Macrophilia

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Macrophilia is a fascination with or a sexual fantasy involving giants, more commonly expressed as giantesses (female giants).[1] The fantasy is typically based around one or more larger beings dominating a smaller being. Many fantasies include the macrophile shrinking before a normal sized woman or keeping his or her normal height while the partner grows in size.[2] Others involve partners who naturally have a significant difference in size.

Interest[edit]

Although macrophilia literally translates to simply a "lover of large,"[1] in the context of a sexual fantasy it is used to mean someone who's attracted to beings larger than themselves. Generally, interest differs between people, and gender depends on sexual orientation. They often enjoy feeling small and being abused, degraded, dominated, or eaten,[3] and they may also view female giants as being powerful and dominating.

Commenting on why there are not as many female macrophiles, psychologist Helen Friedman theorized that because women in most societies already view men as dominant and powerful, there's no need for them to fantasize about it.[1] Women that take on the roles of the giantess within this fetish often find the practice to be empowering and enjoy being worshiped.[3][4]

The actual height of the giantess within the fantasy may vary depending on the individual. While some fantasize about a giantess who is slightly taller than himself, others are interested in giantesses that are hundreds or even thousands of feet tall.[5]

Media and experience[edit]

The internet has played an important role in helping to develop the fetish.[1] Because this fantasy is purely fictional, macrophilia media generally takes the form of artwork, collages created using Photoshop, photographs taken from a low angle (also known as a "point of view" shot) or amateur videos of giantess trampling and destroying model cities.[2] The act of a giantess trampling or crushing smaller objects with their feet often ties the fetish together with the crush fetish, and the controversial crush videos.[6] There also existed an exhibit at the Museum of Sex titled "Kink: Geography of the Erotic Imagination" which explored many different fantasies, including macrophilia.[7][8]

One way in which it is possible to experience the fetish in real life is with extraordinarily tall women who refer to themselves as amazons—after the mythological Greek warriors. An amazon, such as the 6ft 4in Mikayla Miles who stands just under 7 ft in her fetish boots, will schedule private sessions with macrophiles to engage in non-sexual interaction such as: trampling, lifting and carrying, foot worshiping, roleplaying and domination.[3] An annual rally known as the Amazon Convention (or AmazonCon for short) gathers a selection of tall women to network with other amazons and to meet and greet their admirers.[9]

Relationship to other fetishes[edit]

An interest in macrophilia can also be commonly and closely linked to a variety of other fetishes:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bowen, Jon (May 22, 1999). "Urge: A Giant Fetish". Salon.com. Associated Press. Retrieved February 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Anders, Charlie Jane (December 24, 2009). "The Larger-Than-Life Sex Lives Of Giant Women". io9. Gawker Media. Retrieved February 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c O'Neill, Natalie (October 2, 2008). "Amazonia: Big Girls, Little Guys, Lots of Fun". New Times Broward-Palm Beach. The Village Voice. Retrieved February 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ Mahler, Kristina (June 25, 2010). "Chatting with a Giantess". Vice. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ "He Thong's Goliath art". 
  6. ^ a b "RipRoarRex's Realm". 
  7. ^ Saknussemm, Kris (May 25, 2009). "My Ten Favorite Fetishes". Nerve. Retrieved March 8, 2011. 
  8. ^ Walker, Steve (March 31, 2007). "Kinks Galore, for All to See". Camp. Retrieved March 8, 2011. 
  9. ^ O'Neill, Natalie (October 16, 2008). "Big Girls Gather at AmazonCon". Miami New Times. The Village Voice. Retrieved February 17, 2011. 
  10. ^ Jones, Rachel (April 18, 2006). "Lights... action... squish!". The Arizona Republic. Gannett Company. Retrieved February 16, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Remnant of Giants:Vore". 
  12. ^ Jonnobot (February 20, 2008). "Big Boob Giantess Fantasies By Automan". Fleshbot. Gawker Media. Retrieved March 12, 2011. 
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