Falling in love with the Eiffel Tower, a rollercoaster, or even the Berlin Wall, this may seem to be unrealistic; however, for a certain group of people this is a reality. These people who are in love and deeply attracted to inanimate objects call themselves objectum sexuals. They see themselves as a new sexual orientation that loves in the same was as everyone else. The only difference is their love is towards objects. Objectum sexuals have intense and intimate feelings for certain objects based on the objects physical and intellectual characteristics as well as its geometry and function. There are distinct views on this new trend of objectum sexuality. There are the objectum sexuals who believe that falling in love with objects is a new sexual orientation, and on the opposite side of the spectrum are psychologists and psychiatrists who believe it is simply a fetish. In between the two sides are medical researchers who do believe that these people are in love with objects; however, the researchers believe this attraction stems from a medical disease known as Asperger’s syndrome. Objectum sexuals believe that OS is an orientation just like heterosexuality and homosexuality that are innate inside every person. Objects in the eyes of an OS person have spirits, personalities, and are also able to reciprocate love. Erika Eiffel, the spokesperson for objectum sexuality who also married the Eiffel Tower says, “I can find a person aesthetically attractive, but more than that the answer is no. I do not feel anything more than friendship with people. I tried to have relations with people in the years and I rejected the OS but each time was a failure and caused me pain” (Eiffel). Those who are OS have no desire to be with humans; however, they see their objects as human and have the same emotions related to other sexualities. They feel lust, love, jealousy, warmth, and passion for these objects and even become aroused around them like one would with a human partner....
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