Plastic – How Sex Dolls Got Creepier

I know that it may be hard for you to believe but there was a period of my life where I had trouble with women. An entire three or four hours where I found myself unexpectedly single against my will. During those long minutes I stayed true to myself and never once thought about inanimate objects, yet there are a growing percentage of men out there for whom a sex doll is not only a viable option, but a preferable one.

I suppose that part of this is down to the recent facelife that sex dolls have had. No longer is the image on the right hand side of the screen the only sort of inflatable sexual companion that a Star Trek fan (that’s right, I went there) can find. Sure, these terrifying creatures still make up the majority of sex dolls out there and all of the cheap ones, but it seems that the “hobby” has begun to cater to connoisseurs as well. As with any hobby/fetish/perversion (delete as applicable), the connoisseurs of this particular one are the ones with a lot more money than everyone else involved in the activity. Yes, I realise that they’re not used to anyone else being involved in that particular activity, but you get the what I mean.

Anyway these connoisseurs will get a lot for the, wait for it…

Are you still waiting?

Just a little longer…

Boy, you really want to know the price of this thing, don’t you?

Are you thinking of buying one or something?

£4,350 ($7,000, 4,947.26 Euros) that they’ll be paying. That’s right folks someone has created a sex doll that costs over four thousand pounds. Now considering the price you’d think that this doll should do something that other sex dolls are incapable of and, let’s face it, if you’re humping plastic then you can pretty much do what you want as things are so there’s not much left. Still, you’d be right. The Roxxxy (love the use of the triple-X there) is the first sex doll in the world with a personality (sad video :awww: ) meaning it can talk to you about your day at work, comfort you when you’re sick and ask questions about its own existence that are bound to make you feel more than a little uncomfortable. To make things a little worse this pile of plastic and circuits has been given a user defined personailty with five presets.

At five feet and seven inches tall, about eight and a half stone (a hundred and twenty pounds) and with a C cup worth of chest plastic, Roxxxy is certainly petite enough to pull off the first of her rather controversial personalities. This is the only one without a name and the personality should speak for itself as it has been described as being young and naive which is a bit creepy if you think about it. The Wild Wendy personality is described as outgoing, adventurous and enthusiastic. I’m sure we don’t need to go into what she’s enthusiastic about. For those who are more aware of the issues that left them having sex with a robot, the Mature Martha personality is there to provide a matriarchal and caring experience while S&M Susan really needs no description and wont be receiving one here when there are so many other jokes that can be made. And then there’s the most controversial personality of all -Frigid Farrah. Apart from having a name that could only belong to a porn star in the seventies, Farrah is the owner of a personality that isn’t into sex and will resist the advances of her owner. That’s right folks, a sex doll that you can rape should you feel the urge. A sex doll that isn’t into it and will say no. A sex doll with sensors that allow it to respond to your touch (and I’m sure we all know where the sensors were placed first) that is audibly disgusted by that touch. Yep, that’s what £4,350 will get you these days. As if that weren’t enough you can change the personalities at will, meaning you start out with the unnamed young and naive personality and switch it over to the struggling one when you so wish. And you thought sex dolls couldn’t get any creepier eh?

She’s a companion. She has a personality. She hears you. She listens to you. She speaks. She feels your touch. She goes to sleep. We are trying to replicate a personality of a person. She is wirelessly linked to the internet for software updates, technical support and to send her man email messages Sex only goes so far, then you want to be able to talk to the person.

That’s a quote from Roxxxy’s inventor (father I’m sure he sees himself as) Douglas Hines, who despite seriously missing his own point about having a companion by designing a doll that would be unwilling to do the things that he’s selling her for, has a very good reason for creating Roxxxy. Douglas’ friend died in the September 11 terrorist attacks in America and he became more and more obsessed with artificial intelligence as a result. He wanted his friend’s children to be able to grow up and still interact with their father. Unfortunately there were no practical applications for the technology he developed (somewhere along the line he got the crazy idea that making a creepy doll of their father that talks to them from beyond the grave may be a little bad for their mental growth) and he soon found that the only market for it was the “sexual robot companion industry”.

