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Object sexuality or objectum sexuality, in German objektophile (OS),  is a pronounced emotional and often romantic desire towards developing significant relationships with particular inanimate objects. Those individuals with this expressed preference may feel strong feelings of attraction, love, and commitment to certain items or structures of their fixation. For some, sexual or even close emotional relationships with humans are incomprehensible. Object-sexual individuals also often believe in animism, and sense reciprocation based on the belief that objects have souls, intelligence, feelings, and are able to communicate. This is contrary to sexual fetishism where the object to an OS person is viewed as their partner and not as a means to an end to enhance a human sexual relationship.
Ever devoted, Amy Wolfe, 33, fell for “him” when she was 13.
(How she determined gender remains a mystery to me.) Amy “rides” the ride she intends to marry about 300 times a year, and lets slip that the operators give her special concessions, keeping the attraction in operation a few times after closing so she can have time alone with her man. After years of courtship and over 3,000 goes, Amy wants to make him an honest machine.
Before she announced her unconventional marriage plans, Amy was featured in a documentary titled Objectum Sexuality: When Relationships With Inanimate Objects Become Intimate. Amy contends that she doesn’t suffer from a fetish, but rather, a condition of the same name. (Objectum Sexuality.) And she insists her feeling for the ride are not solely sexual in nature- although she does keep a picture of him taped to her ceiling so she can deal with that part of their relationship without being “indecent” in public.
UK newspaper The Sun quotes Amy on her dedication to her man:
“I know people think it’s weird but I love him as much as women love their husbands and know we’ll be together forever.”
“I wasn’t freaked out as it just felt so natural but I didn’t tell anyone about it because I knew it wasn’t ‘normal’ to have feelings for a fairground ride.
“While all my friends were going through their teens having crushes on boys, I was still thinking about 1001.”
For those of you who just can’t “get it” without a visual, Jezebel has some clips up of Amy spending time with 1001 and describing what drew her to him, including that he’s ”…so noble, so proud, so strong… I love him as a mate… I love him for the elegant lines of his gondola.” Sister, I know the feeling.
After the wedding, Amy- an unemployed church organist and totally not a lesbian- will be taking the surname Weber, after the manufacturer of the ride.
Eija-Riitta Berliner-Mauer, 54, whose surname means Berlin Wall in German, wed the concrete structure in 1979 after being diagnosed with a condition called Objectum-Sexuality.
Mrs Berliner-Mauer, whose fetish is said to have its roots in childhood, claimed she fell in love with the structure when she first saw it on television when she was seven.
She began collecting "his" pictures and saving up for visits. On her sixth trip in 1979 they tied the knot before a handful of guests.
While she remains a virgin with humans, she insists she has a full, loving relationship with the wall.
Mrs Berliner-Mauer, who lives in Liden, northern Sweden, said: "I find long, slim things with horizontal lines very sexy.
"The Great Wall of China's attractive, but he’s too thick – my husband is sexier."
While the rest of mankind rejoiced when the Wall, erected by the Soviets in 1961 to halt an exodus from East to West Berlin, was largely torn down in 1989, its "wife" was horrified.
She's never been back and now keeps models depicting "his" former glory.
She said: “What they did was awful. They mutilated my husband."
She is said to have shifted her affections to a nearby garden fence.
Objectum-Sexual or objectophilia is feelings of love, attraction, arousal, and commitment for a particular object.
The mere thought of a relationship with an actual human being seems ludicrous.
here is so much debate over same sex marriages but nobody seems to stand in the way if you want to marry a bridge, tower or ride!
Originally posted by AnteBellum
I unfortunately have to take the stance that this is weird but. . . . . OK?
Originally posted by doctornamtab
And why is it only women?
Originally posted by doctornamtab
Could it also be that these women are compensating for some trauma in their love life?