Have you ever wondered if you or someone you know has a foot fetish? It turns out that some really well known celebrities, such as Elvis Presley and Andy Warhol, as well as the notorious womanizer, Casanova, and the serial killer, Ted Bundy, had full blown foot fetishes. And for those of us who spent years watching the TV series Sex and the City those fashion conscious New York City ladies, Carrie Bradshaw and her friends, could have been labeled as shoe fetishists.
Foot fetishes are more common than most of us would imagine, or at least the fascination with feet and shoes attracts a lot of attention. I have been writing articles for several years about a wide variety of topics. Recently I noticed that one article, more than any of my over 200 articles, had received the highest number of readers who clicked onto the site. The topic of this article was, your guessed it, FOOT FETISHES. Curiosity has overtaken me.
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What is so interesting, even fascinating, about feet? Checking with Wikipedia, I found this definition. "Foot fetishism, foot partialism, foot worship, or podophilia is a pronounced sexual interest in feet. It is the most common form of sexual fetishism for otherwise non-sexual object or body parts."
At first glance, this "fetish" appears to be just a male thing. However, in researching a bit further in Wikipedia, I found another interesting definition. "Shoe fetishism is the attribution of attractive sexual qualities to shoes or other footwear as a matter of sexual preference, psychosexual disorder, and an alternative or complement to a relationships with a partner." Many women, to some extent, may have a shoe fetish as sometimes exaggerated in the Carrie Bradshaw crowd.
But this obsession with feet and with shoes is not limited to people with a "psychosexual disorder" or a true foot fetish or shoe fetish. It seems that feet and shoes have an appeal to lots of people for different reasons.
Recently I have created several Pinterest boards and have re-pinned other people's pins according to my specific interests. As I searched through other people's boards, I discovered a large number of boards focused on shoes, usually women's shoes, often with very high heels and open toes. They looked so appealing that I almost created a shoe board myself.
Searching further, I found several boards labelled "Feet First" and another called "Shoes." Most of these boards feature images of women's shoes, some with and some without live feet inside. And some add the feet of babies. Then I found a photography site called Feet First, with images of both women's and men's feet, in and out of shoes. And then I located a Feet Gallery web site which contains 2011 pictures of women's feet.
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What it is about feet and shoes that interests so many of us? Feet are meant to walk on the earth, to feel the powerful energy of the earth and to help us move forward, backward, sideways and in any direction we choose. There are even some handicapped people with no arms that have managed to use their feet to eat and draw and handle their daily necessities.
How happy are YOU with YOUR FEET?