Also called podophilia, a foot fetish is a sexual interest or attraction to feet.
It is more commonly found in men than women and can include attraction to any part of the foot, including the toes, arches, and soles. Along with bare feet, shoes and socks can also be included in foot fetishes.
This study on fetishes found that “feet and objects associated with feet were the most common target of preferences.”
There are many variations of foot fetishes. Some people love high arches, while others love broad, earthy feet. Some prefer clean, sexy feet, while others like a slight to intense smell.
Common fetishes of the feet include high arches, pedicured toes (maybe with nail polish), soft skin, particular nail shape, and average foot size.
Keep in mind that these commonalities apply to both male and female feet. Even nail polish can apply to men’s feet!
Attraction to legs and ankles also closely relate to foot fetishism.
If feet are a turn-on for you, don’t worry, you’re in good company. Famous foot fetishists (people with podophilia — not pedophilia) include Elvis Presley, Andy Warhol, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and megastar burlesque vedette Dita Von Teese.
Feet are second behind sex organs as the most commonly eroticized body parts, and there may be a scientific reason why. Feet and genitals occupy adjacent areas of the brain’s somatosensory cortex. In other words, areas of the brain that control genital pleasure and foot pleasure are neighbors. Neurologist Vilayanaur Ramachandran thinks the popularity of podophilia is due to “neural crosstalk” between the two.
There are sub-groups of this fetish. Some foot lovers are specifically turned on by certain footwear or toenail polish, others see foot worship as a power exchange in BDSM. Like all sex practices, foot fetishism draws inspiration from global culture. The industry of women’s high-heeled shoes exists to make feet and legs appear “sexier,” often at the expense of comfort. Giving attention to feet has been seen as an act of worship since ancient times.
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