Married to an ocean liner

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There’s a bizarre story in Closer magazine about a 28-year-old woman who was so fed up with men that she married an ocean liner. It’s under the category of “real life” although it seems anything but.
Tasha Forrester had just split from her boyfriend two years ago when she took a tour of the former Cunard liner Queen Mary, which is now a floating hotel in Long Beach, California.
Ignoring the fact that ships are traditionally referred to as “she”, shop assistant Tasha said: “On the ship I began to feel better. It felt as if it was a big strong man wrapping his arms around me.”
Visiting again the following week, she realised she was sexually attracted to it. “I wanted to kiss the brass fittings and wooden rails. When no one was looking I pressed my body against the wooden doors and felt aroused.”
A week later she booked a £70 cabin for the night and slept with the Queen Mary for the first time. Then she moved to an apartment 15 minutes away from the dock so she could visit on her way to and from work.
And last month, she married the ship, spending £2,000 on a strapless dress, rings, flowers, a cake and Champagne. She booked a de luxe stateroom, and the ceremony was carried out on the bridge by a friend who is training to become a registrar.
Two friends were in attendance. “My family and other friends have distanced themselves from me,” she says. “They don’t understand my feelings for the ship – they think it’s a phase,” she adds, with no apparent irony. Surely she can’t be confused by the fact that a ship’s propeller is also known as a screw?
Tasha promised to love, honour and obey the ship, visit it daily and stay over regularly, ignoring the fact that her spouse is 74 years old, displaces 81,000 tons, and was once capable of crossing the Atlantic at a speed of more than 30 knots.
“We can only have sex when I can afford to book a cabin. I’ve done it 30 times and I always choose a different cabin so I can explore as much of him as possible.
“I’m looking forward to a long and happy marriage. I hope one day my family will find it in their hearts to be pleased for me too.”
Closer found a psychologist to explain that Tasha suffers from a rare condition known as objectum sexuality. It’s a pity they didn’t consult an expert on ships as well – the article is illustrated with a picture of Queen Mary 2 – an altogether different (and younger) ship.

By | 2010-03-07T17:56:15+00:00 7 March 2010|Cruise gossip, Cruise news|7 Comments

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7 Comments

  1. Leo 7 March 2010 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Although a ship’s propellers are indeed called “screws”, since out of the four propellers Queen Mary once had, only one remains and it doesn’t even work, her marriage to the Queen Mary is destined to be “screwless”.
    Well, maybe this “marriage” isn’t so far from the usual after all.

  2. FC Banta 9 March 2010 at 1:16 am - Reply

    I’m gay.

  3. ash ketchum 30 March 2010 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Having read the above article, i have to say this, GOOD LUCK to her, as i have no reason to judge her choice of partner, because I myself am objectum sexual, and am too married to my partner which happens to be a london routemaster bus good on ya Tash may you have a long & happy marriage.

  4. Elaine Carol Scott 30 March 2010 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    My name is Elaine and I am also Objectum sexual and i plan to marry Titan the robot. Good on the both of you for tying the knot. I hope you have a VERY HAPPY life together.
    Lots of love from
    Elaine and Titan

  5. Elaine Carol Scott 30 March 2010 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    My name is Elaine and I am also Objectum sexual and i plan to marry Titan the robot. Good on the both of you for tying the knot. I hope you have a VERY HAPPY life together.
    Lots of love from
    Elaine and Titan

  6. debbie 26 September 2011 at 11:51 am - Reply

    omg freak or wat………. ive got object i love but hey i wouldnt get off on them or marry em yuk…….. need your head looking at,watever floats ur boat freak

  7. Ron 18 November 2013 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Guess she must be a lesbian as QM is a Her..Not a He…

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