15 Fascinating and Astonishing Truths About Sex Dolls

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15 Fascinating and Astonishing Truths About Sex Dolls

May 25, 2023

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • 1) Dutch Wives: A Salty Moniker in Japan
  • 2) Visit a Sex Doll Brothel in Japan
  • 3) Barbie's Origins: Not So Innocent After All
  • 4) Avant-Garde artists like Salvador Dali found inspiration in sex dolls
  • 5) Buying a sex doll by mail was illegal in the USA until the 1960s
  • 6) Howard Stern had sex with a sex doll live on air
  • 7) Davecat: The Man Who Married His Sex Dolls and Made Headlines
  • 8) Did Adolf Hitler Really Order Sex Dolls for His Troops?
  • 9) Sex Dolls: Not Just for Men Anymore
  • 10) The first sex doll brothel opened its doors in 2017
  • 11) A South Korean club replaced spectators with sex dolls in 2020
  • 12) Many Hollywood movies feature sex dolls
  • 13) More Couples Are Enjoying Sex dolls Than Ever Before
  • 14) Future sex dolls will have AI capabilities to flirt back
  • 15) In Texas, buying a sex doll is illegal while buying a gun is legal
  • Final Thoughts

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Sex dolls are a contemporary, intricate, and technologically advanced type of sex toy that can leave you spellbound. They captivate and stimulate the senses, and every year, millions of people worldwide, regardless of their sexual orientation or relationship status, welcome a sex doll into their abode to experience mind-blowing, toe-curling sex, companionship, experimentation, and love.


Even the most seasoned sex doll aficionado, who regularly engage in sexual activity with their sex doll, might be taken aback by the realization that even ancient Greek gods were not immune to the seductive pull of inanimate objects. Mythology recounts how the famed Greek sculptor Pygmalion was so enamoured with his creation that he indulged in sexual acts with the statue he had crafted, prior to it coming to life. Although a tad bizarre, it highlights the existence of many incredible, astonishing (and, let's be honest, downright strange) facts about sex dolls.


We've compiled some of the most intriguing and unbelievable tidbits about sex dolls below. How many of these have you previously heard of? If you have any unusual, amazing, or eccentric fact that we haven't covered, please do send us a message, and we'll be sure to incorporate it!

Key Takeaways

Fascinating truths about sex dolls:

1) In Japan, sex dolls are called "Dutch Wives" due to a historical connection with Dutch sailors.

2) Sex doll brothels are gaining popularity worldwide.

3) Barbie's design may have been inspired by an erotic sex doll for men.

4) Avant-garde artists like Salvador Dali have used sex dolls as subjects in their art.

5) Sending sex dolls through the US mail was illegal until the 1960s.

6) Howard Stern famously had sex with a sex doll on air.

7) Davecat gained fame for owning and referring to sex dolls as his "wives."

8) Claims about Adolf Hitler ordering sex dolls for his troops are disputed.

9) Sex dolls are now popular among women and couples.

10) The first sex doll brothel opened in Germany in 2017.

11) A South Korean soccer club used sex dolls as spectators during the Covid-19 pandemic.

12) Sex dolls have appeared in Hollywood movies.

13) More couples are embracing sex dolls.

14) Future sex dolls may have AI capabilities.

15) In Texas, buying a sex doll is illegal, but buying a gun is legal.

1) Dutch Wives: A Salty Moniker in Japan

When in Japan, you might stumble upon sex dolls, but you'll rarely hear them referred to as such. Instead, the Japanese have coined the first sex dolls "Dutch Wives," a term with a curious backstory that traces back to the 17th century. As legend has it, Dutch sailors used sewn leather masturbation puppets to keep themselves warm on cold nights at sea, and these puppets left a lasting impression on the Japanese. During that time, the Dutch were critical trading partners with the Japanese, and the Dutch East India Company even set up shop in Hirado, Nagasaki. While it's unclear whether the hand-sewn leather puppets were ever traded, the moniker has endured and is still used to refer to sex dolls today. Additionally, the French referred to the first sex dolls as "dame de voyage" and Spanish sailors called them "dama de viaje." In both instances, the rough translations are "dick puppet" or "lady travel".

2) Visit a Sex Doll Brothel in Japan

Prostitution, widely considered the world's oldest profession, has a modern-day competitor in the form of sex doll brothels. These establishments provide customers with the opportunity to rent a sex doll for an allotted period to fulfill their sexual desires. Japan is home to one such brothel, and it's a growing trend in other parts of the world as well.

For more on sex doll brothels, check out our articles "top 6 sex doll brothels around the world" and "sex doll brothels".

3) Barbie's Origins: Not So Innocent After All

Barbie, the iconic all-American doll, may represent wholesome family values today, but her origins tell a different story. Before she was residing in her Malibu mansion with Ken, Barbie was modelled after a German actress who inspired the creation of an erotic sex doll for adult men. Though Mattel, Barbie's creator, has denied these claims, the origins of the sex doll's design are steeped in controversy and suggest a more provocative history than we might imagine.

