Monday, December 8, 2014

De Ecstasy of De Feet

Last week's focus on Cybersex made me horny realize I've not done a post on the science of attraction (a series I've cleverly referred to as "What about luuurve?", aka WAL?) in rather a while, for which I am most heartily sorry and endeavor to atone. Forgive me? Of course you do. And so, on with the sex-ay.

In previous WAL? posts I wrote about eyes being the key to more than the soul and how be-rouged lips issue an invitation the average individual would be more than happy to answer. (Nudge nudge, wink wink.) But wouldja believe that the parts of your body which reveal the most about your true feelings are your feet? Ex-FBI agent Joe Navarro says that feet, unlike faces, cannot tell a lie. According to him, honest feet are a throwback to the days when a Paleo diet was the only diet around and we relied on them to get us gone when predators approached. (Also, "Honest Feet" would make for a smashing band name.) (Maybe for a Christian Rock band.) (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)

Website Go BodyLanguage agrees that the direction in which a person's feet point indicate where that person wants to be. In the above scenario, one would want to be the hell-outta-range of whatever creature suddenly appeared. In a luuurve, or dating, scenario one would presumably wish to run to rather than away from, and so the toesies would likely point toward the luuurve/lust object. Mind you, it has to be the feet pointing; the upper-body turning in that direction doesn't prove a damned thing. (Except, perhaps, that the person's mighty limber, in which case, W00F.)
083- Anonym, c.1920
Erotische Fotografie 1890-1920
Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Fine, so you're at some holiday work par-tay and Hottie McHotterson approaches. You've been diggin' his scene since, like, your first day on the job and now, having read this blog post, you know where to look to see if he's really into you. You surreptitiously glance down at his feet...and they're both pointing at you! Score!!! But wait, one of them's moving and...oh, he's pushed it forward, so that the pointing foot's closer to you. Well, well. You've just hit the body language jackpot. 'Cause guess what else Mr. McHotterson wants to place closer to you? (Le rawr rawr.)

So the next time you draw near a person of interest, feel free to set your tootsies to stun, but take note—if your target's feet shift and suddenly point toward the door, then this is one Enterprise that won't be boldly splitting infinitives any time soon. (If you know what I mean.) (You don't? Tsk.) (Yes, I'm making a heavy-handed sexual innuendo of a Star Trek reference. C'mon, it's totally the sort of thing I live to do.) (And "Splitting Infinitives" would also make for a splendid band name, damn it.)



  1. Wow, who knew feet could reveal secrets like that. I'll have to remember this happens whenever drawing characters who are crushing on someone, LOL.

  2. So if you're unfortunate enough to be blessed with feet that point in a ten-to-two attitude you're going to confuse the hell out of some poor bastard. I guess pigeon-toed folk have a better time of it, eh ;o)

    I have to admit, body language is fascinating, especially when you watch people chatting together, and watch for the indicators of whether they are attracted to each other, vaguely interested, bored, or downright gagging for it. Even better when you are on the receiving end. Although, I have to admit, those kind of things don't happen to me any longer - but still fun to watch others.

  3. LOL, my feet are usually stretched out on my lazy-boy or tucked under my desk chair. I love the term "honest feet" though.

  4. Interesting...

    I *got* the split infinitive thing.

  5. Such interesting stuff to learn over here. Love it and the innuendo!!

  6. I think I belong to that band, they keep showing up -- all over my writing! :) Love the information, but was surprised it didn't have anything to do with the fetish - which my dear sweet hubby suffers from. No, I didn't just write that out loud!!!

    Hey lady, I miss you! Hope all is well and you are writing up a storm, can't wait to read your next novel!
    Wishing you a lovely holiday season, and a prosperous and creative New Year!

  7. Sexual innuendo and Star Trek can always go together. :) Happy holidays to you and yours.

  8. HAPPY NEW YEAR, Goth Momma! Wishing you a stellar 2015, may it bring you more of the best from 2014. Take care my friend x


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