Gynophagia (literally "woman eating") refers to the sexual fetish involving fantasies of the cooking and consumption of human females. The fantasy can be consensual, or be related and mixed with violence and rape fantasies. Often the fantasy involves the ritual beheading, to keep the head as-is, as a trophy and tribute, but the body is butchered and cooked for eating. For others the fantasy involves spit-roasting or general cooking of women, alive or dead, with or without their heads.
The terms "spit muffins" or "long pigs" have been coined for women who are thus treated in such fantasies. Several stories include elaborate descriptions of women being fattened up to be eaten, but most images depict women of average body physique.
A similar fetish, androphagia ("man eating"), fantasies of cooking and eating human males, also exists but is far less common, possibly due to the lesser propensity of women to fantasize of themselves as sexual predators.
It is hard to gauge the actual distribution or commonality of the fetish, since, as with many of the more extreme fetishes, many participants never engage in it beyond fantasies (as opposed to fetishists who act out their fantasies in sexual role play) and internet encounters. A substantial minority of the visitors of related websites claim to be female, another claim that is hard to verify, though sexual research has shown that a substantial percentage of females fantasize about being victimzed.
- Warning - Most of the following sites have "Extreme content"
- Muki's Kitchen
- CannToon Island, campy cannibalistic cartoon fun, including a free discussion board
- Gourmet Girls Magazine, a spoof magazine dealing with eating women
- The Dolcett Archives, the art and fiction archive of Dolcett, renowned gynophagia artist and storyteller
- Boiled Alive!, a privately owned site filled with art, fiction, photography, history, and commentary reguarding women eating
- Voreville Vore Samples, a privately owned site filled with art, animation, photomanipulation, and stories reguarding women being eaten