A body may cost $6,000 but conversation and smile are still priceless
A perfect solution has arrived for those burnt out with the dating scene and those too worried about the potential STDs they could pick up from a local hooker. Good news comes in human size packages — sex toys have come a long way since the Fleshlight.
They’re called Real Dolls. They’re manufactured in San Marcos, Calif. by a company called Abyss Creations. They are the brainchild of creator, Matt McMullen.
At the Real Dolls website you are able to build the doll most suited for you.
Every detail is customizable, from the colour of their eyes to the style of their pubic hair, with an option to increase the size of their breasts by a cup size for $800. They take about 80 hours to build.
The dolls themselves are silicone over fully poseable skeleton. They weigh between 75 and 115 pounds. There are 10 standard bodies to choose from, and about 24 different faces. And yes, ladies, there are two male dolls available. The standard doll costs about $6,000, but the more customizable options available can cost over $50,000.
While sex dolls are not a new concept, it is not only the fact that these dolls are used for sex that is noteworthy.
A culture has sprung up revolving around these Real Dolls on various Internet groups, such as Dollforum.com, where members post pictures of their doll and the other members comment on the doll’s beauty.
Though a large portion of these are sexual in nature, many of them are just pictures of the doll wearing clothes sitting on a public bench, or in a bathing suit by a swimming pool.
There are those who set up hooks all around their home that they are able to hook their dolls up to. This gives the dolls the illusion of standing. Though the dolls are poseable, they are unable to support their own weight.
Some of these doll owners have entered into a full-blown relationship with their dolls. They pick out what clothes they are going to wear that day. They do their makeup, they create their hairstyles. They take pictures of them doing things that real people would do.
The commitment some of these doll owners have to their relationships is immense. According to Amanda Thompson of Abyss Creations, there have even been customers who have married their dolls. There have been customers who say that the doll saved their life.
On Dollforum a man has posted pictures of his luggage for his vacation with his doll, named Zara. He has more luggage for his doll than he has for himself.
He explains this, “Packing for Zara meant packing for two and she needed more room for her gear than I did.” Another member has posted back, “Duh. She’s a woman, what do you expect?”
The dolls cannot be made to look like a specific person unless Abyss Creations have express consent to do so.
Abyss Creations manufactures between 250-300 Real Dolls every year, with a doll being ordered almost every day of the year. They have sold close to 4,000 dolls worldwide.
They have created pixie/elf type dolls that have pointed ears, as well as a vampire doll with pointed teeth. Hermaphrodite and transsexual dolls can be made with a special request. Also, the dolls can come with the ability to switch out the doll’s vagina piece for a detachable penis.
There are, however, ethical boundaries on the customizations Abyss will make: they won’t make a child doll, an amputee doll or cater to extreme fetishes, such as bodies with scarification or deformed body parts.
There is a line of Real Dolls called Wicked Real Dolls, which are doll replicas of actresses from the adult-film company, Wicked. These doll versions of porn stars cost about $7,000.
The website reads, “Order your own Wicked Real Doll today, and have a pornstar ready and waiting for you every night!”
There is a waiting list of about eight to 10 weeks to get one of these dolls.
The similarities between the Real Doll website and websites where you can select your mail order bride are undeniable. You look on a website through women until you find one that meet the characteristics you find desirable and you choose that woman to be your bride.
A Real Doll is always ready to have sex. To own a Real Doll is to take away any chance of an argument or disagreement.
The thing is, a Real Doll isn’t real.