Feederism: An Exaggeration of a Normative Mate Selection Preference?

  title={Feederism: An Exaggeration of a Normative Mate Selection Preference?},
  author={Lesley L. Terry and Kelly D Suschinsky and Martin L Lalumi{\`e}re and Paul L. Vasey},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
Quinsey and Lalumière (1995) suggested that some, if not most, paraphilias are exaggerated manifestations of more normative and functional mate selection preferences. The present study tested whether Feederism, a fat fetish focused on erotic eating, feeding, and gaining weight, is an exaggeration of a sexual arousal pattern commonly seen in the general population. Thirty participants (15 men and 15 women) recruited from the general population were assessed using penile plethysmography and… Expand
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