Sex Life: I Sell Pictures Of My Feet For Money

February 6, 2021

Sex Life is an anonymous Zikoko weekly series that explores the pleasures, frustrations and excitement of sex in the lives of Nigerians.


The subject of today’s Sex Life is a 20-year-old bisexual woman who makes money selling pictures and videos of her feet online. She talks about the initial stress of starting the side hustle and how it has affected her sex life.

What was your first sexual experience?

I think my earliest sexual experience was with Harlequin novels. I was around eight or so, but I used to devour those books. I started having less-than-PG feelings when I was 12, but I didn’t try to masturbate to them until I was 17.

Did you enjoy it?

Not at all. Masturbation was nothing like they described it in the books. The first time I tried it, I didn’t feel anything memorable. So, I did some research, and it got better after some time. Still, it only feels good, not great. 

I’m yet to have my first orgasm.

Like, ever or just from masturbating? 

Ever.

Oh damn. Have you been intimate with other people?

My first sexual experience with another person was after secondary school. I met this older guy who wanted me to send nudes and call him daddy, but I wasn’t really comfortable sending nudes. So, we just sexted instead.

I wasn’t really into it, but I enjoyed the attention. I went along with it until I got bored.

What happened after you got bored?

I tried to explore my sexuality. I had a huge crush on my best friend, but I didn’t tell her because she’s straight, and I didn’t want to make her uncomfortable. I decided to try dating women, but I couldn’t find anyone I connected with. 

I met this really sweet girl on Tinder, but there was no attraction from either of us, so we’re just friends now. I met another daddy, and I don’t know if it was his voice or something, but I actually enjoyed sexting with him. 

Do you generally enjoy sexting?

It depends on a few factors. When I’m in control of the situation, sexting is like a 7/10 for me. When the other person is in control, it’s like a 4.6/10. When we’re both just vibing, it’s like a 5.5/10.

Interesting. What about sex?

I’ve never had intercourse, but I don’t know if I would be classified as a virgin.  

Why do you think so?

Well, it’s a social construct for starters, but I’m also not sure if never having a penis inside me — even though I masturbate, sext and make porn — still counts as “virginity”. When I’m asked, I just say I’m not a virgin. It’s easier.

You make porn? What kind?

I sell pictures of my feet on the internet. 

Oh wow. How did you discover that was a thing?

So, I’ve always been aware of foot fetishes because of the media and books. When the lockdown started, things were tight, and I didn’t know what to do. I used to bake for extra cash, but no one was splurging on pastries at the time.

I googled how to make money online, but everything I saw was either a scam or slavery. Then I saw a website that suggested selling foot pictures and the thought was planted in my head. I decided to dig deeper. 

One day, I sat down, opened my camera and took pictures of my feet in socks. I don’t know if it’s just me, but society deems feet gross, so I was insecure about photographing them bare. I created an Instagram account and shared my first post.

What was the response like?

I used relevant hashtags, so I got some likes — 13 or so. The likes were from real people, but the comments were from bots run by Yahoo boys promising to “spoil me silly”. I didn’t get any comments from real people.

Ehn? Yahoo boys?

Yeah. A LOT of Yahoo boys are in the foot community trying to scam foot models. I was just as shocked as you are to be honest. They’ll say stuff like, “I will send you $300 if you send me $50. Babe trust me. I swear on my manhood.”

LMAO. Wow. 

See, you can always sense Nigerian energy. You can just sense it.

So, when did you find a real person?

I didn’t know how hard it was actually going to be. In the blog I read, they said: “Post your feet and you’ll make money. Buyers are EVERYWHERE.” While that’s true to an extent, it’s much more than getting a pedicure and snapping your feet.

I met a lot of real guys after three days of using relevant hashtags and “follow for follow”, but they were cheap men asking for free stuff, weird stuff and nudity. For the first month, it was literally just freeloaders, scammers and weirdos.

When did you find proper customers?

After I decided to actually give it my best. I knew I wasn’t really putting out quality content, so I decided to understand the fetish and its various subgroups. I studied successful models and learnt to weed out time-wasters.

I gave it another proper go, and after two weeks, I started seeing results. I took better pictures, invested in props and pedicures and became part of the community. I made my first sale after a week, and it’s been getting better ever since.

What kind of props did you invest in?

