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Originally posted by dreamseeker
I think it is weird that there is an 18 page debate on whether it is ok to be gay yet little to no debate here.
Originally posted by BlackPoison94
reply to post by arpgme
It occurs in some interpretations of Hinduism as well. We believe that everything has a part of "God" and to be honest, that's in some parts of Buddhism as well, therefore it's not in the case of people "falling in love with an object" but more of respecting it.
People marrying a rollercoaster or something like that indicates to me, a slight psychotic behaviour.
Responses to some things I've heard on this topic while reading through:
"This isn't a sexuality, it's just a mental illness and I feel sorry for them!"
- Back then, people were saying the same thing about gay people.
"This is just a fetish"
- No it isn't. A fetish is something used to make the sexual experience even better. Objectosexuals actually have sex with AND fall in love with objects, they don't imagine that it's a boy/girl."
"Only woman do this, and they probably do this because they are hurt or can't find a man."
- Not really. The guy in the video I posted, in love with the bridge is one example. And they do it because it's what they love, not because they are desperate. The guy in the video I posted, he actually had a girlfriend but he didn't love her as much as the wall so they broke up. Some people think gay guys are gay because they can't find a woman.
"I just can't understand it!"
- And most straight people can't understand gay people, but it's about accepting that it's so and allowing people to be individuals.
But the fact is I don't understand how you can 'be in love' with an object rather than 'love' the object. Would the person feel the same feelings if that relationship would be broken?edit on 4-6-2011 by BlackPoison94 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
It seems that people with this disorder have a problem with real intimacy out of fear of getting hurt. It is quite an interesting disorder. I guess they feel they are safe with these objects, they can't leave them, cheat on them, hurt them and so on.