There's an idea that feet fetishes or poop fetishes come from levels of development and how much gratification you got from achieving that. In the case, when you learned to walk as an example. May also develop this fetish from a traumatic experience ex: looking down at your feet to avoid looking at the bad thing. You gain a sense of safety from looking at your feet and then it grows
@cheesechake, Another theory of why a foot fetish is such a big thing is that the part of your brain that controls sexual gratification is literally next to some part of your brain that has to do with feet. I can't remember exactly what that particular part has to do with feet, but the article claimed that it would be very easy for the pathways in your brain to have a bleeding effect of sorts. The strength of the bleeding effect, or incorrect pathways, would explain why some people are super into feet, while others can only be somewhat into it
@Emaciations, I have the opposite of a foot fetish. What does thst mean for my neural pathways?
@Emaciations, kinda like Achoo sydrome. I have it. Supposedly optic nerve is more closer to olfactory nerve and stimulate it. Bright light makes me sneeze.
@cheesechake, tried looking at feet, boner in way.
@Emaciations, it's called a swapped body map index. And this isn't just a theory, this is the currently accepted scientific explanation at the moment. There's actual scientific fact to back it up.
@HELLUVA ENGINEER, thank god we spent money and man hours figuring out why feet were causing boners.
@CaptainCrunchyCvnt, it's always good to know that your tax dollars are going towards the most pressing problems in life.
@cheesechake, although the Freudian theory of fetishes coming from a state of arrested development has largely been dismissed by modern psychologists (Freud did a lot of coke), there’s a newer, really interesting theory of where foot fetishes came from. Historically, increases in foot fetishes are associated with epidemics like the black death or the syphilis outbreak in Italy in the 1500’s. The idea is that feet become popular when anxiety about infections is high because mackin’ on feet is less likely to spread disease. So what I’m saying is, if this theory is true, we’re about to see a new wave of foot fetishism.
I mean im not into feet but i gotta imagine explaining is as hard as explaining why we like boobs. We just do.
Personally. I think it has something to do with what life was like for humans back before we wore clothes, before we had language. Imagine you’re in a dark cave, and you smell someone else’s ass on your S.O’s mouth?
And you’re like, where da fvck have you been, to the other cave?
Liar let me smell your feet to see if they smell different too..
10,000 years later we make memes about it, the circle of life people.