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What Is A Foot Fetish & Why Is It So Popular?

Do you have a full blown foot fetish? Or just curious about what it’s all about?

Whatever your partiality to partialism (the sexual attraction to a specific body part), there’s no shame! The attraction to feet dates back centuries and can lead to new sexual pleasure and fun for both you and your partner.

  • What is a Foot Fetish?
  • Are Foot Fetishes a New Phenomenon?
  • The Science – Why Do So Many People Have a Foot Fetish?
  • What Fuels Taboos Around Foot Fetishes?
  • 5 Foot Foreplay Ideas to Keep You On Your Toes
  • Misconceptions About Foot Fetishes
  • Ready to tread into what makes the foot so erotic andsexy?

What is a Foot Fetish?

Also called podophilia, a foot fetish is a sexual interest or attraction to feet. 

It is more commonly found in men than women and can include attraction to any part of the foot, including the toes, arches, and soles. Along with bare feet, shoes and socks can also be included in foot fetishes.

Feeling embarrassed about your foot attraction? 


This study on fetishes found that “feet and objects associated with feet were the most common target of preferences.”

There are many variations of foot fetishes. Some people love high arches, while others love broad, earthy feet. Some prefer clean, sexy feet, while others like a slight to intense smell. 

Common fetishes of the feet include high arches, pedicured toes (maybe with nail polish), soft skin, particular nail shape, and average foot size. 

Keep in mind that these commonalities apply to both male and female feet. Even nail polish can apply to men’s feet! 

Attraction to legs and ankles also closely relate to foot fetishism. 

A foot fetish is one that does not require other sexual objects to be involved. It is merely the incorporation of feet and toes into foreplay, oral sex, and intercourse.

Foot Fetish vs. Kink vs. Worship

Before we move forward in this article, let’s quickly distinguish between:

  • Fetish
  • Kink
  • Worship

Podophilia is the distinct partialism for feet, ranging from fetishism to kink. 

Foot worship, on the other hand, involves submission and is an extent of a foot fetish. It is a way of praising one’s partner by worshipping and submitting to the lowest part of their body.

Are Foot Fetishes a New Phenomenon?

Not even close! Foot fetishism has been around for ages. 

Numerous cultures around the world have praised feet throughout the centuries, and several studies and theories have been conducted on why people are attracted to feet.

Why Do So Many People Have a Foot Fetish?

For one, incorporating feet within your sexual repertoire encourages more creativity and sexual exploration in the bedroom, which could easily have you head over heels for more.

“It’s just more colours to paint with in terms of playing together.” – Pleasure Mechanics

Where else do foot fetishes come from?

As every sex therapist and expert would agree, there are many possible answers to that question.


Let’s Not Tip Toe Around It – Why Are Foot Fetishes So Popular?

Our feet are powerful sensory body parts with around 200,000 nerve endings in the sole of each foot. Evolutionary biologists suggest that for thousands of years we used our bare feet for “proprioception” to sense our environment for survival.

Despite the practice of foot binding, the Ancient Chinese therapy reflexology, dating all the way back to 2330 B.C. importantly maps the body onto the feet and toes. This reflexology map has also been found on tombs in Ancient Egypt.

Reflexology is the intense massaging of different areas to ensure a balanced flow of energy. Where pressure is applied tension unblocks in different body parts. This includes the genitals – making foot interactions a full body experience.

Scientific Theories

As far as scientific theories go, you already know Freud’s is out there. 

Sigmund Freud theorized that people are attracted to feet because they resemble penises. Just a piece of advice, if your man’s downstairs mixup looks like a foot, he may want to get that checked. 

Let’s Not Tip Toe Around It – Why Are Foot Fetishes So Popular?

Early Experiences

Sex engineer and relationship therapist, Colin Richards, explains that most sexual fetishes resonate with us from an early experience. Our psychology developed from childhood finds memories that manifests itself into a sexual desire. This could be associating feet with the kindness of a teacher, hence stroking feet helps them feel calm and relaxed which can translate into a sexual scenario.

Further, through Pavlovian thinking, if one discovers foot fetishes during the early years of their sexual engagement, they can be conditioned to have a foot fetish. 

Though you may not realize your sexual fetishism until you are a twenty year old adult, there’s a high chance you have had it since you were an adolescent. 

Submissive Desires

Though this coincides more closely with foot worship, foot fetishism can manifest out of the fantasy to submit to or praise someone. 

What’s more? 

Even in Biblical times, foot washing was used to express praise and submission. Tending to one’s feet and sitting below them is a way of showing utmost praise and admiration. 


Alternatively, just like many kinks, podophilia can arise through the eroticism of social taboos.

This theory coincides with societal judgments of sex, including that sex is dirty, naughty, and shameful. When turned on, these connotations can be sexy in themselves, hence a lust-born foot fetish. 

Moreover, as sexual arousal heightens, feelings of disgust tend to decline. This increases the chances of someone being turned on by things that normally disgust them.

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