Now, as many jokes as I’ve made about this doll and the people who would use such a thing, I’m fully aware that some of you may still be considering it. As such it is my duty to leave you with two more pieces of information. Firstly let me remind you that the doll is equipped with a wi-fi connection to allow it on the web to get software updates with new personalities and conversational responses. Secondly, April 19th 2011 is the date that Skynet was due to go online according to Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Do you really want to risk it?

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65 thoughts on “Plastic – How Sex Dolls Got Creepier

  1. Originally posted by Stella Mudd:

    Harcourt Fenton Mudd! Don't touch me there! No! Stop! Don't! Stop!

    😆 :eyes: They don't compare to Mudds Women, though, Mik. :p

  2. Honestly, I liked Miks video better… Oh, and if I had $15k to lay down (no pun intended) on two of them… Well, I wouldn't be here, certainly. How much to go from Farrah to Wendy, in the same 'doll' in, say, 10 minutes. :doh: I can't believe I just asked that! 😆

  3. Long time ago when I saw "Blade Runner" for the frst time, I suspected the future world will be like in that movie. I guess this is a first step, digusting as it could be (I wanted to say "as it is" but maybe someone would find this interesting; who am I to blow against the wind…), but technology advances in one of two ways: through military use or through some of the very basic human needs. When you add a bit of alienation developed nations are facing here and there….

  4. Dennis, admit that the only reason you'd want two is so you could set them up next to each other to have conversations with each other like Furbies. 🙄

  5. Remember this scene?Deckard: She's a replicant, isn't she? Tyrell: I'm impressed. How many questions does it usually take to spot them? Deckard: I don't get it, Tyrell. Tyrell: How many questions? Deckard: Twenty, thirty, cross-referenced. Tyrell: It took more than a hundred for Rachael, didn't it? Deckard: She doesn't know. Tyrell: She's beginning to suspect, I think. Deckard: Suspect? How can it not know what it is?I do. And I feel cold lizzards crawling down my back from the thought…

  6. Just uploaded a new theme that should solve all the problems people were having on desktops and phones with this page. :yes:

  7. :eyes: Sweet mother of selected deity! :faint:I see times have moved on since the days of the seaman's bride.

  8. Originally posted by rose-marie:

    Sweet mother of selected deity!

    I am all of your selected deities and my mother is far from sweet. :knight: Seriously, Kitty has been sweeter.

  9. @ Mik: Am I that transparent? :p thanks for the fix,btw.@ everyone else: :lol::sst: You know I had to google "seamans bride", right? 😆

  10. There is no way that anyone can prove that they are actually feeling anything, you can fake tears as well as any other emotions.The Voight-Kampff apparatus measures primary autonomic responses which is the body's reaction to emotional stress, not the emotion itself. The one in the movie records fluctuations of tension within the eye muscles, and the original from Phillip K. Dick's novel measures capillary dilation in the facial area, not unlike the biometric sensors we have in reality. The emotion itself, the impulse, biochemical or elctric, can't really be measured. Primary autonomic responses can.

  11. Originally posted by Mik:

    … how would you prove that you're real based only on your feelings?

    *That* is the right question! <flarin flickers and disappears>….The appearance of increasigly life-like 'dolls' (for want of a better word) like this doesn't surprise me, but it *is* a bit of a worry – and I'm sure that there are people out there who wouldwill actually prefer the company of one of these, to the company of a real woman – which I find quite disturbing to consider. I wonder how long it will be before there's a 'fully operational' male version of these things…..

  12. Thanks. Somehow I needed that. It's nice when somebody actually tells you that he believes in you… Was that a primary autonomic response?;)

  13. Bring 'em on. I might not be able to prove I am real. But my feet smell really bad, if I have had the same shoes on the entire day, and if I have had chili beans the day before nobody in the room will doubt my existence. It's those thing that make up a huiman being, not the ability to resist violence.

