Objectum Sexuality, also known as Objectum, Objectum Romanticism (OS/OR), or Pygmaliosexual, is the attraction to inanimate objects. This attraction can be sexual, romantic, or both, it can also be a form of tertiary attraction. The objects that an objectum (or 'OS') individual is attracted to are often called "beloved objects", these objects often have names and personalities to the objectum person. They may go on dates or do other romantic things with their beloved object.
Beloved objects can be "private objects", meaning objects that one owns, which can include: toys, cars/trucks, plants, musical instruments, articles of clothing, etc. They can also be "public objects", meaning objects that are something public or in a public space, which can include: buildings, bridges, machines, statues, fences, water, amusement park rides, etc. Objects do not have to be tangible and can also include things such as logos, letters, or concepts. Some objectum people are polyamorous, and are dedicated to many objects, while some are devoted to a single object. Objectum people can be attracted to people as well or they could be exclusively attracted to objects.
Some objectum people believe in animism; the idea that everything has a spirit or spiritual energy, including people, plants, animals, and objects. Others have noted the high number of OS people who identify as being on the autism-spectrum, leading to the accepted understanding that there are two separate ways to experience objectum sexuality. Some OS people with autism have stated that they do not identify as animists and do not feel that objects have a spirit, but that their attraction is the result of synesthesia. Regardless, objectum people will often talk to their beloved objects and many feel that the object talks back in its own way.
Objectum sexuality is different from a sexual paraphilia, as a paraphilia does not imply a devoted personal relationship, feeling mutual and reciprocal attraction, and usually does not include animistic beliefs. Dr. Amy Marsh, a sexologist who has studied OS people, has developed a spectrum that explains some of the differences between object fetishism and objectum orientation.
- 1 History
- 2 Objectum Identities
- 2.1 Agalmatum
- 2.2 Amusrum
- 2.3 Conceptum
- 2.4 Inflateajectum
- 2.5 Onsum
- 2.6 Meatum
- 2.7 Plantum
- 2.8 Plushum
- 2.9 Qulitum
- 2.10 Sculptum
- 2.11 Turum
- 2.12 Vehium
- 2.13 Naturum
- 2.14 Multum
- 2.15 Applianceum
- 2.16 Consolum
- 2.17 Alcoholum/alcohum
- 2.18 Skeletum
- 2.19 Soundrum
- 2.20 Spirictum
- 2.21 Musica
- 2.22 Public object objectum
- 2.23 Private object objectum
- 2.24 Panjectum
- 2.25 Abandum
- 2.26 Jewlerum
- 3 Flags
- 4 Sources
Relationships and orientations that can be described as objectum are found throughout human history in mythology, folklore, and the lives of real people.
The term "objectum sexuality" was coined by Eija-Riitta Eklöf and two other objectum-sexuals in the early 1970's. In 2008, Erika Eiffel and Oliver Arndt founded Objectum Internationale, an organization dedicated to providing education about the orientation both to people questioning themselves as well as the general public. Since then its members have made appearances in documentaries, on news programs, and in journalistic publications. Unfortunately, the organization has had to withdraw support for many of these features due to sensationalized and discriminatory editing of interviews that result in willful misrepresentation of OS people.
Objectum sexuality saw a surge of interest and recognition on Tumblr in the 2010's, independent from the community formed around Objectum Internationale.
The terms alcoholum/alcolum, soundrum and spirictum are coined by mogaisoup.
The term techtum is coined on 24 april, 2021 by wiki user Kuzu Demonkin.
An objectum who is primarily or exclusively attracted to toys, dolls, mannequins, statues, sculptures, etc.
An objectum who is primarily or exclusively attracted to amusement park rides.
An objectum who is primarily or exclusively attracted to concepts. It can be an attraction to representations of a concept, or to the concept itself, as well as other possible variations.
An objectum who is primarily or exclusively attracted to inflatable objects, such as pool toys.
An objectum who is primarily or exclusively attracted to certain food or recipes.
An objectum who is primarily or exclusively attracted to meat.
An objectum who is primarily or exclusively attracted to plants, gardens, fruit, vegetables, forests, etc. Also called botanosexual or florasexual.
