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Lifestyle: Here is everything you didn’t know about sex dolls and sex doll brothels
PublishedBy: in Business Insider/LifestyleJanuary 17, 2018

Sex dolls are so much a thing that there are sex doll brothels

Sex dolls have been a trending topic on the Twitter social media platform but how informed are we?

On Monday January 15 2018, Twitter was ablaze with talk about sex dolls but the conversation showed just how little we actually know about sex dolls and even the existence of sex doll brothels.

While everyone is discussing about sex dolls after seeing a picture posted by a user from a sex doll website, people discussed them coming to take over the role of women in men's homes. In some cases Twitter users were making a case for women being better than sex dolls at sex.

Still some facts are still not known, like sex dolls have been around for a long time, much longer than we have been openly discussing them.

Twitter users take to tweeting about sex dolls




What exactly are sex dolls?

A sex doll is a type of sex toy in the size and shape of a sexual partner for use in masturbation or simulated sex that aims to mimic sex with a human partner.

Some sex dolls may consist of an entire body with face, or just a head, pelvis or other partial body, with the private parts for sexual stimulation.

But sex dolls have been around a long time

Some of the first sex dolls were invented by Dutch sailors in the 17th century who would be isolated at sea during long voyages. These dolls were referred to by the French as 'dame de voyage' and by the Spanish as 'dama de viaje'.

These sex dolls were made of sewn cloth or old clothes and were a direct predecessor to today's sex dolls. In Japan, sex dolls are still sometimes referred to as 'Dutch wives' which is a reference to the Dutch sailors.

Sex dolls are so popular that there are sex doll brothels

In 2017 the first sex doll brothel in Europe was opened called LumiDolls brothel in Barcelona, Spain where you could rent a sex doll or have sex with it at the brothel. It started with about 4 different sex dolls and said it expected to increase in number. Apart from the one running in Spain, the company is making plans to open a sex doll brothel in the UK and other parts of the world too.

In countries like Japan, such brothels have been around for a very long time, and people pay a lot of money for their services. This even includes people with disabilities.

What are the problems with sex dolls becoming more popular?

There are fears that these doll brothels may even take out the oldest profession off trade. It is not impossible for this to take over, though, as in Japan there are people who are already addicted or obsessed with sleeping with these dolls.

There is also a case of a man called 'Davecat' being married, informally, to his sex doll and having two more sex dolls he calls his mistresses in the US.

In another case, one British couple called Bob and Lizzie own the world’s largest collection of full-size sex dolls which are 240 and increasing. This has become something of an obsession with them as they have dedicated their life to collecting them to live with them.

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