Why Do I Like Feet
My wife likes feet. She has pretty sexy feet and she’s always wearing sandals in our house. If you saw her naked right now you would not be able to tell if they were men’s or women’s feet. And this isn’t just a passing fancy; she really does like feet.
I’m not talking about the kind of feet fetish where someone gets aroused at the sight of high heels or other footwear. I’m talking about the kind of feet fetish where someone is aroused by having their toes sucked on or even just standing around while someone else sucks on their toes. If my wife had told me this story before we got married, I might have thought twice about proposing, but as things stand, I am more than ready to marry these sexy little digits.
There are plenty of theories out there explaining why some people are turned on by feet. One popular one says that feet are inherently erotic due to evolution. The idea is that when humans first started walking upright, our legs were close together and pointing straight ahead. Our most common form of locomotion requires us to move forward with both arms extended in front of us. This meant that our hands were facing away from our bodies, which means our genitals were facing toward the ground — giving them an unobstructed view of what was going down below. As a result, according to this theory, feet became erotically charged simply because they presented such a clear view of what lay beneath.
This explanation seems far-fetched to me. First off, how do we know that early hominids didn’t use tools? It makes sense to assume that they did, since any good tool user needs something to hold onto so they don’t fall over. So if our ancestors couldn’t walk with any sort of stability, then they probably used sticks, branches, rocks or whatever was around at the time. But this doesn’t explain why they liked seeing our private parts exposed. Why wouldn’t they want to see those same parts when using a stick or branch?
The second problem with this theory is that it assumes that our earliest ancestors only walked upright once they figured out how to make fire. That seems unlikely to me. Chimps still walk upright today, even though they haven’t learned how to make fire yet. They could very well prefer looking up at their bottoms instead of their heads.
A much better explanation comes from Vilayanur Ramachandran, a neuroscientist who conducted research into sexual fetishes. He believes that foot fetishes can be explained through something called “mirror neurons.” These neurons send information between two areas of the brain: one area responsible for processing sensory input and one area responsible for movement. In other words, when your eyes see something, the mirror neuron system sends signals to the motor cortex telling it what to do. When you touch something, the sensory cortex receives feedback telling it what you’re touching.
Ramachandran theorizes that foot fetishes may occur when a person touches another person’s feet without getting any visual stimulation in return. In other words, the person receiving the touch thinks they are being touched by a member of the opposite sex. Since all of our brains evolved under the assumption that members of the same species were trying to mate with us, this shouldn’t surprise anyone.
Here’s a scenario Ramachandran uses to illustrate his point: A woman sees another woman walk past her window and notice her reflection staring back at her. Her mirror neurons kick into action, sending messages to her motor cortex asking it to start moving towards the other woman. After several weeks of waiting patiently outside of her apartment, the woman finally knocks on the other woman’s door. The other woman senses movement coming from behind her and turns to find herself face-to-face with a stranger. The woman realizes too late that she should have known better than to knock on the other woman’s door.
Ramachandran argues that a similar thing happens with foot fetishes. Someone walks by and notices a man’s feet sticking out from underneath his desk. Their mirror neurons cause them to think that he must have noticed them also. When the man eventually stands up, the person who saw him sitting will realize that the man behind the desk wasn’t checking his email.
In addition to providing a plausible reason as to why foot fetishes exist, Ramachandran’s theory explains why foot fetishes aren’t limited to guys. Plenty of women enjoy being kissed and caressed on their feet, especially during foreplay. Some women even enjoy having their partner suck on their toes. There is no biological reason that prevents women from enjoying this behavior.
Of course, none of this proves that Ramachandran’s hypothesis is correct. But if you believe that mirror neurons play a role in human sexuality, then it’s worth taking a closer look at foot fetishes.
If you’d like to learn more about feet, try watching these videos:
“Foot Fetish – What Is Your Foot Telling Me?” [No Longer Available]
“Feet Explained!” [Broken Link Removed]
“Sexy Female Feet! Hot Girls & High Heels”
“What Are Sexy Women Really Saying With Their Shoes?”
And here are some great articles:
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