One of the most common fetishes for a body part is that of the foot fetish – 47% of people who have a fetish for a particular body part even prefer feet! Both Elvis Presley and Andy Warhold were said to have a foot fetish, so you’re in good company if a pair of feet does it for you.
What is a foot fetish? It’s simply a sexual preoccupation with feet. Someone with this type of fetish might like touching or kissing another person’s feet, or they might prefer to be on the receiving end. Viewing images of sexy feet and footwear might also be up your alley if you have a foot fetish.
Is there a specific cause for feet fetish? Maybe, maybe not. Researchers such as Vilayanur S. Ramachandran suggest that the feet and genitals occupy adjacent portions of the brain, so it’s easy for signals to get crossed. Whatever the reason, we’re sure plenty of foot fetishists are glad!
Interestingly enough, some people with a feet fetish prefer to see feet in particular shoes or states of dress. For example, some people only like feet in shoes or boots, while others prefer them in sandals or barefoot. Some foot fetishists prefer feet of a certain shape or toes that are long or short. There’s definitely a pair of feet for everyone with a foot fetish!
You shouldn’t feel weird about having a foot fetish or if your partner admits to having one. It may seem a little weird to you, but it’s perfectly safe and legal, and you might find that sex involving a foot fetish is pretty hot! Perhaps give some foot lovin’ a try in exchange for him trying something you’ve been wanting to do in the bedroom.
We’ve got some sexy ways to experience a foot fetish, too.
- FOOT MASSAGE
If you ask people “What is a foot fetish?”, not everyone would consider a foot massage a feet fetish. After all, many people enjoy them for non-erotic reasons. Still, it’s worth mentioning because a sensual massage of the feet might be your introduction into the world of foot fetishism! A massage is relaxing – and it’s always nice to be pampered – but it can also be sexually arousing when the part of your body being massaged has sexual connotations in your mind.
For some people, this is their feet. Alternatively, you might find giving your partner a sensual foot and ankle massage also gets your juices flowing. The feet have a lot of pressure points, which make them an ideal location for giving or receiving a massage. Some reflexology guides list as many as 20 different areas of stimulation on the foot and their corresponding body parts. Of particular note for those with a foot fetish is the bottom of the heel, which is said to stimulate the pelvic region.
Some people also enjoy adding tickling to their foot massage or fetish. Although this isn’t for people who are overly ticklish or who aren’t ticklish at all, it’s something to give a try. Consider adding it when you’re lightly bound and unable to stop your partner from tickling your feet!
- FOOTJOBS AND GENITAL STIMULATION
If your foot fetish is more intense, you might be interested in trying a footjob, which entails stimulation of the genitals with feet. Porn often depicts women stroking their partners with one or both feet, and you can easily get this started by playing a little footsie underneath the dinner table! Women aren’t left out in the cold, either, as their partners can rub the vulva with their feet.
Some women can even kneel with their ankle pressed into their vulvas for clitoral stimulation! This requires a fair bit of agility, of course. There are much easier ways to stimulate your own clitoris, including the tips in this guide.
- ORAL ATTENTION
Moving on, we have foot kissing and sucking, especially with toes. You’ll probably want clean tootsies before you allow your partner to do this, but many people enjoy how sensual this can feel. This is especially true for women, who don’t have the phallic equipment to receive a blowjob.
Another way to live out a foot fetish is through activities such as pedicure. Getting a professional pedicure leaves you with cute toe nail polish and touchable feet, which might be a great precursor to other fetishistic activities! Start with a luxurious foot bath, which you can do with your partner or alone. If you need to nick a few stray hairs first, you might want to do that in private.
After a soak, which softened your skin, you can slough off any dead or dry skin. Pat your feet dry – or have your partner do it for you! – and slowly rub a moisturizing lotion into the skin. Clean any old polish from your toes and remove dead cuticles to prepare for a new shade. Apply at least two layers of your favorite color.
Remember that nail polish can take a long time to dry, even if it seems dried. A fan can help, but we also recommend a quick-dry top coat, so you can get to the dirty business even faster!
- SEXY FOOTWEAR
A pedicure provides you with direct foot contact for quite some time, but you don’t need to make foot contact if that’s not your specific foot fetish. In the popular show “Mistresses,” for instance, Josslyn meets a man named Scott. As they explore their relationships, she discovers his deep, dark secret – the foot fetish. At first, Josslyn is worried that he enjoys wearing expensive women’s heels, but he she discovers that he enjoys it when his partners wear them, especially during sex.
The couple enjoys shopping for shoes together, and Scott buys Josslyn expensive shoes that she couldn’t otherwise afford to fulfill his foot fetish. Although the couple eventually parts ways, they enjoy exploring this part of their personalities and sexuality together. Chances are, wearing heels makes you feel sexy, as will parading in front of your partner while wearing them. Why not give it a try?
Footwear pairs particularly well with sexy lingerie. Read how to pick that out in this post. Don’t forget about foot jewelry such as ankle bracelets and toe rings, which can be quite sexy, too!
- BDSM AND FOOT WORSHIP
Foot fetishists often seem primed for different BDSM activities. For instance, boot worship is common in femdom. When the female in charge wears a pair of sexy boots, she may demand her submissive partner lick or kiss them in worship. In fact, there are men who seek out pro dommes specifically because they desire to be erotically used in such a way. Virtual dommes, who communicate with clients online, have also found that exchanging videos or photos of their sexy feet and footwear can be quite lucrative when they find a client with a foot fetish!
This sort of foot fetish can extend beyond worship into erotic pain. A woman wearing a heeled shoe or boot might use the heel to pinch a man’s body or otherwise leave a mark. Or she may actually walk on him if she can do so without causing permanent damage. In some extreme cases, a domme may crush or otherwise hurt a submissive’s genitals with her feet as part of their play, a practice known as cock and ball torture when the submissive is man.
Flip it around, and you might find the suggestive nudge from the toe of your man’s boot quite thrilling. If you’re into service type submission then cleansing and shining those boots might be something you incorporated into your play.
Of course, you can engage in a foot fetish without such extreme forms of play. There’s no right or wrong way to explore your fetish as long as it doesn’t permanently hurt anyone and everyone involved can give consent. If your partner expresses interest in a foot fetish but you realize it’s not your thing, that’s okay, too. There are plenty of other things you can do to keep your the spark in your sex life!