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Marrying the Eiffel Tower and Other Inanimate Objects

So I Married an Inanimate Object? Woman Marries Eiffel Tower

Erika La Tour Eiffel is not the first person to fall in love with the Eiffel Tower, but she is the first to say "I do" to it. Last year she married the iconic, iron structure in a small ceremony while surrounded by friends, and afterwards changed her name accordingly. But the tower is not her only love, nor is she the only person to love, love objects.

At least 40 people have joined an online group for objectum sexuals (OS) — a term for people who feel attraction, arousal, love, and commitment for objects. The idea of having a relationship with a person is as absurd to them as the idea of having a relationship with an object is to other people.

While objectum sexuals see the object-human bond as metaphysical, psychologists see it as an abnormal attachment — a barrier between them and other people. Sexual abuse and Asperger's syndrome (a form of autism, which impairs social interactions) run rampant among self-identified objectum sexuals, and most have histories of childhood abandonment and rejection.

To see a clip from Strange Love: Married to the Eiffel Tower, a documentary about OS and the objects of their affections,


I must warn you, it's a little long (20 minutes) and, maybe, not entirely safe for work. Headphones on!


Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 8 years
We cannot oppress these people.
margokhal margokhal 8 years she's married to the Eiffel Tower...what happens if she divorces it? Obviously the Eiffel Tower [as a major tourist attraction] makes way more money than she does...will she get spousal support [i.e. when I go to visit the Tower, I'm paying her bills]?! And the sex jokes are just...well I mean she's asking for it!
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years she going to *gulp* consummate? Does she get jealous when people visit it?
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
No comment
Michaelrcks Michaelrcks 8 years
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
Last week's episode of Nip Tuck had a guy on show with OS, but I didn't think it was real. I'm still not sure about it...
geebers geebers 8 years
Never heard of this...?? Interesting and Ill have to take a look at that at home.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
theres so many built in sex jokes here. i'm just staying away.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
well it is a giant phallus. I mean I "love" my BOB but i dont have emotional feelings for it,and wouldnt marry it.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I'll watch the clip when I get home. Wow... that is rather interesting and sad at the same time.
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