The experience exposed a whole new world of strange fetishes. I sold a pair of used, stinky gym socks on Facebook in under 24 hours. I sat on my bed at 7. I had just finished a minute workout in Bee-Fit gym , Chelmsford after a hour shift. But instead of hopping straight in the shower I wrote an advert to sell my socks. But none of this seemed to matter. They were on my feet at the gym while I did burpees, squat jumps, ran up hills and did press ups, so after 60 minutes they were not fresh at all. A whole 27 minutes later I had my first message from a man in London.
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Hannah Kane's worn sock advert caused quite a stir on Facebook - and left her inundated with messages from potential buyers. From dirty socks to filthy underwear, online punters are forking out hundreds of pounds to get their hands on them. The likes of stay-at-home mums and students looking for extra cash are all taking advantage of the fetish which has boomed thanks to the likes of eBay and Facebook. Curious about the simple potential money-maker, MyLondon reporter Hannah Kane decided to try flogging a pair of her sweaty socks through Facebook's Marketplace - and it proved a success. Here Hannah reveals what happened when she tried flogging her dirty socks Little did I know that it would be wildly — and I mean that in every sense of the word — different. For some, this might be too disgusting to comprehend.
A couple, returning from vacation, turns on the air-conditioning. The wife is overwhelmed by a terrible stench coming from the ductwork and is convinced that an animal must have died in the house. She tells her husband that they need to hire somebody to get rid of it. His response? Both the husband and wife were patients of mine in in Poolesville, Md.
Smelly socks are socks that have acquired a strong odour due to prolonged wearing. Their odour, which is complex and remains the object of study, is a mixture of ammonia , fatty acids in particular, isovaleric acid ,  and lactic acid. Odorous socks are a strong attractant for some animals, including dogs and mosquitos.