Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 639–645

Feederism in a Woman

Clinical Case Report Series

DOI: 10.1007/s10508-009-9580-9

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Terry, L.L. & Vasey, P.L. Arch Sex Behav (2011) 40: 639. doi:10.1007/s10508-009-9580-9


Feederism is a fat fetish subculture in which individuals eroticize weight gain and feeding. Feeders are individuals who claim to become sexually aroused by feeding their partners and encouraging them to gain weight. Conversely, Feedees are individuals who claim to become sexually aroused by eating, being fed, and the idea or act of gaining weight. Very little is known about this population. This report describes a woman who self-identified as a Feedee. It is unclear, at present, whether female Feederism represents a unique paraphilia or a thematic variation of morphophilia or sexual masochism.


FeederismParaphiliaSexual arousalSexual masochismMorphophilia

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of LethbridgeLethbridgeCanada