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Bengaluru: Some like them with jewellery, others like them bare. Some like them clean, others want them dirty and take pleasure in licking the dirt off. The preferences vary but those with a foot fetish have one thing in common — the sight of feet pushes their buttons like no other part of the body. Social media is helping create a safe space for foot fetishists in India to indulge their desires, even if it costs a pretty penny. The ensuing interaction may stay online, but often moves into the real world, with each session costing anywhere between Rs 15, and Rs 1 lakh.
Though it is legal abroad, India has no law that stops such services.
Participants of the industry say the trend has particularly taken off in Bengaluru, with Delhi and Mumbai close behind. Foot fetish, also called podophilia, is a sexual interest in feet. Those with a fetish for feet find pleasure in touching, feeling or photographing them. According to a study published in the International Journal of Impotence Researchfeet and objects associated with feet are the most common subjects of fetishes.
In a Vice piece, the writer hinted that there is an element of submission to his fetish — smelling the shoes of a girl he was interested in was, figuratively, seen as being at her feet. Some people may construe it as deviant behaviourbut psychologists say it is not. A Bengaluru-based handler who goes by the pseudonym Charlie said he had known he had a fetish since he was A year-old IT employee said he connected with women on dating apps, but soon realised it was the pictures of their feet that he was most attracted to.
According to people in the industry, 80 per cent of the men who have this fetish like well-tended woman feet worship and feet with anklets. Some like feet that have been inside boots for a long time.
They ask their mistresses to wear their shoes for a long time and then smell the sweat off the feet, a handler said. Some derive pleasure by just staring at the feet, others by touching or sucking on toes and heels. And this is what she faced. Social media networks like Twitter and Facebook form the anchors of the foot fetish industry in India.
Once they have established a connection through direct messaging, clients explain their fetishes and what they expect from the session. However, there are rules and guidelines that must be followed. In the case of a one-on-one session, the client pays for the travel, hotel and other related bills.
Payments are accepted through e-wallets as well as online shopping gift cards. However, it is mandatory to pay the advance upfront. There is also an age bar — only customers aged above 20 are accepted, and the mistresses can only be aged between 20 and 30 years.
Before the pandemic, mistresses would travel all across the country after accepting bulk appointments, said Charlie. During the Covid lockdown, online sessions gained a lot of popularity and many of the mistresses conducted up to five sessions a day.
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