Here's a letter from one formerly-horny-and-currently-dead person to another, from around a hundred years ago:
"I am awfully keen on mackintoshes, and so is my boy friend, who is a sailor in the Merchant Service. He is a great big he-man, and loves to dominate me. He likes to see me completely mackintoshed; and though at first I must own I did not like being dressed up in rubber clothes, I am now an ardent mac fan, and I realize that macs have a fascination all their own."
Any time you create something new, odds are somebody out there just found out they have a fetish for it. And yet it wasn't the movies that got to Carl: "I remember reading stories in National Geographic or various educational textbooks about quicksand, and some of them had stories or personal accounts, they tell the story of how such and such was out in the wilderness and came upon deadly quicksand ... as a kid I just remember feeling really really weird, and as an adult I recognize that was arousal."
Being exceptionally dedicated fetishists, quicksand lovers have collected a comprehensive list of every quicksand scene in every film, ever.
When's the last time you cared this much about anything?
But movies aren't enough for some. When Carl first emailed us, his message said:
"... I enjoy sinking myself. I've gone out sinking multiple times, both alone and with past girlfriends ..."
So, how does one go 'sinking'?
"It involves a lot of bushwacking. You can go to almost any nature preserve and find mud inches deep, but to find workable stuff you have to do a lot of hiking through trees, through tall grass. The best spot I've ever visited personally was ... near a stream, a brook fed into a larger pond and deposited silt and dirt as it flowed into the pond. It was a massive patch of almost literally bottomless mud."
And once you do find a nice, moist hole to slip into?
"For the most part it's me alone. It's difficult to describe. It's really just the act of getting in, the feel of it, for me personally I like the feel of it and the taboo aspect. Modern civilized people look at mud and getting dirty and go 'ooh that's not for me' ... so knowing I'm doing something that's not wrong, but frowned upon ... it's a rush."