“Object Sexuality”: 15 People Who Married The Weirdest Things
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Berlin Wall, Eiffel Tower, a pillow, these just a few of the many things that people on this list married. It sounds extremely bizarre, but it’s probably more common than you might think. “Object sexuality” is a syndrome that causes people to fall in love with objects and identify them as a gender, give them a name, and have what they believe is a fulfilling, loving, relationship with these items. Yes, you’ve heard that right, these 15 people didn’t marry these objects to look cool or to make the news; probably most of them actually fell in love with those things!
1. A modern mobile fairy tale: The man who married his smart phone
2. Joachim A aka The Man Who Married A Steam Engine Train
Joachim A has a thing for the inner workings of technical objects, and he doesn't limit himself to just loving them. 'A love affair could very well begin with a broken radiator,' he says, 'Repair jobs have often led to infidelity in the past.'
He says people like him aren't just fetishists.
'For some people, their car becomes a fetish which they use to put themselves in the limelight. For the objectum-sexual, on the other hand, the car itself – and nothing else – is the desired sexual partner, and all sexual fantasies and emotions are focused on it.' Joachim A realized he had a "thing" for things when he was 12. He's currently 45.
He loves his train like he would a person, according to him: 'you can reveal yourself to an object partner in an intimate way, in a way that you would never reveal yourself to any other person...[even] experience sexuality together.'
3. May their love never be brought down: The woman who married the Berlin Wall
Eija-Riitta Berliner-Mauer, whose surname means Berlin Wall in German, wed the Berlin Wall in 1979 after being diagnosed with a condition called Objectum-Sexuality. Oh boy, what a story.
Berliner-Mauer says she fell in love with the structure when she first saw it on television at age seven, she refers to it as 'he' and she collected his pictures until she could save up enough money to visit. On her sixth trip in 1979, they tied the knot before a handful of guests.
When the Berlin wall was brought down 1989, Berliner-Mauer was horrified as she watched her husband being brought down. She has not been back since and now keeps models depicting 'his' former glory.
"What they did was awful. They mutilated my husband," she said.
4. Game Over: The man who married a video game character 💕 5. Artist Tracey Emin married a rock/"Impressive Stone"
At her 2016 exhibition in Hong Kong, UK artist Tracey Emin announced that she had married a rock. Excuse us, an 'impressive stone.' In her own words:
'The whole thing with the stone is - it's a big stone, right. It's in my garden, it's very nice and very impressive and I like it a lot. The other thing about the stone is that it could be quite monstrous and scary. Instead I saw it as a protection thing as opposed to a fearful thing. The other thing with the stone is it's not going anywhere. Even if there's the biggest tsunami in the whole world, the stone will probably still stay there. Maybe it's not a person. But maybe it's an anchor for me, something I can identify with. No matter how mad my life might be or what may happen that stone is stability and comfort.' It's a stoned love.
6. The ride of a life: The woman who married a roller coaster
Amy Wolfe Weber is a church organist who comes from Pennsylvania, and she is married to a roller coaster. The husband in question is an 80ft gondola ride called 1001 Nachts. The 35-year-old woman said she first fell for the ride at the tender age of 13,
'I was instantly attracted to him sexually and mentally. I wasn’t freaked out, as it just felt so natural, but I didn’t tell anyone about it because I knew it wasn’t ‘normal’ to have feelings for a fairground ride.'
Amy had ridden the ride over 3,000 times before they were married, and she claims they have a fulfilling physical and spiritual relationship, and she doesn't get jealous when other people ride her husband. Oh, and Weber is the name of the ride's manufacturer; Amy changed it after she was married.
7. The architecture of her love 💖: The woman who married the Eiffel Tower
Erika Eiffel has had a love for objects since she was a little girl.
'I thought everyone had a connection to objects in one way or the other. It really wasn't until I saw that they were dating each other and I was dating a bridge, that I was different. I just went to school and pretended I was like everybody else,' she says.
