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Article: 14 Amazing Facts About Sex Dolls

14 Amazing Facts About Sex Dolls

14 Amazing Facts About Sex Dolls

Sex dolls have become increasingly advanced in terms of technology and sophistication. These dolls are used by people of all sexual orientations and relationship statuses for various purposes, including sexual pleasure, love, companionship, and experimentation. They are known for their ability to provide intense and satisfying experiences. Many people bring sex dolls into their homes to enhance their sexual and romantic lives.
Those who are particularly familiar with sex dolls and consider themselves experts in the field of masturbation aids may be surprised to learn that even Greek gods were depicted as using inanimate objects for sexual pleasure. The ancient Greek myth of Pygmalion tells the story of a sculptor who became so fascinated with his creation, a statue, that he had sexual relations with it before it came to life. While this may seem strange, it is just one of the many interesting and unusual facts about sex dolls.
We have compiled a list of 14 interesting and unusual facts about sex dolls — enjoy!

1. Sex Dolls Are Sometimes Called "Dutch Wives" in Japan

Nowadays, the terms "love doll" and "sex doll" are known in Japan. However, until relatively recently, they were known as "Dutch Wives." This term dates back to the 17th century when Dutch sailors were rumored to have used leather masturbation puppets to keep warm on long voyages at sea. The Dutch were influential trading partners in Japan during this period. The Dutch East India Company even established a base in Hirado, Nagasaki. It is unclear whether these hand-sewn leather puppets were traded, but the name "Dutch Wives" for sex dolls has remained in use to this day.

2. Japan Has Sex Doll Brothels

In Japan, it is possible to visit a brothel that offers sex dolls instead of human prostitutes. This innovative concept provides a modern twist on the world's oldest profession.

3. Barbie Dolls and Sex Dolls History Intersect

Barbie, the well-known and iconic toy doll, may not be as wholesome as she appears. In fact, her origins are somewhat controversial. Before becoming a symbol of all-American family fun and living in a Malibu mansion with Ken, Barbie was actually based on a German actress who inspired the creation of an erotic doll for men.

4. Salvador Dali Was Inspired by Sex Dolls

Sex dolls have inspired avant-garde artists such as Salvador Dali. In 1938, Dali participated in an exhibition of surrealist art in Bordeaux, where he and other artists dressed female mannequins, some of which were highly sexualized. May Ray, an American-born visual artist, contributed a half-naked mannequin to the exhibit. Dali later claimed that some of the mannequins had been "violated" by the artists.

5. Sending Sex Dolls through the US Postal Service Was Illegal

In the United States, it was not legal to purchase a sex doll through the mail until the 1960s. The Comstock Laws, enacted in 1873, made it illegal to send items such as contraceptives and sex toys through the US mail. These laws were not repealed until the 1960s, a decade known for its embrace of free love. In 1968, it became legal to send sex dolls through the US Postal Service, which allowed dolls to be advertised in pornography magazines for the first time.

6. Howard Stern Got Busy with a Sex Doll on the Radio

In the 1990s, US radio host Howard Stern famously had sexual relations with a sex doll on his radio show. This event served as a mainstream introduction to sex dolls in America. As part of his shock jock persona, Stern devoted a week of shows to his new toy and even claimed that the doll was the best sexual experience he had ever had, stating, "This is my best lay ever! I swear to God."

7. An American Man Married His Sex Doll

Davecat is well-known in the sex doll community. In real life, he is a data entry specialist living in Michigan, but he has gained fame online for owning three dolls. Davecat has gained a following due to his unusual decision to marry his first sex doll and refer to her as his wife. He also has two other sex dolls as "intimate companions" who reside with him in his Michigan home. Davecat's unique situation has garnered attention from others interested in sex dolls.

8. Adolf Hitler May Have Order Sex Dolls to Be Designed

Although it has not been substantiated, there is a rumor that Adolf Hitler ordered the creation of sex dolls for his troops as part of his war efforts during World War II. The project, allegedly called the Borghild Project, was reportedly intended to prevent the spread of syphilis among German soldiers fighting at the front lines.

9. Sex Doll Owners are Increasingly Diverse

Historically, most sex doll owners were men, but this trend has recently changed due to the Covid pandemic. Currently, more couples and women are exploring the use of sex dolls, either individually or as part of their shared activities. This shift may be partly due to the increasing availability of highly realistic male sex dolls on the market.

10. The First Sex Doll Brothel Opened in 2017

Prostitution, often referred to as the world's oldest profession has recently undergone a futuristic transformation with the opening of the world's first sex doll brothel in Germany in 2017. The establishment featured 13 female sex dolls and one male sex doll, each used for approximately 12 sessions per day at around $100 per session. Since the debut of this brothel, several others have opened, including one in Barcelona that offers visitors the option to choose between a sex doll or a human sex worker.

11. A Korean Soccer Match Was Watched by Sex Dolls

During the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, FC Seoul, a top-flight South Korean soccer team, used sex dolls to fill seats in its empty stadium during a match. The team utilized 28 female dolls and two male dolls for their first home game of the season. However, some dolls were discovered to promote X-rated websites on their clothing, leading to complaints. The club claimed that they had been offered the dolls as "mannequins" and were unaware that they were, in fact, sex dolls. As a result, FC Seoul was fined $81,300 by the K League.

12. Hollywood Movies Have Featured Sex Dolls

Sex dolls have appeared in several Hollywood movies. One example is the 2007 film Lars and the Real Girl, starring Ryan Gosling. The movie centers around the relationship between the main character, Lars, and his sex doll. This unconventional romantic comedy received a 7.3 out of 10 rating on IMDB. It may be worth watching for those interested in more offbeat romance films.

13. Sex Dolls Will Be Increasingly Life-Like

In the past, sex dolls were relatively basic in terms of their capabilities. Still, recent advancements in artificial intelligence have led to the development of dolls that can walk, talk, flirt, and even learn about their owner's preferences. These more advanced dolls are becoming increasingly realistic companions.

14. Displaying Sex Dolls in Retail Stores Is Illegal in Texas

In some US states, including Texas, it is legal to purchase a firearm in a store but illegal to buy a sex toy or sex doll. This discrepancy is due to a 1970 law prohibiting the open display of "obscene devices," defined as items "primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs." It is also illegal to own more than six vibrators in these states. Despite a successful lawsuit by sex toy retailers against the state several years ago, this law is still in place.

Any More?

We hope you enjoyed this list. If you have any additional quirky, wondrous, or strange facts about sex dolls that we have not mentioned here, please send us a message. We'd love to include them!

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