JAKARTA – Sex dolls are selling well before Christmas. The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a ‘perfect storm’ for lonely customers.
Statistics emerged from the United States and showed that the lockdown triggered sales of sex dolls in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas.
Research has shown a 25 percent increase in sales in 2020 compared to 2019 – while statistics in New York show sales have increased by 65 percent, according to sex doll company Silicon Wives.
While Miami-based SexDollGenie claims their sales exploded by 218 percent from 2019 to 2020.
Silicon Wives owner Bryan Gill told the New York Post he thinks more men are turning to sex dolls for their sexual gratification. The reason is, because lifelike sex dolls are not ‘as complicated’ as women.
And he predicts that many people would rather spend Christmas with a sex doll than a human.
“For the most part, this could be the difference between spending the holiday season quarantined alone, or with the sexual partner of your dreams to keep you and your bed warm during cold nights , “said Gill was quoted by the Daily Star, Monday, December 14.
These sex dolls are priced quite expensive, 2-3 thousand US dollars, or the equivalent of Rp.28-42 million per item