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.
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.
Is this an interesting planet or what?