In cannibal play, one partner is transformed into a piece of meat for the enjoyment of the other. Roleplay usually involves bondage, and sometimes fire play, knife play and biting. While the fantasies can be quite dark, actual partner play can be quite light-hearted and humorous.


Core Kink: Mouth
Major Theme: Peril, Taboo, Object Transformation, Power Play


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

Painter Megh


Megh is an artist and meatgirl whose comics and artwork are popular with the cannibal play set.

Mr Muki


Tasteful cannibal roleplay photographer