Podophilia in different forms
Footnail fetish – pedicure with a difference
Admittedly, an attractive woman also needs well-groomed feet. Especially in summer it looks graceful, even really sexy, when a lady in high heeled sandals with conspicuously varnished toenails is mooching. But there are men (and also women!) for whom such a sight is not enough because they have a toenail fetish which they want to live out.
Put simply, it’s a sexual preference for toenails. With some the toenail fetish refers to the nails as long as they are still at the toes, with others the toenail fetish goes even further. You’ll find sexual satisfaction on cut toenails. Mostly they are subs that are in bondage to a dominatrix. They beg their goddess for her cut off toenails. As a gesture of submission or in the context of a punishment they either swallow it down or they worship the toenails of their mistress almost like a relic. With other men, the toenail fetish goes even further. They buy toenails from strangers and get drunk on them.
Where does the toenail fetish come from?
It’s a special form of foot fetishism. The latter is one of the most common forms of fetishism. In technical jargon, foot fetishism means podophilia. Celebrities with this inclination were the Bavarian King Ludwig I and in the present the American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. It is assumed that the tendency to podophilia arises in childhood when there have been any sexually arousing experiences in which feet have played a role.
About half of all men find women’s feet more or less attractive and exciting. Not everyone who feels this way is automatically a foot fetishist. For example, more men find that large breasts are sexually provocative; nevertheless, there are relatively few boob fetishists.
What are the characteristics of the toenail fetish?
That’s very different. Some like the cut nails, others suck on their toes instead, still others like it when their mistress satisfies them with her pedicured feet or they masturbate on their feet. With the actual toenail-fetish, most prefer long toenails. The longer the better. Nature, however, sets limits to this desire.
The most sought-after are toenails, which were pedicured in the so-called French style. Most of the nail tips look white and retain their natural shape as far as possible. The nail polish should contrast with the woman’s complexion. For women with dark skin, a light-coloured nail polish is best, whereas for light-skinned women, polishes in bright neon colours or blood red are most in demand.
Where does someone with a toenail fetish get the nails?
In most cases, a toenail fetish develops in the context of the relationship between a domina and her sub. When a certain familiarity is established after a while, the slave often asks his mistress if he can have her cut toenails. Sometimes the dominatrix imposes this task on her sub as a punishment or as slave education. In such cases the toenails are usually given to the fetishist free of charge.
On the Internet, however, there are forums and other websites where people with a toenail fetish can order the objects of their desire against payment. A set of toenails sells for between 10 and 30 euros, depending on length and condition. Many a dominatrix earns a nice extra income (and also sells the toenails of her best friend or daughter). However, if you have a toenail fetish and are into the nails of black women or Latinas, it might be harder to live out your toenail fetish.
In many Latin American and African countries Voodoo is a widespread popular belief. In voodoo culture, however, cut fingernails or toenails are used to curse other people, among other things. For this reason, all hair or nails that have been cut off during hairdressing, manicure or pedicure are carefully collected and then burnt.
Is a toenail fetish harmful to health?
As a rule, this is not the case. Toenails are dead body tissue and consist predominantly of keratin (horn). If a toenail fetish is quite unappetizing for a non-infected person, it is not directly hazardous to health. Under particularly bad circumstances, the fetishist may at most suffer internal injuries if the toenails he swallows are particularly long and sharp.
No, the doctors have largely deviated from that these days. In the vast majority of cases, people can live out their toenail fetish (or whatever fetish they choose) and be happy with it, as long as it doesn’t harm anyone. A fetish is no longer seen as a problem requiring medical attention. However, there is also a limit. If the fetish causes health damage to the affected person or others, medical-psychological treatment still takes place today.
This also applies if the fetish violates applicable laws or if it assumes such an extent that it significantly impairs the life of the fetishist. The toenail fetish is almost never affected. It may not be very appetizing for the uninitiated, but it is almost always harmless. The only reason for intervention would be if the toenail fetish were so strong that the fetishist would attack women and cut their toenails off against their will.
Even in our crazy time such a thing might occur however only extremely rarely. However, most men with a toenail fetish do not go public with it and prefer to live out their affection in secret. They’ll do anything not to attract attention.