4) Avant-Garde artists like Salvador Dali found inspiration in sex dolls

Despite the seemingly unlikely pairing, sex dolls have actually been a source of inspiration for avant-garde artists for many years. Salvador Dali, the Spanish surrealist artist, was one such artist who found inspiration in sex dolls. In 1938, he participated in a surrealist art exhibition in Bordeaux, where he and other artists dressed up a female mannequin. The mannequins were often sexualized, and artist May Ray even contributed a half-naked mannequin to the exhibit. Ray later claimed that some mannequins had been "violated" by the artists themselves.

5) Buying a sex doll by mail was illegal in the USA until the 1960s

In the late 19th century, the Comstock Laws were passed by President Grant's administration, making it illegal to send sex toys and contraceptives through the US mail. This law wasn't repealed until the 1960s, during the decade of free love. In 1968, it finally became legal to send sex dolls through the US Postal Service, allowing sex dolls to be advertised in porn magazines for the first time. Luckily, this is no longer the case and you're able to purchase a modern sex doll from the comfort of your own home and have it sent to you via mail straight to your front door.

6) Howard Stern had sex with a sex doll live on air

In the 1990s, US radio host Howard Stern introduced sex dolls to mainstream America by having sex with a sex doll live on air. For a week, he dedicated his shows to his new toy, and even declared that the sex doll was his best sexual experience ever, exclaiming, "This is my best lay ever! I swear to God."

7) Davecat: The Man Who Married His Sex Dolls and Made Headlines

Davecat, a data entry specialist from Michigan, has gained notoriety in the sex doll community for his unorthodox love life. He currently owns three sex dolls, whom he refers to as his "wives." Davecat's fame has spawned a cult following, and he's considered a celebrity in the sex doll world.

8) Did Adolf Hitler Really Order Sex Dolls for His Troops?

In the 1990s, US radio host Howard Stern introduced sex dolls to mainstream America by having sex with a sex doll live on air. For a week, he dedicated his shows to his new toy, and even declared that the sex doll was his best sexual experience ever, exclaiming, "This is my best lay ever! I swear to God."

9) Sex Dolls: Not Just for Men Anymore

Once considered primarily a male indulgence, sex dolls are now finding their way into the bedrooms of women and couples. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated this trend, leading to an increase in sales of super-realistic male sex dolls that cater to a wider range of sexual preferences.

More on this from our article "sex dolls, they're for women too!".

10) The first sex doll brothel opened its doors in 2017

Prostitution may be the oldest profession, but the world's first sex doll brothel gave it a futuristic twist when it opened in Germany in 2017. The brothel featured a team of 13 female and one male sex dolls, each costing around $100 per session and working for up to 12 sessions per day. Since then, similar establishments have popped up around the world, including one in Barcelona that offers customers the option of a modern sex doll or a real-life sex worker.

11) A South Korean club replaced spectators with sex dolls in 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic led to some unusual measures to maintain social distancing, including the use of sex dolls as spectators during a soccer game. In 2020, South Korean team FC Seoul used 28 female and two male sex dolls to fill empty seats during a home match. However, the club was fined $81,300 after it was discovered that some of the sex dolls had logos of X-rated sites on their clothing, which they had not realized when they were offered sex dolls as 'mannequins.'

12) Many Hollywood movies feature sex dolls

Sex dolls have also made appearances on the big screen, with many Hollywood movies featuring them in various roles. One of the most popular films was the 2007 movie Lars and the Real Girl, starring Ryan Gosling. The film's plot revolves around a man's relationship with his sex doll, which was given a rating of 7.3 out of 10 on IMDB.


Want more movies to watch? Check out our article "top 7 movies every sex doll owner should watch".

13) More Couples Are Enjoying Sex dolls Than Ever Before

Traditionally, sex doll owners have been mostly adult men, but that is changing. More women and couples are experimenting with sex dolls, either alone or together. This is partly due to the growing availability of super-realistic male sex dolls.

14) Future sex dolls will have AI capabilities to flirt back

As technology continues to advance, sex dolls are becoming more and more sophisticated. In the future, sex dolls will be equipped with artificial intelligence that will allow them to walk, talk, and even flirt with their owners. With the ability to learn their owners' preferences, these sex dolls will become increasingly realistic and personalized companions.

15) In Texas, buying a sex doll is illegal while buying a gun is legal

While it's legal to purchase a firearm in-store in some American states, including Texas, it's illegal to purchase a sex toy, including a sex doll. This is due to a 1970 law that prohibits the open display of "obscene devices" which are defined as devices that primarily stimulate human genital organs. It's also illegal to own six or more vibrators. While sex toy retailers sued the state over the law years ago, it remains in place.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, the world of sex dolls is a captivating mix of history, culture, controversy, and evolving attitudes towards sexuality. From ancient myths to modern-day brothels, sex dolls have intrigued and challenged societal norms. These astonishing truths reveal their diverse appeal, from companionship to inspiring artists and expanding gender roles. As we look to the future, AI-equipped sex dolls will blur the line between reality and fantasy. Despite legal restrictions, sex dolls have become an undeniable part of our cultural landscape, provoking reflection on our beliefs and biases. Their role in society will continue to evolve alongside our understanding of human sexuality.


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