This little piggy went to market.
This little piggy went home.
This other piggy loved sucking on toes.
You might think it’s weird, but aside from the genitals, feet are one of the most popular fetishes out there. And, even though science hasn’t really figured out WHY people get sexually aroused by them, we’ve still come a long way from Freud’s “people love things because they resemble penises” theory.
Let’s take a quick look at why some fellows love feet.
SPECULATION AND ANECDOTES
Remember, none of these ideas are to say what is right or wrong – more of a collection of experiences that others might relate to.
1. THE COVERED-UP THEORY
Some people think that anything covered up could hold erotic elements when they are finally revealed. The same concept as breasts or other body parts that we hide in different cultures tends to get more attention because they are withheld.
2. THE UNCOVERED THEORY
The opposite end of the scale is that women’s fashion has our feet showing far more than men’s (men don’t have peep-hole high heels etc.), and because of this, women take care of their feet better (pedicures, or just good grooming). So, they look nicer and are easier to get randy over.
3. THE DOMINANCE THEORY
Whether biblical washing of feet or the physical act of bending down, foot worship can definitely have submissive or humiliation elements to it. Since there are countless other things people enjoy because they are submissive acts, it shouldn’t be a surprise that feet land in this group.
4. THE BRAIN-MAP THEORY
Your brain has a map of your body and it lays out which parts (of the brain) control them. Apparently, the parts that are associated with the genitals are really close to the feet.
One man studying phantom limb syndrome theorizes (hasn’t been proven yet) that the body’s map could get crossed-wired and therefore find feet as sexy as a vagina or penis.
5. SEXUALIZATION THROUGH FASHION THEORY
You would have been living under a rock to not notice the plethora of women’s shoe designs. And, while science can’t explain everything about the body, simple physical cues can explain whey high heels are sexy – they flex the claves and butt, making it look like you’re ready to have sex.
Whether through media or mating, we’ve been conditioned to associate stilettos and pumps with sexiness. It’s but a hop skip and a jump to feet.
6. THE NURTURE THEORY
It’s possible that a person’s experiences growing up, collect into something that might evolve into a foot fetish.
7. THE NATURE THEORY
Another possible explanation is just that you’re born that way.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
A foot fetish is no different than dealing with any other fetish. You find a person (or people) that share your interests and have open conversations, and consent, if you want to get into feet play.
If you’re with someone who doesn’t know about your preferences, slowly ease them into the idea through several gentle conversations. After that, you slowly work your way up to whatever licking, sucking, or sniffing you’re hoping for.
The wonderful thing about this kink is that there is an easy way for both parties to enjoy it…
It’s not often you find someone who doesn’t like their feet rubbed after a long day at work. Or, you can take a pedicure class to bone up your skills, and then offer a free foot pampering for a lady/gent that’s into it.
If the object of your affection has sensitive feet – and you might end up kicked in the face rather than with a hardon – you can still admire them without touching. Everyone loves compliments. Or your partner can just tease you with them, looking but not touching – a figurative mind fuck through your lowest extremities.
For the more adventurous, there are footjobs, trampling, and toeing (sticking your toes up the bum).
NO COOKIE-CUTTER KINK
Remember, no two foot worshipers are created equal. Some like big feet, some like small. Others like bright nail polish, while others like as natural as possible. Some like smelly feet, others like squeaky clean. Then there are those who prefer them in shoes, or foot jobs, or things being stepped on.
There’s no right or wrong. To each their own, and floating whatever boat makes them happy (consensually, of course).
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Any foot worshippers out there that want to share? Any other reasons we might have missed or stories you want to tell? Share in the comments!