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tootsiebook
Posts: 15
Waihi Beach, Waikato, New Zealand


John Allan wrote:

Maybe they're trying to avoid the creepy fetish factor.

Then why does Tyra Banks showcase her love for female feet without any reservations?

http://youtu.be/uuubal0C5Ns

Just saying smile

Apr 08 13 12:34 pm  Link  Quote 
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Rachel-Elise
Posts: 1,650
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


Jhono Bashian wrote:

LOL....   foot fetish is a really big deal for the alt's... 
sucking toes, spanking souls, micro toe bondage, the beat goes on.....

Micro toe bondage? Really?

Looks like I've actually been doing fetish, all these years I've applied toe tape before pointe class. wink

Apr 08 13 12:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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Koryn
Posts: 35,843
Boston, Massachusetts, US


I used to shoot foot fetish stuff for stills and video.

I liked it okay, as long as the compensation was enough to make it worth my time.

I have short feet with high arches, but the bridge is very, very wide. My feet aren't exactly pretty, since I hate wearing shoes, and have callouses and have never had a pedicure (or a manicure, for that matter), but it never really mattered, ultimately.
Apr 08 13 01:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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Koryn
Posts: 35,843
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Rachel-Elise  wrote:

Micro toe bondage? Really?

Looks like I've actually been doing fetish, all these years I've applied toe tape before pointe class. wink

I kind of love having my toes tied up.

Apr 08 13 01:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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AngelicaDemonica
Posts: 81
Cornelius, Oregon, US


Rachel-Elise  wrote:
Micro toe bondage? Really?

Looks like I've actually been doing fetish, all these years I've applied toe tape before pointe class. wink

I was informally trained outside of an academy, for pointe. I don't see the attraction men have to my feet. I have a thick pad of callous around certain points. Racehl, you'd know which parts. Not to mention the rough sole I have from years of martial arts training from Military men.

I personally think my feet are ugly. But I have nothing against doing Fetish work. It's a niche that any woman can fit into.

Really skinny? Really fat? Tiny breasts? Huge breasts? Curves?  No curves?

It doesn't matter what the woman looks like, there is a fetish for it.

I was recently asked to do a Fetish shoot in nothing but baggy clothing, and my glasses (not a usual request mind you).


Honestly, Fetish work - normal work - it doesn't matter. It's what models are comfortable with. I am more comfortable with Fetish work, because I am comfortable with most of my body. I hate my feet, but that's because they are battered and ugly. But I'm not against alternate forms of work.

At 5'6'', I'm too short for Fashion modeling. My face isn't right for 'ads'. I don't have perfect teeth. But I have an amazing body, and I am extremely flexible.


Overall, something people need to remember...

It doesn't matter what you model, someone is out there pleasuring themselves to your work. It's just basic human nature. Even catalog models get it.

Apr 08 13 01:04 pm  Link  Quote 
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Rachel-Elise
Posts: 1,650
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


I'll be honest. I would TOTALLY like to get paid for only photos of my feet--in and out of pointe shoes--if there are people who actually want to see beaten-up dancer feet. I'd just want to ensure that my name wouldn't be associated with the photos, should they end up in less-than-pristine areas of the internet... and that the person taking the photos isn't a total creepster. (I don't particularly care what people do after the shoot, but during the shoot, the photographer had BETTER be a perfect gentleman--or lady.)
Apr 08 13 01:08 pm  Link  Quote 
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Rachel-Elise
Posts: 1,650
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


AngelicaDemonica wrote:
Overall, something people need to remember...

It doesn't matter what you model, someone is out there pleasuring themselves to your work. It's just basic human nature. Even catalog models get it.

This is SO true. This is why I said above that I don't care what they do with the photos... AFTER I'm gone.

Apr 08 13 01:12 pm  Link  Quote 
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Kelleth
Posts: 2,506
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Because pictures of a model's feet serve no purpose for them.
Apr 08 13 01:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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FallenEcho
Posts: 1,177
Escondido, California, US


I have never liked my feet. I don't find them to be attractive, which in turn sets me off from having photos taken of just them.

Would I ever do it? Maybe, I am always willing to try different things.
Apr 08 13 01:27 pm  Link  Quote 
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Chelsea Marlo
Posts: 130
Portland, Oregon, US


I would do foot modeling. I have tiny little size 6 feet that would probably be good for it. But no one's ever asked me to and I never see casting calls in my area.
Apr 08 13 01:27 pm  Link  Quote 
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Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,009
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


tootsiebook wrote:

I wouldn't say so, foot fans pay many dollars to have their frequent rush. Have you never heard of http://footnight.com  ?

