The feet of Chinese girls were broken and bound as early as the 10th century. It is widely believed that the deformed feet, which were placed in small embroidered shoes, would attract a better husband. A new study suggests feet were bound for another reason.

Painful Chinese Foot-Binding Was More Than An Erotic Practice, Study Finds

Chinese foot-binding is perceived today as unusual, gruesome, an antiquated fetish, an erotic tradition. For decades in China, young girls' bones were broken and their feet tightly bond in a painful p...