Agalmatophilia: Sexual Arousal from Human-Like Statues or Mannequins
Agalmatophilia is a type of fetish where individuals experience sexual arousal from human-like statues or mannequins. It is also referred to as “doll fetish” or “statuephilia”. The fetish can also involve sexual attraction to people who are unable to move, such as those in a coma or paralyzed.
What Causes Agalmatophilia?
The cause of agalmatophilia is not well understood, but it is believed to be linked to the individual’s desire for control and dominance. The fetishist may enjoy the idea of having complete control over an inanimate object or a person who is unable to move. It may also be linked to a desire for perfection and idealized beauty, which can be found in statues and mannequins.
Types of Agalmatophilia
There are two main types of agalmatophilia:
- Partial Agalmatophilia: This type of agalmatophilia involves sexual attraction to specific body parts, such as hands or feet, rather than the entire statue or mannequin.
- Full-Body Agalmatophilia: This type of agalmatophilia involves sexual attraction to the entire statue or mannequin, including the face and body.
Impact on Relationships
Individuals with agalmatophilia may find it difficult to form intimate relationships with other people. They may prefer the predictability and control that comes with interacting with inanimate objects or people who are unable to move. However, with therapy and support, individuals with agalmatophilia can learn to have fulfilling relationships with other people.
Treatment for Agalmatophilia
There is no specific treatment for agalmatophilia, but therapy can help individuals manage their fetish and develop healthier sexual behaviors. Cognitive-behavioral therapy can help individuals identify any underlying psychological issues and develop coping strategies to manage their fetish. Support groups can also be helpful for individuals with agalmatophilia, as they can connect with others who share their experiences.
Agalmatophilia is a rare fetish that involves sexual attraction to human-like statues or mannequins, or people who are unable to move. While it can be difficult for individuals with agalmatophilia to form intimate relationships with other people, therapy and support can help them manage their fetish and develop healthier sexual behaviors.