Foot Fetishism

(redirected from Podophilia)
A pronounced sexual interest in feet (or shoes), which is the most common sexual preference for otherwise non-sexual body parts. For a foot fetishist, points of attraction include the shape and size of the foot, toes, toenails, jewelry, treatments (e.g., pedicure), state of dress, odour, and sensory interaction
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Swinburne's Subversions of the Hellenic Code" (Cahiers victoriens et edouardiens 78 [Autumn 2013]) focuses on Swinburne's artful exploitation of the ambivalent status of Hellenism in nineteenth century culture, its capacity to signify both scholasticism and obscenity; "Poetic Podophilia: Gautier, Baudelaire, Swinburne and Classical Foot Fetishism" (Journal of Victorian Culture 20.2 [2015]: 212-229) elucidates the classical and French origins of the eroticized foot imagery in Swinburne's poetry and suggests how his work may be read as part of a literary genealogy of Sigmund Freud's concept of the fetish.
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