Sex The World’s Top Fetish
posted by April 5 at 6:38 AMon
The votes have been counted and the results are in: we love feet.
Results from the largest global study of sexual kinks ever undertaken show that feet and shoes are by far the biggest turn-ons.
Researchers from the University of Bologna found that, among sexual preferences for body parts, feet and toes were the most popular, with 47 per cent of those sampled preferring them. They also found that, when it came to objects associated with the body, shoes, boots and other footwear scored 64 per cent.
“Feet and objects associated with feet were the most common target of preferences,” say researchers.
The survey, based on the views of men and women, also revealed some of the more obscure objects of affection. These included 150 people with a penchant for hearing aids, and two whose hearts go into overdrive thinking about pacemakers.
When you write a sex-advice column you get some questions over and over again—and “where do fetishes come from?” tops the list. Often the question is posed by someone that is dating a fetishist and wants to understand; less often the question is posed by an unhappy fetishist who goes on to ask “why me?”
There are no satisfactory answers to those questions, sadly. Back to Bologna:
How and why people develop sexual kinks is not known, and the researchers said that despite many theories having been put forward none is convincing.
For every adult into spanking who points to having been spanked as a child as the underlying cause of his adult fetish there’s another adult into spanking that points to not having been spanked as the underlying cause.
Human beings are just freaks—there’s something about our big brains and our highly developed social structures, to say nothing of the network of social and sexual taboos that constrain us, that inspire sexual fetishism in some, not all, of us. But tying to pinpoint where your fetish or your partner’s fetish came from, what inspired or informed it, is a fool’s errand. The biggest fools seem to think that discovering the root cause, recalling the experience or distinct set of circumstances that lead to the development of the fetish, will somehow “cure” the fetishist. It won’t. So if you have a fetish don’t waste your time wondering why.
So long as your fetish can be indulged with other consenting adults—feet, hearing aides (!), safe, sane, consensual BDSM—go for it. You really don’t have a choice, you perv. Seek out pervs that share your kink or find yourself an understanding, indulgent partner and knock yourself out.