Socks and other footwear. Fruit and food. Lots of baby oil. I want to get a ring light, but I don’t know how I’ll explain that one to my parents.

You could say you’re launching a TikTok career.

LMAO. I like that angle.

Are your clients Nigerians?

I restricted Nigerians from finding my page. No offence, but Nigerian men can be really cheap, especially to sex workers. Plus, the Yahoo boys were annoying. Some even still find my page with VPN.

LMAO. Don’t worry, I’m not offended. So, where are your clients from?

Mostly US and UK.

Do you mind sharing how much you charge and for what?

I sell pictures, videos and video calls. For pictures and videos, I sell custom content and premade content. For premade content, I sell a set of 10 pictures for $5, 15 pictures for $10 and 20 pictures for $15. For custom content, it’s 1 picture for $5 and 3 for $10.

Videos depend on length and content. For premade videos, it ranges between $3 and $15. For custom videos, it’s $10 for a 1-minute clip, $15 for 2-3 minutes and $20 for 4-5 minutes. 

So, what’s your financial goal long-term?

My goal is to be able to have this as a solid source of passive income. I don’t plan to do this forever; it’s just something I can make money off of. So far, I’ve made over $300, and on the plus side, it’s actually enjoyable sometimes. 

I’m currently working on a fan site. It’ll be subscription-based because it’s less stressful when I put all my videos and pictures in one place and people pay to access them. That’s easier than constantly marketing my shit.

How much work is all of this?

Like every business venture, it’s a lot at first, but once you do the hard work in the early stages, it gets easier. You have to define your goals, your lines, your approach and your persona.

You also have to market, manage your finances, manage customer relations, build relationships with other people in your field and create content. So, yeah, it’s work, but it gets easier. That’s not to say there aren’t bad parts though.

What bad parts?

The typical entitled men. Slut-shaming. Racism. Instagram censorship. Stalkers and crazy men. There is a guy whose whole thing is to tear down women of colour in the foot community. 

There’s another guy that his thing is to try as hard as possible to get your account deleted off Instagram. He literally advertises that if a model pisses you off, just give him her handle, and he’ll get her deleted.

That’s messed up. Has this affected your sex life?

I had a boyfriend when I started this whole thing, but I broke up with him. I also had a slave at one point. I’d give him tasks and punish him. For him, it was about the pleasure of being dominated. 

Right now, I’m single and not searching. I don’t really get wet when I’m sexting with a client unless he lets me dominate him. I have erotica and my fingers to keep me satisfied. I see dicks so often, even when I don’t want to, so I’m kinda desensitised.

Wait. Did the breakup have anything to do with your work?

No, he just wasn’t treating me right. He begged to date me, even after I told him that I was doing this. He was just too tight-fisted though he had money. I ended things when, on my birthday, he didn’t give me anything except a picture of his dick.

LMAO. Na wa. What about dominating men? When did you realise you liked that?

When I was 17, this random white guy DM’d me. It started off pretty innocently, but then he just sent me a picture of his dick, and it was super tiny. Like, microscopic. I wanted to laugh, but I didn’t. 

Then I noticed he was kinda encouraging me to give him my honest feedback. When I told him his dick was tiny, I could tell he was into it. I kept humiliating him because I was into it as well. 

I was dumb back then, so I didn’t try to get cash out of him. I thought it was weird, but I was also intrigued. I didn’t explore my dominant side again until I became a foot model. The first time I told a guy to kneel and he obeyed, the sexual high was out of this world.

How would you rate your sex life on a scale of 1 to 10?

I’ll give it a 5.7 out of 10. I’m a pretty sexual person, but I can go a while without doing anything sexual for my pleasure. Also, I guess because I’ve never had penetrative sex.

Do you have any intention of having penetrative sex?

I do actually. It’s just not something that’s do or die right now. If it happens, it happens.


Check back every Saturday by 12pm for new stories in the Sex Life series. If you would like to get this story in your mail before everyone else — complete with inside gist that doesn’t make the final cut, sign up here. Catch up on older stories here.

NerdEfiko

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

You'll like this

Watch

Now on Zikoko

April 19, 2021

There’s always that one thing you can beat your chest about even if all else fails. It is your unique selling point or distinguishing factor as an individual wherever you go, ak.a your flex. This quiz will reveal what yours is. Dive in.

