5 Most Common Fetishes


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Feet

To most people, feet are just, well, feet. They tend to sweat, and can be stinky. They've got callouses, and occasionally a second toe that's oddly longer than the first. For many people, "sexy" they're not.

But to others -- a lot of others -- feet are about the biggest turn-on imaginable. A 2007 study published in the International Journal of Impotence Research found that feet (and their little piggies) were the most highly fetishized body part, with nearly half of the thousands of survey respondents choosing them over all others (and that includes boobs and butts!) [source: Independent].

Why? No one is entirely sure. There are those who believe that feet and genitals are closely connected in brain circuitry [source: Independent]. Others suggest it may simply be that feet lead to legs, and legs lead to genitals [source: ABCNews].

Whatever the cause, feet (and toes and shoes) hold an unmatched rank in the realm of everyday fetishes, and that's just fine. If a man dumps a woman because her second toe is a bit long -- well, that may call for some therapy.

Otherwise, go with what works. Everybody's got their thing.

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Sources

  • 15 Strangest Sexual Fetishes: Photo Gallery. CBS News. (Aug. 1, 2011) http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-204_162-10004482.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody
  • Dobson, Roger. "Heels are the world's No. 1 fetish." The Independent UK. Feb. 25, 2007. (Aug. 1, 2011) http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/heels-are-the-worlds-no-1-fetish-437802.html
  • Fetishism. Psychology Today. (Aug. 1, 2011) http://www.psychologytoday.com/conditions/fetishism
  • Friedman, Emily. "What's in a Fetish? Traumatic Sexual Experiences Often Shape Arousal Patterns." ABC News. October 28, 2009. (Aug. 1, 2011) http://abcnews.go.com/Health/people-fetishes-aroused-feet-sneezes/story?id=8928929
  • Paraphilias. Psychology Today. (Aug. 3, 2011) http://www.psychologytoday.com/conditions/paraphilias
  • Top 10 Fetishes. AskMen. (Aug. 1, 2011) http://www.askmen.com/dating/vanessa/25_love_secrets.html

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