Now, let me just say, upfront, that I am not a foot fetishist. But I won't lie and say that I don't find the foot erotic to a certain degree, in certain situations. Let's examine this, shall we?
I certainly like to draw the foot. It's an artistic challenge. The foot has very unusual architecture. Lots of interesting counter-balancing curves, reminiscent of the double-helix. They're hard to get right in a drawing; and if you get it wrong, the eye knows.
But let's back-pedal here and ask the question: "Chris, why are you writing a blog about feet and foot fetishism? Isn't the foot, just a foot, to most people?" And I would answer: "Well...yes and no."
But before I talk about feet in general; let's talk about foot fetishism. Or not. How about, simply, interest in the foot; or feet. I'm sure there are fetishes for every part of the human body; but I suspect nothing supplants the foot as fetish object numero uno. Just type in "foot fetish" on your search engine and you will open a wormhole into another universe: FOOTOPIA (TM/Reg./Pat.Pend.). As a matter of fact, there is a website called "Wiki-Feet" which includes an exhaustive compendium of "celebrity" feet; both male and female. Wanna see pictures of Jimmy Fallon's feet? Just log on to Wiki-Feet and you'll find every image of Jimmy's tootsies in existence. Or Jimmy Kimmel's. Or Jimmy Buffett's.
So, I asked my husband to give me a list of names of male celebs whose feet he or anyone might want to see. His responses:
My adds were:
So let's play a game! I'll post pix of the above listed feet and you can try and guess whose is whose. Who's is who's?
You know, one of these type photos that you'll more than likely see in your Facebook feed or whatever:
In an article by a Mr. Oscar Miller from Sept. 2020 on "The Strand"; entitled: "Why We Love Feet: A Psychological Analysis of the Rise of "Feet Pics" in the Online World"; Mr. Milller has some fascinating and compelling theories on why this is occurring. An excerpt:
Men are generally much more shy about displaying their feet than women. I've often wondered why. I think it's because for men, feet resemble their most private area; so showing feet for men, in a way, is like going around with your tackle hanging out. I postulated on this in my novel. An excerpt:
But alas...I'm losing my train of thought...I'm still not quite sure of the reasons for writing this. I mean, it's not like I'm writing foot fetish erotica, of which there is an entire rabbit hole devoted to it. Author Matt Robinson has an entire line of gay male feetrotica. Title's like: Smelling My Best Friend's Feet and Craving the Fisherman's Feet. All available on Amazon! Craving the Fisherman's Feet has got to be one of the best titles of anything, anywhere, ever written in the history of the world. Why, it's even better than Lifetime Television's Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? It kind of sounds like the title to a Faulkner novel. In any event, I'm sure it's a salty tale!
I guess that wraps it up. Oh! Here are the answers to the quiz:
Top Row (L-R): Henry Golding, Javier Bardem, Keanu Reeves
Middle Row (L-R) Michael Strahan, Sam Elliott, Sam Rockwell
Bottom Row (L-R) ScarJo, Obama
Okay, I gotta go cut my toenails now. Ciao!