April 19, 2021

We all have things that we do that make us feel just a little bit guilty. These six Nigerian women share with us what their guilty pleasures are. Bola, 25 Pringles. I love pringles so much. In school, I used to set money aside from my allowance to buy Pringles. It was even a part […]

April 19, 2021

People (and by people I mean strangers on the internet) are often quick to say “Nigerian men and women were made for each other. I decided to confirm if this match was made in heaven or Nigerian men were better suited to others. I asked six Nigerian men about their romantic experiences with non-Nigerians. Here’s […]

April 19, 2021

Mummy, daddy, uncle and aunty, we shall not be beating around the bush. Here is a list of things you do that we do not appreciate and we think you need to stop doing them.  T for Thanks. 1. Sending Whatsapp broadcasts (a.k.a forwarded many times) Please, make it stop. The broadcasts are always so […]

April 19, 2021

Bras are one of the most unnecessary things on earth. They dig into your skin, leave marks on your shoulder, and are just downright uncomfortable especially if you have bigger breasts. Now, because we all hate bras, here are some alternatives. 1) Nylon We are all about recycling and taking better care of the environment, […]

Recommended Quizzes

November 19, 2019

Regardless of what society has tried to tell us, enjoying sex is not something to be ashamed of. So, in a bid to celebrate our generation’s sexual agency, we’ve created a quiz that will accurately (again, keep your complaints to yourself) infer how many people you’ve spelt with. Try it out: 11 Quizzes For The […]

October 30, 2019

Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys movie got a lot of things right, especially casting, so yes, it was a monster hit. Now, we know you may not have put much thought to this, but the personalities of some of the characters closely match yours, and we would like to help you find the perfect match. […]

December 11, 2019

In the past month, we’ve made quizzes that guessed the last time you had sex, how many people you’ve slept with, and just how good you are in bed. For our latest attempt, we will use your taste in Nigerian music from the 2010s to ascertain what you’re like in bed. Take to find out:

November 27, 2019

Do you have a face that could make angels jealous, or should you really be walking around with a nylon bag over your head so you don’t scare children? Well, this quiz is here to answer that by telling you exactly how good-looking you are. Take and find out: 11 Quizzes For People Who Aren’t […]

how tall are you
March 11, 2020

Did your parents give you enough beans when you were growing up? If they did, then you’re probably around 6’0″ and above. Either way, we created a quiz that can guess your current height (pretty accurately, if we do say so ourselves). Take to see if we nailed it:

More from Sex Life

April 17, 2021

Sex Life is an anonymous Zikoko weekly series that explores the pleasures, frustrations and excitement of sex in the lives of Nigerians. The subject of this week’s Sex Life is a 29-year-old gay man whose sexual addiction ruined his three-year relationship. He talks about how the end of his relationship made him realise he has […]

April 10, 2021

With almost two years of being in existence, Sex Life has grown while staying true to its goal of exploring the sex lives of Nigerians. In the last one year and five months since Sex Life was created, we’ve spoken to about eighty Nigerians who are at different places in their lives, with different orintentations, […]

March 27, 2021

The subject of this week’s Sex Life is a 28-year-old heterosexual Nigerian woman who recently got married. She talks about how rumours about her sex life and stereotypes about being a Muslim woman gave her more reasons to stay celibate until marriage, and also made her detest men.

March 12, 2021

The subject of this week’s Sex Life is a heterosexual Nigerian woman in her early 40s. She talks about barely caring about sex when she got married in her 20s and how this is changing now that her children are grown up and away from home.

February 27, 2021

The subject of this week’s Sex Life is a 39-year-old heterosexual man who was celibate for almost a decade before he got married. He talks about his wild sexual past and how he thinks that might be stopping him from fully enjoying married sex.

Watch

Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

December 14, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
November 2, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
October 26, 2020
A collection of videos documenting some of the events of the EndSARS protests.
June 22, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
June 22, 2020
Hacked is an interesting new series by Zikoko made up of fictional but hilarious chat conversations.
June 4, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
June 2, 2020
Quickie is a video series where everyone featured gets only one minute to rant, review or do absolutely anything.
May 14, 2020
Isolation Diary is a Zikoko series that showcases what isolation is like for one young Nigerian working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
March 12, 2020
Life is already hard. Deciding where to eat and get the best lifestyle experiences, isn't something you should stress about. Let VRSUS do that for you.

Z! Stacks

Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in:

Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.
X