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Is there a single term for who have sex with non-living things?

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It wouldn't be called having sex if one is getting off on objects. Unless you mean non-living as in dead people or animals. –  prash Mar 29 '12 at 15:37
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People who derive sexual satisfaction from inanimate objects are referred to as objectum sexuals.

http://www.objectum-sexuality.org/

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That may not be a suitable language reference -- is that term defined in any dictionaries/ standard references? –  Kris Mar 29 '12 at 9:23
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Please don't objectophile me! –  user16269 Mar 29 '12 at 9:58
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Paraphilia is the common term for all abnormal love, including that with inanimate objects. The Greek suffix -phile is also used to describe someone having sex with an object (i.e. zoophile = someone who has sex with animals). So you could describe someone having sex with non-living things as a paraphile.

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Although possibly confusing them with people who like members of an airborne regiment –  mgb Mar 29 '12 at 15:34
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I think the word is just masturbation - a common form of autoeroticism, providing sexual pleasure or orgasm in the absence of a partner.

Wikipedia defines even a blow-up sex doll as aid in masturbation, so unless by "non-living" OP means "dead" (in which case it's necrophilia), anything inanimate involved in "solo sex" is a masturbatory aid and/or the object of a fetish.

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