Some people are turned on just by looking at feet. Others may find painted nails, jewelry, or other adornments appealing. Still others get sexual satisfaction in foot treatments, such as massaging or worshiping feet. A foot fetish is considered a mainstream sexual kink. One study found that almost half of people surveyed said they had a foot fetish, or podophilia. Every person is attracted to — or even repelled by — things others may consider mundane.
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I like feet. Some are bemused by the level of attention I give their trotters, while others are delighted to have their toes and soles sniffed and kissed. Admittedly, I feel pretty good about that. Others however, despite my adoration, have admitted feeling self-conscious about rubbing their feet all over my face. That foot guy was a perv. If that foot guy was a perv, I guess I am too.
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Results of a functional analysis indicated that a man diagnosed with autism engaged in bizarre sexual behavior in the presence of women wearing sandals. Several treatments proved to be ineffective or impractical. Fetishism is characterized by recurrent and intense sexual urges or behaviors that involve inanimate objects and are accompanied by stress or functional impairment American Psychiatric Association [APA], Assessment of sexual arousal and sexually deviant behavior involves identification of the topography of the response and the conditions under which it occurs Barlow, , which often is accomplished through verbal report or measures of penile circumference in the presence of representational stimuli e.
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