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A nude woman being used as a decorative table. She is required to stay in the same posture, such that the vase over her does not fall.

Human furniture is furniture in which a person's body is used as a tray, foot stool, chair, table, cabinet or other item. Forniphilia is the practice of creating human furniture. Examples of human furniture have appeared in modern art and in pornography.

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ArtEdit

A model used as human furniture may be nude or semi-nude to add to the erotic or 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.[1]

BondageEdit

The term forniphilia was coined by bondage artist Jeff Gord[2][3] who specialized in the subgenre and maintained the website "House of Gord" on the subject.[4] Forniphilia as a form of bondage usually involves the subject being 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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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Martin Gayford (8 October 2007). "Allen Jones: The day I turned down Stanley Kubrick". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Jeff Gord Interview". 24 October 2007. Archived from the original on 22 April 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2009.
  3. ^ Ashley Hames, Sin Cities, Tonto Books, 2008, ISBN 0-9556326-0-9, pp. 184–188
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "The kinks of virtual men". The Times of India. 15 April 2007. Retrieved 14 October 2010.
  6. ^ Fucking Machines

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