Love is love, right? Woman says she’s so “sexually attracted” to planes that she wants to marry a toy Boeing

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DORTMUND, GERMANY — A 23-year-old German female has become so smitten with a big airplane that she now wants to marry it.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Sarah Rodo from Dortmund said she has fallen in love with a Boeing 737 and flies on it as often as possible, according to a report from The U.S. Sun.

She also has about 50 toy versions of the plane inside her home to satisfy her when she is not flying the big one in the friendly skies.

Rodo has assumed her favorite airplane is a male and, not surprisingly, has nicknamed it “Boeing Dicki.”

Rodo has complained about Germany’s marriage laws, according to a report by Bugunbildim.com:

“I would love to marry him [Boeing Dicki], but it is forbidden in Germany.”

Rodo admitted to The U.S. Sun that she has also fallen for a train and that past romances with biological males just did not get her flying high. She said:

“My plane is called Dicki.

“I love everything about him, but particularly his face, wings and engine — they’re so sexy to me.

“Some people don’t understand my love but my friends took my coming-out very well and encouraged me.”

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Interestingly, Rodo is not the first German woman who wants to marry a plane.

Back in 2019, Asia One reported that Michele Kobke, from Berlin, Germany, had given her partner — a 737-800 Boeing — the name of “Schatz” and confirmed she hoped they could tie the knot one day.

Kobke admitted to Asia One:

“The last time I was in a relationship with a man was in 2011, but there was no love there.

“Schatz is my first love. This is the most beautiful relationship you can imagine.”

Like Rodo, Kobke assumed the airplane that swooped her off her feet was a male:

“My first flight was at the end of November 2013 and I became so in love with aeroplanes, I got so excited every time I looked at aeroplane pictures and videos.

“On March 11, 2014, I was in Tegel Airport and visited the aeroplanes and then came a 737-800 airplane, which approached me, and I have been so in love with him since.”

People who have a sexual or romantic attraction to inanimate objects are known as objectophiliacs.

According to HealthGuidance.org:

“Objectum sexuality is an unusual psychological phenomenon in which an individual feels powerful affection toward a particular inanimate object – for all intents and purposes falling ‘in love’ with the object which may be a particular table, a train or a door.

“In objectum sexuality the emphasis is not in fact on ‘sexuality’ at all (thus it is distinct from fetishism) as while the individual may be sexually attracted to the object, they also have strong feelings of love and commitment toward it.

“Generally those suffering with objectum sexuality believe the object to hold reciprocal feelings and to love them back, while in some extreme cases they may also find it difficult to understand ‘normal’ relationships between humans.

“Objectum sexuality can also be referred to as ‘object sexuality’ and those who experience the feelings may be referred to as ‘objectophiles’ or ‘OS people.’” 

The causes and mechanisms of objectum sexuality are not currently fully understood.

Psychology Today noted that objectophilia first gained media attention in 1979 when Eija-Riitta Eklöf, a model-builder who loves structures, married the Berlin Wall. It also reported there were others as well:

“In 2006, Erika Eiffel, who loves bridges, held a similar commitment ceremony with the Eiffel Tower.”

“In 2016, the documentary Off the Rails told the story of Darius McCollum who loves trains.”

Lit Hub writer Genki Ferguson wrote about objectophilia and noted two examples: 

“Eija-Riitta had seen the Berlin Wall on television at the age of seven and, struck by its long, parallel lines, fell in love. She tied the knot on their sixth visit together, marrying the Berlin Wall and taking it as her last name—Berliner-Mauer.

“She regarded the tearing down of the wall as a catastrophe and slept with a 1:20 scale model until her death in 2015.

“In 2018, Akihiko Kondo spent two million yen to marry animated pop-idol Hatsune Miku. Miku, a ‘vocaloid,’ was developed in 2007 by Crypton Future Media. She serves as a mascot for a voicebank software, in which users can compose their own songs for the virtual character to sing and dance to.

“Miku stands 158 cm tall, sports teal pigtails, and has a suggested vocal range of A3–E5, B2–B3. She has appeared as a hologram at concerts, and as a doll at Kondo’s wedding. None of his family attended the ceremony.”

Psychology Today further noted that loving objects is considered a sexual orientation and not a fetish:

“Objectophilia may seem like a fetish, but it’s not. Fetishists use objects exclusively as a means of achieving sexual gratification. Their focus is on the fetish, not the object itself, and the sexual gratification tends to be associated with the feeling of power over the object. As a result, the sexual acts involved in fetishism are characteristically depersonalized and objectified.

“While objectophiles do focus on the object and its qualities, their attraction to objects is not purely sexual, depersonalized, objectified, or derived from having a sense of power over the object. It can also be romantic and involve intense emotions.

“Fetishism is typically associated with parts of the body (such as feet) or objects that can be worn (such as leather gloves).

“Objectophilia, by contrast, involves the formation of emotional, romantic or sexual relations with the entire object or several objects. The relations objectophiles form with their objects resemble the sexual relations non-objectophiles form with their human partners.”

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