Why do foot fetishists agree on the most attractive feet?

So a while I went looking at some foot fetish porn, particularly to see if there are any women who express this oddity. My impression is that foot fetishists are like computer science majors: generally “neurodiverse” and overwhelmingly male.

Another particular fact struck me: they seem to agree on the aesthetics of “attractive” feet. Most of them say “everybody likes different feet” before saying that they- personally- like small, soft-looking feet with slender toes. Apparently a strong farmer’s tan can be kind of a turnoff but that’s like boobs or anything else. Same for hygiene and cleanliness. More to the point, I have never seen anybody who was into something strange like Morton’s toes or broad feet. No gay foot love for me I guess :’-(.

Now we already know that this probably isn’t an evopsych thing, but rather a developmental perversion of some kind. But if it were strictly a strong association formed during sexual development, we’d expect each person to be attracted to different sorts of feet that were similar to the original. Maybe I lack the fine-tuned tastes necessary to make this judgment, but as proper evidence I note also a distinct lack of vocabulary here. Most sexual activities yield specialized lexicons (“butterface”, etc.), yet I find nothing.

Feet are also a strikingly common paraphilia. This could be explained by the fact that feet are a huge nerve group in the somatosensory cortex right next to the genitals. But we know people don’t accidentally agree in mass. Maybe they are just agreeing on healthy feet = healthy womb? Why not healthy feet with Morton’s toe then?

Here’s another weird thing that may or may not be related: for all my associative horizon and psychological theorizing, I still can’t figure out for the life of me what is the deal with women and shoes. From looking at the collections they amass you’d think they were the foot fetishists, and yet they are uniformly weirded out by the idea of sexualizing feet. Why then do they describe some shoes as “sexy”? I agree some shoes are nicer looking, and heels are great, but not all “sexy” shoes are heels.

If I weren’t already crazy all this would be maddening. No GENIUS today folks just observations from one of our generation’s great minds, yours truly.

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21 Responses to Why do foot fetishists agree on the most attractive feet?

  1. Edenist whackjob says:


    Freud thought ff was gay.

    Feet are a proxy for hormones.

    I have ff and I do like Mortons toes.

    Maybe uniform ff tastes because aesthetic judgement centers give more or less same answer for everyone.

    Maybe ff is just being very appreciative of women. Siffredi has ff and says as much. Also why he likes their ads holes.

    Re: why shoes. Same reason girls dress up for each other but more primitive for guys. Also shoes are more egalitarian than feet. Also girls have a desire for ornamentation in general.

    • Edenist whackjob says:

      Heels are sexy because change posture and muscle tone.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      “Maybe uniform ff tastes because aesthetic judgement centers give more or less same answer for everyone.”

      That was what I was thinking but I wasn’t able to put it in words.

      “I have ff and I do like Mortons toes.”

      Do you have Morton’s toe? My Morton’s toe is pretty extreme but I don’t have a thing for feet, so I can’t say whether it’s a preference for healthy women who are genetically similar.

      • Edenist whackjob says:

        Have it on both sides of the family.

      • Koanic says:

        What’s “guess the philosopher”? And what’s your DR?

        • Aeoli Pera says:

          Something Vox mentioned once about spotting all of the philosophical allusions in a fictional book, and especially the ones that inspired the world or plot points.

          My left-hand DR is just barely below unity. Maybe 0.99. On the right hand they look exactly the same.

      • Koanic says:

        Oh. I play spot the philosophy. I don’t care about the actual names of the guys. Too personal. Pyramid game.

        If your DR is high, then I cannot figure out why we’re sympatico. I’m tempted to ask you to measure properly with a scanner but I’m sure you haven’t screwed it up that badly. Annoying. Severely.

      • Koanic says:

        I’ll just have to let it go. Don’t even have your pics in front of me.

        Hmm maybe it’s “deepishsock avgspace goodtest” + Christian

        • Aeoli Pera says:

          Well the testosterone affects it for sure. E.g. Good old-fashioned blood and guts, sex, and objective manly virtue over clever prose, people skills, and subjective civil virtue. Our tastes diverge in that you enjoy difficult feats of logic whereas I enjoy difficult feats of imagination, but LOTR would be no fun if there were no orcs in need of killing. So the fundamental taste is the same, and then the structure is often different.

  2. Edenist whackjob says:

    If ff is so widespread then maybe it is not a paraphilia either. Is big butts a paraphilia or just within normal heterosexual preference?

  3. Edenist whackjob says:

    Random: Thal-genius-you-probably-never-have-heard-of-of-the-day:


    Saw his paintings in Lithuania recently and was emotionally impacted. That’s saying something for someone with Depersonalization. (Ie I usually don’t feel much for anything).

    • Edenist whackjob says:

      His paintings remind me of my weed occipital mode. Very archetypal, like tapping into something that’s out there in the ether.

      • Edenist whackjob says:

        “Čiurlionis felt that he was a synesthete; that is, he perceived colors and music simultaneously. Many of his paintings bear the names of musical pieces: sonatas, fugues, and preludes.”

        • Aeoli Pera says:

          Synaesthete, that’s a new word for me. I like how it tastes :-P.

          Synaesthesia seems to be related to whole-brain processes like the creative flow state. There is some kind of resonance effect happening in there that we need to pin down.

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  5. Philly jim says:

    I know this is wayyy late, but I actually almost exclusively like girls feet with Morton’s toe but as far as I know my whole family has shorter 2nd toes….I was a huge history buff from a young age though, so maybe I was just over exposed to Greek and Renaissance art lol….. Also just to throw another spanner in the works, according to my older sister I was obsessed with playing with her feet as young as 3…I didn’t recognize my fetish of course until puberty but I remember at the time thinking “hey I always been this way, just didn’t know there was a term for it”. Idk, like you said just observations from the young generation

  6. Hural says:

    What utter rubbish

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