They also tend to be creative people with higher incomes. A bit like double feet no kids.

There's no question that there's a market for fetish models


Not all models are fetish models

Apr 08 13 01:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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Heather LeStabbityDeath
Posts: 22,608
Des Moines, Iowa, US


Rachel-Elise  wrote:
I'll be honest. I would TOTALLY like to get paid for only photos of my feet--in and out of pointe shoes--if there are people who actually want to see beaten-up dancer feet. I'd just want to ensure that my name wouldn't be associated with the photos, should they end up in less-than-pristine areas of the internet... and that the person taking the photos isn't a total creepster. (I don't particularly care what people do after the shoot, but during the shoot, the photographer had BETTER be a perfect gentleman--or lady.)

That's actually a pretty common scenario. I get offered total anonymity relatively often, usually by people who don't realize my feet are tattooed, so outside of opaque socks or stockings, or in certain shoes, that's unlikely, but many foot shoots are really polite, and may or may not involve your face, depending on the theme.

I rarely shoot feet things for many of the reasons listed above, with my history of dance, boxing/mma, and sideshow (walking on glass and fire), my feet are not the best, and there isn't enough money in the world to make a pedicure worthwhile for me. Some people prefer my feet because they are busted up, though.

Apr 08 13 01:46 pm  Link  Quote 
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OmnyRa
Posts: 1,029
Indianapolis, Indiana, US


I have never intentionally shot a pic of a mode'ls foot for purposes of worship, but I have plenty of lists and comments from the foot guys.  They'll find you anywhere. :^D

I think foot lovers are seen as a little peculiar as feet aren't the most sanitary looking or smelling body part. I remember years back when toe sucking went mainstream and it was in movies and romantic songs, and women started asking me to do that.  I couldn't bring myself to and that put the skids to quite a few endeavours. Just was gross to me!  I don't have an aversion to feet, but I don't have an attraction either. Funny thing is, I've received compliments from lots of women who say I have "pretty feet".  One lady said she hates feet and they make her nauseous, but she said she liked mine.  Strange compliment to receive, so I wonder if that's how some models feel...

Having said all that, I wish some of my models would take much better care of their feet. From the ankles up? Goddess! From the ankles down? Ogre!
Apr 08 13 01:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,009
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


AngelicaDemonica wrote:

I was informally trained outside of an academy, for pointe. I don't see the attraction men have to my feet. I have a thick pad of callous around certain points. Racehl, you'd know which parts. Not to mention the rough sole I have from years of martial arts training from Military men.

I personally think my feet are ugly. But I have nothing against doing Fetish work. It's a niche that any woman can fit into.

Really skinny? Really fat? Tiny breasts? Huge breasts? Curves?  No curves?

It doesn't matter what the woman looks like, there is a fetish for it.

I was recently asked to do a Fetish shoot in nothing but baggy clothing, and my glasses (not a usual request mind you).


Honestly, Fetish work - normal work - it doesn't matter. It's what models are comfortable with. I am more comfortable with Fetish work, because I am comfortable with most of my body. I hate my feet, but that's because they are battered and ugly. But I'm not against alternate forms of work.

At 5'6'', I'm too short for Fashion modeling. My face isn't right for 'ads'. I don't have perfect teeth. But I have an amazing body, and I am extremely flexible.


Overall, something people need to remember...

It doesn't matter what you model, someone is out there pleasuring themselves to your work. It's just basic human nature. Even catalog models get it.

There's a difference between making content (dare I say, "art") and not being able to control the fact that someone, somewhere, will beat off to it...


And purposefully producing content with the intent of supplying it to fetishists for them to beat off to.

Some people aren't comfortable with the latter, but are with the former because its out of their control if someone gets a hard on to their art nude or their catalog shot, that's not WHY they did those shots.

