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Macrophilia refers to sexual fantasy involving fictitious giants. Macrophilia has two main forms: the shrinking of self and the enlargement of others (see below for examples of both). Hokusais The Dream of the Fishermans Wife is an artistic depiction of a sexual fantasy This article is about psychological fantasies. ...

Macrophilia or Acradineaphilia can depict a gentle giantess, but more commonly the image is one of a powerful creature that is free to rampage at will. The image of the giantess was first significant on popular culture in the 1950s. Soldiers were returning home from the Second World War to find that women had taken on a more powerful role in the household. This change was embodied by films of the time such as, Attack of the 50ft Woman, Land of the Giants and The Incredible Shrinking Man. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Attack of the 50 Foot Woman is the title of a motion picture which appeared in 1958, and starred Allison Hayes as Nancy Archer, a rich cheated wife whose encounter with aliens in the California desert results in her growing 50 feet tall. ... Land of the Giants was an hour-long American science fiction television program lasting two seasons beginning on September 22, 1968 and ending in March 22, 1970. ... The Incredible Shrinking Man is a 1957 science fiction film directed by Jack Arnold and adapted for the screen by Richard Matheson from his novel The Shrinking Man. ...

The causes of macrophilia are debated but some, such as clinical psychologist Helen Friedman, classify macrophilia as a substitution for a "normalized" approach to sex. She calls it a manifestation of "old, unresolved psychological issues" and dismisses macrophilia as a "fetish" and instead labels it as a "disassociation from reality" brought on by the trauma of a sadistic or overly dominant mother during childhood. Clinical psychology is the application of psychology to mental illness or mental health problems. ... Helen Friedman, Ph. ...

Erotic focuses can include: watching, or imagining, the giant or giantess trample or devour things or people. Images are often centered around the feet as the foot plays a large part in crushing and trampling; such actions can be considered a subset of the foot fetish community.

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The Amazons (in Greek, ) were a mythical ancient nation of all-female warriors. ... Look up paraphilia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Wikinews has related news: Dr. Joseph Merlino on sexuality, insanity, Freud, fetishes and apathy Sexual fetishism is the attribution of attractive sexual qualities to (a) specific part(s) of the human body and/or (b) non-living objects as an overwhelming alternative to the sexuality of a man or a... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ...


  1. Salon.com article on Macrophila
  2. Channel 4, Sexology: Attack of the Giant Women

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