Ep. 25: Objectum Sexuality

Today your hosts delve into the odd world of Objectum Sexuality: people in love with inanimate objects.  If you’ve ever wanted to lovingly marry to the Eiffel Tower, or just want to have sex with the helicopter from Airwolf, you may be an Objectum Sexual.

We discuss several accounts of Objectum Sexuals, and then explore some creepy thoughts about love as a whole.


Objectùm Sexuality Internationale (official website)

Love among the Objectum Sexuals” by Amy Marsh, DHS, ACS. Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality. Volume 13. 1 MArch 2010.

All About Objectum Sexuality” by Mack Lemouse. healthguidance.org. Date Unknown.

Intimate and Inanimate” by Mark D. Griffiths Ph. D. Psychology Today. 25 July 2013.

When ‘‘3’’ is a Jerk and ‘‘E’’ is a King: Personifying Inanimate Objects in Synesthesia” by Daniel Smilek, et. al. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 19:6. pp.981-992. 2007.

Accounts of Objectum Sexuality:


Additional Resources:

On cultural transformations of sexuality and gender in recent decades” by Volkmar Sigusch. German Medical Science. Vol. 2. 2004.  (In several of our sources, Volkmar Sigusch is referenced as an authority on Objectum Sexuality. J. J. went digging to see what his full opinion on on OS is.  However, her German isn’t good enough to read most of his articles. This article is attached to give context to Sigusch’s views.)

Objectum Sexuality: Tyra Banks After Dark Pt. 1


Music used in this podcast:

Pardon My French, but you’re an asshole” from Ferris Beuller’s Day Off.

“Her name’s The Enterprise” from Star Trek: The Original Series. Season 1, Episode 10. ‘The Corbomite Maneuver’.

Rainbow Architecture (Podington Bear) / CC BY-NC 3.0

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