Why Get a Person When You Can Get a Statue?
Amanda Whittaker is an object-sexual: she falls in love with inanimate objects. Sadly, she just broke up with her drum set (apparently a long distance relationship). But she has a new flame: The Statue of Liberty.
The Huffington Post reports:
After a ending a long relationship with her drum set, Amanda Whittaker, 27, has ditched her symbols and fallen in love with the Statue of Liberty.
“She is my long-distance lover and I am blown away by how stunning she is,” Whittaker, who suffers from objectum sexuality, told the Sun.
The disorder causes people to form emotional bonds, like falling in love, with inanimate objects.
According to the paper, Whittaker fell for the monument when her friend posted a picture of “Libby,” as she calls it, online.
She’s made the journey from her home in the United Kingdom to New York four times to visit “Libby.” But Whittaker opted for a look-alike shrine at her home because, she says, too many other people love the real statue too.
In an interview on ITV’s program This Morning, she said that her feelings for the monument prevent her from falling in love with humans, and that she’s not like other people, AOL Travel UK reports.
As Metro UK points out, this isn’t the first time the disorder has made headlines. In 1979, Eija-Riittaa Berliner-Mauer, 54, married the Berlin Wall – changing her surname to mean “Berlin Wall” in German.
What do you think: Is she on to something? Ever fallen in love with an inanimate object yourself?
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