Daily Archives: March 19, 2010

Objects of Desire

How time flies when you are having fun. Once more our Loose Blogging consortium of Anu, Ashok, Conrad, Gaelikaa, Ginger, Judy, Magpie 11, Maria, Ramana and I, well those of us not on holiday or distracted by the calls of work, study or family concerns, turn our thoughts to the topic for the week, chosen today by Magpie 11.  [I wonder who had the bright idea of inviting him to the inner circle:?: 😉   How does he think of these topics?  There is a touch of the naughty schoolboy about him! :lol:]

My/An (inanimate) Object of Desire

I plain don’t have one!

I was intending to stop right here!  Nothing to add on the subject.

But then thanks to Hailey at Coffee Helps I discovered a winding road to desire for inanimate objects.

No. Not for me.

Sit back and I will tell all…..

A British scientist claims humans and cyborgs will tie the knot in the not too distant future.  Artificial intelligence researcher David Levy was awarded a PhD by a Dutch university for his thesis, Intimate Relationships With Artificial Partners.  He believes marriages to robots will become common.
The thesis examines changing attitudes towards the meaning of marriage and the development of robotics.

He says in the past that people only showed affection for other humans, but that this has now expanded to include pets and even robotic dogs.  This trend will eventually lead to humans loving sophisticated robots, Mr Levy argues.  He also claimed attitudes to different sexual practices had become more liberal. He was awarded his PhD at the University of Maastricht.

Get ready to say ‘I do’ to R2-D2, because robots are going to be the perfect marriage material.

Marriage made where?


True love can take many forms. In this case, it has taken the form of a Korean man falling in love with, and eventually marrying, a large pillow with a picture of a woman on it.

Lee Jin-gyu fell for his ‘dakimakura’ – a kind of large, huggable pillow from Japan, often with a picture of a popular anime character printed on the side.

In Lee’s case, his beloved pillow has an image of Fate Testarossa, from the ‘magical girl’ anime series Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha.

Now the 28-year-old otaku (a Japanese term that roughly translates to somewhere between ‘obsessive’ and ‘nerd’) has wed the pillow in a special ceremony, after fitting it out with a wedding dress for the service in front of a local priest. Their nuptials were eagerly chronicled by the local media.

Kissing the Bride

‘He is completely obsessed with this pillow and takes it everywhere,’ said one friend.

‘They go out to the park or the funfair where it will go on all the rides with him. Then when he goes out to eat he takes it with him and it gets its own seat and its own meal,’ they added.


Finally there is the tale of Amy Wolfe, She enjoys a ‘satisfying’ sexual relationship with a fairground ride – a ‘magic carpet’ themed ride named 1001 Nachts – and now plans to marry it.  The 33-year-old rides the machine 300 times a year and uses pictures of it to satisfy herself at home.

Ms Wolfe, from Pennsylvania, suffers from a condition where people develop sexual feelings towards objects.  It’s a fairly long-distance relationship, as she lives 130km (80 miles) away from the Knoebels Amusement Park ride.

Rollercoaster of Love


Well now, I am not really so crazy after all.  Give me a Toyboy any day! 😉

** All information and pictures taken from Metro.co.uk