Friday, May 29, 2015

Phallic Friday - mannequins

The mannequin fetish is called agalmatophilia. It's arousal/pleasure from a doll, mannequin, statue or other similar object.

This fetish continues on, I guess, from the 'watching someone sleep' fetish but could also involve bondage fetish too.

It can also be linked to a pygmalionism, which is the love of something you've created.

When I've gone hunting for information on this fetish, there isn't a lot. The websites are mostly for those with the fetish, not about the fetish.

There's a website for the perusal of mannequins dressed in various costumes, and various states of dress/undress. (

There seems to be a lot of 'art' associated with this fetish, with cartoons, images, videos, stylised photographs, etc filling social media sites (like Tumblr).

There was a reference to this fetish on a Criminal Minds episode too, not that long ago. I wrote a post about it here.

Not sure that this one will make it into my story. I can't get my head into being sexually aroused by mannequins...but maybe it's more about the stylised woman/man, than an inanimate object.

Do you have any insights into this fetish?


  1. I don't have much to add, except that, in the series The Fall with (Gillian Anderson and the guy who was in 50 Shades) - the serial killer figure has a mannequin that I think is supposed to remind him of a woman he loved. I missed the opening episodes which probably had more about the mannequin and its role - but still interesting.

    1. Oh, I haven't seen that show. I'm so bad at TV watching, unless Mr E puts it on, I forgot to watch anything. Even Supernatural...he sits there grinning, then right before 8.30, goes, "Are you forgetting your boys?" LOL! I leap to the remote then, let me tell you :)

      Cate xo