When I saw a tweet of Jade’s and the word ‘forniphilia’, I had no idea at all what the kink of the week for this week was about. I have never heard the word before and indeed had to look it up. Of course I did not check the dictionary, but just googled it.
Forniphilia = human furniture
My first reaction? Oh, so that’s what it’s called!
My second reaction? What on earth am I going to write about this?
On Wikipedia I found only a short piece of information:
Human furniture (or forniphilia) is a form of bondage and sexual objectification in which a person’s body is incorporated into a chair, table, cabinet or other piece of furniture. The term was originally coined by Jeff Gord.
Forniphilia is an extreme form of bondage because the subject is usually tightly bound and expected to stay immobile for a prolonged period. They are often gagged (see forniphilic gag) and/or placed in position where there is a danger of being smothered. Proper safety requires frequent checks of the submissive’s well-being.
I continued my search and came across the website forniphilia.info where someone once started a website but never continued with it. On here it said:
The act of turning a woman into nothing more than a piece of functional furniture is the ultimate goal for many bondage enthusiast. Often completely immobile the woman finds that she is at least useful to her owner, perhaps performing the role of a table, chair or even hatstand.
I can copy lots of different pieces of text here, but it all comes down to the same thing. Forniphilia is the practice of using another human being as furniture.
If you want to read more about it, you can find search ‘forniphilia’ on Google or read more on the FAQ page of the House of Gord.
Forniphilia is not my thing, that much I am certain about. I cannot imagine myself being a piece of furniture, let alone sit in the same position for a lengthy period. My body can just not handle that.
However… yes, there always is a however. I can recall moments where I might have ‘served’ as human furniture. I am speaking of non-kinky moments and certainly those moments were not about bondage at all. There were times that I enjoyed being used as a footrest. Just to have someone rest his feet on me, while I am lying on the floor. It was not about being a footrest, but I just loved to feel the weight on me. There might be a kink for that too, but that is not what this week’s kink of the week is about.
Even though this is not my kink, it does not say that I admire arty forms of human furniture, like the pictures below I found on tumblr.
As you can see from the first comment on this post, Luise talked about having food served on her body. This is one of the things I have on my 10o1 things in 101 days list. What do you think, does this desire tie in with forniphilia, or is it an entirely different kink?
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