Footsie


Footsie

Footsies, playing footsies or footsie is a practice in which people use their feet to play with each other's feet. This generally involves under a table and rubbing their feet, particularly the soles of the feet, against their partners' feet, up their partner's legs, and sometimes in their partner's groin (see footjob). Participants often remove their shoes and play barefoot, however it can also be played in socks, or wearing shoes. Footsies generally is used to flirt with sexual partners, particularly ones with a foot fetish, though it can also be done without an erotic intent as when young children will play with each other's feet in school.

Non-sexual uses

Politics

"Playing footsies" can also mean that two people favor each other over others, such as in a card game, politics or other group activity in which people are not technically paired off. Doing so tends to give an unfair advantage to the two individuals over the rest of the group.

Dancing

Foot-to-foot contact is an important element of communication between dance partners in Argentine tango. At its simplest, this is just touching the feet together (the "parada"). Among other variations, there is dragging the partner's foot ("arrastre" or "barrida"), or pushing the foot out of the way ("sacada").


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