Agalmatophilia

Agalmatophilia

When they pass near a store, persons who have this fetish are interested rather in the puppets in the window than the clothing displayed for sale.

Agalmatophilia means the sexual interest for artificial embodiments as puppets, statues or dolls, and the "derivatives" of this fetish includes the fantasy of interacting with these, the physical contact  itself, the thought of transposing oneself or the partner in a similar physical existence (each of these "variants", causing in part, arousal and pleasure).

What fascinates the "actors" of this preference is the idea of remaining still, which they transpose in various scenarios to meet their needs, and in this artistic framework, imagination undoubtedly plays, a very important role.

The "temptation", is also known as the statuophilia or pygmalionism (referring to the myth of Pygmalion, the Greek sculptor who fell in love irreversibly with the beauty of a statue, sculpted by his own hands).

A subcategory of agalmatophilia is the attraction for dolls. By virtue of that, partners willingly become the subject of an "artificializing” process, borrowing by attitude, accessories and clothing, the characteristics of some "suave" dolls (generally using latex or elastane to emphasize a smooth skin, of "plastic"), necessarily with thin waist (obtained by corsetry), long hair (wearing wigs), fake boobs (in case of men who wants to be effeminated), and even reaching up to the solution of artificial vagina (if the desire of accurately playing the "role", becomes simply obsessive).

The online environment and today's technology, however, provide extremely interesting possibilities in supporting this type of "callings", encouraging more than needed what for some has the meaning of a simple hobby or  a new opportunity to escape from the “classical”, and for others… the savor of their permanent lifestyle.