Yeah. Seriously. Maybe this is why in recent years they’ve started creating mannequins with anatomically correct nipples. I’m guaranteeing most men, at some point in their lives, have gotten a boner and thought “damn, if only that were a real person..”. Anyways, I’m lumping the doll fetish and mannequin fetish into the same category, so bear with me. I reserve the right to branch them off into two separate fetishes at a later date, though.
Agalmatophilia itself is the sexual attraction to dolls, whether those dolls are Real Dolls, Barbies, or statues. As with any fetish, a person’s specific desires vary. One person may dress a mannequin up just to admire it, another may actually have sex with it; it all depends on the person. If you’ve ever seen the movie Lars and the Real Girl, you know how innocent this fetish can be.
The mannequin fetish is a very specific branch of agalmatophilia. I’ve found that fetishists generally enjoy the control that comes with changing the mannequins posture, clothing, and appearance in general.
I have a couple of theories about why some people are agalmatophiliacs. For starters, a doll or mannequin can’t reject you. Second, they also have inhumanly perfect measurements. Unless you see them at H&M. In that case their measurements are a little more realistic. Also, apparently Lady Gaga is a mannequin fetishist. You may have heard recently that she requires that a mannequin with puffy pink pubic hair on tour with her at all times. I have no idea what that could possibly be used for. But she’s probably just completely batshit insane. I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say that Valeria Lukyanova (you may know her in the news as the Barbie girl) has some sort of doll fetish, or she’s just a great example of a person with body dysmorphic disorder. She is not to be confused with the similarly creepy Anastasiya Shpagina. Creepy. As. Fuck.
That’s about all I’ve got on this one for now. There are a few movies that I can think of that relate to this topic, so watch them if you want.
Movies Featuring Agalmatophilia:
Lars and the Real Girl
Clockwork Orange (the Moloko Milk Bar scene)