The door is firmly closing on the last bedroom taboo with one retailer confirming that the sex robots are most definitely coming. With interest in sex dolls and robots at an all-time high, a major TV documentary drawing in millions of viewers and the conversation around this type of sex aid becoming more mainstream, Silicone Sex World says us Brits are finally relaxing our stiff upper lip.
Silicone Sex World made headlines earlier this year when it became the first outlet in the country to import high-tech, ultra-realistic sex robots from Asia. Since then, it has seen demand spike for its custom made silicone sex dolls, which are more affordable than the robot’s £10,000 price tag and increasingly being welcomed in bedrooms up and down the country.
Six months ago, the London-based firm would process around two orders per week. Staggering growth means that number has leaped to five orders per day, with forecasts indicating that sales will top 10 dolls per day by June. Data from Google shows that web searches for sex dolls have also soared in the UK, with search volume quadrupling since January. Other search terms such as robot sex dolls have increased by 120% this year alone.
Andy Phelps, product specialist said, “One thing which we have found really interesting and that highlights just how much the notion of a sex doll is becoming less taboo in Britain is that as time goes on, customers have fewer questions around the dolls. We think that the idea of a sex doll is fast becoming the norm and those looking to purchase are much more open and clued up about the type of doll they want and what to expect.
“At one point, we may have spoken to 20 customers a day regarding the dolls. Today, the enquiry rate is dropping but the order rate is increasing. We are still seeing an increase in the number of enquiries regarding the sex robots, which is really the next frontier – and certainly something that we expect to be available by the end of March 2018.
“Although the glamorous side of sex dolls is often spoken about, there is still a ways to go when it comes to the consumer awareness side. Many of the customers who come to us have used drop shipping companies, or ordered from websites in the Far East who are selling dolls which are not deemed legal in the UK. Those dolls are then seized by customs and the purchaser can often expect a visit from the authorities – this is why it is extremely important to buy from a verified seller like ourselves who have a relationship with customs, know the UK laws and handle all of this ourselves.”
Silicone Sex World offers both pre-built and custom built silicone sex dolls, with options to choose characteristics such as skin tone, hair colour, breast size and body type according to personal preference. Prices start from £900.