Gainer House

a resource site for gainers and encouragers

This site is for gainers and encouragers:

gainer [gey⋅ner]
1. a person who gains weight
2. a person who is sexually aroused by the idea of getting fatter
encourager [en⋅kur⋅ij⋅er]
1. a person who inspires others with hope, courage, or confidence
2. a person who gives support to a person or cause
3. A person who stimulates by assistance or approval
4. A person who is sexually aroused by the idea of helping another person get fatter

Gainers and encouragers are among the most misunderstood of sexual minorities. The idea of getting fat on purpose is so unacceptable to modern society that most gainers and encouragers live in the closet, keeping their sexual desires to themselves or to a small group of close friends.

How a particular gainer or encourager responds to these sexual desires varies greatly:

While the response varies greatly, the desire is constant. Gainers and encouragers know who they are.

The goals of this site are to:

The goals are modest on purpose, applying a "less is more" philosophy. The idea is to do a few things and to do them well.

We chose the name "Gainer House" to capture a sense of community. We now have an actual Gainer House in Seattle where we have provided activities for gainers and encouragers to meet each other and to explore the many dimensions of this sexual orientation.

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