Fully 47 percent of Fetish groups subscribers in the sample the study looked at were into feet. She notes that children are more likely to engage in feet tickling than adults and are lower to the ground and therefore more likely to see bare feet more than taller people. Feet, she says, have a lot of potential to make a person feel good. Feet just so happen to be mapped very close to genitalia on the brain, so it also makes sense that there would be relatively frequent associations. The effect that it had on my person was so intense and profound that I feared that my erection would never subside. Pitagora uses the example of people who enjoy foot massages and would consider them a romantic activity, but are not foot fetishists.
Eva. Age: 27.
In my mind the shoes were a sort of fetish-inducing double whammy; there was the smell of her plus the idea that I was beneath her, figuratively, at her feet.
Adelynn. Age: 21.
My Obsession With Feet Can Be Traced Back to a Single Teenage Encounter
While research on the topic is, as Pitagora suggests, scarce, a study published in the International Journal of Impotence Research found that among those professing to having a fetish, feet were the most common preferences for body parts or features and objects usually associated with the body. Fully 47 percent of Fetish groups subscribers in the sample the study looked at were into feet. Pitagora uses the example of people who enjoy foot massages and would consider them a romantic activity, but are not foot fetishists. Admittedly, I feel pretty good about that.