Poster of Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, depicting a giantess attacking comparatively tiny people.
Poster of Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, depicting a giantess attacking comparatively tiny people.

Macrophilia is a fascination with or a sexual fantasy involving giants, most commonly expressed as giantesses (female giants), as well as giant objects.[1][2] It is typically believed to be a male fantasy, with the male playing the smaller part; however, people with any background can have it.[3] When the smaller part is male, they may be depicted as entering, being dominated by, or being eaten by the larger woman.[2][4] Generally, depictions range from sexually explicit actions to non-sexual interactions while still providing sexual stimulation for those with the fantasy.[2]

Online communities refer to this subculture as macro fetish or GTS fetish, an abbreviation of "giantess" and sometimes the backronym "giant tiny sex".[5][6][7]


Further information: Sexual fetishism

Although macrophilia literally translates to simply a "lover of large",[1] in the context of a sexual fantasy, it is used to denote attraction to beings larger than themselves. Generally, the interest differs between macrophiles, and depends on gender and sexual orientation. Macrophiles often enjoy feeling small and being abused, degraded, dominated, or eaten,[8] and they often view the much taller being as powerful and dominating.[citation needed]

Psychologist Mark Griffiths speculates that the roots of macrophilia may lie in sexual arousal in childhood and early adolescence that is accidentally associated with giants.[9]

Speculating on why there are not as many female macrophiles, psychologist Helen Friedman theorized that women who already view men as dominant and powerful have no need to fantasize about it.[1] Still there exists a presence of women who can enjoy both aspects of macrophilia.[2] Women who take on the roles of the giantess within this fetish often find the practice to be empowering and enjoy being worshipped.[8][10]



The internet has played an important role in helping to develop the fetish.[1] The pornography site Pornhub's 2015 annual report showed that compared to 2014, the biggest increase in search topic was giantess, which had a 1091 percent gain in searches.[11] There also existed an exhibit at the Museum of Sex titled "Kink: Geography of the Erotic Imagination" which explored many different fantasies, including macrophilia.[12][13]

Online content creators have also developed homemade media that has helped grow the fetish's reach.[14] In addition to generating content across websites, some content creators have even branded themselves in ways that helped them generate a following and gain revenue for their work.[15] After data was gathered from 4,814,732 videos on clips4sale, an established porn site, it was found that "giantess" was the 34th most popular category.[16]

The macro community has produced fiction writing, digital art, and collages on websites such as DeviantArt and Pixiv. Dedicated macrophilia websites include Giantess World and the Giantess City forums. Karbo, Eskoz, and AshkiiWolf are among the more popular artists.[17]

Video games

Macrophilia video games have also been developed; Sizebox is a sandbox game in which players import models and create scenes.[18] Resize Me! is an anime VR game in development; the player is gradually shrunken by their childhood friend and toyed with.[18]

The popularity of Resident Evil Village's antagonist Lady Dimitrescu has been attributed to her giant size.[19][20]

Real-world experience

One way macrophiles enjoy their fetish physically is by scheduling private sessions with extraordinarily tall women to engage in non-sexual interactions; trampling, lifting and carrying, foot worshiping, roleplaying and domination.[8]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Bowen, Jon (May 22, 1999). "Urge: A Giant Fetish". Associated Press. Archived from the original on October 4, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d "Big Love". Psychology Today. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  3. ^ Valens, Ana (2019-09-10). "What is giantess porn, and why is it so popular?". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 2022-12-04.
  4. ^ Ceilán, Cynthia (2008). Weirdly Beloved: Tales of Strange Bedfellows, Odd Couplings, and Love Gone Bad. Globe Pequot. pp. 88–90. ISBN 978-1-59921-403-0.
  5. ^ Wilfred D. DeVoe (1997), Addresses of GTS & Tall Woman sites,
  6. ^ Katharine Gates (1999), Deviant Desires: Incredibly Strange Sex, INTERNET SEARCH KEYWORDS: GTS, macro, giantess, crush, trample. WHAT IT IS: A sexual fantasy of being tiny and at the mercy of a gigantic human.
  7. ^ Dominique Mainon; James Ursini (2006), Modern Amazons: Warrior Women on Screen, Technically the erotic obsession with such large women is labeled "macrophilia," but it is more commonly referred to as simply "GTS," short for giantess.
  8. ^ a b c O'Neill, Natalie (October 2, 2008). "Amazonia: Big Girls, Little Guys, Lots of Fun". New Times Broward-Palm Beach. The Village Voice. Retrieved February 17, 2011.
  9. ^ Monk, Felicity (2016-10-26). "The Men Who Want to Have Sex with Actual Giants". Vice. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  10. ^ Mahler, Kristina (June 25, 2010). "Chatting with a Giantess". Vice. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  11. ^ Lehmiller, Justin (January 19, 2016). "GIANTESS WOMEN ARE THE NEW BIG THING IN PORN". Playboy. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  12. ^ Saknussemm, Kris (May 25, 2009). "My Ten Favorite Fetishes". Nerve. Retrieved March 8, 2011.
  13. ^ Walker, Steve (March 31, 2007). "Kinks Galore, for All to See". Camp. Archived from the original on July 8, 2011. Retrieved March 8, 2011.
  14. ^ "Gay Macrophilia: A Sexual Fantasy of Great Proportions | Contemporary Queer". Contemporary Queer. 2015-06-29. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  15. ^ "Interview with Microphile Erotic Artist Drevon the Colossus | Contemporary Queer". Contemporary Queer. 2015-07-13. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  16. ^ Robbins, Martin (2015-04-30). "Porn data: visualising fetish space". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  17. ^ "Everything you need to know about giantess vore — and why it's so big". Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  18. ^ a b "What is giantess porn, and why is it so popular?". Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  19. ^ Nightingale, Ed (April 26, 2021). "Dominatrix explains what would happen if Resident Evil's 9'6" Lady Dimitrescu actually trampled you". PinkNews. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  20. ^ Wright, Steven (May 7, 2021). "What real-life tall women really think about 'Resident Evil Villages tall vampire lady". Input Mag. Retrieved May 6, 2021.

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