The popularity of sex dolls and their use in the escort industry

February 07, 2024 2 min read

The popularity of sex dolls and their use in the escort industry

Much like escort services themselves, sex dolls are a big business when it comes to seeking out a more casual or impromptu partner for sexual stimulation purposes. 

Indeed, the sex doll market is expected to hit $644.09 million globally by 2028, and even the behemoth of femininity (more recently female empowerment) – Barbie – was based on a German novelty gift for grown-ups. The “Bild Lilli” doll which inspired Mattel owner Ruth Marianna Handler to create the popular children’s toy named in honour of her daughter Barbara in 1959 was based on the 1940s comic strip escort of the same name, a post-war seductress of wealthy male suitors. 

Originating in France in the 1850s thanks to the Amazon rubber boom in Brazil and other South American countries, sex dolls of all shapes and sizes have arrived on the market over the last 150 years, with demand steadily increasing over time, particularly (and perhaps unsurprisingly) during the covid pandemic years when sales skyrocketed by 75%. Predictions of walking, talking ‘sex robots’ have also been touted as our obsession with AI grows. Today, nearly 10% of American men over the age of 18 have bought and own a sex doll and over 6% of women. Whilst some of these purchases have been as gag gifts or tucked away in a cupboard after some brief experimentation, around 25% of purchasers are regularly using them on a weekly basis. 

Whilst there are tales of people who have had full blown,monogamous relationships with their sex dolls, they are also a very popular sex aid within the world of sex work and it isn’t hard to see why. 

In fact, when it comes to the role of sex dolls in the escort industry, there are a number of benefits which we explore in more detail below.  

  • An ice-breaker for first timers– For those who are new to the world of escorts, the use of sex dolls and toys can be a helpful introduction to break the ice and explore what you (and your partner) may enjoy.  
  • An introduction to a ménage à trois (or quatre or cinq!) – Using sex dolls can be an easy way to experiment with adding another sexual partner(s) to the mix if this is something you have never tried before. It takes the pressure off rather than having a room full of people to perform to!
  • Try before you buy – Since the most realistic of sex dolls today can set you back thousands of dollars, a cunning businessman in Dortmund saw a gap in the market and recently launched ‘Bordoll’ – a play on words for the Germany word for brothel, ‘bordell. Here, men can purchase sex dolls by the hour, on a type of try-before-you-buy basis. Not for everyone perhaps, but there’s no denying the ingenuity behind the idea!
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