'Her structure is just amazing. You know, she's got subtle, subtle curves, you know,' that's how Eiffel describes her wife. Erika Eiffel participated in a commitment ceremony with the Eiffel Tower. 'I will tell you that I know love is being reciprocated,' Eiffel said. 'I'm happy, I'm not hurting anyone, I'm not hurting myself, I'm not being held back. I love my life.'
8. Talk about a family tree: The Bollywood actress who married a tree
Bollywood movie star and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai participated in an ancient Hindu ritual ceremony in which the bride spiritually marries a tree. The ritual is allegedly to help overcome differences in the couple's astrological charts – disparities which traditional Hindus believe have negative consequences on marriage. Under this ancient belief, Rai is considered a 'manglik' because her chart bears the planet Mars, and she must be 'married' to a peepal tree, a banana tree or a silver or golden idol of the Hindu god Vishnu in order to overcome the devastating effects being a 'manglik' could have on her impending nuptials.
Rai was also hit with a lawsuit, so it didn't take away ALL bad luck; she faced a civil lawsuit for practicing the 'untouchability' service, which is associated with the caste system, because such ceremonies are in violation of the Indian constitution and are deemed offensive to women.
9. His bride is such a doll: The man who married a Barbie doll
A 46-year-old Taiwanese man, Chang Hsi-hsum, said he needed to marry a doll in order to appease the restless spirit of his dead wife. Not even the adult kind of doll most self-respecting weirdos like marrying (more on that later), but a 28cm (11-inch) Barbie doll.
Chang Hsi-hsun says:
'I have waited for this day for 20 years. Even after all this time, I feel in love with her. Now I will marry her spirit and take her home. We will be finally together and able to live in peace.'
But before you get all sentimental, Chang did not spend 20 years alone, he remarried after Tsai's death and this ceremony was carried out with his current wife's blessing. Yes, current wife. He is still married.
10. The man who married a picture of himself. No comments necessary.
39-year-old Chinese man Liu Ye married a life-sized cutout photo of himself wearing a red bridal gown. Ye said he was dissatisfied with reality so he married himself. That makes perfect sense.
The wedding took place in the square of Guanzhou Village before friends and weirded out local villagers. Bride and groom made the traditional rounds of toasting guests during the banquet.
Liu Ye denies he is gay but does admit to being 'a little bit narcissistic.' ,
11. The man who married an iBook
Bill Rifka is a 35-year-old psychology student who is in a committed relationship with an iBook. While most men look at porn sites, Bill looks at ebay and says 'I've often flirted with many a sweet laptop on eBay and felt true desire,' Like any other person that suffers from objectum-sexuals, Rifka gave a gender to his object.
'To me, my Mac is male. I'm living in a homosexual relationship, so to speak.'
Not that there's anything wrong with that....
12. The man who married a sex doll
Remember Lars and the Real Girl? This is the real life version.
When Davecat married a sex doll in 2000, he said
'She provides me with a lot of things that I can't get out of an organic partner, like...quiet.'
Not to be rude, but there's a good chance Dave spent many a night with nothing but quiet.
13. Her heart is a stereo: The woman who married a radio
A British woman who goes by the name 'Emma,' because she wishes to remain anonymous, says she is in love with a hi-fi system which she called Jake.
Jake, she says, is 'solid, reliable and beautiful'. She repairs 'him' when he goes wrong, and 'makes love' to him on average twice a day. 'Emma' is a bit of a loner but says, 'I would like to meet more people and to have friends,' she says, 'but I just think it is too difficult now. I am scared they will reject me.'
14. Another stoned love: The woman who married pet rock
In 1976, secretary Jannene Swift married a 50 lb piece of granite. Guess it really rocked her world.
15. Restful restless nights: The man who married a pillow
A 28-year-old Korean man by the name of Lee Jin-gyu married a body pillow in a public, church-officiated ceremony.
The groom wore a tux and the pillow wore a picture of the face of popular anime vixen, Fate Testarossa.
He married a pillow.
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