Crush fans want to see their partners smush, stomp and flatten objects with their feet or shoes. Most crush fans have a particular footwear and/or "victim" in mind, and they may combine two kinks in one, i.e. wanting to watch someone step on cigarettes, balloons or pies. In some cases, crush fans will specifically imagine themselves as the things being stomped on and may use effigies or small insects to stand in for their tiny selves. Some enjoy the anticiption of seeing the obhject succumb to the pressure and explode.


Core Kink: Foot
Major Theme: Peril, Object Transformation, Metaphors of Arousal and Orgasm, Power Play


Katharine Gates has been collecting niche erotica since 1992. Her publishing company Gates of Heck was known for offbeat collaborations with artists like Annie Sprinkle (Post-Porn Modernist Playing Cards, 7 Men Inside Katharine), Joe Coleman (The Book of Joe), Gary Panter (Facetasm) and Art Spiegelman (The Narrative Corpse.) The first edition of Deviant Desires was published in 2000 by Juno Books. In 2006, Gates curated the year-long exhibition KINK:Geography of the Erotic Imagination at Museum of Sex in New York City. She has appeared on countless TV documentary shows such as HBO's Real Sex, BBC, and Discovery Channel. Her kinkmap has been published in College Sexuality textbooks.

People Interviewed

Jeff Vilencia

Crush Freak and Video Maker

Erstwhile creator of crush videos, now out of business due to laws against his products.