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'''Sexual objectification''' is, in some circumstances, the  [[sexual fetishism|fetishistic]] act of [[objectification|regarding a person as an object]] for [[erotic]] purposes. [[Allen Jones]]' sculptures ''Hat Stand'' and ''Table Sculpture'', made in [[1969]], which show semi-naked women in the roles of furniture, are clear examples of the depiction of the fantasy of sexual objectification. (This particular interest, a form of [[sexual bondage]] that involves making furniture designed to incorporate a bound person, is also known as "[[forniphilia]]".)  
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'''Sexual objectification''' is, in some circumstances, the  [[fetish]]istic act of regarding a person as an object for erotic purposes. [[Allen Jones]]' sculptures ''Hat Stand'' and ''Table Sculpture'', made in 1969, which show semi-naked women in the roles of furniture, are clear examples of the depiction of the fantasy of sexual objectification. (This particular interest, a form of [[sexual bondage]] that involves making furniture designed to incorporate a bound person, is also known as "[[forniphilia]]".)  
 
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Some [[feminist]]s have long argued that [[traditional attitudes to women]] in many societies constitute non-consensual sexual objectification of women.
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A desire to be objectified occurs in many men and women's [[masochistic]] sexual fantasies.
 
A desire to be objectified occurs in many men and women's [[masochistic]] sexual fantasies.

Revision as of 02:18, 17 March 2005

Sexual objectification is, in some circumstances, the fetishistic act of regarding a person as an object for erotic purposes. Allen Jones' sculptures Hat Stand and Table Sculpture, made in 1969, which show semi-naked women in the roles of furniture, are clear examples of the depiction of the fantasy of sexual objectification. (This particular interest, a form of sexual bondage that involves making furniture designed to incorporate a bound person, is also known as "forniphilia".)

A desire to be objectified occurs in many men and women's masochistic sexual fantasies. Objectification for fetishistic purposes may provide erotic humiliation for the person so regarded, whether male or female. As with most sexual activities, it is generally viewed as abusive if it is not part of a consensual arrangement, such as in BDSM play.

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