Last week, we posted an article about the adult film industry and there has been a lot of controversy surrounding some adult themes and the industry. Plus size women attend lots of events from fashion shows to body positive dating events. And, even our own Plus Positive events! It’s important that you know, as a plus woman, what some of the terms surrounding the industry are. We’ve compiled a very short list of phrases you might find when speaking to men or women in the plus size community:

Fat Movement Terms

Fat Acceptance– This (also known as size acceptance or fat activism) is a social movement seeking to change anti-fat bias in social attitudes.

Fat Shaming– The action or practice of humiliating someone judged to be fat or overweight by making mocking or critical comments about their size

Body Positivity- Loving your body and accepting yourself for what it is whether or not social standards agree.

BHM– Big Handsome Man, a term typically used to describe bigger men

BBW- Big Beautiful Woman, a term typically used to describe plus size, curvy, fat, or big women.

Smallfats– The smaller end of plus size such, usually around 12-16.

Midfats– Mid range in plus size, around a size 18-22

Superfat– Also known as SSBBW (super-sized big beautiful woman) ranging around a size 24/26.

Infinifat- A fat person ranging on the very end of the fat spectrum, such as anyone larger than a size that would typically be found in a plus sized clothing store.

Size acceptance/BBW event- An event where plus-sized people and their admirers/supporters can attend and be free of judgement and gain a sense of empowerment for self-love and body positivity.


Fat fetishism terms

FA– A “fat admirer” or someone who is genuinely attracted to people who are (at very least) fleshier than the media approved ideal. Usually abbreviated as FA. Also known as a chubby-chaser

Feederism– An underground fetish which involves one partner (the feeder) feeding the other, both to obtain sexual arousal and to encourage weight gain in the feedee.

Feedee– A person who derives sexual/emotional gratification from being fed by his or her partner

Feeder-A person that encourages weight gain in his/her partner through the consumption of food. Feeders differ from FAs. A feeder gets turned on by making a thin partner fat, or a big partner even bigger.


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