Sexual relations between living organisms and machines. Fetishism in Popular Culture. A paper published in by Dr. The Wikipedia entry on mechanophilia mostly concentrates on references to mechanophilia in art, culture, and design.
The term has entered into the realms of science fiction and popular fiction. Designers such as Francis Picabia and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti have been said to exploited the sexual attraction of automobiles. Kerner has treated or whether this is just pure speculation. I suspect the latter. They reported that his main sexual interest and excitement was from cars — particularly Austin Metro cars.
Things changed for George when his parents bough an Austin Metro car. As a very young child he had an unusual interest in dogs urinating. After the age of 10 years, he was more interested in children and adult women urinating. In , a man simply calling himself "Schlessinger" published a book called Mechaphilia: Sexual Attraction to Machines. The book is detailed in his description such as his description of the curves of a reel-to-reel recorder that he fell in love with.
Schlessinger ends the book by saying that he has happily come to accept his "quirky sexuality. Although not all such uses are sexual in intent, the terms are also used for specifically erotogenic fixation on machinery and taken to its extreme in hardcore pornography as Fucking Machines.
This mainly involves women being sexually penetrated by machines for male consumption, which are seen as being the limits of current sexual biopolitics. Authors have drawn a connection between mechanophilia and masculine militarisation, citing the works of animator Yasuo Otsuka and Studio Ghibli. While others are fascinated with the effect it produces for example the noise and warmth that comes off of a drying machine.
Personally, I believe that people who use the vibrations of a washing machine or vacuum cleaner as part of masturbatory sex are not mechanophiles otherwise anyone who used a vibrator would be classed as a mechanophile. Mechanophiles have sex and make love to the machine and may even develop emotional attachments rather than using the appliance simply to heighten sexual pleasure during masturbation.
References and further reading Aggrawal A. Objects of Special Devotion: An unusual paraphilia in a shy young man. Sexual and Marital Therapy, 7, Love among the objectum sexuals. Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, 13, March 1. The arts of the motorcycle: Biology, culture, and aesthetics in technological choice. Technology and Culture, 41,