Good to read your post, ellena:
>I enjoy them as part of the whole experience, but I don't enjoy tongue depressors.. Thorough, but short, would be my ideal.
That's very fine. But as a long-standing throat fetishist, with a bit of the gay in my make-up, here's something I shared with a correspondent recently. I see giving a (male) patient a throat inspection - with a full body inspection due to follow - as like a foretaste of other delights! The dangling thing in his throat is a reminder of another piece of him. Indeed, the throat is like an emblem of the male genitals, where uvula = penis, and tonsils = testicles! Think about it, ellena, and have fun with your boyfriend!
Of course, to us specialised fetishists and practitioners of various paraphilias, the fetish/paraphilia has absolute pleasure in itself: feet, nipples, tongue - you name it, each is capable of giving endless sexual pleasure to the specialist who would focus on it and its possibilities/associations.