Dublin’s ‘passion dolly’ is big hit with punters in city-centre brothel
MEET the silicone-filled ‘realistic’ sex doll who is being rented out to Irishmen in a city-centre brothel at a cost of €100 per hour.
In a report this week, the Foundation for Responsible Robotics said that android love dolls are set to become increasingly common over the next 10 years.
Some scientists have even warned that there is a danger that the ‘pleasure- bots’ could lead to a decrease in real human relationships – and that they could lead to the objectification of children and women.
But while the report reads like something from a science fiction film, the Sunday World can reveal that the artificial sex trade is already under way in Dublin.
Amazingly, an artificial woman – described as “Ireland’s most realistic sex doll” – is available for rent in the heart of Dublin’s Liberties.
She is being leased out by the hour by two Eastern European sex workers who allow men to pay to spend time with her – but not remove her from the premises.
Our undercover reporter visited ‘Passion Dolly’ after answering an ad on an adult website.
It read: “Are you wasting money paying for sex… or watching porn?
Why not have the full pleasure of having sex with the most beautiful girl whenever you want and as many times as you want?
Passion Dolly is an ultra-realistic sex doll for your pleasure.
“She is made of either TPE or medical silicone and has a metal skeleton as internal structure to allow you to bend and twist the doll’s torso, head, arms and legs to pose in any sexual position you please.”
The authors of the report from the Foundation for Responsible Robotics suggested this week that the robots could encourage objectification, abuse, rape and paedophilia.
However, they also claimed they could provide help for people who find it hard to have intimate relationships – like people in care homes, people with dementia or people with disabilities.
When our reporter visited Passion Dolly this week, we were told by her Eastern European owner that an hour of Dolly’s time would cost €100, while a half an hour would cost €50.
She also told us that she worked as a prostitute and that ‘full sex’ with her would cost €80.
The well-spoken brunette led us to a dimly lit room, where the sex doll laid outstretched on a bed.
When asked how many visitors Passion Dolly has had, she explained: “We have her about a month and have had over a dozen visitors, mostly Irish men and ranging in all ages.
“Some of them are a bit lonely, a few have social problems interacting with women, while others have a fascination with dolls.”
The owner then pointed to the dressing table, where she explained that there were aides such as condoms, tissues and a pint of water in case the client got overly worked up.
Our reporter tried to move ‘Passion Dolly’ on the bed to put her in a better lighted position and was stunned when her fingers on her right hand started moving due to the vibration.
After making his excuses and leaving, our reporter engaged the doll’s owner in further conversation before leaving.
He asked her how heavy Dolly was and was told she was 50kgs, which is nearly eight stone.
She said that she had imported the doll from the U.S. for €2,500.
When asked if we could bring Dolly on a visit outside her flat to a friend’s stag party, he was told: “She hasn’t gone out of her room yet and it would be a bit unusual, but if you were able to make sure she comes back in one piece we would be able to arrange something.”
The report claims that realistic sex dolls will become commonplace over the next 10 years – but that it will take 50 years before they are able to move and talk spontaneously and have facial expressions that look truly human.
There are currently five makers of sex robots worldwide, with prices ranging from €4,500 to more than €13,200 for a ‘deluxe’ model.
A recent U.S. survey of 100 people found that two-thirds of males aged 20-61 would have sex with a robot, compared with a third of women.
But experts claim politicians and the public need to deal with the ethical issues that sex robots will pose to society and relationships.
Belfast-born Noel Sharkey, a professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at the University of Sheffield, and Dr Aimee van Wynsberghe, assistant professor in ethics and technology at a Dutch university, said governments need to introduce legislation to stop abuses of this technology.
A robot pre-programmed to resist sexual advances was effectively a rape victim, said Prof Sharkey.
“Some say it’s better to rape a robot than a person, but others think it would encourage rape,” he added.
Sharkey also wants to see the government take pre-emptive action to stop paedophile sex robots entering the U.K. “I would say there should be an import ban on those,” he said.