Like most people, I geuniely enjoy being suprised in life. If I learn something completely new in a day it's usually a happy occasion. My inspiration for this thread has come from a documentary I watched a couple of weeks ago. I've already mentioned it in one of Ysabel's threads. The documentary was about people who are "Objectum Sexuals", for those of you who can't figure it out, it means people who "love" objects. Yes I put love in quotation marks because personally I don't believe that it is love. You may feel differently and I'm certain that they do. However, the documentary had a more specific focus than "I love lamp". It was primarily concerned with people who have an emotional attachment to buildings or larger objects. I managed to find a tame clip from the show and it's about a girl who loves a ride at an amusement park. She also has a piece of a banister with her a lot although it's not shown here. YouTube - Objectum Sexual Girl I know this isn't very graphic or anything, she's just watching it on her computer and.... conducting the music. However later on, the documetary follows her to the amusement park. She lies down underneath it and licks / kisses the oil and grease from the bottem of the ride. I almost spewed right then and there. One of the other stories was about a woman who loved the Eiffel Tower. She often referred to how she was abused as a child etc so you can understand why she may be a bit messed up when it comes to sexual relationships. The documentary hit it's exploitative height when she was straddelling a part of the great tower itself. She is quite clearly getting off on this, even as children walk past her. I also recently found out that after this documentray was filmed she "married" The Eiffel Tower. This may be old news to a lot of you but I had completely missed it.Woman with objects fetish marries Eiffel Tower - Telegraph So, what do you think? Is this "Love"? I would say no. I can appreciate that they have a strong emotional attachment to these objects but the objects themselves are completely incapable of reciprocating or receiving the love. What they have is an "obsession" which is not the same thing. Don't get me wrong, I can see the advantages of dating my stapler. It sits there sexily on my desk, it lets me do all the work and it will never leave me. However no matter how much of a temptress my stapler is, I don't love it because it cannot possibly partake in a relationship. Surely love cannot exist without a relationship? Thoughts?