What is Agalmatophilia?

Agalmatophilia is a type of sexual attraction to statues, mannequins, dolls, or other human-like inanimate objects. It is a type of object sexuality that is considered unusual or uncommon by some people.

Agalmatophilia pronunciation: / uh-gahl-muh-tuh-fee-lee-uh /

Agalmatophilia - Word Definition

Agalmatophilia has been recorded as far back as 1877 by German psychologist Richard von Krafft-Ebing, who wrote about a gardener who became infatuated with a statue of Venus de Milo and attempted to consummate this relationship. The term is also known as statuephilia and mannequin love.

Agalmatophiles may desire sexual contact with their object of attraction, fantasize about sexual or nonsexual encounters with the object, or imagine watching two objects interact in a sexual or nonsexual manner. Some people may become aroused at the thought of transforming themselves or someone else into their preferred object and may act out these fantasies in role-playing scenarios.

Additional information about Agalmatophilia

  1. It was first noted by German psychologist Richard von Krafft-Ebing in 1877.
  2. People who have agalmatophilia might fantasize about sexual or nonsexual interactions with their object of desire.
  3. There are typically more male agalmatophiles than female agalmatophiles.
  4. It is often connected to Pygmalionism, where people fall in love or lust with an object that they have created.
  5. Agalmatophilia can also manifest as robot fetishism.

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