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:
- FAQ with Erika Eiffel from Objectùm Sexuality Internationale website. Date Unknown. Copyright 2015.
- “Objectophilia, Fetishism, and Neo-Sexuality: Falling in Love with Things” by Frank Thadeusz. Speigel Online International. 11 May 2007.
- “Married to the Eiffel Tower” Directed by Agnieszka Piotrowska. 2008.
- “Is this the most awkward interview ever? This Morning hosts struggle to question man who makes love to CARS and claims he lost his virginity to a Volkswagen Beetle” by Madlen Davies. dailymail.co.uk. 14 October 2014.
- “I Am An Objectum Sexual” Personal Stories from The Experience Project. Last updated 6 June 2012.
“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.)
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’.