What is a Sex Doll? Can you tell this whether this is a doll or a person? Let us first begin by examining what a sex doll is and how it has evolved into being what it is today. As the name suggests, it is a doll which can be used to achieve sensual pleasures by having artificial orifices Orifices are openings in a the body such as vagina, anus and mouth. They come in many forms and can closely resemble the size and shape of a life like person. They are also often called love dolls as well.
Origin of the sex doll dates back to 17th century when French and Spanish Sailors on long sea voyages would make such dolls from sewn clothes. Women were considered unlucky on ships and therefore, probably resorted to these makeshift companions who were named dames de voyage.
Modern day sex dolls have evolved so much that they now possess usages beyond that of a simple sex toy. For instance owing to their realistic appearances they are being used by photographers as models, as teddy bears for grownups to cuddle for warmth and companionship, and are also considered collectible pieces of art.
Sex Dolls have received greater acceptance amongst the masses through some popular movies and mentions. For example in the American-Canadian movie Lars and the Real Girl, the movie revolved around a socially inept yet sweet person called Lars who develops a romantic relationship with a Love Doll named Blanca.
Also high profile fashion photographer Helmut Newton once photographed such dolls for getting published in the popular Playboy magazine.
However, they were considered too weird and eventually never published. Although few of these photographs can be found in his autobiography. From 17th century sewn dolls to the modern day epitome of feminine perfection, sex dolls have evolved phenomenally. These dolls operate similar to other inflatable objects.
However they can be used as proper sex dolls and can actually look quite realistic. Although a sex toy, love pillows are mainly for hugging and cuddling purposes. But one can definitely hug a life sized photograph of their favourite porn star and leave the rest to their imagination.
Dolls made from plush materials are also available for the comfort seekers. These dolls are soft like the teddy and contain a working love hole. More information on Dakimakura can be find here. Fulfilling Fantasies Sex dolls are for fulfilling fantasies, right? Manufacturers can build custom-faced dolls for their buyers and they can resemble anyone from movie stars to your ex-girlfriend. Japanese are fans of anime characters and dolls are available for such lovers as well.
In fact, Japan now has exclusive brothels that serve anime sex dolls to their customers. Some manufactures can offer their dolls with a thin hymen like membrane to simulate virginity.
Such dolls are for those who wish to experience sex with a virgin. This goes to show how makers of sex dolls go to great lengths to ensure unforgettable and unique experiences. Realism exhibited by these dolls is so fascinating that they have even caught attentions of many a famous fashion photographers. As mentioned earlier in this article, Helmut Newton was one of the famous photographers to have done an exclusive shoot with sex dolls.
In our current times Stacey Leigh is one of the most reputed and famous doll photographer. She displays amazing creativity with a variety of poses and settings. Even manufacturers hire her to shoot portfolios of their newly launched doll range. Her work can be found online. Dolls perform the jobs of mannequins as well.
They can be dressed up to showcase designer wear by fashion designers and boutiques. These dolls however, do not contain any working orifices. Historically the form of a naked woman has been depicted as an item of absolute beauty and that is why it is no surprise why famous sculptures and painters have chosen to display their art by portraying bare women. Such an obsession for art continues in modern times and is fulfilled by the beautifully crafted love dolls.
Many a connoisseur of art collect these dolls and make them a part of their esteemed collection. Sex Amongst the other uses described above, having sex with a sex doll is still centrally attached to why people buy one.
Making love to one of the modern high end silicone doll is far from feeling artificial. Since the dolls can be preheated and silicone closely resembles real flesh and skin they can even be compared with the real girls.
Besides there are differences to the sexual desires of men and women. Men generally have stronger sex drive compared to women. So more often than not a man in a relationship would be left high and dry by his mate. But the doll is always ready. In addition some men have fetishes or sexual inclinations that may not be shared by their partner, whereas the sex doll will never say no to any such desires.
Also some sex dolls are very flexible which means they are capable of getting into complex pose and sex positions. Lastly their inviting gaze and puckered lips make you feel wanted. For them, the dolls are the silent and understanding companions they have always wished for.
Furthermore men who have been unsuccessful in getting a lady love or cannot deal with the nuisances of dating can always retreat back in to the arms of these love goddesses.
Who buys sex dolls? People that buy sex dolls come from a variety of backgrounds and many of the owners lead perfectly normal lives. Some are even married couples that buy sex dolls to spice up their sex lives or treat it simply as a hobby. Here we have covered some of the common reasons as to why people buy sex dolls along with who these people might be.
So let us move on to the next topic: Manufacturers offer a great degree of customization which includes choices for material, appearance, weight and many other possibilities. Standard versus Customized Manufacturers may offer standard dolls that come with preselected clothes, wigs, makeup, eye colour and skin colour. These are offered as a complete package and cannot be customized and for this reason these dolls are usually cheaper compared to the dolls offered with customization.
Their heads are fixed to the body, have minimum makeup and may come without any clothes. In comparison to the above, semi-standard dolls are also available.
These are the ones with a standard face structure but with a great degree of flexibility to choose from. The choices include but are not limited to: Choice of selecting makeup of your choice, eye colour, hair colour, clothes, etc.
Manufacturers give plenty of attention to these details. Since each doll is specially made for every order, purchaser has a choice to select a variety of combination from the body type, breast size and shape, butt size and height. As a result buyers can pick their favourite features individually, for example a petite body and supple breasts.
Other customization features include following features. Moreover, whether such orifices are detachable or not form an important customization. Full customization is also available but these are very expensive. You can do this by presenting a photograph to the manufacturer along with your desired body size specification. Realistic or Fantasy Manufacturers cater to all kinds of tastes.
In this attempt they provide various faces, body types, skin colour and a range of customisations mentioned above. In Silicone dolls, the density and stretchability of breasts is different from that of the abdomen. That is the breasts are made softer whereas the abdomen feels tougher like it would in a perfectly toned body. Folds in the vagina and its colour and its texture are amazingly pleasing. In contrast with the realistic dolls above, dolls that do not look realistic, say like anime characters are also available.
Dolls can be transformed to anime characters by merely changing the head of the doll or putting on a mask on the current head. Other fabric made low range dolls have permanent anime heads and body. Other non-realistic offerings include dolls that just has a torso with pelvis, blow-up dolls that look like animals, alien and the elderly are also available, however, they are merely gag-gifts. The material used not only decides the price of the product but also the purpose.
Whereas dolls that are not inflatable are usually made from other materials. Fixed form dolls need materials of different kinds and they are: Before silicone dolls took over, rubber was widely used to make sex dolls.
Rubber dolls are not as long lasting as silicone and need a more thorough cleaning as well. Rubber is porous and therefore bacteria may get stuck in the pores and this in turn might lead to bacterial infection.
But as long as it is cleaned properly and a material called phthalates pronounced thu-lates is not added in the manufacturing, rubber dolls are pretty much safe for use. Phthalates makes rubber and PVC softer and flexible, however, it is harmful to humans on prolonged exposure.
Presently, rubber is used to make high quality inflatable sex dolls. Fabric is also used to make sex dolls. Although these dolls lack realistic skin-like touch, but they do offer comfortable companionship.
Orifices of these dolls are usually made up of silicone and are removable so that they can be cleaned easily. But fabric must not be confused with plush material dolls. Plush material dolls are specially made out of materials like the ones you see in soft toys. These plush dolls serve better as teddy bears than they serve as sex companions though they can come with orifices as well.
Thermoplastic Elastomer has evolved in recent years as an alternative to the silicone.