Romances between People and Things

Susy WulfMarch 9, 20222 mins read

Everyone has claimed to have fallen in love with something, whether it’s a new iPad, a vacation spot of choice or a pair of killer heels. For some, however, this affection has a deeper meaning. Some people, called objectophiles or “objectum homosexuals”, believe that they can have loving, reciprocal sexual relationships with inanimate objects. Many people believe they can communicate with their objects and have feelings for them. Amy Marsh, DHS clinical sexologist says that the objects’ relationship is as complete as a person’s relationship with them. One woman married the Eiffel tower, while another man is in a relationship with an iBook. Continue reading to find out about the 10 relationships between people, their objects, and their affection.

When Eija-Riitta Berlin-Mauer, a Swedish woman, married her long-term love, the Berlin Wall in 1979 she coined “objectum sexual”. Although it wasn’t legal, she changed her last name from “Berliner” to “Bauer,” which translates to Berlin Wall in German. Berliner-Mauer was horrified when the wall fell in 1989 and said, “They mutilated our husband.” Shutterstock photo

Nintendo Video Game Character

The North and South Towers of the World Trade Center

Sandy K., a Berlin native, has fallen in love with New York City’s Twin Towers since she was eight years old. A model of the Twin Towers was made by Sandy K., and she snuggles up and bathes in it. The 25-year old said that her unusual love interest was objects. I can’t imagine having a love affair, if ever, with a human being. Shutterstock photo

Joachim A. has been involved with a steam locomotive for several years. Prior to that, his first love was a Hammond organ. The 41-year old is obsessed with the inner workings and technical aspects of machines and objects. He has admitted that he used to do repair work on his partners. Shutterstock.

Metal Processing System

Doro B. fell for a “female processing system” at work. The machine’s “sweet hum” attracts her. She has to keep her love to a minimum during daytime, but she pulls out a model of her lover for night. It doesn’t count for cheating because of that. This model acts as a fax machine, which conveys my feelings and thoughts to my loved one. Shutterstock.

Susy Wulf

Susy Wulf is a journalist, copywriter, editor and journalist. She has a BA degree in English from Monmouth University, and a MA in Global Communications (American University of Paris).


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