Wednesday, March 09, 2016

The Not-So-Living Doll


Warning ... this post deals with no-kidding adult topics. You may want to not let your children read any further. Just sayin' ...

Dating can be tough. If you're a guy of average looks, modest education, and/or low-wage employment, it can be even tougher. I, of course, being witty and erudite (if not especially studly or wealthy) did pretty well for myself*, but not every fellow is so fortunate.

That's why there's a niche market for ... well ... artificial dates, as I read in this article in CNN online a week or so ago: Making a Sex Doll.

Yes, Dear Readers, there is evidently a good market (300-400 per year) for very realistic, high-end** artificial companions. A southern California company called Abyss Creations makes a life-sized silicone figure with a fully poseable skeleton, interchangeable faces and ... er ... penetrable orifices. It's called RealDoll, and comes in one of 18 female and two male body styles, with a choice of five skin tones and 39 available faces. Prices start around $6,000 for "basic" models, and around $12,000 for "custom" models ... the prices of which depend on the customer's "specific desires."


You can buy a lot of dinners and movies for a real doll for $12,000.

All of this reminded me of a great story told by my brother Mark - who is a world-class storyteller - about the time he was taking a walk in the woods and stumbled upon where some latex lothario had hidden his inflate-o-date under a pile of leaves ... convincing Mark that he'd found some serial killer's stash and sending him fleeing for his life.

Well, anyhow, now you know that there's a weird niche business opportunity out there if you're into exotic crafts. I'd just advise picking a very open-minded venture capitalist to bankroll your effort.

Have a good day. Date a real girl, they're more fun.

More thoughts tomorrow.

Bilbo

* Pats self on back for landing Agnes.

** So to speak.

7 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

!My thoughts too, Bilbo! More fun for the real girl too.

Supposedly, some of these serve as props in ads. Sure ......

Guys with these look creepy and have too much extramoney to spend.

Meredith said...

Creepy!

John Hill said...

Uh -- wow.
My limited vocabulary leaves me with nothing else.
Just -- wow.

Gonzo Dave said...

Note to self: Hide the doll when Bilbo visits. ;-)

Mike said...

Hmmmm. Decend used car or sex doll. Let me get back to you on that.

Linda Kay said...

That's pretty desperate for someone with enough money to buy it!

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

She . . . . It . . . .makes a nice conversation piece!