Would You Marry Your Sofa?

06 Aug

My thanks to my friend David Hewson for this one. He posted the story on Facebook.

It seems that Amy Wolf wants to marry a fairground ride in Pennsylvania known as 1001 Nachts and says that she will change her name to Amy Weber, the name of the ride’s manufacturer. This apparently is not a rash decision on her part since her “courtship” with the apparatus has taken place over 10 years and some 3000 rides. I guess they were meant for one another.

AWolf & Park Ride

Telegraph Article

This could represent a bit of tongue-in-cheek fun on Amy’s part or she could be suffering from Object Sexuality, also called Objectum Sexuality or Sexual Fetishism. This is a syndrome of strong sexual or emotional desire toward an inanimate object. Your sofa? Your lawn mower? Your computer? That’s it. Admit it. You have a love-hate relationship with your computer. Don’t we all?

Object Sexuality is a Paraphilia, which is sexual arousal from objects or situations that are considered out of the “normal,” whatever that is. Things like Sadomasochism, Voyeurism, Autoerotic Asphyxia (see my earlier posts on this topic), and even Vampirism are in the paraphilia family. There are many others.

Paraphilia List

Is this an interesting planet or what?


2 responses to “Would You Marry Your Sofa?

  1. Bill Sewell

    August 6, 2009 at 10:50 am

    So if she finds a roller coaster that she likes better, would this roller coaster get half of her property?


  2. David Hewson

    August 6, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    I still say… if I put that in a book a million people would write in to say, ‘Nothing like that could happen in real life.’



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