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.Foot fetishism, foot partialism, foot worship, or podophilia is a pronounced sexual interest in feet.^ Foot fetish has been defined as a pronounced sexual interest in the feet or footwear.
  • Foot fetishism - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Foot fetishism, foot partialism, foot worship, or podophilia is a pronounced sexual interest in feet.
  • Real Foot Fetish Ghosts Stories - Haunted Feet 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC www.hauntedamericatours.com [Source type: General]
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^ Events foot fetish party Past Events .
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[1] .It is the most common form of sexual preference for otherwise non-sexual objects or body parts.^ It is the most common form of sexual preference for otherwise non-sexual objects or body parts.
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^ And it's considered by those who conduct studies of such things to be the most common form of sexual preference for otherwise non-sexual objects or body parts.
  • The sexual mystery of podophilia or foot fetishism - thestar.com 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC www.thestar.com [Source type: General]

^ Among those people preferring objects related to body parts, footwear (shoes, boots, etc.
  • Foot fetishism - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Academic]

[2]

Contents

Characteristics

.Foot fetishism has been defined as a pronounced sexual interest in the feet or footwear.^ Foot fetishism, foot partialism, foot worship, or podophilia is a pronounced sexual interest in feet.
  • Real Foot Fetish Ghosts Stories - Haunted Feet 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC www.hauntedamericatours.com [Source type: General]
  • Dating diaries: Do I have a foot fetish? - Love + Sex on Shine 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC shine.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ The sexual mystery of podophilia or foot fetishism .
  • The sexual mystery of podophilia or foot fetishism - thestar.com 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC www.thestar.com [Source type: General]

^ Foot fetishism is a pronounced fetishistic sexual interest in human feet.
  • Foot fetish | Foot Fetishism Symptom, Cause and Treatment 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC www.depression-guide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Freud considered foot binding as a form of fetishism.^ Freud considered foot binding as a form of fetishism.
  • Foot fetishism - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Freud considered foot binding as practiced in China as a form of fetishism.
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^ It is a smaller percentage than you would imagine, considering the number of websites out there claiming to be "foot fetish" based.
  • Blog : Foot Friday #3 - Fetish 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC personals.theonion.com [Source type: Original source]

[3] .For a foot fetishist, points of attraction include the shape and size of the foot and toes (e.g., long toes, short toes, painted toes, high arches, slender soles, fat toes, long toenails, short toenails, small feet, toenail color), jewelry, toe rings, ankle bracelets, treatments e.g.^ My feet are narrow with high arches and l...
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^ This may include an attraction to dirty feet or soles.
  • Foot fetishism - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Some will like long slender feet, some will like high arches, some will get an additional sexual thrill from ankle bracelets or toe rings.

.French pedicure, state of dress (e.g., barefoot, flip flops, or clad in socks or nylons), odor, and any form of sensory interaction, e.g.^ They will sometimes like the foot to be covered with a nylon or a sock and will crave any sort of tactile interaction with the foot.

^ I never seen her barefeet before only in socks and runners untill last summer she was wearing flip flops I was shocked her feet were perfect.

^ Whether you're stepping out in flip-flops or tucking your toes into wool socks, you know what you want your feet look like.
  • adorn your foot - play the foot fetish paperdoll game at gURL.com 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC www.gurl.com [Source type: General]
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licking, kissing, sucking, tickling, person giving foot jobs, pedal pumping or trampling/stomping.[3]

Research

Relative frequency

.In order to estimate the relative frequency of fetishes researchers at the University of Bologna examined 381 Internet discussions of fetish groups, in which at least 5,000 people had been participating.^ Research your answer: Search Answers.com > Wiki Answers > Categories > Health > Mental Health > Are people with a foot fetish born that way?
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^ If you experience at least one of these you have a completely normal foot fetish, God created you like this and he doesnt make mistakes so its normal and many people have this.

