Having a foot fetish can also be referred to as foot fetishism, foot partialism, foot worship, or podophilia. It is manifested by an acute sexual preference for feet. Moreover, although it is probably the most widespread shape of sexual preference for an otherwise non-sexual object or body part, not even those who practice it are aware of its roots and the signs it has left behind throughout history. Its roots run deeper than one would think, as this fetisch hides a fascinating background.
The side of this preference that is less known to the general public is its apparent growth in relation with the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. It goes back as far as the 16th century (there are various drawings that prove it), and although this is only a hypothesis, it appears that in the writings of the time, foot fetishism became more popular during the syphilis epidemics which took place in the 16th and 19th century, in Europe. Looking at things on a smaller scale (a survey on a period of only 3 decades), it seems that the relatively recent AIDS epidemic also lead to an immense increase in the interest for the foot fetish.
The growing numbers of those sharing this foot fetish has led to the appearance of “foot girls”. They are foot models who act in movies created especially for those with a passion for feet. Such pictures usually contain plenty of focusing on the object of attraction, but a general image of the model is also usually included.
The presence of socks or shoes is optional and widely varied. In addition, the girl might be alone or together with someone else foot worshipping her. More pornographic are those flicks that include trampling, smothering or foot jobs.
Experts have studied in detail the frequency of this fetisch. One study, for example, was carried out by looking at almost four hundred discussion groups over the Internet. It was based generally on how many forums are dedicated to each variation in particular, how many people took part in the discussions and how many messages were sent. Feet, toes and everything associated with them were definitely top of the preference list. It also seemed to come out first among fetisch-related search terms.
Women, as well as men, are likely to share a foot fetish. In fact, it is rather common for women situated in the 20-40 age range simply to adore having their feet caressed (or even licked) during foreplay or during the sexual act as such. Non-sexual objects may carry an amount of appeal greater than you might imagine. As we have said it, you might not even be aware of it, but if you check your preferences, you might “come across” predilections you have kept concealed.