[ pĭg-māl′yə-nĭz′əm, -mā′lē-ə- ]
The state of being in love with an object of one's own creation.
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A very complete kind of erotic symbolism is furnished by Pygmalionism or the love of statues.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
Necrophily, or a sexual attraction for corpses, is sometimes regarded as related to pygmalionism.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis