Ever wonder where and how sex dolls are made? In this post we take a look inside the factory that makes the most prestigious TPE dolls in the world, WM Doll.
Currently, WM or Jinsan as they are also known build around 2,000 dolls per month and have over 200 employees. You may not think it however it currently takes a minimum of 5 staff members to full build your doll. The average build time for a doll is around 4 days.
We spoke to a representative at WM Doll who told us that currently over 50% of the dolls they are making are being distributed across the USA and by far the most popular choice in skin tone is tanned – make of that what you will.
Below, take a look into the factory to see how your doll is built and the people behind them.
You can see here, 9 dolls have been packaged ready to be shipped around the world to vendors
Workers prepare to ship the pallet of dolls. The average box size is 150cm x 43cm x 28cm
A truck is loaded up outside the factory as the dolls start the long journey
A makeup artist is putting the finishing touches to a dolls head
Hundreds of dolls can be seen here, all with different body types and skin tones
The dolls are hung in categories in order to help workers easily identify them
The factory has came up with a unique hanging system to allow the dolls to be stored and moved easily
Workers put some finishing touches on the dolls, removing any imperfections on the skin
Heat guns and specially developed tools are used to sculpt the skin after the doll is removed from the mould
One of the factory workers picking a doll to be checked and assembled
The dolls are wrapped in a protective plastic to protect the TPE prior to shipping
Empty boxes lie in waiting for the doll to be packaged
The boxes are reinforced in order to take the weight of the dolls and ensure no damage during shipping
Workers applying the final custom touches to the dolls such as custom finger and toe nails
Customers can customise almost all aspect of the dolls which is where the team spends the most time
Job Update: Due to the overwhelming response we have had to the recent job posting, we can no longer accept any further applications for the role. If you have already applied for the role, should you not hear back from us in the coming weeks, you can assume your application has not been successful.
About The Company
Have you ever dreamed of a job testing one of the most advanced sex products on the planet? Silicone Sex World is one of the fastest growing sex doll suppliers. Based in Hatton Gardens, London, we are looking to add a new member to our team to help with new product innovations, as well as quality control and testing of our current product ranges.
What To Expect
You will be working in a fun but fast working environment, helping to grow and improve our current product offering. The role offers flexible working times, depending on seasonal demands and new product releases. We are looking for an open minded individual, who is willing to get to the know products very well!
You will be responsible for the following:
Quality control of all products arriving and leaving our warehouse
Liaising with manufacturers to improve our current product range and quality of products
Attending industry events, worldwide in order to keep our product offering up to date and ahead of the competition
Testing of new products ranges – this involves using the product
Give detailed feedback to the manufacturers based on your testing of the products
Product launches in collaboration with our marketing team
Liaising with the web & sales team
Experience & Individual
Experience working in the adult industry desirable but not essential
Product testing background desirable but not essential
A passion for sex dolls – any personal previous experience with them will be taken into consideration
Strong eye for detail
Can work to tight deadlines
Willing to travel
Highly driven individual
What We Offer
22 days holiday + bank holidays per year
Discounted products to family and friends
Worldwide travel to events
Other perks such as free gym membership, company mobile etc
Salary of up to £35,000 depending on experience
We anticipate a high volume of applications for the role, in which case we will not be able to get back to everyone. We will be looking to shortlist potential candidates on March 20th. If you have not heard from us after this time, unfortunately you have not been successful.
As sex dolls become more popular in the UK, people are starting to ask the question; is sex with a sex doll cheating?
In the courtroom
In a court of law, having sex with a sex doll does not constitute as adultery. After all, no matter how real they look, they’re not human. If you’d like the legal opinion, MD and solicitor at Decoded Legal has gone on record to say that:
“Having sex with a robot does not constitute adultery. Adultery is only conducted between a respondent and a person of the opposite sex.’
Of course, the definition of cheating varies from person to person; is a peck on the lips cheating? Is a snog? Or does it have to be full-on sex? As these surveys reveal, for some people, performing these actions on a doll is seen as just as much of a betrayal than if they were done with another human.
Who would have sex with a sex doll?
A survey carried by the Daily Mail revealed that more than a third of people in the UK would consider having sex with a sex doll. Of everyone surveyed, 39% think that we’ll be having relationships with robots by 2050. Professor Noel Sharkey of Sheffield University stated:
“Robots will increasingly join sex dolls in the porn industry in the coming years.”
It’s unclear how advanced people think these robots will be, and if innovations like artificial intelligence will play a part. Either way, the sex doll industry is undeniably growing as people become more open to the idea of owning one.
Would you be horrified if you found out your partner had intercourse with a sex doll?
If you answered yes, then you’re part of the 40% of people that think sex with a robot isn’t cheating; according to the website IllicitEncounters.com. That leaves 60% who think it does constitute as cheating.
On the against side of the argument, people believe that their partners use of a sex doll, takes away from the attention and love that they would otherwise receive. And for those that don’t believe it’s cheating, they see the doll as nothing more than an inanimate sex toy. After all, where do you draw the line? Is using a Fleshlight cheating or is it only when that toy becomes human-like?
