I know what you're all thinking, but all pedophiles aren't the
same. When pedophilia hits the news, it's always in a negative light.
The guy that feeds his habit by kidnapping a trailer full of Nike's,
the manager that opens his shoe store to find that some sicko has
broken in and defecated in all of the ladies dress pumps, or the
abusive pavement-pounding scourge that calls itself the Power Walker.
Please, look beyond the headlines. At its core, pedophilia is
simply a love of all things to do with feet and walking. It doesn't
even have to be shoe fixated or sexual - although who among us
can honestly say that they haven't imagined how it would feel to
perform some kind of bodily function into a pair of satin-look kitten
heels, then slide our naked feet in and walk around the
neighbourhood? There are many positive aspects to pedophilia: an
increased knowledge of the shoe wear implications of various types of
tarmac, slab and grass surfaces; a new found respect for the ancient
process of cobbling; an awareness of the evils of sweatshops, and the
crippled, damaged footwear that they produce.
There are as great a variety of pedophiles as there are "normal"
sexual preferences. And if you think about it, what society considers
to be normal is very arbitrary. If you were to ask any "normal"
man what he likes in a partner, you wouldn't bat an eyelid if he
answered that it was long legs, large breasts, other men, thirteen
year old pre-operative transexual Thai ladyboys, or even freckled
redheads. All of these are considered perfectly "normal"
choices. So why not shoes? I personally am aroused by near-new
sneakers. The heady blend of new shoe smell mixed with the slight
aroma of healthy foot odour is astonishingly erotic, especially in a
shoe still young enough to squeak but mature enough to flex without
resistance. Sure, I'm realistic enough to know you can't keep them
preserved in a box forever. The shininess of youth always has to give
way to scuffing and cracking. When that happens, I find that I'm no
longer attracted to them, but that doesn't mean that I don't still
treasure them. I still love the shoes, I'm just not in love
You'll see a lot of prejudice against pedophiles, with claims that
pedophilia leads to a cycle of abuse. Not so, in only a very few
extreme cases do pedophiles become hooked on expensive specialist
cycling shoes. Most of us are perfectly normal people, leading
productive lives, and limiting ourselves to positive activities like
performing shoe maintenance for our non-pedo friends. And really, who
does it hurt if I have a throbbing erection while I re-lace and
waterproof a friend's pair of patent leather wing-tips? As long as I
don't actually act on my urge to slather then in baby oil and
rub them all over my body, what's the harm? I, in common with all the
genuine pedophiles that I know, would never force myself on a shoe.
We love shoes, we would never hurt them.
Of course, I dream that one day I will meet my perfect partner, a
two week old Nike air pocket cross trainer with Day-Glo(tm) laces and
the perfect blend of new and used aroma, of innocence and experience.
And on that day, its owner will intuitively understand my needs and
offer it to me, fully and unreservedly. And this does actually
happen! There is a huge body of evidence supporting it. OK, the vast
majority of it comes from anecdotes from other pedophiles, and it's next
to impossible to separate genuine factual accounts from prurient
fantasy fiction or manipulative propaganda. But it's commonly acknowledged that it happens abroad in foreign places all the time. I just don't have the links to
hand right now, but I promise that I'll look them up and add them
If you are wondering how I came to realise that I was a pedophile,
well, like a lot of people, I was helped to explore my feelings by an
older partner. My Uncle Bob would entertain me as a child by
pretending that one of my little blue galoshes was an elephant trunk.
The attention made me feel loved and special; I offered him my
galoshes willingly, he never used force or persuasion. As I grew, I
became aware that Bob seemed to take great pleasure in making the
"trunk" flex by breathing in and out ("huffing",
as it is known in the pedophile world). At my prompting, Uncle Bob
shared his secrets, and I was introduced - slowly and very
gently - to the wonderful world of pedophilia, from simple
canvas and rubber boat shoes all the way up to full kevlar reenforced
leather bike boots. I was in control of the activities at all time,
and I have Bob to thank for teaching me the lesson that you must
always fit the boot to the foot, not the other way around.
If you find that you have pedophilic cravings, then please, do as
I did and find a like minded group of people on the internet who can
advise you on safe ways to start out. Too many newcomers to
pedophilia are seduced by the raw sexuality of Kevin
Kline's exaggerated "huffing" of a full length leather
thigh boot in A Fish Called Wanda. Do not attempt this at home!
In real life, it takes years to work up to this level.
Kevin received special training and used a stunt boot under carefully
controlled conditions. An amateur trying huffing could
easily inflict serious damage to themselves, or worse, to the shoe.
Safety first! If you join a group, you will also receive useful hints
on socially acceptable ways to take the edge off of your craving. For
example, I find that renting bowling shoes helps with my
lingering feelings of societal-induced guilt, as I can always be
reasonably sure that I'm not the first person to have ejaculated deep
into the toe area before returning them.
And so my final plea. If your brother or wife tells you out of the
blue one day that they are a pedophile, please don't overreact.
The emotional damage and guilt that you can inflict far outweigh any
possible dangers of pedophilia. Don't look for a cause or for someone
to blame, and don't treat your relative as though they are a
victim. A sexual fetish for shoes is no more "abnormal"
or damaging than the perfectly healthy sexual relationships with men
or women or small children or pets that society readily accepts. With
your help, we can work together to build a truly tolerant and
inclusive society for us and our children and our footwear.