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Robot fetishism

Robot fetishism is the name popularly used to describe a fetishistic attraction to humanoid or non-humanoid robots or people dressed in robot costumes. A related fetish involves attraction to mannequins or statues. A common fantasy related to these fetishes involves transformation into a robot, mannequin or statue.

It is sometimes referred to by the initials ASFR, from the alt.sex.fetish.robots newsgroup.

Robot fetishism can be viewed as a form of erotic objectification.

The female robot in Fritz Lang's film Metropolis can be viewed as an early example of the robot as fetish object. Frank Zappa's classic concept album Joe's Garage, dealt with robot fetishism as a sort of perversion where the protagonist, "Joe" sinks into a life of sexual confusion and meaningless experimentation.

The fetish artist Hajime Sorayama is notable for his depiction of robots as erotic objects.

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