Feet are Gross !! (or not)

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Check as many as apply... in regards to your feelings about feet (and tell me more in writing)
    Feet are gross : (61 votes)
    20 %
    Toenails are gross : (57 votes)
    19 %
    Feet... huh, I don't get it feet are just another part of the human anatomy (no big deal) : (42 votes)
    14 %
    Feet are fine... don't object to my own or those of my SO : (55 votes)
    18 %
    My SO has adorable feet... I like to give them some attention : (16 votes)
    5 %
    Feet are cute... I embrace my own... like to keep em pretty with nail polish etc. : (41 votes)
    13 %
    Polls... I like Polls... they are the heart & sole of WBee : (35 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    8701 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I don’t like feet. My husband likes his feet scratched, so I do it as long as his feet aren’t reeking of boot stank.

    I make no attempt to paint my toenails. I’d prefer not to draw any attention to mine.

    Post # 5
    Member
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @This Time Round:  

    I am not bothered by feet, provided they are clean and well groomed. DH has nicer feet than I do! It’s not faaaairrrr! haha….

    I glanced through the other thread, and someone observed that N. Americans tend to be grossed out by feet. I am far more grossed out by people’s shoes. Feet are typically cleaned everyday (hopefully) while shoes rarely are. Shoes are filthy. You wear them everywhere and many people also wear them into their house, into their bedrooms, jump on their beds…this to me is horrifying, far more than anyone’s bare feet!

     

     

     

     

    Post # 6
    Member
    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m like you, just another part of the body. 

    I don’t find them attractive.  On the other hand I find them fascinating and interesting because they are all so different, especially how different people have different toe heights (for example after big toe, first or second may be longer than the other, ect).  Some are knobby, some are smooth… much like hands, which have always fascinated me too.

    I wouldn’t ask to cut someone’s toe nails, even my husbands, but I’ve cut my dad’s when he wasn’t able to (he has MS and as he gets older he’s had some pretty bad weakness after surgeries).  My mom is notoriously unreliable for even simple things, so when he asked me to I didn’t even hesitate or think about it.  Sort of a real simple “I can do that”… and do it.  I didn’t find it gross at all.

    I’ve never painted my toenails, but I have tiny toenails (and I’m not a tiny person!), there isn’t really enough to paint on most of them… big toe would be fine but the pinkie is a lost cause, it has about 1/4 inch of nail!

    Neat thread… looking forward to the replies and off to read the post that started the spin off…

    Post # 8
    Member
    1988 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @Summer_Rose:  This!!!

    Every time I watch American tv I stare in disbelief how people jump on their beds in their shoes. EW! I come from a country where people change into their slippers as soon as they close the front door behind them. Foreigners either find it totally weird or totally fascinating 🙂 It’s very practical, comfy and much, much more hygienic! 

    As for feet… They are no big deal for me. I’m not grossed out by feet at all, provided they are clean! I wouldn’t clip my SO’s toenails though unless he couldn’t do it himself for some reason. But then I wouldn’t want him to clip my toenails either, or shave my legs, for example. We both like to keep our grooming to ourselves, we never shower together either. 

    But my SO loves my feet, he’s always giving me foot rubs and telling me I have the cutest little feet he’s ever seen. My foot is the size of his palm! lol 

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    1234 posts
    Bumble bee

    I dislike feet. Every man I have ever known has ridiculously stinky feet and it seriously groses me out! I don’t even like touching my own (I clip my toenails and *once in a blue moon* will I paint them). However, I have no problem with SO giving me foot massages XD

    Post # 11
    Member
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @This Time Round:  

    Yes! Honestly, I think feet get gross-er the longer they are trapped inside stinky shoes. I can’t wait to get my shoes off the moment I reach home!

    It’s been rather fascinating to navigate through various cultural attitudes towards feet and shoes.  I actually grew up in tropical SE Asia and being barefoot indoors was perfectly normal. Then we moved to Canada when I was in high school, and we found that many (but not all) Canadians do the same, though in the winter they often wear socks or house shoes. I hate wearing shoes indoors and tend to run around barefoot even in the dead of winter, which freaks out my European in-laws who think that bare feet means catching my death from the cold. DH got me these cute little booties to wear when they come over or we were at their place. Now we live in the US, and we’ve noticed that quite a few of our American friends wear their shoes all over their homes, especially if they grew up in milder climes. I’ve always wondered how they keep their carpets clean.

     

    Post # 12
    Member
    5087 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I hate feet. I really hate my own. I could never get a pedicure, the thought of someone touching my feet makes my stomach turn. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MsMeow:  omg yes haha when I was growing up, I always used to wonder why Americans on TV wore their shoes everywhere, but our American neighbours across the street never wore shoes at all. Hippies? Then I remember my first visit to America, visiting friends in San Francisco, and the family brought their kids over and came up to our hotel room and the kids started doing exactly like on TV…including jumping on the beds WITH SHOES ON. My mother nearly fainted.

     

     

    Post # 14
    Member
    1988 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @Summer_Rose: Haha! Me too! We get so much bad weather here a carpet would be ruined within months if shoes were worn indoors but even in the summer, there’s still dust and stuff, right? 

    Your European in-laws sound a lot like my parents 🙂 “Put your slippers on, you’ll catch a cold” was one of the most commonly used sentences in our house when I was growing up. I love being barefoot too. 

    @This Time Round:  Canadians sound a lot like Slovenians 🙂 Who knew! 🙂 

    Post # 15
    Member
    1988 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @Summer_Rose:  Hahaha! I can imagine! My mother would have a mini break down if someone jumped on her bed while wearing shoes! Actually, to tell you the truth, so would I! lol

    Post # 16
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    2537 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    My Fiance has a growth under one of his toenails, like a bone spur, that he flat our refuses to have a doctor look at.  He also cuts his toenails in a weird way that makes them jagged.  I guess his Dad would trim his toenails too short as a child and he’s super traumatized by others even touching his toes.  So I find his toenails pretty gross/unappealing but also fascinating.  He swears the bone spur doesn’t hurt and I find that incredibly suspicious/weird.

    My toenails are whatever.  I keep them cut and paint themn if I have somewhere fancy to be where they’ll be exposed. 

     

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