This may be what causes foot fetishes, says science. The subject of may be a taboo, but itвs incredibly common. But what exactly is it about feet that gets so many people hot under the collar? Come to find out there\’s a logical reason why some individuals have a. Here are 5 facts about foot fetishes you need to know. 1. Scientists might have discovered where the roots of foot fetishes begin. Over the years, significant studies have been undertaken into the mysterious workings of the brain and sometimes scientists have come up with answers to questions they didnвt even know they were asking. One neuroscientist believes his studies into phantom limb syndrome have offered up and explanation for foot fetishism. , which led to some surprising discoveries concerning foot fetishism. While looking into the phenomenon that causes people who have lost limbs feel as though their missing parts are still there, he found that the human brain\’s \”body image map\” tells us where our limbs are so we can carry out tasks like walking or picking objects up. Which leads us to No. 2. 2.
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в including feet! When a limb is lost the brain can rewire itself so that the person feels as though their missing limb is still there. Thatвs fascinating enough, but whatвs even more amazing is that Ramachandran discovered that in many cases people who had lost feet reported that their phantom foot felt в в and could gain sexual pleasure and even from physically stimulating the space where a foot should be or simply thinking about and focusing on their phantom foot. Which leads us to. 3. When the brain rewires itself, it associates sex with feet. During the 1950s, prominent neuroscientist found that sensation in the body was mapped to particular areas of the brain and using electrodes placed on the heads of willing volunteers, he pinpointed the strip of brain tissue which focused on sensory perception. While the majority of mapping appeared to be in logical order with face next to lips, thumbs next to hands and so on, Penfield found that sensory perception for the 4.
Until the study into phantom limb syndrome was conducted, no one had considered that a foot fetish could be caused by the brain вcross-wiringв between feet and genitals. But Ramachandranвs studies concluded that those who are turned on by feet may be experiencing sexual because the wires in their brain linked to the feet and the genitals have become mixed up. However, he could not confirm that вcrossed wiresв are responsible for the fetish in all foot and his study does not explain why far more men than women appear develop a foot fetish. Toes soles: Whatever could be sexy about them? I am no gдagba, but I was quite taken aback when a few years (read decades) back someone told me I had sexy toesБ I was so shocked, in fact, that I still consider it to be quite a pivotal moment in my sex life; mostly because I was left rather speechless in a context in which IБm normally very vocal. I was reminded of this situation earlier this week when someone started talking to me about weird kinks. БAs far as kinks and fetishes go, feet arenБt that odd, right?
Б He asked me. БI donБt know. I still havenБt decided where to categorise foot fetishismБ On the one hand, is it any weirder to peopleБs fascination with armpits, pubic hair, back of thighs or ears? Yet, on the other, itБs feet. Licking and sucking on toes still feels quite submissive to me. Б I answered. But I wanted to know: Why do some people find them sexy? Endless Possibilities Feet are a gateway to many other kinks it seems, including high heels, stockings, boots and sandals among others. They are also a part of the limb which could be used extensively during sex to trample or walk on bodies or faces, to jerk someone off, and even to ball-bustБ (Yes, the latter means exactly what you think it does. ) So, in a way, feet are simply the face of many other sexual fetishes. Connotations: Bare feet, much like breasts and sexual organs, are not something thatБs often seen outside certain contexts: such as the beach or while having sex. That makes them more mysterious and БdangerousБ, which, coupled with our innate wiring to like feet, makes them extremely desirable.
And, yes, the liking of feet is innateБ Promise: A foot leads to a leg which leads to the Б you get the drift. It is almost a form of self-punishing to start from the feet rather than at the prize straight away. And it heightens the pleasure in more ways than one, too, as the neurons responsible for sensations from the feet and those of sexual organs are close to each other in the brain. Universal: Straight and gay men and women across all the worldБs continents look up the word БfeetБ in porn siteБs search engines. This fetish is universal to human beings and universal to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and age (of course, weБre talking 18+ here). We are fascinated by feet and itБs no surprise that from Chinese foot binding to Cinderella, all cultures have a weird Б and sometimes hidden Б obsession with the feet. Where do I categorise it now? Get me someone to lick my toes; I wanna see what the fuss is all about. How do you feel about feet fetishes?