Foot fetishism , foot partialism , foot worshipping or podophilia , is a pronounced sexual interest in feet. Foot fetishism has been defined as a pronounced sexual interest in feet. For a foot fetishist, points of attraction may include the shape and size of feet and toes e. Extensions of this fetish include shoes , socks , odour fetishism and tickling. Sigmund Freud also considered foot binding as a form of fetishism. In extreme cases, an individual with a pronounced sexual interest in feet could possibly be diagnosed with fetishism disorder characterized by the eroticization of non-living objects and body parts if they are in adherence with the following symptoms : . There is a clear distinction between individuals with a casual interest in feet as opposed to individuals with fetishism disorder; however, no consensus has been reached to determine where people may reside on this range of desire. To estimate the relative frequency of fetishes, in researchers at the University of Bologna examined internet discussions of fetish groups, in which at least 5, people had been participating. Researchers estimated the prevalence of different fetishes based on the following elements:. Foot fetishism is the most common form of sexual fetish related to the body.
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As far as fetishisms and kinks go, the foot fetish is a classic. But what is it about feet that turns so many people on? Man A: I realized that I had a thing for feet around 4th grade, around age Whenever my teacher wore heels, I found myself looking at her feet. When I hit puberty, it was one of the things I'd focus on when checking out guys in the locker room or pool. Man C: Since I was young, I considered legs to be sexy, but I didn't care much about feet — as long as they weren't terrible-looking, I was fine. When I was 17, a classmate mentioned he liked to watch videos on YouTube where women showed their feet on purpose. I became curious and watched some of the videos only to discover I also thought they were sexy. Woman A: I was 20 years old when I went from being a tomboy who didn't really pay attention to my feet to a girly girl who went to the nail salon to get her first pedicure. I loved seeing guys go to the salon to get their feet massaged and their toenails cut.
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Some people are turned on just by looking at feet. Others may find painted nails, jewelry, or other adornments appealing. Still others get sexual satisfaction in foot treatments, such as massaging or worshiping feet. A foot fetish is considered a mainstream sexual kink. One study found that almost half of people surveyed said they had a foot fetish, or podophilia. Every person is attracted to — or even repelled by — things others may consider mundane. Your feet are covered with nerve endings, and nerve endings equal greater, often more intense, sensations.