Apr 08 13 01:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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Rachel-Elise
Posts: 1,650
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


OmnyRa wrote:
I have never intentionally shot a pic of a models foot for purposes of worship, but I have plenty of lists and comments from the foot guys.  They'll find you anywhere. :^D

I think foot lovers are seen as a little peculiar as feet aren't the most sanitary looking or smelling body part. And thinking about where feet spend most of their time and what they step in kinda grosses me out.  I remember years back when toe sucking went mainstream and it was in movies and romantic songs, and women started asking me to do that.  I couldn't bring myself to and that put the skids to quite a few endeavours.  I don't have an aversion to feet, but I don't have an attraction either. Funny thing is, I've received compliments from lots of women who say I have "pretty feet".  One lady said she hates feet and they make her nauseous, but she said she liked mine.  Strange compliment to receive, so I wonder if that's how some models feel...

Having said all that, I wish some of my models would take much better care of their feet. From the ankles up? Goddess! From the ankles down? Ogre!

Two things: Firstly, I had a boyfriend in high school who tried to suck my toes once. It was THE strangest thing. I was like, "DOOD. You DO know I'm a dancer.... RIIIIGHT??" (He was, overall, a weirdo, and didn't last long as my boyfriend. xD ) Secondly, I know my feet aren't the best, and so I do my best to go above and beyond, keeping them looking decent.

Apr 08 13 01:59 pm  Link  Quote 
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Will Snizek Photography
Posts: 1,387
Beckley, West Virginia, US


Have you seen the feet on most models?  Lol.  A nice looking foot is a rare thing.
Apr 08 13 02:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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OmnyRa
Posts: 1,029
Indianapolis, Indiana, US


Rachel-Elise  wrote:

Two things: Firstly, I had a boyfriend in high school who tried to suck my toes once. It was THE strangest thing. I was like, "DOOD. You DO know I'm a dancer.... RIIIIGHT??" (He was, overall, a weirdo, and didn't last long as my boyfriend. xD ) Secondly, I know my feet aren't the best, and so I do my best to go above and beyond, keeping them looking decent.

I did once ask a model to wash her feet before we shot.  She'd worn sandals all day and they were nasty! 

I have a past as a masseuse that my girlfriends always loved, and I love massaging the feet for the massive relaxation I see it bringing women, but I don't think I have a fetish. If I get turned on, it's because I know what my massage is doing to them and how it will benefit me later. :^D

Apr 08 13 02:28 pm  Link  Quote 
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K Y O K O
Posts: 3
Dallas, Texas, US


I'll do Foot modeling. No one asked me lol...I like feet as long as no one touches them(i'm extremely ticklish) smile
Apr 08 13 02:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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MB Jen B
Posts: 2,865
Clarksville, Tennessee, US


tootsiebook wrote:
I have asked myself this question for many years.

And I still don't know why most women are so appalled by their own feet. They do love shoes, but hate their own feet..

Why is this? Any help is welcome!

I'm not apalled nor do I know any women, (not models) who are apalled by their own feet.

However, I've run into more than one real life boyfriend who turned out to have an apreciate for feet in a manner that I cannot fathom.

Personally I'd love to be a foot, (not fetish but, foot) model. I'd heard that the two true sizes for creating shoe lasts are a perfect 5.5 and a 9.5 yet, I don't think they use foot models at a 9.5 like me.

Meanwhile, the fetish shot is not what I am looking to create.
Jen

Apr 08 13 06:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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Carle Photography
Posts: 9,227
Oakland, California, US


tootsiebook wrote:
I wouldn't say so, foot fans pay many dollars to have their frequent rush. Have you never heard of http://footnight.com  ?
They also tend to be creative people with higher incomes. A bit like double feet no kids.
Laura UnBound wrote:
There's no question that there's a market for fetish models
Not all models are fetish models

Once you are rubbing your feet onto someones face and allowing direct touch and worship, that does cross a line that most models won't cross.

Most of those "foot fetish nights" are NOT what is called modeling.
There is another name for giving a man pleasure whilst touching him in trade for cash... wink





(Unless you're good friends with said foot fetishist)

Apr 08 13 06:59 pm  Link  Quote 
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Dekilah
Posts: 4,869
Detroit, Michigan, US


One of the first paid shoots I did was a shoot for a very tame foot fetish site. They did things like having the model stepping in cake, or outside in mud, or just laying on their belly outside with feet in the air. All fully clothed.

I did some work in a cami and panties, some in regular clothes, some with a blanket wrapped around me (kind of "implied" nude, but very covered). I did a short video rubbing lotion on me feet, but the video was just focused on my feet. and I stepped in paint and made foot prints. I got two pedicures and some cash. I wish, wish, wish I could do that all the time! It was one of the most fun paid shoots I had ever done.

