mfs wrote:is having a fetish normal?
Yes, I personally think so. Some people might say it is not normal and that it is only normal to be aroused by other humans. But if that was the case, why is sexy lingerie so popular? Or high heels? Why don't we all prefer the human body to be completely naked, rather than adorned with garments or other props? Many people find certain objects erotic, so I think it must be normal for humans to be this way.
Rather than asking 'Is it normal?', I think you should be asking 'Is this fetish causing a problem for me?' If your fetish does not cause you any harm, and does not prevent you from having a satisfying sexual relationship with another person than I think there is nothing to worry about. However some people's fetishes cause them significant distress - perhaps because the objects of their desire are illegal or socially-unacceptable, or because their fetish becomes all-consuming and they are no longer interested or able to have sexual relationships with other people. I think at this point the fetish goes from being 'normal' to a type of paraphilia.
No diagnosis, lots of opinions, and a bunch of issues that I haven't quite figured out.