Body Expansion fans want to see bodies grow rapidly and impossibly... breasts burst out of bras, butts rip clothes, bellies expand until the person has transformed into a ball. Many BE fans trace their interest to the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie, and Violet Beauregarde's magica/terrifying transformation into a bluebery remains their go-to image. For some, it's a kind of inflation. Elements of peril, embarrassment, and shame can be involved. Some fans purchase special inflatable costumes to epxerience the pressure and excitement.


BE, B2E, Inflation
Core Kink: Latex, Fat
Major Theme: Transformation, Growth, Metaphors of Arousal and Orgasm


Katharine Gates has been collecting niche erotica since 1992. Her publishing company Gates of Heck was known for offbeat collaborations with artists like Annie Sprinkle (Post-Porn Modernist Playing Cards, 7 Men Inside Katharine), Joe Coleman (The Book of Joe), Gary Panter (Facetasm) and Art Spiegelman (The Narrative Corpse.) The first edition of Deviant Desires was published in 2000 by Juno Books. In 2006, Gates curated the year-long exhibition KINK:Geography of the Erotic Imagination at Museum of Sex in New York City. She has appeared on countless TV documentary shows such as HBO's Real Sex, BBC, and Discovery Channel. Her kinkmap has been published in College Sexuality textbooks.

People Interviewed


BE fantasy artist

Creator of Body Expansion comics, illustrations and sometimes Giantess-related content

Sofonda Silicone

Inflatable Costume enthusiast

Alter ego of a talented costume maker and inflation enthusiast