I do want to do more foot focused shots, like art nudes or bodyscapes, but with just my feet. Unfortunately I have no idea where to find a market for such images or if there is one.
Apr 08 13 07:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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AJScalzitti
Posts: 12,287
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Dekilah wrote:
One of the first paid shoots I did was a shoot for a very tame foot fetish site. They did things like having the model stepping in cake, or outside in mud, or just laying on their belly outside with feet in the air. All fully clothed.

I did some work in a cami and panties, some in regular clothes, some with a blanket wrapped around me (kind of "implied" nude, but very covered). I did a short video rubbing lotion on me feet, but the video was just focused on my feet. and I stepped in paint and made foot prints. I got two pedicures and some cash. I wish, wish, wish I could do that all the time! It was one of the most fun paid shoots I had ever done.

I do want to do more foot focused shots, like art nudes or bodyscapes, but with just my feet. Unfortunately I have no idea where to find a market for such images or if there is one.

OK don't get the foot thing at all but I do like the idea of a model leaving paint foot prints - could be really artistic in the right setting.

ok end threadjack - but lord I don't know why....

Apr 08 13 07:27 pm  Link  Quote 
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V for Victory Modeling
Posts: 436
Roseville, California, US


My relatives gave me a difficult time doing a foot llamaing video. I still get flack to this day about how 'weird' it was.
Apr 09 13 12:07 am  Link  Quote 
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V for Victory Modeling
Posts: 436
Roseville, California, US


Dekilah wrote:
One of the first paid shoots I did was a shoot for a very tame foot fetish site. They did things like having the model stepping in cake, or outside in mud, or just laying on their belly outside with feet in the air. All fully clothed.

I did some work in a cami and panties, some in regular clothes, some with a blanket wrapped around me (kind of "implied" nude, but very covered). I did a short video rubbing lotion on me feet, but the video was just focused on my feet. and I stepped in paint and made foot prints. I got two pedicures and some cash. I wish, wish, wish I could do that all the time! It was one of the most fun paid shoots I had ever done.

I do want to do more foot focused shots, like art nudes or bodyscapes, but with just my feet. Unfortunately I have no idea where to find a market for such images or if there is one.

Yep, mine was stepping on bugs, clothes on, nothing risque. Also just a video focusing on my feet. My only paid shoot so far and the cash was great.

Apr 09 13 12:08 am  Link  Quote 
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Eros Fine Art Photo
Posts: 2,561
Torrance, California, US


Axioma wrote:
Foot fetish images (as the word 'fetish' indicates) are made with erotic intent, to arouse the viewer the image is targeted at. Not every model is drawn towards that kind of goal. As much as one has the right to choose not to do erotic work, has one the right not to do fetish images. I don't see why models have to explain themselves why they do or don't do certain genres.

+1,000

We said and...

/thread.

Apr 09 13 12:10 am  Link  Quote 
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MB Jen B
Posts: 2,865
Clarksville, Tennessee, US


Eros Fine Art Photo wrote:

+1,000

We said and...

/thread.

And all I think of whenever I hear foot fetish is the "foot binding" video I watched in my "psychology of human sexuality" in my Socioloy class in undergrad. Not pretty and all I can say is that as a nurse I am thankful I wasn't there for the smell of the decaying flesh as the wraps were unbound and rebound for the time it took to cripple the subjects. Umm...yeah.

Apr 09 13 12:14 am  Link  Quote 
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R Michael Walker
Posts: 11,960
Costa Mesa, California, US


tootsiebook wrote:

Then why does Tyra Banks showcase her love for female feet without any reservations?

http://youtu.be/uuubal0C5Ns

Just saying smile

And YouTube give this warning to that video? Content Warning:This video may be inappropriate for some users.

Apr 09 13 12:16 am  Link  Quote 
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FBY1K
Posts: 899
Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


kane wrote:
My girlfriend's response: "Because all I can imagine is a creepy little man jerking off to pictures of my feet in his mother's basement."  Her words, not mine.

But would it be okay if the photos were fine art nudes?

