Human furniture

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A topless, blindfolded and bound female being used as a piece of furniture. Here she is serving as a lamp stand, a tray, as well as a part of a wooden decorative item

Human furniture is a form of bondage and sexual objectification in which a person's body is incorporated into a tray, foot stool, chair, table, cabinet or other pieces of furniture. Forniphilia is the practice of creating human furniture; the term was coined by bondage artist Jeff Gord[1][2] who specialized in the subgenre and maintained the website "House of Gord" on the subject.[3]

The person used as human furniture may be kept nude or semi-nude to add to the erotic and aesthetic appeal. Allen Jones' sculptures 'Hatstand, Table and Chair', made in 1969, which show semi-naked women in the roles of furniture, is a classic example of the depiction of forniphilia as art.[4] Forniphilia is an extreme form of bondage because the subject is usually tightly bound and expected to stay immobile for a prolonged period.[5] They are often gagged (see forniphilic gag) and/or placed in position where there is a danger of being smothered. In many of Jeff Gord's human furniture creations, vibrators were also used.[6] Proper safety requires frequent checks of the submissive's well-being.

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  1. ^ "Jeff Gord Interview". 24 October 2007. Archived from the original on 22 April 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Ashley Hames, Sin Cities, Tonto Books, 2008, ISBN 0-9556326-0-9, pp. 184–188
  3. ^ Harol, Corrinne; Simpson, Mark (2017). Literary / Liberal Entanglements: Toward a Literary History for the Twenty-First Century. University of Toronto Press. p. 70. ISBN 9781442630901. 
  4. ^ Martin Gayford (8 October 2007). "Allen Jones: The day I turned down Stanley Kubrick". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 30 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "The kinks of virtual men". The Times of India. 15 April 2007. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  6. ^ Fucking Machines

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