Simply said there is a fair amount of hate and misunderstanding for the ryona fandom as a whole usually, disregarding the different kinds of tastes that the umbrella definition encompasses. I want to bring together three different thoughts about Ryona in this, one from a forum on the internet, one from a personal anecdote I had myself with my psychologist in therapy, and the last is a textbook description of what Fetish is. 1) Attempted Psychoanalysis of Ryona by TrainDodger of TVTropes. 2) A Therapy visit, a view of a psychologist who never heard of Ryona before. Her first impression. (Warning: Controversial Opinion) 3) What is Fetish? from 'Introducing Psychology - A Graphic Guide' by Nigel C. Benson. Some relevant excerpt. In short I have read and studied quite much about psychology. Its a bit hard trying to summarise the really accurate ones, but at this points I decided to use a good populist introductory book I have. Not the best, but still alright to start off, so please don't get angry if this simplifies too much. If you all know about Behaviourism, Classical Conditioning, Ivan Pavlov and to some extent John B. Watson and his experiments you can skip the first paragraph. And this is where Fetish comes in... My analysis from this Behavioural Theory, together with some others especially relating to childhood, applies well to why we might have enjoyed Ryona. I think it is possible that one's first or early encounter with sexual arousal happens at the same time we see Ryona happens. Hearing that moans and groans, that cry and grunts. Maybe we see something different and it amuse you and get you hooked. One way or another, we are not that bad, strange or weird. Just a little different. [EDIT: To clarify what I mean with the messed up tables I try to draw, I meant that we happen to see something else and got aroused by that. BUT we happen to see ryona images alongside that arousal. Maybe its being aroused because of hearing a girl's voice like that for the first time... Or maybe its that orgasmic looking face of the struck opponent? Or maybe you are watching porn and playing video games at the same time? In the end its not that Ryona thing turning you on, but according to theory its something else that happens at the same time. To have sexual arousal from boots for example, maybe your first porn have someone wearing dirty rubber boots. Remember nothing is better than your first or early orgasms to start you off and have it etched for life. In the end Ryona is 'conditioned' to be what turned you on, and at times you even put them through Generalisation that makes anything similiar to what you experienced before the early Ryona, whether developed early or late, to be your general ryona zone. Well...for most people.] In the end all I wanted is to understand more about Ryona and what makes them tick. Why do I like them? And how do other more 'normal' people on this site (I have Asperger's Syndrome, a mild form of Autism), feel or think about Ryona? I mean, I only get turned on by Ryona but nothing pornographic at all! Its hard to talk about this with others, or have proper research into this but we can always discuss and guess, right? What do you all think? Ryona, all and all is something we all have in common, and in a way share. We do like different aspects of ryona, but its not like we are intentionally hurting people in real life because of it, right? Please share what you think about any of this below, I hope that this is done right.