves his knives. He’s graceful, fierce, and handles them well. The fight scenes are well choreographed. For someone out there, these scenes are the stuff of kinky dreams.
The sparse Wikipedia entry reads:
“Knife play is a form of consensual BDSM edgeplay involving knives, daggers, and swords as a source of physical and mental stimulation. Knives are typically used to cut away clothing, scratch the skin, remove wax after wax play, or simply provide sensual stimulation. Knife play can also be a form of temperature play or body modification.”
As a sexologist, I would add this caution: If this is an interest of yours, take some classes and/or let yourself be well-mentored before doing this with anybody. Remember this mantra: Safe, Sane, and Consensual. And this one too: Risk Aware Kink.
Bondage and Switching
In spite of his dominant persona, Loki is frequently chained, restrained, and/or gagged in the Marvel movies. When he is, he’s very much the smart-ass.
And when Loki is slapped by Thor’s GF, Jane Foster, in Thor: The Dark World, he grins, his eyes gleam, and he says, “I like her!” He is hinting, perhaps, that Thor is missing something key in Jane’s erotic nature (she certainly slaps people a lot!). Again, this is all the stuff of someone’s kinky dreams…
I could probably watch every Marvel Thor movie again–and find more things to list–but you get the idea. These movies are a rich source of erotic and even kinky inspiration. While Lokeans and Heathens may argue about the uses that Norse Loki may or may not make of this pop culture phenomenon, my own personal gnosis suggests that He is rather tickled about it, and the kinky stuff is simply more icing on the donut.
6 thoughts on “Fetish Loki”
Loved this! Actually, because FB tends to block a lot of material (suffered that in a few groups!), Tumblr used to be the haven for Fetish Loki. Now that Tumblr got restricted too, there’s not many places left to go for those in search for kinky stuff like this. Also, you forgot to mention a MAJOR factor that inspires a lot of Loki kink: that HORNY helmet! LOL And let’s not forget the way he walks…. yes, that’s a thing too….
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Thanks for reading and commenting! Yes, I forgot the horns… and probably a lot more as well!
I’m not sure how many people noticed, but after he says “I like her!”, he stares intently at Jane with the same grin on his face throughout the entire dialogue between…uh…Thor and pals? I can’t remember. I was too busy staring at Loki. 🥴
It’s worth checking out though, cuz it’s frickin hilarious.
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I remember this–they were in the background as Thor and friends were talking and it looked as if the conversation between Loki and Jane could have been very interesting!
Seconding the tumblr mention. The policy update in Dec ’18 did affect some nsfw blogging content, but there are still bloggers who have an interest in Fetish Loki. Some of it depends on the particulars, though. Is about Hiddleston? Have they branched out to other characters that overlap with knives, long hair, leather, etc.? Is it cyclical, so that this content isn’t as present outside of Marvel movie releases? Is it about Marvel Loki outside of this movie portrayal (a certain comic version really gets into the genderfluid aspect afaik)?
I never really thought to keep track of them as the posts went by on my dash, but some people don’t particularly connect their aspect of Fetish Loki with Marvel. Several years ago, a godspouse once shared a piece about recreating His Binding in a scene via bondage and water torture (may have been fiction, may have been personal, idk). Some bloggers used to allude to part of how they felt connected to His Otherness was through their particular kinks, but whether they could connect a mythological element to a kink wasn’t really a guarantee. (Maybe there was animal play because of shapeshifting connections. Maybe D/s and Leather tied to Aesir/Jotnar power imbalances, following orders, having set community guidelines, and a found family aspect. Maybe femdom (gentle or not) and male rope bottoms were grappling with Him being Bound and Sigyn’s potential care-taking.)
I’ve been able to find a reference to someone incorporating a Loki and Sleipnir persona into their pony play, in which I believe Loki’s outfit was based on Marvel Loki, but I think that tumblr blog has been lost to, well, the tumblr void. Whether it happened before the policy update or not, I’m not sure what the specific mixing of Marvel and Norse myth were for that example. Personally, I’m surprised I haven’t found anyone poking at Loki as Mare (combining genderfluidity with animal play instead of human Loki as trainer), but I suspect that’s a bit of a niche Fetish Loki aspect. (And loads of pony play blogs left tumblr after Dec.)
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Thanks for reading and commenting. You bring up some excellent questions and points. I’m tempted to answer “all of the above.” Obviously, I was/am dealing with a small slice of what’s possible for people, and how some feel and how some play with all of this. I appreciate your answer very much.
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