13 Facts about Sex Dolls

Sex Dolls like Bella are a delight to behold and pleasurable, especially on a cold winter night. As fascinating, as these realistic dolls are, though, the wider world of sex dolls is rich with amazing history and interesting facts.

We spend a lot of time talking about the sexual pleasures that come with these beautiful synthetic women. Sometimes, though, it is nice just to have a little fun. So, kick back will Bella, or your dame of preference and enjoy these factoids. Some are interesting. Others are fun. A few, we’re not really sure what to make of them. 

  1. The first sex dolls were used by sailors on long sea voyages. Have you ever been on a long trip alone? In the 17th Century, ocean travel was dangerous and long, with men spending months isolated at sea. The dolls, usually made of cloth or leather, served as companionship for the men.
  2. The Japanese call sex dolls “Dutch Wives.” Along with the French and Spanish, the Dutch (avid seafarers that they were) also used the Dame de Voyage for long trips at sea. When they began trading with Japan, these dolls were among the items exchanged with Japanese traders. We don’t know if the term Dutch Wives had any humorous connotations to the Japanese but the name, and the love of sex dolls, stuck.
  3. Speaking of Japan, they have brothels where men pay to have – um – relations with sex dolls rather than women. When we say the Japanese really love their sex dolls, we mean that they really do love their sex dolls. We’re not sure if such brothels would be legal in the US, but they are an interesting concept.
  4. On the topic of wives, a man who goes by “Davecat” is married to his sex doll. They’re not legally married, of course, since she cannot exchange vows, but for him, that does not matter. He is also not alone in his intense affection. A growing number of men are coming to prefer sex dolls because they lack the sometimes-messy complications that come with relationships with organic women.
  5. Before you shake your head at Davecat and other iDollators, robotics companies are also recognizing the desire people (not just men) have to express emotions for machines. As robotics and AI improve, we may well see, within only a few decades, sex dolls that can carry on conversations and express emotions (and pleasure).
  6. You can find alien sex dolls. Nothing else really needs to be added to that.
  7. Actually, you can find a sex doll for almost any fetish or interest.
  8. You can purchase a sex doll made specifically for your dog, if he has a problem with an overactive humping instinct. Apparently, your dog wants steak and a pretty female dog doll.
  9. While we think of sex dolls as being a “man thing,” some of the first manufactured sex dolls were for use by women. These dolls date back to the beginning of the 20th Century (yes that puts them in the moral heavy Victorian Era) and were relatively lifelike, considering the crude materials used (by today’s standards). In fact, they were so realistic that they even included an artificial ejaculate.
  10. In Lithuania on “National Men’s Day” men use sex dolls as rafts in a swimming competition. So many sexy jokes – so little time.
  11. Australia had to make a statement that sex dolls are not “recognized flotation devices. Severe flooding left a couple with nothing to turn to except sex dolls, which provided enough flotation to keep them from drowning.
  12. A sex doll (of sorts) is said to be the inspiration for Barbie. Bild Lilli was a bawdy, sexy cartoon character that appealed to German men. She was so loved, in fact, that a doll (not life sized unfortunately) was created of her and became the inspiration for the famous toy.
  13. Inflatable sex dolls are recyclable. If you have one that no longer holds air and a little skill, you can turn her into rain-resistant clothing. Talk about a sexy slicker.