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

  • 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

People who derive sexual satisfaction from inanimate objects are referred to as objectum sexuals.


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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

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.

  • Although possibly confusing them with people who like members of an airborne regiment – mgb Mar 29 '12 at 15:34

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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