Woman Is All Set To Marry The Light Of Her Life, A Chandelier! Here Are 5 Times People Were Sexually Attracted To Objects
Whenever I read about someone having sexual feelings for an inanimate object, I can’t help but feel baffled by the whole situation. I feel conflicted – is this how people felt about same-sex relationships ages ago when they just couldn’t imagine it? Am I being judgemental? It’s not like I have a Phd in woke-ness but I try! I don’t know if years down the line I will evolve and not look at sexual objectophilia with perplexity. For instance, I am wide-eyed about the fact that a British woman named Amanda from Leeds is in love with and all set to marry a much-older …well, chandelier “Lumiere”.
“Object sexuality or objectophilia is a form of sexual or romantic attraction focused on particular inanimate objects. Individuals with this attraction may have strong feelings of love and commitment to certain items or structures of their fixation,” Wikipedia defines objectophilia.
I don’t know how you can develop feelings for an object. Would you date a guy who doesn’t have anything to contribute to the relationship (oh, wait, I did!)? That’s an absolute relationship – no matter what you do, the chandelier you married will not leave you or disagree with you. If you don’t talk to your chandelier husband for 10 days, on the 11th day it will still be there.
Human connections are supposed to be variable, changing and evolving. Does this mean people with objectophilia cannot be pleased with a variable connection?
The beginning of the objectophilia
This is a unique relationship in more ways than one. Amanda is in a same-sex relationship with Lumiere who is around 57 years older than her. And she is polyamourous. Full points for having an open mindset!
Apparently, it was love at first light for Amanda who first saw the chandelier on eBay. She was based in Germany and cost her £400 shipping her over. “As soon as I saw Lumiere on eBay, I knew immediately that she was the one for me and it was love at first sight. She was based in Germany and although I knew it would be tricky to get her home, I knew I needed to find a way to make her mine,” Amanda told The Sun. “I couldn’t stop thinking about her and how beautiful she was – she has such a beautiful shape, and I could feel really amazing energy coming from her,” she added.
Well, then it was a long wait for her to bring Lumiere home. But it’s fine because she had her other chandeliers for comfort. She has been polyamourous and the chandeliers aren’t jealous of each other. It’s funny how some guys expected the same kind of response to them spreading his love around. I may be lighting up your life, but I am no chandelier!
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Anyhoo, Amanda loves Lumiere but she sleeps with Jewel. Oh boy, this is beginning to sound a lot like some guys I have met. “None of my chandeliers are jealous of each other, they understand that I love them all for all of their different personalities. For example, I love kissing and cuddling Lumiere, but I sleep with Jewel every night, as she is portable and very nice to cuddle. I’ve always loved the look of chandeliers and when I saw my first chandelier, Luna, it was love at first sight,” Amanda explained. She added, “You can’t control who you fall in love with and things just went from there.” Well, at least they know what’s going on, or so she believes.
But like many of us (not me, I have spring cleaned my ex closet for good!), Amanda still has a soft spot for one of her exes. Why not? She is one hell of a stunning woman – the Statue of Liberty. She really is into older women, ain’t she? When Chandler comforted Monica saying her boyfriend Richard is older than them but a lot younger than some…buildings, was he talking about this?
Amanda travelled to the US six times to meet her long-distance lover but she couldn’t keep up with the relationship. In fact, she had temporarily changed her last name to Liberty. Today, their relationship is long over but still, you will find her memorabilia all over her house. True love, innit?
Her first boyfriend was a drum (mine was a dumb!) when she was just 14. That didn’t last either but seems like she has finally found someone to light up her world. “It’s not just a sitting object, it has an energy you can get to know. That’s how I feel, it’s never a moment that I’m in love. It was never a lightbulb moment. It was more like something that happened over time,” said Amanda during an interview. Say what? It wasn’t a lightbulb moment? From a drum kit to a beautiful vintage chandelier, not bad Amanda!
Speaking of her sexual objectophilia, she said, “I didn’t understand it for a long time to be honest but I always accepted myself even though I didn’t understand it. Even now it’s hard to explain because I don’t know why I fall in love with objects, I can’t explain it.” Amanda went on to express, “I feel loved by them [chandeliers], just an amazing connection I can’t explain, I think they’re beautiful.” Well, going by the dating pool we have, I’d say her choices are definitely much better! While her dating pool reminds her of all things illuminated, ours is more like The Shining.
While I just cannot wrap my head around the fact that someone can be getting horny looking at a chandelier, to each his own. Experts say objectophilia can be fetishism but it’s not necessarily a disorder. “Someone can cross this threshold in a number of ways — for instance, when the attraction causes him significant distress, impairs his ability to function or could lead him to harm others. The DSM-5 marks this transition by attaching the term “disorder” when an unusual sexual interest crosses these boundaries. So, hypothetically, someone who simply uses shoes to masturbate or whose partner accepts his unusual interest in shoes could be diagnosed with fetishism, but not a fetishistic disorder — unless the fetish crosses the threshold in one of the ways described above,” explains LiveScience.com.
Amanda too said, it was natural for her and she wants people to understand that chandeliers have made her happy and enriched her life. “I’m not hurting anyone by entering in to a relationship with them, I am simply just following my heart,” she said.
Sexual objectophilia is considered by many a part of the neosexual revolution and there are several people who are a part of this community of individuals who have shunned romantic human connections.
Here are a few people who fell in love with things.
The One Who Married The Berlin Wall
This goes back to 1979 when a woman named Eija fell in love with the Berlin Wall due to his long and athletic built. She wasn’t the one to fall for the likes of The Great Wall of China – that’s too thick for her. While the ‘fall of the Berlin Wall’ in 1989 may have been a milestone moment in history, for her it was a personal loss. She lost her husband and said that he was “mutilated!”
Well, it’s not so sad. Love doesn’t happen just once; don’t listen to what Bollywood says. She found love again in a cute-boy-next-door – her neighbourhood garden fence. Waah!
The One Who Fell In Love With His iBook
Bill Rifka, a psychology student, had been in love with his male iBook. If you think you were crazy about MAC products, this one took his love to a whole new level. However, Rifka here has been quite a player; he admitted to having flirted with quite a few laptops online. Tch tch, it must have hurt his iBook’s soul. Oh wait, he doesn’t have one.
The one who married his pillow
I understand pillows provide a lot of comfort; I sleep hugging a pillow every night. Well, I have also heard of women using a pillow to self-stimulate sexually. But Lee Jin-Gyu decided his beloved pillow deserved commitment. He married the Japanese hugging pillow with an anime character printed on it.
He even dressed her in a wedding gown and got a priest to perform the ceremony. They say cuddling makes you bond…but with a pillow?
The one who married her briefcase
A Russian woman named Rain Gordon met the love of her life in a hardware store – a briefcase – you know, that’s where they sell husbands now. Turns out, she has no trouble communicating with her beautiful briefcase husband; she can hear him! “Our spiritual connection and communication is shown telepathically. I hear him and he hears me, but from the outside it looks like a monologue,” Gordon said. Now that is problematic if she can hear him talk back. I guess it’s okay, we all have some baggage!
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The one who married a doll
A Kazakhstan body builder married his doll-girlfriend, with whom he was in a relationship for 18 months! His doll, Margo, lives a supposedly normal life with him – they vacation together, shower together and spend some great quality time. In fact, their wedding too looked rather grand and had his friends and family support his kink wholeheartedly. I love how non-judgemental they are!