Post by Brad-LaSpirits on Jan 6, 2008 21:01:03 GMT -5
MICROPHILIA Macrophilia refers to sexual fantasy involving fictitious giants. Macrophilia has two main forms: the shrinking of self and the enlargement of others (see below for examples of both).
Macrophilia or Acradineaphilia can depict a gentle giantess, but more commonly the image is one of a powerful creature that is free to rampage at will. The image of the giantess was first significant on popular culture in the 1950s. Soldiers were returning home from the Second World War to find that women had taken on a more powerful role in the household. This change was embodied by films of the time such as, Attack of the 50ft Woman and The Incredible Shrinking Man.
Erotic focuses can include: watching, or imagining, the giantess trample or devour things or people. Images are often centred around the feet as the foot plays a large part in crushing and trampling; such actions can be considered a subsect of the foot fetish comunity.
The causes of macrophilia are debated but some, such as clinical psychologist Helen Friedman, classify macrophilia as a substitution for a "normalized" approach to sex. She calls it a manifestation of "old, unresolved psychological issues" and dismisses macrophilia as a "fetish" and instead labels it as a "disassociation from reality" brought on by the trauma of a sadistic or overly dominant mother during childhood.