A definition of Lipophilia

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John Smith

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"Lipophilia or fat fetishism, also called, and more elegantly expressed, as lipophilia involves the experience of fat, fat body parts, "fat pads" (Corpus adiposum), or just "fatness" as extremely sexually arousing and fulfilling.



DSM - V clasifies lipophilia as a type of a paraphilia (lit., "beyond," [para] "love," [philia]), suggesting that the arousal is not rooted in loving friendship (philia) because it involves objectification (focusing on the "object" of the body, rather than the soul of the person). The criticism of "objectification" is unfair because it is equally possible – if not easier for most people -- to objectify the body of a skinny person, thin person, or "buff" person, “as it is to objectify the body of a fat person. The objectification of "fatness," leads lipophilia to be known colloquially as "fat fetishism," even though technically DSM-V does not literally classify lipophila as a "fetish," but rather as a paraphilia.



Lipophiliacs maintain an obsession with what is called corpos adiposum or "Fat pads," areas of body fat that are plump, sizeable, soft, and round. Thus the term "fat pads" describes the focus of the lipophiliac's obsession.



Lipophiliacs can be rhapsodic and highly aroused about fatness, roundness, softness, and large size of their partner's bodies, and, as well, the "folds" of fat (pannus) of their partners' bodies. Lipophiliacs may also of course be attracted to many of the fat people they encounter in every day settings and situations toward whom they experience significant attraction by virtue of these persons' fatness, size, roundness, and softness. [...]"



(Source: Psychology Wiki | FANDOM)

https://psychology.wikia.org/wiki/Lipophilia
 

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Wow! That sounds like someone has waaaay too much time to spare to come up with all that lol! Thank you Dr. for making that clear for all of us :p
 

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