• Sex Dolls

New technology has given another meaning to the old saying, “She’s a doll.”

Sex dolls, which can include everything from blow-ups to interactive synthetic robots, have come under new scrutiny as technology has advanced to the point they are lifelike in appearance. The uses are as varied as the individual, from emotional support, like in the movie “Lars and the Real Girl,” to bringing pleasurable or violent sexual fantasies to life. 

The dolls can be so realistic that there has even been law enforcement crackdown on models that look like children.

The sourced articles below provide a starting point into the new world of technologically advanced sex dolls and their ramifications on human relationships and society.

    1. Would Child Sex Robots Stop Pedophilia — Or Promote It?

      “There’s wide agreement among experts that neither child sex dolls nor CSBs should be freely available for purchase. But some experts say the time has come to conduct scientific research to gauge their possible use as a deterrent for pedophilia, a psychiatric disorder that causes sexual attraction to prepubescent children and that is now treated with psychotherapy or, in some cases, libido-curbing drugs. … Laws may be one barrier to the use of CSBs as deterrents, though. In several countries, child-sized sex dolls are outlawed as child pornography.”

      David Cox, nbcnews.com, 1/4/2018

    2. Sex Dolls Are Replacing China’s Missing Women

      “Thanks to a long-held cultural preference for sons, coupled with over three decades of restrictive population planning policies, China is forecast to have over 30 million surplus men by 2030. This preference for boys has slowly dwindled, especially in the cities, but the country still faces a critical gap for the next few decades. … It has also led to a dramatic rise in the popularity of sex toys for lonely men.”

      Mei Fong, foreignpolicy.com, 9/28/2017

    3. Why Is The Sex Robot Revolution Leaving Women Behind?

      “But while expectations about sex robots have stayed relatively static through the decades, women’s sex lives haven’t. A lot of things that were historically considered to be straight men’s sexual territory are no longer so — especially in the realm of sex and sex toys.”

      Gabrielle Moss, bustle.com, 9/28/2017

    4. Are Sexbots Here To Stay?

      “Will we relinquish relationships with other human beings for the convenience of an unreal partner, and is reality in the eye of the beholder?”

      Grant Hilary Brenner, MD, psychologytoday.com, 7/28/2017

    5. Woman Describes On Camera The Experience Of Sleeping With A Male Sex Doll

      “With TV shows like Black Mirror and Westworld exploring the ideas and ethics of artificial intelligence in the bedroom, the idea of extremely life like sex dolls has some excited and others freaked out about the future of intimacy. Speaking at an international robotics conference, Dr Trudy Barber said that the machines would enable people to appreciate ‘the real thing’ more.”

      GQ Australia Staff, gq.com.au, 2/9/2017

    6. Why Men Love To Fuck Dolls

      “While some may argue it’s better to get that connection from someone who can think and talk to you, [Dr. Peter] Kanaris says there are many psychological reasons an individual may be drawn to fucking rubber…”

      Diana Tourjée, broadly.vice.com, 5/3/2016

    7. A (Straight, Male) History Of Sex Dolls

      “Throughout history, men without access to beautiful statues—but with an inclination to make love to women-shaped things—have made do in various ways.”

      Julie Beck, theatlantic.com, 8/6/2014