A Beginner’s Guide To Foot Fetish

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Contrary to popular belief, most people don’t find feet repulsive. Quite the opposite, actually: Foot fetishism, which is having admiration for or sexual attraction to feet, is one of the most common fetishes out there. In a study of fetishes published in the International Journal of Impotence Research, feet and toes were the body parts most likely to be lusted after. Every detail about the foot can get an individual going. Most foot fetishists tend to be men who enjoy the smell or taste of feet and require some interaction with this part of the body to experience an orgasm.

Is it odd? The truth is, there’s no such thing as normal when it comes to sex; we are all different in our sexual desires and kinks. If everyone agrees, there’s plenty of communication and you are both safe, it doesn’t matter what you and your partner are into.

Where Do Foot Fetishes Come From?

Experts have yet to agree on a cause. Some sexual behavioral specialists have traced fetishes back to early childhood, before they were even aware of their sexuality. Others have dismissed these claims completely and believe that fetishes come from social interactions in our teenage years, where we quickly establish what is taboo (which we then lust after) and what isn’t.

Neurologist Vilayanur S. Ramachandran has suggested that foot fetishism could be caused by crosstalk in the brain. Both the feet and genitals occupy adjacent areas of the somatosensory cortex and could, possibly, interchange. In a nutshell? More research needs to be done.

Types of Foot Fetish

Not every foot fetishist is turned on sole-ly by the sight of feet. It can be one particular aspect or a combination of factors including:

  1. Particulars about the feet (long toes vs. short toes, high arches vs. flat arches, foot size, painted toenails, etc.)
  2. Foot art and/or jewellery (toe rings, anklets, foot tattoos, etc.)
  3. Foot odour
  4. Specific foot treatments (foot massage and pedicures)
  5. Shoes (sandals, high heels, leather boots, flip flops, etc.)
  6. Hosiery (socks, tights, etc.)
  7. Sensory interaction with feet (licking, rubbing, kissing, biting and smelling the foot and/or toes)
  8. Foot jobs and toe jobs (when a person uses their feet to stimulate their partner and cause orgasm)
  9. Foot slave (when a partner submits to the foot fetish desires of their partner)

This is not an exclusive list but should give you a sense of the diversity of foot fetishism.

How to Incorporate a Foot Fetish into Your Sex Life

Of course, you don’t have to smear your partner’s head with your foot sweat to indulge in a foot fetish. There are many ways to try out this kink if you’re intrigued by feet but not sure where to start.

The first step is to discuss the fetish, at length, with your partner. Not sure where to start? There are supportive communities and sharing sites that provide information and support on communicating your fetish with a partner. Your partner might not warm up to the idea at first – boundaries need to be respected, and you should work to address and discuss and concerns or questions they might have.

The biggest goal is to make the foot fetish seem less all-encompassing and more a part of a healthy sex life that turns you on, while also focusing on all of the things that gets them going, too. After all, your intimate relationship should never be one-sided. Discuss ways that you can work your fetish into the sex play so that it’s fun for you both. For example, foot massages could be incorporated into your play: it’s great for them and part of the foreplay for you! Treating your partner to a new pair of sexy shoes or stockings for them to wear while you’re getting it on is another option.

If you’re ready to take it up a notch, why not try Foot Worship? This works especially well in sub-dom relationships, where the dom can use the sub as a foot rest. The sub may want to kiss the dom’s feet as a form of worship, as well.

No matter how you practice your foot fetish, the most important thing to know beyond technique is that you’re 100% normal.

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