Pedal Pushing: The New (Republican) Foot Fetish?
- 2010/03/29 18:25:40
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Now, thanks to Jesse James's mistress, that menu just got one more item.
According to TheDailyBeast, even since Michelle "Bombshell" McGee wrote about "pedal pushing" in some online profile she had (obviously, this girl was just waiting for infamy), the internet has been buzzing about the newest foot fetish to gain notoriety.
In case you weren't aware, and I'm sure you weren't, pedal pushing mostly involves a woman's foot and the gas pedal of a car or motorcycle.
"It's a combination of the foot fetish with the all-American car fetish," sexologist Dr. Susan Block told TheDailyBeast. "The basic kinetic movement is a masturbatory motion...Men think of themselves as cars. The 'vroom' of the engine reminds them
of their own libidos being revved up by this hot woman."
Not only is pedal pushing known around the fetish world, there are, of course, websites upon websites dedicated to it. PumpThatPedal.com, PedalFloored.com, PedalSupreme.com, and
StuckChicks.com are just a few of the ample array of videos available on the net, not to mention countless YouTube clips involving high heels, painted toenails, and gas pedals.
The actual mechanics (ahem) aside, the most interesting aspect of pedal pushing has to be the fact that its prevalence reigns supreme in highly Republican states.
According to Block, red states are populated in general by "more car-and truck-oriented [men], [who] like to see their women
as being more different from [them]." A woman in a mini skirt, helplessly trying to start her dirty pick-up is apparently, for these "truck-oriented" specimens, exactly what the doctor ordered.
Being a person who rarely judges what other people do in their bedrooms - provided it isn't some sort of horrific crime - I can't say I have too much of an opinion on the pedal pushing fetish itself. The compelling facet of the story to me is it's seemingly region-specific nature. Do men in the Southeast (an area where another pedal pushing "expert" claimed the majority of the fetishists came from) really vary that much from men in the North when it comes to the sexualization of cars? Obviously, it's a general statement, but since there does seem to be some validity to it, one has to wonder if there are any other region-specific fetishes out there.
Moose porn, perhaps?
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