Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Foot fetishism - a strange sole music

It’s foot fetishists rather than women’s feet that fascinate me. I can wax lyrical about most parts of the female anatomy. Not just the sit up and take notice bits but graceful arms, slender necks, cute knees, jewelled ear lobes and navels, dimpled chins, collar bones, shoulder blades, freckles, birth marks. But feet?
I love pretty feet. There’s nothing unclean about feet. At shared bath times in the increasingly distant past, my companion of the moment had having her toes sucked on the menu but invariably found it more ticklish than erotic – something it didn’t say in whatever sex manual I was reading at the time.
I include this intimate reminiscence to show I’m no enemy of the female foot.
Indeed I’m with Casanova – who knew a whole lot more about the matter than any man before or since – that if a woman takes care of her feet then the rest of her will be good nick.
No, I’m talking about men who get sexually aroused by the sight, touch, and what ever else they do with women’s feet.
Men can get really weird in the pursuit of sexual pleasure. Aside from autoerotic asphyxia (I bet no women ever throttled herself while masturbating) I can just about empathise with some men on the outer fringes of sexual practices while having no wish to emulate them.
It’s no surprise that a guilt-ridden captain of industry responsible for destroying jobs and ravaging the planet might want to be tied up and have the crap beaten out of him in the dungeon of a leather clad dominatrix.
But “foot fetish” returns more than 3.7 million results in a Google search. You don’t have to go too far into the internet to realise that in terms of off-kilter sexual obsessions it is a widely held one.
There is a whole industry providing pictures, videos, blogs, forums, and clubs to feed the foot fetishists’ appetite. It’s capitalism in action.
The mystery – no, wonder – is that, as far as I can tell, there is no satisfactory explanation as to what triggers a foot fetish.
The best-known self-confessed foot fan is film director Quentin Tarantino. This is why his Kill Bill star Uma Thurman’s size 11’s top this post. It doesn’t do it for me. But as kinks go foot fetishism seems harmless enough, don’t you think?

1 comment:

  1. In the course of love making I once sucked a woman's toes. She told me later that she was so shocked that she nearly came. It is that word 'nearly' that has bothered me ever since.


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