pygmalionism

noun, often capitalized
pyg·​ma·​lion·​ism | \pig-ˈmāl-yən-ˌiz-əm \

Medical Definition of pygmalionism 

: sexual responsiveness directed toward a statue or other representation especially when of one's own making

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