Feet: an object of desire?

By Laura TomassiniLex Kleren Switch to German for original article

One in seven people is into feet, at least that's what international scientists estimate. Angelo (name changed by the editors) from Luxembourg talks openly about his foot fetish and gives insights into a world that very few people like to talk about, especially not those like Carina who have a phobia of that specific body part.

It's probably one of the most iconic scenes in film history: actress Salma Hayek in the role of vampire dancer Santánico Pandemonium, clad in a skimpy bikini and a yellow python, erotically letting liqueur trickle from a bottle down her leg – straight into the mouth of Quentin Tarantino, screenwriter and supporting actor in the film From Dusk till Dawn (1996). The infamous foot massage in Pulp Fiction, Tarantino's true career debut two years earlier, already hinted that the filmmaker was into feet and wasn't ashamed to show it on the big screen.

It's estimated that one person in seven finds feet sexually attractive. The number of those who are as open about their preference as the Hollywood director is, however, much smaller. Although the foot fetish is considered one of the most widespread fetish types in the world, it is treated as a taboo, because feet arouse rather mixed feelings in society. While some prefer to leave their socks on during sex and are horrified by hairy toes, stinky feet and co., the feet of the other person arouse intimate desires in others – foot fetish ahoy! Angelo (name changed by the editors) also belongs to the latter category, because the 32-year-old has a soft spot for feet.

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