Chus Martinez On Pregnancy FetishismPosted: January 19, 2013 | |
Pregnancy fetishism (also known as maiesiophilia or maieusophoria) is the perception of pregnancy as an erotic phenomenon. It may involve sexual attraction to women who are pregnant or appear pregnant, attraction to lactation, or attraction to particular stages of pregnancy such as impregnation or childbirth.
There are no particular or preferred elements within maiesiophilia that are common to all maiesiophiliacs. Some pursue fantasies about birth, others situations in which a pregnant woman finds herself, such as changes in mobility, sleeping, and dressing.
Particular areas and processes of the body that change during pregnancy may become the focus of psychological investment for a maiesiophiliac.
Nudity and overt sexual activity is not necessarily essential to this fetish, and in some cases actual pregnancy does not lead to arousal. An enlarged abdomen due to obesity or overeating may be sufficient, or even preferred.
Impregnation fantasies are characterized by arousal from the possibility, consequences or risk of impregnation through unprotected vaginal sex. Impregnation fantasies can also be indulged in by reading erotic literature, and role-playing with a partner.
A photo of actress Demi Moore naked while in an advanced stage of pregnancy that appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine in 1991 marked the beginning of a trend for celebrities to present pregnancy as a glamorous experience, while also creating a market for photographers to produce images of pregnant mothers, and for fashion stylists to introduce “pregnancy styling” to their businesses.