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Has the Time of the Digisexual Arrived?

by Beth Divine 6 Sep 2018

Sex dolls have changed dramatically. Initially made by French or Dutch sailors (allegedly), the very first sex dolls were nothing more than bulky lumps of straw or fabric scraps, sewn into the vague shape of an orifice into which a horny canvas rat could push his member and hump away. Presumably a blind eye was turned to these sorts of activities as the alternative was a dramatic increase on boy-on-boy action in the below decks cabins, something that was considered, in those days, to be something of a soul-destroying sin.

From there, the idea of the sex doll caught on, and the figures slowly became more realistic, although always only ever as good as the materials in which they were made allowed them to be. Fabrics faded and absorbed the paint in odd ways, with the doll becoming more and more misshapen with every instance of use. Rubber was originally friable and crumbled to pieces, before the galvanisation process was discovered, after which it became too stiff and unyielding (although much better than anything used before…) Latex and PVC well able contenders in the field, although they had something of a plastic, chemical feel to them…

The perfection of the silicone manufacturing process at last gave sex doll manufacturers a realistic feeling product to work with. Silicone is highly malleable and can be made to feel like human skin, with a metal frame overlaid with enough padding that the whole experience seems very real.

Sex dolls orifices are no longer crude holes – with silicone’s ease of moulding, dolls can be made with realistically shaped vulvas, anuses and mouths, so that oral, anal and vaginal sex can all be simulated with a very realistic feel. Obviously, body dimensions are tailored to be super-hot, with enormous yet still perky breasts, narrow waists, and curvaceous booties being teamed with exquisitely beautiful faces. These dolls can be horrendously expensive – and yet they sell out regularly.

Robotics and especially AI (artificial intelligence) is seeing the advent of the semi-autonomous sex doll. A doll that can talk, move and react in a more realistic way, while never saying ‘no’ or having a headache – always ready and willing to have sex and make ‘her’ partner feel like a stud is the pinnacle for which sex doll manufacturers are aiming.

This brings us to, it is surmised, of the rise of the digisexual. The term has been coined to describe those who prefer to have sex with robots or sex toys, and it is almost certain that there are already those who fall into this category. A certain partner, who is absolutely submissive, always ready for, and who can be fucked in any way possible, is just what a digisexual is after. This is not to say that digisexuals are unemotional, or anti-social. Often, people develop strong feeling towards their sex dolls, anthropomorphising them and becoming genuinely attached to them. They may even proscribe emotions and characters to their dolls, becoming sad when they break or age, and ‘mourning’ for them when they need to be replaced.

Will sex dolls take over from real women? Or will they just make sure that everyone can fulfil their secret fantasies without shame or embarrassment?