Macrophilia is the sexual attraction to larger people. Macrophilia has two main forms: the shrinking of self and the enlargement of others. Some people in online macrophilia communities may be opposed to either form based on their own personal preference, but both are technically forms of macrophilia. Macrophilia is not the opposite of microphilia , although it is close enough to be considered the opposite. These phenomena are two sides of the same coin with macrophiles fantasizing about larger beings, microphiles fantasizing about smaller beings and a crossover contingent fantasizing about both.
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The word ecchi has been adopted by fans of Japanese media to describe works with sexual overtones. In Japanese, the word ecchi is often used to describe a person's conduct, but in fandom, it has come to be used to refer to softcore or playful sexuality, as distinct from the word hentai , which connotes perversion or fetishism. Hentai was introduced in the Meiji period as a term for change of form or transformation in science and psychology. In this context, it was used to refer to disorders such as hysteria or to describe paranormal phenomena like hypnosis or telepathy. Matsuzawa calls it a period characterized by a " hentai boom ".
Sexual fetishism or erotic fetishism is a sexual fixation on a nonliving object or nongenital body part. While medical definitions restrict the term sexual fetishism to objects or body parts,  fetish can, in common discourse, also refer to sexual interest in specific activities. In common parlance, the word fetish is used to refer to any sexually arousing stimuli, not all of which meet the medical criteria for fetishism;  this broader usage of fetish covers parts or features of the body including obesity and body modifications , objects, situations and activities such as smoking or BDSM. Originally, most medical sources defined fetishism as a sexual interest in non-living objects, body parts or secretions; the publication of the DSM-III in changed that by excluding arousal from body parts in its diagnostic criteria for fetishism.