^ Foot-Fetish Twibe - Foot-Fetish Twitter People Twibes makes it easy to participate in the conversations you care about.
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.Researchers estimated the prevalences of different fetishes based on (a) the number of discussion groups devoted to a particular fetish, (b) the number of individuals participating in the groups and (c) the number of messages exchanged.^ Researchers estimated the prevalences of different fetishes based on (a) the number of discussion groups devoted to a particular fetish, (b) the number of individuals participating in the groups and (c) the number of messages exchanged.
  • Foot fetishism - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Relative prevalence of different fetishes.
  • Foot fetishism - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ In order to estimate the relative frequency of fetishes, researchers at the University of Bologna examined 381 Internet discussion groups, in which at least 5,000 people had been participating.
  • Foot fetishism - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Academic]

.It was concluded that the most common fetishes were for body parts or for objects usually associated with body parts (33% and 30% respectively).^ It was concluded that the most common fetishes were for body parts or for objects usually associated with body parts (33% and 30% respectively).
  • Foot fetishism - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ One of the most common fetishes.

^ It is the most common form of sexual preference for otherwise non-sexual objects or body parts.
  • Foot fetishism - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Academic]
  • Dating diaries: Do I have a foot fetish? - Love + Sex on Shine 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC shine.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

.Among those people preferring body parts, feet and toes were preferred by the greatest number, with 47% of those sampled preferring them.^ Researchers from the University of Bologna found that, among sexual preferences for body parts, feet and toes were the most popular, with 47 per cent of those sampled preferring them.
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^ Among those people preferring body parts, feet and toes were preferred by the greatest number, with 47% of those sampled preferring them.
  • Foot fetishism - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ It is the most common form of sexual preference for otherwise non-sexual objects or body parts.
  • Foot fetishism - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Academic]
  • Dating diaries: Do I have a foot fetish? - Love + Sex on Shine 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC shine.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

.Among those people preferring objects related to body parts, footwear (shoes, boots, etc.^ Among those people preferring objects related to body parts, footwear (shoes, boots, etc.
  • Foot fetishism - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ It is the most common form of sexual preference for otherwise non-sexual objects or body parts.
  • Foot fetishism - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Academic]
  • Dating diaries: Do I have a foot fetish? - Love + Sex on Shine 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC shine.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ And it's considered by those who conduct studies of such things to be the most common form of sexual preference for otherwise non-sexual objects or body parts.
  • The sexual mystery of podophilia or foot fetishism - thestar.com 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC www.thestar.com [Source type: General]

) was most preferred (64%).[4][5]

Example cases

.Video databases such as "YouTube" receive many thousands of queries a day involving the term "foot fetish".[citation needed] In August 2006, AOL released a database of the search terms submitted by their subscribers.^ How many guys have a foot fetish?
  • WikiAnswers - Are people with a foot fetish born that way 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ Why do so many people have a foot fetish?
  • WikiAnswers - Are people with a foot fetish born that way 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ In August 2006, AOL released a database of the search terms submitted by their subscribers.

.In ranking only those phrases that included the word "fetish", it was found that the most common search was for feet.^ In ranking only those phrases that included the word "fetish", it was found that the most common search was for feet.
  • Foot fetishism - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ One of the most common fetishes.

^ And it's considered by those who conduct studies of such things to be the most common form of sexual preference for otherwise non-sexual objects or body parts.
  • The sexual mystery of podophilia or foot fetishism - thestar.com 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC www.thestar.com [Source type: General]

[6]

Relationships to health and disease

.Some researchers have hypothesized that foot fetishism increases as a response to epidemics of sexually transmitted diseases.^ Sexualization of the female foot as a response to sexually transmitted epidemics: a preliminary study .
  • Foot fetishism - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The sexual mystery of podophilia or foot fetishism .
  • The sexual mystery of podophilia or foot fetishism - thestar.com 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC www.thestar.com [Source type: General]

^ Researchers have hypothesized that foot fetishism increases as a response to epidemics of sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Foot fetishism - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Academic]
  • Real Foot Fetish Ghosts Stories - Haunted Feet 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC www.hauntedamericatours.com [Source type: General]

In one study, conducted by Dr. A James Giannini at Ohio State University[7] an increased interest in feet as sexual objects was observed during the great gonorrhea epidemic of twelfth century Europe, and the syphilis epidemics of the 16th and 19th centuries in Europe. .In the same study, the frequency of foot-fetish depictions in pornographic literature was measured over a 30 year interval.^ In the same study, the frequency of foot-fetish depictions in pornographic literature was measured over a 30 year interval.

