A 55-year-old woman, pseudonym Mrs. A, experienced five to six involuntary orgasms when her left foot was stimulated. It’s the first case of Foot Orgasm Syndrome. The patient “felt terrible about it,” according to Dr. Marcel D. Waldinger, a neuropsychiatrist from Utrecht University in the Netherlands who treated her. The orgasms weren’t influenced by a desire for sex or thoughts. The tingled sensation snaked up her left leg to her vagina, and she said the experience felt exactly like an orgasm achieved during sex. Can you say über-foot fetish?
Doctors believed her brain’s wires were crossed after Mrs. A suffered a sepsis infection. The nerve in the foot regenerated and the brain couldn’t differentiate between her foot and genitals. Waldinger adds that the nerve that registers sensory information from the foot enters the spinal cord at the same level as the nerve that registers sensory information from the vagina,
The woman was treated with an injection of anesthetic into one of her spinal nerves that receives sensory information from the foot — and the orgasms disappeared.