Since I have had time to ponder over various experiences with other furs in the furrydom, I found something quite unique about the sub-interest in the fandom.
When it comes to fetishes, I notice many of the popular fetishes are okay and acceptable except for foot fetishes get mentioned....Just mentioned, thought of, commented about, etc. As soon as the idea of a thought about it gets into the air, the big "EEEEEEUWWWW" and a scattering furs away from the one or two furs just barely commenting lightly about the thought or idea of having a passive interest on feet.
I noticed, when I compliment on a nice fursuit, and mention anything about the feet, somehow, I get this "WHY ABOUT THE FEET" look back at me, as if I slammed the whole con or furmeet into oblivion. It's just a compliment on the whole suit, and the compliment on the feet seems appropriate to me, because they do compliment the suit(s) nicely. Glad the extra effort was made to really make the suit awesome and complete.
I am aware a lot is done with and in suits when there's private costume play of sorts, but what is it about feet that makes furs cringe to unmentionable levels like they're being stabbed in the heart?
Makes it much harder to find others into feet, because after reactions like that, you become too gun shy to want to keep reaching out for maybe another with similar sub-interest in the fandom.
Maybe you can enlighten me some more on this subject Papabear.
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I guess this will serve as a follow-up to the recent letter http://www.askpapabear.com/1/post/2012/12/mates-foot-fetish-has-boyfriend-bewildered.html on the subject.
I, too, am a little baffled by the reaction you are getting. There is nothing gross to go “Ewwww” about concerning feet, unless you are very unhygienic about your feet. Perhaps the furries who go “Yuck” have bad foot care? It is interesting they react this way, because there are other things furries seem to like a lot that are MUCH more germy and unsanitary. For example, oral sex is extremely unhygienic (the mouth contains literally billions of germs). And then, of course, there is both heterosexual, conventional sex and anal sex. We’re talking big time germs and the potential for very nasty diseases. Given a choice between playing around with feet and doing something sexually, feet are almost infinitely cleaner and less disgusting.
Papabear personally finds furry feet very adorable. And I agree with you that fursuit feet, when done well, can be extremely cute. Drawings of furry characters showing their footiepaws? Also cute.
Perhaps if you set about educating furries about why you find feet cute and then give them foot massages, they might change their minds? I mean, who doesn’t like a good footpaw rub?
Sorry I can’t help more on this. Perhaps my readers would like to chime in, especially those who run the other way at the mention of feet, and explain the revulsion?
At any rate, Paw, if you wish to join a community that likes feet the same way you do, you can easily find them online, on Facebook, and other sites. You might try that. If you are a member of Furry4Life, they have a group there you can join: http://furry4life.org/group/furryfeettickling. You might like that :-3
Hugs and Paw Rubs,
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