SEX DOLLS TEND TO MORE THAN JUST LONELY HEARTS

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - FILTER -

Chi­nese men are em­brac­ing life-sized dolls for more than their sex­ual needs. Wi Xingliang, an ex­pert in the sex doll in­dus­try, says there are more than 50 types of dolls avail­able, which can be cus­tomised with dif­fer­ent eye and hair colours, gures and even skin tex­ture. The men give their dolls names and per­son­al­i­ties, but it’s not all creepy sex games. Song Bo, one of China’s most well-known doll en­thu­si­asts, got his rst doll af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with a cyst in his head. Not want­ing to get mar­ried or have chil­dren with his po­ten­tially fa­tal health di­ag­no­sis, he got a doll to keep as his daugh­ter. Stock­bro­ker Zhang Fan, 36, bought a doll to be ‘the fe­male ver­sion’ of him­self, while 58-year-old Li Chen says his keeps him ‘youth­ful and en­er­getic’. The dolls can cost as much as 15 000 Chi­nese yuan (about R32 000).

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