A preference for fat partner is absolutely not a kink. However, some fans of fat enjoy the idea of their partner's or their own bodies growing larger. They may engage in consensual feeding, and measuring and weighing become a part of the erotic play.


Feeders, Gainers, Encouragers.
Core Kink: Fat
Major Theme: 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

Heather Boyle Nymeyer

Weight Gain enthusiast

Heather is an author, fat acceptance activist and lifestyle enthusiast for feeding and weight gain.

Ned Sonntag

Fat Admiration Artist

Ned is an celebrated illustrator and artist known for his passion for fat and growing women.

Supersized Betsy

Gainer and Author

Feeder/Gainer author, spokesperson and model.