FBY1K

Apr 09 13 12:33 am  Link  Quote 
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MelissaAnn
Posts: 3,845
Seattle, Washington, US


Hairy toes, callous, warts, toenail fungus, hammer toes, bunions, mallet toes, ingrown toenails, etc.  A lot of models (and people in general) aren't very confident in their feet, and certainly aren't comfortable with the idea of somebody inspecting them, or taking close-up photos.
Apr 09 13 12:57 am  Link  Quote 
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FBY1K
Posts: 899
Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


MelissaAnn  wrote:
Hairy toes, callous, warts, toenail fungus, hammer toes, bunions, mallet toes, ingrown toenails, etc.  A lot of models (and people in general) aren't very confident in their feet, and certainly aren't comfortable with the idea of somebody inspecting them, or taking close-up photos.

Understood but not every model has the aforementioned issues with their feet.

FBY1K

Apr 09 13 01:42 am  Link  Quote 
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FBY1K
Posts: 899
Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


Dekilah wrote:
I do want to do more foot focused shots, like art nudes or bodyscapes, but with just my feet. Unfortunately I have no idea where to find a market for such images or if there is one.

If I had the money, I'd fly you to Germany and we could make magic! smile

FBY1K

Apr 09 13 01:45 am  Link  Quote 
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FBY1K
Posts: 899
Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


K I C K H A M wrote:
I don't do fetish. I will, however, "foot model," as a parts model. You know, lotions, massage places, stuff like that.

Oh what a shame...you have marvelous feet. sad

FBY1K

Apr 09 13 01:46 am  Link  Quote 
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MelissaAnn
Posts: 3,845
Seattle, Washington, US


FBY1K wrote:

Understood but not every model has the aforementioned issues with their feet.

FBY1K

I didn't say *every* model had those issues, I was simply offering an additional explanation. wink

Apr 09 13 02:14 am  Link  Quote 
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FBY1K
Posts: 899
Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


tootsiebook wrote:
I have asked myself this question for many years.

And I still don't know why most women are so appalled by their own feet. They do love shoes, but hate their own feet..

Why is this? Any help is welcome!

This thread "drummed" up some good discussion. It's a question I've asked myself and never bothered to ask anyone else since I assumed I knew their response.

I've "chased" and got "stiffarmed" by numerous fashion, glam, nude (art or otherwise) models. My last resort was the adult entertainment industry. Naturally despite what many of these women do and have done to their bodies, a photo like this is too much for them (and I offered to pay them).

http://i480.photobucket.com/albums/rr16 … yAnnon.jpg

LOL! Guess I'll stick with portraits and nature work! smile

Starkey

Apr 09 13 02:22 am  Link  Quote 
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FBY1K
Posts: 899
Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


MelissaAnn  wrote:

I didn't say *every* model had those issues, I was simply offering an additional explanation. wink

Oh sorry for the generalized response to your comment. But those aforementioned issues are a "no-go" for me too! smile

Starkey

Apr 09 13 02:23 am  Link  Quote 
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Camerosity
Posts: 5,060
Saint Louis, Missouri, US


Garry k wrote:
I think it is one of the great mysteries of life

It's amazing how much peace a person can find after accepting that there are some things in life that we'll never understand - and that we really don't need to understand.

Apr 09 13 02:51 am  Link  Quote 
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Anna Adrielle
Posts: 18,762
Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium


kane wrote:
My girlfriend's response: "Because all I can imagine is a creepy little man jerking off to pictures of my feet in his mother's basement."  Her words, not mine.

this

after years of gymnastics and loads of fractures, my feet are no beauties anyway. but even if I had perfect little gorgeous feet, it would still personally creep me out.

Apr 09 13 04:09 am  Link  Quote 
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Rachel-Elise
Posts: 1,650
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


FBY1K wrote:

If I had the money, I'd fly you to Germany and we could make magic! smile

FBY1K

If you like dancer feet, I'm closer to Germany. ;-P

Apr 09 13 05:50 am  Link  Quote 
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K I C K H A M
Posts: 14,512
Los Angeles, California, US


FBY1K wrote:

Oh what a shame...you have marvelous feet. sad

FBY1K

Aw, well thank you. smile

If you're ever in LA I'm sure I can point you to some lovely girls (and feet) for fetish work. smile

Apr 09 13 08:43 am  Link  Quote 
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FBY1K
Posts: 899
Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


K I C K H A M wrote:

Aw, well thank you. smile

If you're ever in LA I'm sure I can point you to some lovely girls (and feet) for fetish work. smile

You're welcome,

I'm from San Diego and have family in LA...I just might take you up on that offer! wink

Starkey

Apr 09 13 08:52 am  Link  Quote 
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