I know what you mean, accept in my case it is the wife. Sometimes I wish I was of my grandfather's generation for that very reason, when it was just accepted by all, women included, and even turned them on in those days. I guess there was a reason that the Lord thought I needed to come along when I did.
I've noticed the same thing.
Still, there are some good pipe related videos out there. Do a channel search for dubinthedam, or thesmokeshop for some good stuff. Also, pipefriendchs, who happens to be gay, has some good videos that aren't at all fetishistic(unless I'm completely missing the point of his videos).
Holy crap...I noticed the same thing! I was watching a few pipe smoking videos just for the hell of it and started noticing a trend. Got me somewhat concerned with my new hobby (not that there is anything wrong with being gay, to each their own, just not my cup o joe).
Glad to see it's just some strange YouTube fetish thing.
One good YouTube pipe smoker is Dubinthedam, he's straight and his wife is a pipe smoker too.