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8 Books Who Speak About Sex Dolls

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Let’s explore the world of sex dolls through 8 books by 8 authors who have written about them.

“The Sex Doll: A History” by Anthony Ferguson (2010)

Anthony Ferguson’s book is a comprehensive history of the sex doll, tracing its evolution from its inception to its current status in society. This book doesn’t just focus on the object itself but also examines the societal and psychological aspects of why and how sex dolls have been used throughout the years. Ferguson’s writing is accessible, steering clear of overly academic jargon, making it a fascinating read for anyone curious about the cultural and historical context of human-like artifacts designed for sexual use.

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Sex-Doll-History-Anthony-Ferguson

“Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships” by David Levy (2007)

David Levy takes a slightly different tack in his exploration, focusing not solely on sex dolls but on the broader concept of human relationships with robots. “Love and Sex with Robots” offers a provocative look into the future possibilities of love and sexual relationships with robotic beings. Levy’s work is grounded in current technology and psychological insights, speculating on how these relationships could evolve. His engaging narrative makes complex technological and ethical concepts approachable, prompting readers to think about the implications of artificial intimacy.

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Love-Sex-Robots-Human-Robot-Relationships

“The Butterfly Kiss” by Arthur Bradford (2021)

In a more fictional take, “The Butterfly Kiss” tells the story of a lonely man who purchases a life-like sex doll after the death of his wife. Arthur Bradford uses this narrative to explore themes of grief, companionship, and the human need for connection. The novel is poignant and touching, offering a deep dive into the protagonist’s emotional journey. Bradford’s depiction of the man’s relationship with the doll blurs the lines between reality and artificiality, pushing the reader to question the nature of love and attachment.

“Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots” by Kate Devlin (2018)

Blending scientific research with sociological insight, Kate Devlin’s “Turned On” explores the integration of technology into personal relationships and sexual practices. This book examines how technological advancements in sex dolls and robots might alter human interactions and societal norms. Devlin’s approach is both informative and thought-provoking, using a clear and concise style to discuss the implications of these technologies. The book is a call to consider the future of human intimacy and the ethical considerations of sex with machines.

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Turned-Science-Robots-Kate-Devlin

“Real Dolls: Love in the Age of Silicone” by Leigh Alexander (2015)

Leigh Alexander’s “Real Dolls” presents an in-depth look at the subculture surrounding silicone love dolls. Alexander, a well-known tech and culture writer, dives into personal stories of doll owners, the artisans who craft these lifelike figures, and the broader implications these dolls have on notions of love and companionship in the digital age. Her empathetic and curious approach makes the subject approachable, highlighting the human side of a topic that can often seem objectifying. The book offers a balanced view, presenting both the solace these dolls bring to some and the societal concerns they spark.

“Sex Robots: The Future of Desire” by Jason Lee (2017)

In “Sex Robots,” Jason Lee extends the discussion of sex dolls to include the rapidly advancing field of robotics. This book provides a futuristic outlook on how robotic technologies are shaping human desires and potential shifts in interpersonal relationships. Lee combines interviews with robotics engineers, sex therapists, and users of sex technology to offer a multidimensional perspective on what the future of human-robot relationships might look like. His writing is clear and thought-provoking, encouraging readers to think critically about the ethics and potential societal shifts that these technologies may bring.

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Sex-Robots-Future-Jason-Lee

“Synthetic Companions” by Martin Smith (2023)

Martin Smith’s novel “Synthetic Companions” explores a near-future where sex dolls have become as common as smartphones. Through the lens of multiple characters, Smith weaves a tale that examines the consequences of replacing human intimacy with synthetic beings. The narrative is gripping, presenting scenarios that range from heartwarming to disturbing. Smith’s storytelling skills shine as he delves into the psychological and emotional effects of living with artificial companions, making readers question the very nature of human connection.

“The Doll Factory” by Elizabeth Macneal (2019)

While not centered exclusively on sex dolls, Elizabeth Macneal’s “The Doll Factory” touches on the Victorian era’s fascination with automatons and dolls, which can be seen as precursors to today’s sex dolls. The novel is set in 1850s London and intertwines art, obsession, and possession. Macneal’s lush, vivid prose captures the eerie undercurrents of this period’s doll fascination, making a compelling link to contemporary debates over artificial companions. Her historical insights add depth to the discussion of how past technologies influence current attitudes towards artificial companions.

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The-Doll-Factory-by-Elizabeth-Macneal

Conclusion

Of course, these books may not be available at your local bookstore, but they can all be found on Amazon.