I am a late middle-aged straight man. How and why did my interest start? My mother never wore them and I have no older sisters. I do remember an infatuation with a teacher who wore them when I was six or seven years old, and I always loved seeing them in magazine adverts, or being worn out and about. But I have acquired a few pairs from charity shops and online auction sites, which I like to handle.
ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF FOOT–SHOE FETISH DISPLAYED BY A MAN WITH AUTISM
My life in sex: the man with a shoe fetish | Life and style | The Guardian
Results of a functional analysis indicated that a man diagnosed with autism engaged in bizarre sexual behavior in the presence of women wearing sandals. Several treatments proved to be ineffective or impractical. Fetishism is characterized by recurrent and intense sexual urges or behaviors that involve inanimate objects and are accompanied by stress or functional impairment American Psychiatric Association [APA], Assessment of sexual arousal and sexually deviant behavior involves identification of the topography of the response and the conditions under which it occurs Barlow, , which often is accomplished through verbal report or measures of penile circumference in the presence of representational stimuli e. Reyes et al. The present study extends that research by examining the actual behavior that comprised a sexual fetish in the presence of the actual stimuli and designing the least intrusive and effective intervention. Alex was a year-old man who had been diagnosed with autism and who engaged in very little expressive language.
Don’t throw out your old shoes – sell them to someone with a foot fetish instead
Back when I was a uni student, I accidentally stumbled across the gold mine business that is selling old shoes to people with foot fetishes. I dabbled in this idea on and off when I was a uni student but never really had the time to fully commit to it. After a while, I realised that, if you knew where to look, quite a few people were jumping on the trend.
Shoe fetishism is the attribution of attractive sexual qualities to shoes or other footwear as a matter of sexual preference, or an alternative or complement to a relationship with a partner. Individuals with shoe fetishism can be erotically interested in women's shoes. In order to determine the relative prevalences of different types of fetishes, scientists obtained a sample of at least 5, individuals worldwide from discussion groups on the internet. The relative prevalences were estimated based on the number of groups devoted to a particular fetish, the number of individuals participating in the groups and the number of messages exchanged. Using these measures, feet and shoes were found to be the most common target of preferences.