The sex dolls were first made during the 17th century by the Dutch Soldiers as they had to spend numerous days on the ship. During those days they face a need for sexual stimulation as no woman was available there on the ship. Therefore, in order to gratify this need, they made sex dolls for sexual arousal. At that time, they used clothes for making these dolls. Well, the dolls were not as close to reality as today, but it served the purpose. These Dutch sailors sold few of their dolls to Japanese. Japanese named these dolls as Dutch wives.
From the 17th century till 1916, the popularity of these masturbation puppets grew. However, during this era, people started to make sex dolls that resemble a specific woman. In 1916, Oskar Kokoschka, an artist, created a life-like puppet of his love Alma Mahler. He made the doll with so many details that every cut and curve of the doll was made similar to Mahler’s body.
- World War and Sex Dolls – the 1930s
The first sex dolls close to life-like was created in 1930 during World War 2. Nazi Germany made these dolls as they were away from homes for a long period of time. This loneliness resulted in the extreme need of masturbation, and they found out the solution of it by making sex dolls. Sex dolls made it easy for them to masturbate.
- A Transformation Era – 1950s
As the demand for sex dolls was on boost, manufacturers were thinking of ways to make these dolls close to human beings. They came up with an idea of changing the material for making sex dolls. Initially, clothes were used that does not give it a close-to-reality look. The manufacturers of Japan initiated the idea of using vinyl or silicon for making these dolls. Though usage of silicon was rare still, you may get a chance to see few. They not only changed the material but increased the size of the dolls for giving it a real touch.
- Advertising Era – 1960 to 1980
From 1960 to 1990, this was the time period when the demand for these sex dolls was on the peak. This increased demand resulted in advertisements of these dolls. As many companies started making sexual toys, therefore company owners felt a need to advertise their product. During 1980, advertisements of sex dolls made an appearance in porn magazines. However, during 1980, these advertisements increased, and many other mediums were also used for giving these advertisements.
As the material and size of the sex dolls were improved, it was time to work on the appearance of this puppets. During 1992, manufacturers of these sex toys focused on improving the appearance of sex dolls. This was the time when usage of silicon for making these sexual dummies increased. Both of these companies made silicon sex dolls as per the need of local customers.
- The birth of the internet – 2000 to 2008
During the late 19th century, the internet made emergence, and within months its popularity grew. With a year or two, online web pages were introduced. Sex dolls manufacturers also utilized this medium for selling their dolls. With the help of the online web, the sale of sex dolls became quick and easier. People from all over the world started to purchase sex dolls from Japan and the US.
- More Names in the market – 2005-2013
In 2010, a sexual toys brand was launched in China titled as DS Doll. The venture was a success, and people from other countries started to order their masturbation partners from China as well. Many brands of sexual accessories were opened in Europe. By looking at the need of the market, the prices of the sex dolls also increased.
- Birth of Middle Class – 2014
Before 2014, sex dolls were a fun thing for the elite strata only. As the prices of the dolls were so high, a middle-class person cannot even think about purchasing one. When middle-class grew in China, various cheaper sex toys brand made their appearance. WM Dolls was one of the pioneer brands who introduced pocket-friendly sex dolls.
- Cutting down prices – 2015
With a year, WM Dolls made its name in the market. The huge success of the company made other manufacturers realized that affordable sex dolls are the need or market. Many other companies like Z-One doll and 6Ye Premium Doll, also started manufacturing cheap sex dolls. Due to these easy-on-pocket sex dolls, many companies in Europe faced a huge loss in their business.
With the advancement in technology, manufacturers of sex dolls are trying to incorporate Artificial Intelligence in their sex dolls. People are fed up with the never-moving sexual partner. Now they wanted to see a few more unique features in it. Therefore, manufacturers are waiting to introduce new movable sex dolls in the market. Though it may result in increased prices, customers need innovative sex dolls.