A woman who says she has a fetish for inanimate objects has married the Eiffel Tower. Erika La Tour Eiffel -who had her name legally changed to that of her new husband - is one of a number of women in the world whose objects of affection are... well, objects.
Erika follows in the footsteps of another woman who has been married to the Berlin Wall for 29 years. Eija-Riitta Berliner-Mauer, whose last name means "Berlin Wall" was the first woman to declare herself Objectum-Sexual.
According to psychiatrists, women who fall in love with inanimate objects enjoy the ultimate control they have in the relationship.
In addition to having married the Eiffel Tower, Erika La Tour Eiffel has had other objects of affection including an archery bow and a piece of fence.