^ In another study, the frequency of foot-fetish depictions in pornographic literature was measured over a 30 year interval.
  • Foot fetishism - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Posted by Diggidee • 1 year ago • Subscribe to this Discussion [RSS] Topics: feet , fetish , foot , love , needs , relationship , Secrets , sex .
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.An exponential increase was noted during the period of the current AIDS epidemic.^ An exponential increase was noted during the period of the current AIDS epidemic.
  • Foot fetishism - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Academic]
  • Real Foot Fetish Ghosts Stories - Haunted Feet 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC www.hauntedamericatours.com [Source type: General]

^ In one study, an increased interest in feet as sexual objects was observed during the great gonorrhea epidemic of twelfth century Europe and the syphilis epidemics of the 16th and 19th centuries in Europe.
  • Foot fetishism - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The researchers noted that these epidemics overlapped periods of relative female emancipation.
  • Foot fetishism - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Academic]
  • Real Foot Fetish Ghosts Stories - Haunted Feet 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC www.hauntedamericatours.com [Source type: General]

.In these cases, sexual foot play was viewed as a safe-sex alternative.^ Sexual foot play was viewed, also, as a safe-sex alternative.

^ And foot-related sexual play historically becomes more popular during sexual disease scares (the gonorrhea epidemic of 12th century Europe and the syphilis epidemics of 16th and 19th centuries in Europe as well as the modern AIDS epidemic) as a form of safe sex.
  • The sexual mystery of podophilia or foot fetishism - thestar.com 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC www.thestar.com [Source type: General]

^ Foot play should be one element in a healthy sexual relationship where both of you feel totally appreciated, loved, and cared for.
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.However, the researchers noted that these epidemics overlapped periods of relative female emancipation.^ The researchers noted that these epidemics overlapped periods of relative female emancipation.

^ It must be noted, however, that these surgical engagements were always due to other diagnosis like epilepsy and the relief of fetishism was a mere side effect.
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^ An exponential increase was noted during the period of the current AIDS epidemic.

.Sexual focus on female feet was also hypothesized to have been a reflection of a more dominant posture of the woman in sexual-social relations.^ Sexual focus on female feet was hypothesized to be a reflection of a more dominant posture of the woman in sexual-social relations.
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^ I wish the media would get it right, but the story sounds so much more sensational when you have something like "feet" as the focus.
  • Blog : Foot Friday #3 - Fetish 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC personals.theonion.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For instance, I use my "passion" for the female feet and bottoms as an elixir: if I want to have sex with a woman that I like just a little bit (but very little.
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(The first surviving mention of foot fetish is by Bertold of Regensburg in 1220. [8])[9]

Causation

.Neurologist Vilayanur S. Ramachandran proposed that foot fetishism is caused by the feet and the genitals occupying adjacent areas of the somatosensory cortex, possibly entailing some neural crosstalk between the two.^ See also: Sexual fetishism#Psychological origins and development Neurologist Vilayanur S. Ramachandran proposed that foot fetishism is caused by the feet and the genitals occupying adjacent areas of the somatosensory cortex , possibly entailing some neural crosstalk between the two.
  • Foot fetishism - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ What is cause of foot fetish?
  • WikiAnswers - Are people with a foot fetish born that way 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: General]

^ One of the most popular theories is that the feet and the genitals occupy adjacent areas of the somatosensory cortex, possibly entailing some neural communication between the two.
  • Celebrity Foot Fetish - What is a Foot Fetish and Which Celebrities Have One?, Page 2 of 4 - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 2 February 2010 14:40 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

[10]

Famous foot fetishists

Celebrities are listed alphabetically by last name and single name.
Please see the discussion page before adding to this section.

