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Can i get rid of my foot fetish?


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replied June 8th, 2009
Foot Disorders Answer A6753


A foot fetish has been defined as a pronounced sexual interest in the feet or footwear. The foot or toes size, the footwear, odor, treatments and any form of sensory interaction might be causing pleasure.


If you, and the people around you, are prepared to accept the situation as it is, then no psychotherapy is needed, since a foot fetish does not necessarily have to be considered as an illness.


Psychotherapy for a foot fetish might include cognitive therapy and psychoanalysis. Cognitive therapy seeks to change the patient's behavior without analyzing how and why it shows up. It is based on the idea that fetishism is the result of conditioning or imprinting. Psychoanalysis tries to spot the traumatic unconscious experience that caused the fetishism in the first instance. Bringing this unconscious knowledge to consciousness and thus enabling the patient to work up his trauma rationally and emotionally shall relieve him from his problems. Because the two techniques are opposite to each other, you might want to consult a psychotherapist about which one would be best for you.


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