Agalmatophilia (from the Greek agalma 'statue', and -philia φιλία = love) is a sexual attraction to a statue, doll, mannequin or other similar figurative object. The attraction may include a desire for actual sexual contact with the object, a fantasy of having sexual (or non-sexual) encounters with an animate or inanimate instance of the preferred object, the act of watching encounters between such objects, or sexual pleasure gained from thoughts of being transformed or transforming another into the preferred object.
In this connection we may refer to fornicatory acts effected with artificial imitations of the human body, or of individual parts of that body. There exist true Vaucansons in this province of pornographic technology, clever mechanics who, from rubber and other plastic materials, prepare entire male or female bodies, which, as hommes or dames de voyage, subserve fornicatory purposes. More especially are the genital organs represented in a manner true to nature. Even the secretion of Bartholin's glans is imitated, by means of a "pneumatic tube" filled with oil. Similarly, by means of fluid and suitable apparatus, the ejaculation of the semen is imitated. Such artificial human beings are actually offered for sale in the catalogue of certain manufacturers of "Parisian rubber articles."[3]
The most expensive sex dolls (approximately $1,200 and up) are usually made from silicone (usually above $3,000 at 2016 prices) or thermoplastic elastomer known as TPE (below $3,000). Dolls made of either material can be very lifelike, with faces and bodies modeled on real people in some instances, with realistic skin material (similar to that used for movie special effects), and with realistic (or even real) hair. These dolls usually have an articulated PVC or metal skeleton with flexible joints that allows them to be positioned in a variety of positions for display and for sexual acts. Silicone or TPE dolls are much heavier than vinyl or latex inflatable ones (which consist mostly of air), but are roughly half the weight of a real human being of comparable size.
At the middle market price-range ($100 to approximately $1,000), dolls are made of thicker vinyl or heavy latex without welded seams or a polyurethane and silicone mixture, typically surrounding a foam core. Most have plastic mannequin-style heads and styled wigs, plastic or glass eyes, and occasionally properly moulded hands and feet. Some vinyl dolls can contain water-filled body areas such as the breasts or buttocks. Latex dolls were made in Hungary, China and France but only the French manufacturer Domax now remains in production.[citation needed]

Some companies manufacture cloth sex dolls using the same technology that is used to create plush toys. With widespread cultural use of the internet amongst younger generations, numerous forums exist for amateurs who create their own sex dolls from fabric or other materials. There are even mailing lists for discussing techniques and experiences with MLDs (material love dolls)[citation needed].


Also, be careful about bacteria. The problem with TPE is that it’s super porous. That means that the bacteria on your hands and such can get into the skin. Not only that, the orifices are typically prone to absorbing the bacteria from semen and other such excretions. It is important to realize that since it is porous, it means that you have to clean this up excessively each time. You can’t let this sit after you’re done with it, because the moisture from this will be left in the cavities, and from there, it can grow mold, and that often is pretty gross. That means that if you’re going to get a TPE doll, don’t let it sit with any sort of moisture inside of it, because let’s face it, you don’t want a moldy doll. This also might not be the doll for you if you’re not the type that is okay with doing a tiny bit of cleanup after sex, since often that is what is required, and it is something that you will need to consider.

Better Performance - Sex dolls are excellent partners to help improve your technique in bed. By masturbating with a sex doll, you are able to practice how you thrust, breathe, and pace yourself for a longer session. You can in turn use the opportunity to figure out how to best stimulate the clitoris from various angles and get the deepest penetration possible, without ever having to deal with an exhausted or annoyed human companion.
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It also can retain warmth, so if you decide to heat it up a little bit, it definitely has that potential. However, you shouldn’t try to give it hot baths or submerge it too much, since often, this can mess with the skin, breaking it down and ruining the doll. But, if you want to mimic the warmth of a body, then you can use this, since often the fact that it is way more sensitive does help with this.
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