In a world with an increasingly open mentality, all kinds of life options are contemplated that each one can choose freely. However, sometimes some of these preferences are so unusual that the people who choose them are singled out and sometimes disowned or seen as “weird.” Let it be clear that since Character Urbanowe always defend that each person can do what they please with their body, their time and their vital decisions.
That said, it would not be fair to ignore the fact that sometimes we come across situations that we can describe as little less than “atypical” or, directly, “bizarre”. Without going too far, in the field of sexuality we see it very clearly,since there is a tendency to describe people as “normal” or “rare” depending on who or what is the source of pleasure . That is why in this article we are going to see a particular case of paraphilia, but first, let’s get to know this concept.
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Paraphilia, sexual desire towards the atypical
“Filia” is the term that refers to the attraction, sexual or not, disproportionate towards a reality . For example, a cinephile is a person devoted to cinema, who lives it with passion and who cannot imagine its existence without this art. A priori, there is nothing peculiar in feeling special passion towards a theme or hobby.
Now, the word “paraphilia” is used to talk about a deviation in sexual behavior, projected towards rare or infrequent objects for which desire is felt. Although it is true that they are considered innocuous in themselves (although it is something strange, it does not mean that it has to be punishable), some paraphilias can imply physical or psychological damage to the person who is the object of the passion.
Either way,there is an open debate about what is or is not considered paraphilia ; After all, who should mark the limits of the maladaptive?
We can also add that the number of paraphilias is not limited to a few; but, rather, as many as there are objects can appear.
Objectophilia, when objects cause pleasure
To say that the world of paraphilias has no end and that there are for all kinds of tastes, is telling the truth . More and more forms are being added to the world of sexuality; proof of this is what has received the name of “objectophilia”.
Objectophilia is defined as sexual attraction to inanimate objects.to which personality, intelligence and soul are attributed; In addition to the ability to communicate with people. There are many documented and real cases of “relationships” that have been established between people and some element of their environment for which an unconditional love has been born, despite the risk of disqualifications and insults.
The members of this group (objectophiles), have stopped considering that objectophilia is a paraphilia, to treat it as another form of sexuality. The arguments on which they rely to disassociate themselves from this idea are the human qualities mentioned above, attributed to everything inanimate, not only or exclusively to the beloved element.
For those who do not see this unique way of life with such good eyes,it is simply a fetish taken to the extreme of the absurd and even a mental illness . However, objectophiles insist that what they feel is pure love, not only sexual, for the object they treat as their romantic partner.
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“I declare you a woman and… how
To the list of people we have known who have married “things” like the Berlin Wall, the Eiffel Tower, cars (a type of objectophilia called “mechanophilia”) or their own pillow; Now Amy Wolfe joins . This organistan American church has given the “if I want” to (drum roll) … A roller coaster!
“I love her husband as much as any woman and I know we will be together forever,” the excited bride declared to The Telegraph when her case became known. She claims that she sleeps with a framed photograph of the attraction at the head of her bed. Amy’s devotion to the roller coaster that is now her husband has led her to the point of collecting the loose nuts and bolts along the structure to always feel it close to her.
The height of the eccentric, without a doubt. Here we bring an interview that was done to the woman:
How did this particular paraphilia begin?
After ten years going up to the attraction, whose theme is The Thousand and One Nights, hence its name, 1001 nachts; Amy Wolfe married this roller coaster in 2009, when she was 33 years old. Since she was 13, the woman, a native of Pennsylvania, says she has felt an irrepressible attraction for 100 nacht . So much so that, since then, she dedicated herself to traveling to the Knoebels theme park up to a total of 10 times a year to ride her beloved and declare her love.
According to her, she is convinced that they both share a physical and spiritual bond that prevents her from feeling jealous.when the other people ride in 1001 nacht. Despite the rejection of those responsible for the park, who do not approve of the relationship, the rest of her family have shown support for Amy, who says she cannot help what she feels and that the roller coaster is part of who she is. We can imagine the jokes at the expense of her style: “without a doubt, this is a relationship with many ups and downs”.
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Could objectophilia have any explanation?
The nature of the human being leads us to always want to give an explanation to all the phenomena that happen around us, since we do not conceive that something can escape our reasoning without having put a label or investigated the Causes. Objectophilia, due to the atypical and extravagant nature of this paraphilia, was not going to be exempt from it.
Although the causes of this particular way of experiencing personal sexuality are unknown, from the psychoanalytic branches of psychology they have wanted to see in objectophilia the manifestation of a childhood trauma, probably related to some rape or sexual abuse suffered at this stage (at the hands of of the father of the objectophilic person, as is usual in the discipline). This experience would provoke such a repression that it would lead to not feeling anything towards conventional sex with people and to expressing it towards objects, although without really knowing why.
It may be that, and this is merely speculative, the attachment developed for inanimate things is linked to an emotional block resulting from said trauma., assuming this is true. In this way, the victim would take refuge in the comfort provided by some element of her environment to escape from the psychological impact suffered. Suppose there has been no abuse; then the fixation by an object could simply be due to a stagnation in one of the stages of development proposed by the currents of Freud and his followers.
Others see a simpler reason that allows us to understand why objectophilia occurs; and it is that this would not be more than the logical consequence of a very marked asexuality. Asexuality is that frontal rejection of sexual relationships of all kinds that some people feel. An asexual person will not seek to have this type of encounter because she does not feel the desire or motivation to do so, since sex is not an incentive like for the rest. Can asexuality predispose to objectophilia after a life of celibacy