Monday, January 13, 2014

It Takes Pains to be Beautiful

Shoes…. I lust after shoes… It’s my weakness and the higher the heel, the better. My most recent purchase are these little beauties….

Cute - yes, Sexy – extremely, but they sometimes really, really hurt my feet – and all in the name of fashion.

You can buy them right here:  Bombshell Pumps

As my mum would always tell me, it takes pains to be beautiful.  Which got me thinking about the extremes people go in the name of cuteness and Chinese foot binding came to mind … it has to be the most painful and probably the most dangerous/ugly fashion statement of all time.

For around 1000 years in China tiny feet were considered highly erotic and arousing to Chinese men. The resulting “lotus gait” while walking was thought by men to make the sexual anatomy “more voluptuous and sensitive.” Apparently love manuals back then detailed at least 48 different ways of fondling a woman’s bound feet. !!

While in bed, even while totally naked, women would wear tiny little slippers to conceal their deformed feet. A bit like present day women wearing erotic lingerie to add a little intrigue and look well, HOT - but usually not to hide a deformity! And what a deformity it was, just take a look at this and tell me it's sexy:

Now I’m not a great fan of feet, but I know there are those out there who do have a foot fetish, or podophilia to give it the real name.  In fact, foot fetishism is the most common form of fetish related to a body part.   I have no problem with that, just it’s not my cup of tea. But really, what on earth were those Chinese men thinking?  Was this really a foot fetish or was it a domination thing because those poor women couldn’t even walk without help.

I think I will stick with my high heels, which add spice to my life, make my legs look longer and turn on my man!  Can’t ask for more than that.  And if he decides he would like to suck my toes, then who am I to turn him down. *sigh*

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