an act where one or more parties is treated like a non-sentient entity, usually for erotic purposes. This may include being physically used as an inanimate object such as a piece of furniture. Referring to someone in the 3rd person is a more psychologically focused example. May overlap with dehumanization.
Common Practices & Experiences
Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. Common practices and experiences involving objectification include, but certainly aren't limited to:
- Use of 3rd person for self, or other depersonalizing language.
- The objectified party remaining silent/wordless.
- “Dirty talk” that emphasizes lack-of-agency
- Use of terms like “fuck toy” etc