8 insane facts about sex dolls

The atlantic just published a deep-dive into the world of sex dolls,and their discoveries are as facinating as they are alarming,here are eight wild facts about the ancient art of crafting things to put penis inside that we learned from the totally-worth-a-read article:

1、There is a man in Michigan who is married to a sex doll:”Davecat”is not legally married to his sex doll,but he sees her as his wife,you may recongize him from TLC’s my strange addiction,he also owns two other dolls that he consider”companions” they each have twttier accounts.

2、In japan,they sometimes call sex dolls “Dutch wives” :because some of the first sex dolls were invented by Dutch sailors who were on the open sea for months and needed…help,so they fashioned cloth puppets that the french reffrred to as “dame de doyage”and spainish sailors called “dame de viage”.in both instances,it roughly translates to “lady travel” Dutch sailors made them out of leather and then traded then to japanese,who still use the wired term to this day.

3、Barbe was based on sex doll:in the 1950 the bild Lilli doll was released in germany,a small doll based on an attractive germany actress that was desgined for adult men.she did not have,um, holes ,but she was erotic,supposedly,this is how barbie was inspired,so that’s weird.

4、sex doll weigh a lot:synthetic sex dolls can weigh as much as 115 pounds and start at arround 75 ,the article cites this is one reason why,maybe,not as many women use sex dolls,see also;they aren’t any sex dolls can perform cunnilingus .

5、the real doll company does manufacture male sex dolls:they only account for 10 percent of sales and there are fewer options in general(female realdolls can fully be customized)

6、people who are super into realdoll are called idollators:there’s an entire fandom arround the dolls,with someone treating them as real companions,most of this men say they became idollators because they find women too diffcult to deal with,Davecat explains:”Ninety eight percent of the iDollators and technosexuals I know treat their Dolls like goddesses. Dolls don’t possess any of the unpleasant qualities that organic, flesh and blood humans have. A synthetic will never lie to you, cheat on you, criticize you, or be otherwise disagreeable.” All righty then.

7、The inventor of the fleshlight once tried to patent a sex doll:he submitted a patent way back in 1995 for a mannequin filled with an “oily elastomer.” If that doesn’t get you in the mood, I don’t know what does.

8、Howard stern is pretty much solely responsible for the popularity of the modern sex doll In the ’90s, he ordered a RealDoll for his show and apparently had sex with it on air. Orders for the doll skyrocketed, and the company now sells as many as 300 annually (they start at around $5,500 each).