Is playing footsie a slippery slope to sex?  Not always. Rarely. But, in a loveless marriage – one that features zero sex – footsie is an intimacy win.  In this case the husband initiates the foot contact and the woman has to accept that it as a non-lethal intimacy advance but one that signals physical needs far beyond feet warming and rubbing together.  It is a wicked dance. Momentarily the husband believes this might lead to sex.  Then it becomes obvious that footsie is the new sex.  When did that happen?  Great example of The Blink manifesting before your eyes.