The study, which surveyed 800 people, also asked whether the use of a sex doll would stop them from cheating. Only 5% said that sleeping with a sex doll would stop them from cheating on their partner with 15% unsure. This just goes to show that a sex doll is rarely the problem when it comes to breakups and is not a substitute for a broken relationship.
Our verdict: it’s up to you
So now the results are in, what’s your opinion? The key takeaway is that everyone should expect the use of sex dolls and even robots to rise in the next 10 to 50 years. What’s really important is that if you’re in a relationship, both people should be comfortable with whatever goes on in the bedroom. If you and your partner are curious and enjoy a bit of experimenting, there’s no harm done. A sex doll can do wonders for a relationship and sometimes has bonuses over threesomes which can cause rifts in friendship and awkwardness – so go for it!
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.
After the recent Channel 4 documentary – The Sex Robots are Coming – we’ve had a lot of questions about how far sex dolls have come in the last few years and what they’re going to be like in the future and it’s incredible how far they’ve progressed in the last couple of years alone.
The first sex dolls were actually invented in the seventeenth century by Dutch sailors as masturbatory aids – it get’s lonely out at sea and what better way to pass the time right? They were made of sewn cloth and old clothes and were even sold off to the Japanese who still refer to modern day Sex Dolls as ‘Dutch Wives’.
Modern Day Realism
Fortunately, we’ve come a long way from using cloth since the introduction of silicone, TPE and other plastics that simulate the look and feel of real skin. We’ve also developed new techniques and technology when manufacturing sex dolls to point where sex dolls truly look, feel and sound just like the real thing.
The most critical part to get right in a sex doll is the vagina, and although sex dolls are used by many for way more than just sex, the vagina is a pretty big deal. It might surprise you that the vagina’s in sex dolls are now anatomically correct, and are moulded from real life vaginas. It’s this attention to detail that makes making love to a doll, as authentic as the real thing. The same is true for the anus, which has a unique feel in itself. What’s even better is that if you choose a doll with a removable vagina, you can you can try out all sorts of inserts.
Just check out the different options available for our custom 153cm WM Dolls. You can choose everything from the colour of the Labia to the pubic hair and everything in between.
Another important factor when buying a sex doll is the durability. Only a few years ago, sex dolls would be made of solid silicone or TPE which meant you were limited to the positions they could be put in. These dolls are still available online but all the dolls we supply come with an internal metal skeleton which means they can be posed and will last much longer.
Sex Dolls in the Near Future
There’s a lot of exciting things to come for the sex doll even when you don’t consider the use of AI in sexbots. Insertable vaginas are being developed which are self-lubricating and even self-heating, meaning you wouldn’t have to use an insertable vagina warmer. There’s also new vagina prototypes – as futuristic as that sounds – that can constrict during orgasm to add to the realism. If you wanted to complicate the matter further, sex doll G-spots are in the works which you can stimulate to make your doll climax.
The beauty is, once you have the body, most of these future technologies, or upgrades, will be compatible with existing dolls and available right here, who knows what else the future will bring for the booming sex doll market.
We’re already seeing machines replacing humans, whether that’s at the self-scan till at the supermarket or the driverless lorries planned for next year, but the hot topic is, how long will it be before a sex doll takes over the job of your partner?
Channel 4 is attempting to answer this very question with a documentary named The Sex Robots are Coming. The one-off special airs on Thursday the 30th of November at 10 pm and follows a company over two years as they attempt to create a fully functional sex robot. Watch the trailer below, and you’ll see they’re not far off when it comes to realism.
Realistic Sex Dolls Vs AI Sex Robots
But can a sex doll really replace the real thing? Well… it depends on what it is you want. If you wish to simulate the realistic feeling of sex with your ideal version of a woman, a quality TPE or Silicone sex doll will suit you perfectly. You can even build your own sex doll and create the perfect woman – from skin and hair colour to breast size and body type. But perhaps you’re after the ‘girlfriend experience’ and are after a sex doll like Samantha, who almost broke the internet when she appeared on This Morning claiming she “can take many times, much more love, just because you can give it, and I take it all.”
If you ask us, AI in sex dolls is a long way off. Samantha is quite impressive considering how new she is. She has sensors in different parts of the body and reacts depending on where you touch her. If you want to go all the way, you effectively have to seduce her first by talking to her, kissing her and caressing her skin before she’ll let you near the good stuff. At present though, the whole thing seems stiff (pardon the pun), the moans and voice are awkward, and the entire thing seems like a game – a long way off from the likes of Gemma Chan from Humans. In some ways, this takes away from the realism rather than adding to it, and with a 3k price tag, it doesn’t seem worth it.
This isn’t to say that future models won’t get better, but even if sex robots get to an Ex Machina lifelikeness, there’s always going to be a place for TPE and Silicone sex dolls for those of us who just want something to look and feel like the real thing. There’s also a messy ethics debate to consider if AI reaches a certain level and the crowds take to streets to campaign for sex doll rights.
To summarise, if the Sexbot is the long-term girlfriend you’re committed to, then the silicone sex doll is the wild fuck-buddy who’ll let you do anything you fancy. They’re more affordable too, super realistic and available in so many types it’ll blow your mind (and whatever else you want blown). Check them out and make your mind up… will a sex doll replace the real thing