“Foot and shoe fantasies are very common, with mostly men reporting them. The fantasies could include being genitally stimulated by a foot, being walked on ... usually in shoes, or just visualizing different types of shoes to get aroused. The image of a foot in a particular type of shoe is very stimulating to some people. This fantasy often starts when people are very young, and it persists. When you think about how shoes are sold and displayed, it’s not surprising that some people eroticize them. It can get stronger when it’s kept secret (which it often is) or when a partner is upset about it. Then the foot fantasy becomes stronger through association with shame, being forbidden fruit.” ?Gracie Landes, sex therapist and marriage and family therapist
David Levine | April 20, 2018
It’s huge – a growing demand for services is not being matched by a supply of mental health providers.
Volunteers and staff at Crisis Clinic invest their time and energy to be there for those in need. “After a four-hour shift, I always leave feeling like my being there made a difference in someone’s life,” states one of the many volunteers with the 24-Hour Crisis Line. With over 60 hours of training each, and many with lived experiences, they make a huge difference in the lives of others.