Chinese foot binding is an ancient brutal form of torture for the foot. In the past in China, a bride could fetch a higher price if they had smaller feet as this was considered more erotic. To this end the practice of Chinese Foot Binding started with young girls in which they would bind the foot tightly to stop it growing. This was painful and deforming by tolerated by the culture of the time. Fortunately the practice of Chinese foot binding has died out, but there are still some older females still alive in China who were subjected to this form of torture.