Let’s face it, when most people hear the term “sex doll,” their minds jump to the inflatable explosive dolls of the early 1970s. These screams of immortality, reminiscent of frozen munch, were somehow crossed with rubber chickens.
Fortunately, those days are gone. Today we have a modern manufacturing method using TPE and silicone, as well as a frame that can be placed and a fully customizable doll that can create an amazing and ultra-realistic appearance. Nowadays, you are more likely to hear someone exclaim: “Wow, I thought that was a real person!” Today’s choices are amazing, our manufacturers just keep raising the bar.
When was the first character doll?
In ancient Greece, historical documents reported that several men fell in love with sculptures, not sex dolls, but we will note that some of their ideas in their minds were expressed through sculptures. Praxiteles was the first to sculpt a full size nude statue, and his most famous statue is Aphrodite.
It is said that a young man was so surprised that his leg ejaculated and soiled it! In the culture that brought us Pygmalion mythology, this may not be particularly shocking: The sculptor made the statue so beautiful that he fell in love with it.
At the end of the Dark Ages, until the long-distance sailing era of the 16th century, sailors eager for the company of women made dolls of cloth and leather. The French call these “aircraft carriers” and the British call them “Dutch women,” meaning Dutch sailors will use them. These people may be among the sex dolls ever designed, the term “Dutch woman”. This is still called a sex doll in Japan.
Soon after, Eta Hoffman wrote his work “Sandman” as a boy who gave up his love for women and developed a love for automata. After seeing the performance of this work, the artist Hans Bemer was very enthusiastic. In the 1930s, he began making sex dolls with moving balls.
It was not until the early 1900s that mass production of dolls began. Around 1904, they began to appear in French catalogs using newly discovered plastic with rubber to make a more realistic doll. These can be the first to feature lifelike genitals, and even include a tube through which oil can lubricate the vagina.
Although inflatable sex dolls made of vinyl, latex and silicone were popular in the US in the 1960s and 1970s, they were not allowed to be imported and sold in the UK until 1987. In addition, over time, five years later, high quality silicone sex dolls have also entered the mass market. Since then, the material and manufacturing have improved significantly, which provides us with the current market for TPE and platinum silicone dolls.