  14. Purely a reaction to foot and body odour …'FAB' as we call it here 🙂 So when I remark that I think you're fabulous, please don't get the wrong end of the stick – it just means that your humanity is startlingly apparent 😀

  15. Originally posted by FlaRin:

    I wonder how long it will be before there's a 'fully operational' male version of these things…..

    Rocky is already being manufactured. Looks like a Ken doll in his own little neo-nazi way.

  16. I must admit that I am more able to understand why a guy would stick his dick into the "new doll" than in the old version. I mean, that facial expression should be able to kill any erection, no? :left:Having said that – the rest of it is just sick. Yuck is the word! :down:

  17. All kidding aside, agreed. 😦 Mik, your quotes are showing up as a blank white square with no text in it. For me, anyway.

  18. It's part of the Opera default black theme. As I've let that take over some of the base styling for me it gives major problems to quotes and possibly whispers too. I'm working on it in my lab page though. :up:

  19. OK. It's not only in comments, it happens in the text of your post – like where you quote the inventor. Oh, one more thing, I could never afford one of those things, much less two. 😆 Interesting idea about the Furbies.

  20. Yeah, I know. I contacted people about it months ago but no fix yet and the coding to fix it would break it if they did fix it. Patience basically, and you know how patient I am…

  21. Actually, anyone who can afford that, 'thing', can quite easily get a real girl for a lower price. :rolleyes:.Which just makes this whole thing sad. :awww:.Only when these barbie dolls become almost indistinguishable from a real human being, will 'normal' people become interested. :left:.(ever seen the movie, 'A.I.'?)

  22. :eyes: they look like kids sitting with their creator.. :insane: seriously got a pedo vibe for a moment :insane:

  23. Yeah, japanese dolls are created to look like anime women, with the bodies of children and massive trusting eyes. Combine that with this and you're in for some nasty realisations about humanity.

  24. "The Dollhouse" used to be the name of a… a… 💡 "Gentlemans Club" that was frequented by American motocycle riding "Gentlemen"… :whistle: Technology has almost caught up with Sci-fi – can anyone say "The Stepford Wives?" Now, for one of those, I'd give my left testicle. :left: 😆

  25. How do you clean those dolls? I can picture a guy sneaking down to the self-service late at night with his dolls, stuffing them into the machine and then forgetting about them, until a copper rings his doorbell around midnight and his wife opens the door…I mean, they have got to be washable. Otherwise… :yuck:

  26. 😆 Thanks for that image 😆 As with the original that inspired these items, I think a soapy shower might work 😆

  27. Originally posted by Aqualion:

    I mean, they have got to be washable. Otherwise…

    I assume, and this is only guesswork here as I'm not as experienced with humanoid figurines as Dennis (he's a baker so he must make gingerbread men :left: ), that there are special wipes and cleaning fluid to use with it. One would hope the owners would turn them off when cleaning them but I'm sure some leave them on just to hear the noises the touch sensors set off. :yuck:

  28. :lol:.Sorry, but the thought of that cheesy 'porn movie' sound track while cleaning the equipment just cracks me up. :lol:.

  29. You know, when I saw the hyperlink here :

    I'm fully aware that some of you may still be considering it.

    for some reason I just assumed it was linking to Dennis' About page :eyes: Your depravity is infamous now, Dennis :p

  30. WwwwWHAT? $7,000? Are they crazy? That's more than my vehicle.Dennis, maybe you can get a super deal on eBay or Craig's List.

  31. Carlos, I drive an '89 Volvo 240DL. Grey in color. I paid five hundred dollars for it, 6 years ago. :up: It does not owe me a dime, and thinks it is a four wheel drive. I have never, ever gotten stuck in the snow. 🙂 I have not found a woman as reliable as this car. Ever. :DEDIT: Before anyone says anything, I am not in any way auto-erotic. By any stretch of the imagination. :angel:

  32. :eyes: <stretches imagination> Must admit, I've never kown a woman who got stuck in the snow. But then again, never known one who thought she was a 4WD either. That I know of… :left: :right:

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