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The Evolution of Sex Dolls So Far (2023)

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The Evolution of Sex Dolls So Far (2023)

May 17, 2023



  • The History Of Sex Dolls
  • Final Thoughts

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Sex dolls have come a long way from their humble beginnings as sewn cloth figures used by Spanish sailors during long voyages. The history of sex dolls is a fascinating one that sheds light on the changing attitudes towards sex, sexuality, and intimate relationships throughout history. In this article, we will explore the evolution of sex dolls, from their origins in the 16th century to the highly realistic silicone sex dolls of today.

Key Takeaways

1) Sex dolls have a long history, starting from sewn cloth figures used by Spanish sailors in the 16th century.

2) Modern sex dolls have evolved from inflatable gag gifts to highly realistic silicone dolls with poseable skeletons and steel joints.

3) The internet and 3D printing have revolutionized the sex doll industry, allowing for customization and global growth.

4) Sex doll ownership has surged, and the industry continues to grow, with AI and sex robots being explored for future developments.

5) The ethical implications and societal impact of sex dolls continue to be a topic of debate and discussion.

The History Of Sex Dolls

During the 16th century, Spanish sailors invented the first sex dolls made of sewn cloth, which were known as "Dame De Voyage" in French and "Dama De Vinje" in Spanish. Later, the Dutch sold some of these sex dolls to the Japanese during the Rangaku period, and they became known as "Dutch wives" - a term still used to refer to sex dolls today.

In the early 20th century, Austrian artist Oscar Kokoschka commissioned a life-size doll of Alma Mahler from German puppet maker Hermine Moos, which he later destroyed at a party. However, it was German surrealist artist Hans Bellmer who is known as the "father figure of the modern sex doll." In the 1930s, Bellmer produced three increasingly realistic sex dolls with sophisticated designs that moved sex dolls further into the future.

There are rumors that Nazi Germany made sex dolls for soldiers during World War II, but this has not been confirmed by reliable sources and is now thought to be a hoax.

In the 1980s, inflatable sex dolls became popular but were more suited to be gag gifts than for actual sexual use. However, in the late 1990s, the realism and practicality of sex dolls took a huge leap forward. Artist Matt McMullen began working on a lifelike silicone female mannequin, which led to the lifelike creations of the first realistic sex dolls for those in need. These sex dolls were made of silicone material and had a poseable PVC skeleton with steel joints. McMullen also founded Real Dolls, one of the most popular sex doll companies in the world.

In 2005– Japanese sex doll company introduces high-quality silicone sex dolls – Dutch Wives, which can be rented from more than 40 Japanese Forest Dolls stores nationwide. The rise of the Internet makes it easier to purchase sex dolls online from the USA and Japan, leading to global growth for the sex doll industry.

In 2007 – A Japanese company invents the “Sexual Audio System.” The sex dolls from this period have detachable heads and even implanted real pubic hair. The Sexual Audio System includes an mp3 player with a built-in pressure sensor that reacts to touch, allowing for a more realistic sexual experience.

In 2009 – The first male sex doll named “Nax” is made by Germans, costing $10,000 and featuring an “automatic erect penis” and “artificial automatic ejaculation.”

In 2010 – The first Chinese sex doll is produced and sold under the DS Doll brand, marking China's entry into the sex doll market.

In 2014 – Chinese sex doll brand WM DOLLS pioneers the use of TPE material in sex doll manufacturing. TPE material makes the dolls cheaper and more realistic than ever before. Many more Chinese sex doll manufacturers such as YL, Dollhouse 168, 6YE Premium Doll, Irontech Doll, and Doll4ever have emerged since then.

In 2016 - The introduction of 3D printing technology revolutionizes the sex doll industry. With 3D printing, sex dolls can be customized even further to the individual customer's preferences. Customers can choose the design, shape, and size of their sex doll, making it a completely unique experience.

In 2018 - The popularity of sex dolls continues to grow, with an estimated 80% of customers being male. The sex doll market is now a billion-dollar industry, and the demand for sex dolls is expected to continue to increase in the coming years.

In 2020 - With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sex doll industry experiences a surge in sales. With lockdowns and social distancing measures in place, people turn to sex dolls as a way to satisfy their sexual desires without risking infection.

In 2021 - The debate over the ethical implications of sex dolls continues to grow, with some arguing that they objectify real women and perpetuate harmful stereotypes. Others argue that sex dolls are a harmless form of sexual expression and provide an outlet for those who might otherwise engage in risky or non-consensual behaviour. The discussion around sex dolls and their impact on society is ongoing.

2023 and into the future - Nowadays, we are at a turning point as sex doll ownership explodes in vast numbers. Furthermore, sex doll companies and manufacturers are looking into the development of AI (artificial intelligence) and sex robots, continually improving and innovating modern sex dolls daily. 

The growing demand for sex dolls has resulted in significant technological improvements, such as the ability to customize sex dolls according to individual preferences. As technology continues to advance, the sex doll industry will likely continue to evolve and grow.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, the evolution of sex dolls over the centuries reflects the changing attitudes toward sexuality and the growing desire for realistic sexual experiences. From the early sewn cloth sex dolls to the highly realistic TPE & silicone sex dolls of today, companion dolls have come a long way and are likely to continue to evolve with advancements in technology and changing societal attitudes. You might even be able to purchase your very own sex robot in the near future!

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