What is a French Maid?
Characterized by its distinct pattern and black-and-white theme, French Maids are the usual option in costume parties, cosplay, and sexual role-playing. The French Maid’s dress is a heavily customized version of the typical French housemaid uniforms in the 19th century.
French Maid Fetish is a specific sub-set of Clothing Fetishism or the unusual and often sexual attraction to an article of clothing and fabrics. This kind of fetishist gets sexual arousal from fantasizing or watching women in French Maid uniforms. They also prefer to engage in sex with a woman wearing the maid outfit.
Aside from the maid uniform, sexual arousal can also be caused by the feeling of power and control. Maids are often portrayed as a symbol of male dominance and female submission. Maids are obliged to serve their masters and cater to all their needs. This role is often sexualized, making maids as an object of self-gratification. The feeling of having control over someone can be a strong aphrodisiac for some.
Dos, Don’ts & Tips
- A typical French Maid wears a white half-apron over a black dress with white trim. The dress can have a different length.
- A longer dress may portray innocence and conservatism while shorter dress can be viewed as sexy and kinky. The white apron usually has ruffle and/or lace.
- The uniform also features long stockings or tight, high heels and lace garter. It may include additional accessories such as feather duster, choker necklace, and other cleaning equipment.
- The increasing popularity of Japanese manga and anime made the French Maid fetish popular in Asia.
- There are a lot of Maid Cafes in Japan in which the young female servers are dressed in French Maid uniforms and treat the customers as a master/mistress.
Related Fetishes and Practices
French Maids are closely associated with Clothing Fetish and Role-playing. It can also be used in Bondage, Sadomasochism scenarios, and Master/slave plays. Other related terms include Male Dominance, Female Submissive, Power Exchange, and Obedience Training.