23-year-old Sara Rodo considers a model Boeing 737 her boyfriend and even wants to marry the miniature replica jet. The German woman has 50 replica models at her home and flies as often as possible on the inanimate object named Dicki.
According to a report in the NY Post, 23-year-old Sara Rodo, a German citizen, is deeply in love with a replica model Boeing 737 that she’s named Dicki. It’s no laughing matter for Rodo who identifies as Objectum Sexual, or someone who experiences sexual or romantic feelings towards inanimate objects.
“Objectum-sexuality (OS) is a sexual orientation which has received little attention in the academic literature. Individuals who identify as OS experience emotional, romantic and/or sexual feelings towards inanimate objects (e.g. a bridge, a statue). We tested 34 OS individuals and 88 controls, and provide the first empirical evidence that OS is linked to two separate neurodevelopmental traits – autism and synaesthesia. We show that OS individuals possess significantly higher rates of diagnosed autism and significantly stronger autistic traits compared to controls, as well as a significantly higher prevalence of synaesthesia, and significant synaesthetic traits inherent in the nature of their attractions. Our results suggest that OS may encapsulate autism and synaesthesia within its phenomenology. Our data speak to debates concerning the biological underpinnings of sexuality, to models of autism and synaesthesia, and to psychological and philosophical models of romantic love”Nature
Rodo, who sports a Boeing 737 tattoo on her forearm, noted, “Some people don’t understand my love but my friends took my coming-out very well and encouraged me. I love everything about him, but particularly his face, wings and engine — they’re so sexy to me.”
The Sun reports that Dortmund resident Rodo has previously been in love with a train. Rodo hopes to be able to marry Dicki one day, despite such actions currently being illegal in Germany.
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