It’s Footwear Over Feet

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Retifism and foot fetishes are two terms that are often used interchangeably to describe a sexual attraction to feet. However, there are important differences between the two, particularly when it comes to the focus on footwear and the wearer’s behavior.

Foot fetishes are a form of sexual attraction that focuses primarily on the foot as a body part. This can include a range of activities, such as touching, massaging, licking, or smelling feet, or even incorporating them into sexual acts. Foot fetishes can also involve a fixation on specific physical attributes of the feet, such as the size, shape, or cleanliness of the foot.

Retifism, on the other hand, is a specific form of foot fetishism that centers around footwear rather than the foot itself. Retifism is derived from the French word “retif,” which is slang for “shoemaker.” In retifism, the focus is on the shoes or boots that are worn by the individual, rather than the physical characteristics of the feet. This can include a fascination with the material, style, or color of the footwear, as well as how it fits on the wearer’s feet.

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In some cases, retifism can involve a desire to see the wearer’s shoes or boots being worn in a specific way, such as in a particular setting or with a certain outfit. This can also extend to a desire to see the wearer engage in specific behaviors while wearing the footwear, such as walking, running, or even engaging in sexual activity. For some individuals with retifism, the act of removing or putting on shoes or boots can also be a significant aspect of the fetish.

Another important distinction between retifism and foot fetishes is that retifism is often associated with BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Dominance, Submission, Sadism, and Masochism) practices. In BDSM, footwear can be used as a form of domination or submission, with one partner controlling the other’s footwear choices or even wearing the footwear as a symbol of dominance. This can also include the use of shoes or boots in foot worship or trampling, where one partner uses their feet or footwear to exert power over the other.

In conclusion, while retifism and foot fetishes are both forms of sexual attraction to feet, they differ in their focus on footwear and the wearer’s behavior rather than the physical characteristics of the feet themselves. For those with retifism, the act of wearing or seeing specific types of footwear can be a significant aspect of their fetish, while foot fetishes tend to center more on the foot as a body part. It’s important to remember that both retifism and foot fetishes are normal and consensual forms of sexual expression, and that individuals who engage in these activities should not be shamed or stigmatized for their desires.

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