I've posted previously about mechaphilia
, which is the term for people who like to have sex with cars. But apparently mechaphilia is just a subset of the larger phenomenon of Objectum Sexuality (OS), which describes people who fall in love with inanimate objects.
The Jezebel blog has an interesting post (and video) on this subject. A sample
Amy Wolf is in love with a fairground ride called 1001 Nacht, for which she writes poetry. Based on appearances, she seems like an out-and-proud lesbian, but has no interest in humans. She also loves a church banister, a banister in her home, and the Empire State building. Having connected through an OS people forum on the internet, Erika goes to visit Amy. (Both women are said to have Asperger's and share a history of abuse.) They go to the fairground to see 1001 Nacht. In the clip above, Amy is left alone to have an intimate moment with the ride, while Erika goes for a walk. She happens upon a picket fence and feels an immediate attraction.
And if you have a few minutes to spare, you can watch the documentary Married to the Eiffel Tower
Listed in chronological order. Newest comments at the end.
Banisters, the Empire State Building, Fence posts and 1001 Nacht.
What do these things all have in common? Hmmmmmm....why do so many, not all of course, but many many lesbians have phallic shaped fetishes?
I think my husband is in love with his car. It actually takes him almost 4 hours to wash her on the weekends. I accuse him of going out to have sex with her, which he does not deny.
Posted by AGFH on 02/05/09 at 07:46 AM
A picket fence, ok, maybe, a banister, possibly, but this 1001 thingie??? Just doesn't seem like it's going to fit.
Ah... any chance someone has NOT
told them that they're nuts?
Posted by Expat47 in Xanth on 02/05/09 at 08:31 AM
I'm in love with my vibrator - is that the same thing?
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 02/05/09 at 09:02 AM
That's not love Jules, that's just lust. I'm guessing your not part of the ex-masturbators.
Posted by DownCrisis on 02/05/09 at 09:12 AM
Sounds more like she's a current member of the masterbrbrbrbrbrbrbaters.
Posted by Expat47 in Xanth on 02/05/09 at 09:29 AM
Jules - We need to see some video of you loving your vibrator so that we can make a determination on if it's real love or just infatuation. Oh yeah, can you refer to your vibrator as Maxx throughout the video?
Posted by Madd Maxx on 02/05/09 at 09:49 AM
I'll put a bottle of pancake syrup on my nightstand too
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 02/05/09 at 10:00 AM
And here I thought mechaphillia had to do with giant robot cartoons. Learn something new everyday I guess.
Posted by Silbakor in an altered state on 02/05/09 at 10:49 AM
Will that be on our Burlington VT trip?
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 02/05/09 at 01:05 PM
Does the WU site have a dedicated singles page, yet?
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 02/05/09 at 01:07 PM
Unfortunately for the most part we are too spread out, geographically speaking that is.
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 02/05/09 at 01:10 PM
Okay, come and get me!
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 02/05/09 at 04:45 PM
if your going to visit jules then you better get the starch back in that french fry dude!
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 02/05/09 at 10:57 PM
i agree your sexuality is your sexuality. that's why the way we deal with pedophiles over here (usa) is so disturbing. it's a revolving door letting child molesters back out every so many years even though there is virtually no chance of changing their behavior. meanwhile the waters are muddied, so to speak, with a bunch of 19 and 20 year olds having consensual sex with a 16 or 17 year old. while i don't condone that, those people are treated the same as a grown man inticing a grade schooler into his car with candy and forceably raping them. knee jerk reaction meets zero tolerance mentality. no room for case by case judgements or any kind of common sense thought processes. that, unfortunately, is our legal system. sometimes it works well, other times not so much.
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 02/06/09 at 07:10 AM
Finally got a chance to look at the video. Anyone remember being a kid and getting a new toy? What did you want to do with it at bed time? Bring it to bed, of course. This kinda strikes me as being the same type of thing, only with more adult inclinations. I don't know if all mechaphiles were abused, but it seems like it's something safe to them. Humans are too unpredictable, objects are usually steadfast. Hows the old adage go, "as long as no one is getting hurt..."
Posted by DownCrisis on 02/06/09 at 11:17 PM
downcrisis i agree about the objects seeming safe to them. at one point on the video it said they had histories of abuse. all known os people are also women according to the video as well. having aspergers, which would make them less able to connect with other people, and having been abused would seem to be a combination that very well could make them feel safer with objects than people. kind of sad to me, but they seem happy enough. as you said it hurts no one.
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 02/07/09 at 05:01 AM
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