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Psychol Rep. 1998 Oct;83(2):491-8.

Sexualization of the female foot as a response to sexually transmitted epidemics: a preliminary study.

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  • 1Ohio State University, USA.

Abstract

The authors reviewed historical literature and hypothesized a relationship between epidemics of sexually transmitted diseases and foot fetishism. They tested this hypothesis by quantifying foot-fetish depictions in the mass-circulation pornographic literature during a 30-yr. interval. An exponential increase was noted during the period of the current AIDS epidemic. The authors offer reasons for this possible relationship.

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