Objectum Sexuality: When Relationships With Inanimate Objects Become Intimate

You have got to see this documentary about "objectum sexuals," people who fall in love with objects like fences and amusement park rides, (one woman even married the Eiffel Tower). And they have sex.

If you thought that men in love with Real Dolls was strange, wait until you see Strange Love: Married to the Eiffel Tower, which follows these fetishists (all of them, for some reason, female). Interestingly, Objectum Sexuals - they call themselves OS people - believe their love with the objects are reciprocal and that they can telepathically communicate with them.


Amy Wolf is in love with a fairground ride called 1001 Nacht, for which she writes poetry. Based on appearances, she seems like an out-and-proud lesbian, but has no interest in humans. She also loves a church banister, a banister in her home, and the Empire State building. Having connected through an OS people forum on the internet, Erika goes to visit Amy. (Both women are said to have Asperger's and share a history of abuse.) They go to the fairground to see 1001 Nacht. In the clip above, Amy is left alone to have an intimate moment with the ride, while Erika goes for a walk. She happens upon a picket fence and feels an immediate attraction.

Erika La Tour Eiffel married the Eiffel Tower and then took its name. But she doesn't like referring to the structure as "it" because "calling something an 'it' instantly means it's inanimate." She gets "a sense" of an object's gender. According to her, the Eiffel Tower is female.

After suffering abuse as a child, and bouncing between foster homes, she joined the US Air Force but during her training, was sexually assaulted, and defended herself with a Japanese sword, which was her lover at the time. She refused to part with the sword, and was discharged from the military for psychological reasons. She then fell in love with an archery bow - she became a US medal champion in archery - but her feelings for the bow waned after time and she moved on to bigger things, literally, as in: tourist attractions. On their one-year anniversary, Erika goes back to visit the Eiffel Tower to consummate their marriage. She lifts up her skirt, and straddles one of the beams with "no barrier" between them. The entire documentary can be seen here online.

I Married The Eiffel Tower [Independent]
Object Sexuality [Wikipedia]
Objectum-Sexuality Internationale [Official Site]




I am the woman in love with the Eiffel Tower. I tried to comment via my Facebook account to assure everyone I am indeed who I say but it did not allow.

I expected all of the comments above and will not argue that it is difficult to comprehend someone being in love with an object. For me, I have always been this way... and it would be easy for me to be offended because this is what is right for me... But I can say with all honesty, I am used to it...

Believe me, I am the first to realize I am different from mainstream minus the comments that pound home that fact... and while it's easy to criticize and say that I must be some fruit cake... I would not change who I am because as one very positive person noted, I am not hurting anyone... my love of objects has propelled me to becoming a 3x world champion so as I see it, objectum-sexuality is not hurting others, nor me either.

This documentary is a horrible representation of my object love and only sensationalized the sexual aspect. I want to set the record straight… I DID NOT consummate with the Eiffel Tower. I hope you all realize paparazzi television when you see it. That was false narration of my intentions. I was supposed to see the final cut BEFORE it aired. Had I known the director would discredit my feelings for the Eiffel Tower by portraying me as though I was doing more than simply sitting across a steel gusset plate... I won't go there but know that we are at serious odds for throwing me out to the wolves while she makes money off my naivety to her tactics to get me talk about sex.

I am not publicly open as the other woman presented. I honestly regret that I ever believed the director would present objectum sexuality it in a sensitive manner.

Most sadly, taking part in that film has severely driven a wedge in my relationship with the Eiffel Tower. Time has yet to heal the damage caused by the insensitivity I suffered throughout months of filming and the false portrayal of me consummating with the Eiffel Tower.

Nor did I like being rendered as a traumatized woman seeking control simply because I do not have any diagnosis such as Asperger's Syndrome to explain my love of objects. Some things cannot be explained.

Many women have been through far worse in their lives and they are not OS. I am not OS because I had horrible events in my life. I am simply an OS person who had horrible things happen in my life. I have always been OS. It's this difference that I find important for people to understand.

Kind regards, Erika Naisho Eiffel

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