Rain Gordon has dated men in the past but has always been attracted to objects more than to people.
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A woman romantically attracted to objects has officially married the "love of her life"—a briefcase. Rain Gordon tied the knot with the case she named Gideon in a ceremony back in June this year, and the event was officiated by a friend. According to Mirror, Rain has dated men in the past but has always been attracted to objects more than to people, and said she has always been happier in her relationships with them. The 24-year-old met her "husband" in August 2015 when she purchased him at a hardware store to use as a prop in a photoshoot and began to "fall in love" pretty soon after. The nursery school teacher said her relationship became official a few months later the same year, before tying the knot in June this year.
Speaking about her attraction to objects, the Moscow resident said: "My fascination with objects began at the age of eight. From my childhood, I believed that a soul is embedded in objects, as well as everything around us. I believe in animism, which means that there is life in everything. During my childhood and early teenage years, I fell in love with places such as the new shopping center that opened in my city. I knew that it was wrong and beyond the norms of society. I didn't tell anyone." When asked about her relationship with the briefcase, she added: "I had no idea that we would end up together. I admired how he looked, but I didn't think anything more. But then I started liking Gideon for more than that. I slowly realized I was starting to fall in love. I'd want to look at him for hours and feel his presence. After another few months in November, the relationship began." She added that the couple shared their first hug and kiss and spent time together in the evenings and nights. "We could have philosophical conversations for three or four hours. Our spiritual connection and communication is shown telepathically. I hear him, and he hears me, but from the outside, it looks like a monologue."
Rain maintained that the case is more than a partner and added that "he is a husband, a friend, and a mentor." She credited the case for being her moral support who helps her more than any others in her life. "Sometimes I feel like Gideon knows me better than I do." The teacher added that she went on to date a man back in 2017 while in a relationship with Gideon but never seemed to connect with him the same way as the case. She said: "I am not a strict objectum sexual, and I am not against relationships with people. But I have never found myself with a person who could overshadow my attraction and fill my heart in the same way as I feel with Gideon. I was with a man in 2017 and the relationship lasted two years, but it did not end well. He discovered my addiction to objects and this was one of the reasons why we broke up. I couldn't connect with him. When faced with a choice between him and Gideon, I chose Gideon without any hesitation."
Objectophilia is a form of sexual or romantic attraction towards inanimate objects. People with such an attraction may have strong feelings of love and commitment to certain lifeless objects.— Kiki ا (@UrbanXpat) December 15, 2020
Even if she did deviate from the relationship, Rain said she would come back to him. "I always have and always will choose him. For me, objects - although I don't really like using that word - really are better than people." Although she was hesitant to come out with her relationship with friends and family, she said when she did, they were understanding and accepting. Currently, she spends much of her time trying to raise awareness of objectum sexuals and wants to quash the misconceptions and stigma around it. "The sight of Gideon makes my heart skip a beat. I am madly in love with silver, mirror reflections, and metal. People don't understand my feeling. I've been told I'm sick and to seek treatment. I don't let it offend me anymore. Objectum sexuals don't pose any threat to themselves or others." She hopes for people to be more open to such relationships: "I wish people were more understanding. Don't judge people for something you don't understand. I really hope one day the topic of objectum sexuals will be more known throughout the world, so others like me will not feel so alone."
Russian Woman Who is Sexually Attracted to Objects Marries Her Briefcase Named Gideon https://t.co/caBWBQQN82— Bibarud (@Bibarud1) December 15, 2020