pedal pushing

pedal pushing

From the enthralling world of News that Doesn’t Matter, pedal pushing is finally getting the attention it doesn’t deserve. Which brings me to foot fetishes. There are lots of stories about the various fetishes in the world, and there are very many, and very varied fetishes. Every body part, every fluid, and every social phenomenon can be eroticized. But the foot fetish is one that I think is quite simple to explain – or as simple as anything so rare and complex can be. My explanation is this: The somatosensory homunculus (a favorite phrase of mine because it’s fun to

pain

pain

This is another one of those things I forget people don’t know: Perception of sensation is context dependent. What I mean is, you know how if someone tickles you when you’re feeling all playful and fun, it can be enjoyable? And then there’s other times when you might be annoyed or bored and someone tickles you and it just pisses you off? Same sensation, different context, therefore different experience. Sensation is contextual. It’s true of pain, as well as tickling. See, experienced sensation can be described with two different dimensions - intensity and valence.    Intensity is the scale  of the experience