An objectum who is primarily or exclusively attracted to stuffed toys or other soft objects. Also called pelusexual.
An objectum who is primarily or exclusively attracted to quilts or blankets.
An objectum who is primarily or exclusively attracted to things that they create themselves. Can be sculpted, sewn, etc.
An objectum who is primarily or exclusively attracted to furniture, such as couches, chairs, beds, etc.
An objectum who is attracted to vehicles, robots, and/or other technology.
Techtum (mobiles/phones, computers and televisions) falls underneath this umbrella term.
An objectum who is attracted to nature (other than plants). This includes fire, water, rocks, mountains, landscapes, etc.
Swampum (swamps) falls underneath this umbrella term.
An objectum who has attraction to some objects, but not others. For example, one could be both turum and plushum.
An Objectum who is attracted to appliances such as Refrigerators, Stoves, and Washing Machines.
An Objectum who is attracted to gaming consoles, such as Nintendo Switches, Xbox 360s, Sony Playstations, etc. This label falls under vehium and techum.
An Objectum who is attracted to alcoholic stuff, mainly alcoholic drinks.
An Objectum who is attracted to skeletons, bones, or skulls.
An Objectum/Conceptum who is attracted to sounds and music.
An Objectum who's objectum buds/partners have a spiritual form.
An Objectum who is attracted certain musical aesthetics, genres, songs, or specific band/artist’s music.
Public object objectum
An Objectum where one's object of affection is something public like a building or street sign.
Private object objectum
An Objectum where one's object of affection is an object they own.
An Objectum who is attracted to all objects (all types of objectum).
Main flag: the blue represents physical objects, whether man-made or nature based. Gray represents abstract or non-tangible inanimate objects. Yellow is eye catching and bright, representing public objects. Purple is muted and calming, representing personal objects. White represents the animistic belief held by many OS folks. The red circle represents the OS/OR community and it is filled in with the flag’s core color of white to represent the spirit objectum sense in their beloved objects.
Agalmatum flag: the pink represents attraction, the tan represents sculptures, the grey represents statues, and brown represents dolls/toys.
Amusrum flag: brownish-grey represents park rides, grey represents the thrill of amusement park rides, light red represents attraction, and dark red represents amusement parks in a whole.
Conceptum flag: the green represents social concepts, the turqoise represents emotional concepts, yellow represents mental concepts, and orange-ish yellow represents fantasy/fictional concepts.
Inflateajectum flag: the pink represents balloons, orange represents inflateable toys, light blue represents inflateable pool toys, and dark blue represents all other inflateable objects.
Onsum flag: the orange represents large meals and desserts, yellow represents snacks and smaller meals, blue represents candy and recipes, and green represents fruit and vegetable based meals.
Meatum flag: the red represents fresh red meat, the coral represents fish meats, the pale orange represents poultry, and the pink represents love of said meats.
Plantum flag: the browns represent forests, jungles, trees, and bushes. The pale green represents mushrooms and fungi. Light green represents veggie, herbs, fruit/berry plants. Finally, dark green represents cacti and aquatic-plants.
Plushum flag: the pastels represent the childlike nature associated with plushes and stuffed toys.
Quiltum flag: the warm oranges represent warmth and comfort of blankets and quilts.
Sculptum flag: the yellow represents creativity and the pink represents love and care put into creation.
Turum flag: the brown represents tables, stools, and similar furniture. The red represents couches, beds, loveseats, beanbags, and similar furniture.
Vehium flag: the greys represent robotical structure and data, as technology are often associated with greys.
Naturum flag: the blue represents water and ice related nature, the green represents mountains, forests, field, etc related nature, yellow represents beaches/dessert related nature, and orange represents heat related nature.
Multum flag: the colors are based off of the multisexual flag.
Consolum flag: the colors are mainly based off of the colors on the Playstation 2 controller face buttons. The blue represents Sony, the red represents Nintendo, the green represents Microsoft, and the pink represents other companies that aren't those main three.
- 'Objectum sexuality: A sexual orientation linked with autism and synaesthesia': https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31882730/