The Sex Doll: A History

The Sex Doll: A History

Anthony Ferguson


This scholarly learn of the centuries-long heritage of fornicatory dolls examines the iconic obsession with growing an idealized, silent woman sexual item and the manifestations of this wish in the course of the a while in mythology, literature, artwork, philosophy and technological know-how. this actual sexual impulse has been expressed in an outstanding number of varieties similar to statues, mannequins, intercourse dolls, and gynoids (robots). particularly this examine makes a speciality of the evolution of the intercourse doll via its unique incarnation as a sack fabric effigy, during the advertising of inflatable dolls, to the present complex cyber-technology figures, in an try to realize the hidden drives and needs which gasoline this ongoing fable of making an ideal, powerless, silent companion.

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