Doll Development History: From Inflatable Dolls to Solid Silicone Dolls

Doll Development History: From Inflatable Dolls to Solid Silicone Dolls

Most of us only know that inflatable dolls and solid silicone dolls were developed from the United States and Japan. Today, I will briefly introduce the development of inflatable dolls and solid silicone dolls.

1. Begin with a legend
According to ancient Greek mythology, Cyprus had a king named Pygmalion, but he was very good at carving. Although he is the king, he doesn't like the beauties in the world and decides never to get married, so he satisfies himself with his magical hands. Oh no, he used his amazing carving skills to make a beautiful portrait of a maiden. Later, he fell in love with the girl portrait and prayed to Aphrodite, the goddess of love, to let him marry the girl portrait. The God of Love answered the prayers of Guoqiu and gave life to the statues with their potential, allowing them to get married and live a happy life from then on. This may be the earliest story about the love between man and doll.

2. Chinese and Western Chronicle
In 1865, a scholar named Xia Xie from Zeng Guofan's house in the Qing Dynasty recorded in his works: Foreigners can make their own things into naked women, with skin, bones, ears, eyes, teeth and tongue, and all yin orifices. For the first time, it is folded like a garment, blown with air, soft and warm like a beauty, and can be handed over like a human. Coincidentally, they were sad. This may be the earliest description of an inflatable doll in the world.

3. World War II.
In World War II, which was full of artillery fire, the German NC, as a kind of extreme racism, realized the importance of maintaining the purity of Aryan blood very early. On the other hand, in order to prevent the spread of venereal diseases in Nazi barracks, he personally ordered SS commander Himmler to secretly develop an inflatable doll, an inflatable doll with physiological problems. This was an important secret at the time.

The Vietnam War
In order to solve the physiological problems of American soldiers in the war, scientists decided to implement a sex doll program in the Vietnam War. Because the technology in the United States was more advanced at this time, the plan soon succeeded, and a steady stream of inflatable dolls was sent to the American soldiers soon after. That night, soldiers throughout the American barracks felt the deep love of the motherland. Subsequently, the Germans realized the actual value of this top military secret and began to make and sell similar toys, and the inflatable doll officially entered commercial purposes. There is no doubt that the founder of Barbie, Ms. Ruth Handler, was inspired by inflatable dolls to design the world's most popular toy for girls.

5. Japan is prosperous
It is Japan that promotes sex dolls, and everyone probably knows this. In the mid-20th century, Japan sent its first researchers to Antarctica. The caring government was worried that long-term abstinence would affect the health of explorers, so it developed a high-quality sex inflatable doll at public expense, named Antarctica One (heartbreaking name).
Then it wasn't until 1970 that the typical inflatable sex doll first appeared in Japan. At this time, inflatable dolls, whether it is portability or tactility, once made men feel that the era of long drought and rain has finally arrived; after the 1990s, people began to use advanced medical non-toxic soft silicone or PVC materials to make inflatable dolls , making their texture close to real skin. Although it is still a bit hard to touch, it can't stop the otaku's love. At the same time, there are also semi-solid skeletal dolls that manufacturers try to produce (referring to the face, chest, hands and feet, lower body are solid silicone dolls, and the rest need inflatable dolls), but due to the technical and material problems at the time, the product effect is not ideal.

6. Entity doll
Until the 21st century, with the advancement of technology, the upgrading of various medical materials and the implementation of the market, people are no longer satisfied with ordinary inflatable dolls. Manufacturers are trying to add skeletons to the dolls, filling them with solid silicone. The physical silicone doll officially entered the stage, which is also conducive to the progress of material technology. Physical silicone dolls are getting closer and closer to real people in appearance and touch.
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