See also

References

  1. ^ World Health Organization, International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, (2007), Chapter V, F65 Disorders of sexual preference.
  2. ^ Dobson, R. "Heels are the world's No 1 fetish." The Independent; February 25, 2007.
  3. ^ a b Cameron Kippen (November 2004). "The History of Footwear - Foot Sex". http://podiatry.curtin.edu.au/fetish.html. Retrieved 2007-06-08. 
  4. ^ Scorolli C et al.(2007) "Relative prevalence of different fetishes" in: International Journal of Impotence Research advance online publication 15 February 2007; doi: 10.1038/sj.ijir.3901547. http://www.nature.com/ijir/journal/v19/n4/abs/3901547a.html retrieved March 2007
  5. ^ Dobson, Roger (2007) "Heels are the world's No 1 fetish." The Independent Online Edition, http://news.independent.co.uk/sci_tech/article2303022.ece, accessed 29 October 2007
  6. ^ AOL's Accidental Release of Search Data - The Sexmind of America. http://aphrodisiology.com/aol-sex-data, accessed June 2007.
  7. ^ AJ Giannini et al., op. cit.
  8. ^ Coulton, G. C. (1923) Life in the Middle Ages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  9. ^ Giannini AJ, Colapietro G, Slaby AE, Melemis SM, Bowman, RK (1998) "Sexualization of the Female Foot as a Response to Sexually Transmitted Epidemics: a preliminary study in: Psychological Reports, Vol. 83, No. 2, 1998, pp. 491-498 PMID 9819924
  10. ^ Kringelbach, Morten. Bodily Illusions. http://www.kringelbach.dk/Preprint_Beagle_BodilyIllusions.html, last accessed Sept 2006.
  11. ^ Playboy
  12. ^ Gram ponante (2006-07-05). "Report: Despite hoopla, Gram not looking at the feet". Gram Ponante. http://www.gramponante.com/2006/07/report-despite-hoopla-gram-not-looking.html. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  13. ^ Interview concerning Avant's new song, "French Pedicure"
  14. ^ [1] PlayBoy interview
  15. ^ Interview Charisma Carpenter & David Boreanaz, charismacarpenter.com
  16. ^ Aynesworth, H & Michaud, SG page 36-37
  17. ^ [2], www.shoebunny.com
  18. ^ [3]
  19. ^ http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/beauty/article1785369.ece
  20. ^ [4]
  21. ^ http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/beauty/article1785369.ece
  22. ^ a b [5], Playboy
  23. ^ http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/beauty/article1785369.ece
  24. ^ Enrique Iglesias Talks Feet With Johnjay And Rich, Popdirt.com, July 19, 2007
  25. ^ Tommy Lee's Foot Fetish, ContactMusic.com
  26. ^ Reveals Foot Fetish To Britney Spears, dailydingo.com, February 11, 2007
  27. ^ Rapper admits he has a foot fetish and that he's not planning to run for public office, Associated Press via MSNBC, December 23, 2004.
  28. ^ [6], Contact Music
  29. ^ [7]
  30. ^ [8], SF Gate
  31. ^ Redman: How To … Buy Shoes for Your Woman, www.blender.com, June, 2007
  32. ^ Billboard Publicity (October 16, 2008). Billboard Publicity Wire June 11, 2008 "Angel has Made History as the First Artist to Sing About Toe Sucking and Put It Out to the Forefront". Billboard Publicity. http://www.billboardpublicitywire.com/releases/2008/06/prweb1014124.htm Billboard Publicity Wire June 11, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  33. ^ David Moye (December 26, 2006). [http://www.flashnews.com/sections/search/search.php?query=toe+sucking+rapper&searchIn=both&perPage=10&maxResults=100&page=1&SUBMIT=Search Wireless Flash News June 11, 2008 "Angel has Made History as the First Artist to Sing About Toe Sucking and Put It Out to the Forefront"]. Wireless Flash News. http://www.flashnews.com/sections/search/search.php?query=toe+sucking+rapper&searchIn=both&perPage=10&maxResults=100&page=1&SUBMIT=Search Wireless Flash News June 11, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-11. "...Toe-Sucking Rapper Gladly Puts Foot In Mouth" 
  34. ^ Ian Halperin (October 16, 2008). "Madonna not only woman A-Rod’s been hitting home runs with lately; NY Top Model says Yankee Star has big Foot Fetish". Ian Undercover. http://ianundercover.com/2008/10/16/iuc-madonna-not-only-woman-a-rods-hit-home-run-with-lately/. Retrieved 2008-11-22. "...he’s got a big foot fetish" 
  35. ^ [9], Times of India
  36. ^ [10]
  37. ^ "Shoes As a Muse". Elle. http://www.elle.com/beautyreport/14119/andy-warhol-lexington-avenue.html. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  38. ^ Alastair Sooke (July 30, 2007). "Lifting the lid on Warhol's Time Capsules". London, England: The Daily Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2007/07/30/bawarhol130.xml. Retrieved 2008-11-29. "Warhol had a serious foot fetish..." 
  39. ^ [11], News Of The World
  40. ^ [12], Gambling911

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