Italy’s first-ever sex doll brothel is fully booked for weeks with horny customers – and it’s only just opened.
LumiDolls in fashionable Turin is home to six female silicone dolls and one male one.
The firm insists the material makes the intimate experience far more realistic than inflatable dolls or sex robots.
Men and women are offered “totally new” passion in mood-lit private rooms, each equipped with a bed, bathroom and TV screen for watching porn.
Horny customers can choose which doll they want to reserve, decide what it should (or shouldn’t) be wearing and even what position they want the doll in.
They can book up to two hours alone, with a partner or in a large group.
Male model Alexander’s penises are interchangeable and range from 13 to 18 cm (5.1 to 7.08 inches) long.
And the firm says sex-mad customers, including lads in stag parties, are travelling more than 250 miles to have a bit of fun.
Footage from inside the brothel, which only opened on Monday, shows staff prepare the dolls by styling their hair, and put them in positions ready for customers.
The models each have different skin tones, and hair and eye colours. Some are pictured in racy lingerie .
The company, which has other popular brothels across Europe, charges €100 (£78) for one hour, €180 (£162) for two hours or, for those pressed for time, 30-minute sessions are available for €80 (£72).
LumiDolls stresses each doll is put through a vigorous two-hour cleaning process after each use.
But visitors must hand over a deposit of €50 (£45) in case dolls become broken during the sessions, Wired says.
Guests are told not to have sex in the showers too, as dolls are unable to stand on their own.
LumiDolls added it plans to introduce maximum sound proofing to continue to respect its neighbours.
The company, which headquarters is in Spain, said: “We are full for weeks, except for a few small exceptions.
“We have customers who have also booked from Venice (250 miles away) and most have chosen the morning or afternoon for their appointment.”
In its statement to Wired, it added: “For this reason for the moment we will not open at night.
“We also have requests for stag parties.”
Meanwhile, Toronto will soon be welcoming a brothel to the city, but the prostitutes won’t have a woman’s or even a human touch; instead, they’ll be hi-tech sex dolls made of silicone. It’s said to be the first of its kind in North America.
Aura Dolls will be opening in a strip mall in Toronto in September, with the website teasing the “world’s most beautiful silicone ladies.”
There are six “prostitutes” on offer, with ethnicities to fit just about anyone’s taste. Among the offerings are a Korean named Yuki, an American named Scarlett, and a Colombian named Jazmine.
The brothel’s marketing director Claire Lee told CityNews that guests looking for a bit of fun will have their own room where a TV will play adult entertainment.
“The doll, like a girl, will be ready and waiting for you in the room,” she said.
But just because men will be fulfilling their fantasies with a doll instead of a human doesn’t mean there’s not a risk of sexually transmitted diseases.
“We do encourage the use of condoms, just because we don’t want people to… there’s still a chance of getting any sexual disease,” Lee said.
She continued to say that people seem to be welcoming the idea, which sprung to the mind of the owners after they visited Japan and saw similar successful establishments.
“People seem really excited to try it, people seem more curious than anything,” Lee said.
There’s no negotiation when it comes to prices, as Aura Dolls has pre-set rates. Half an hour will cost a patron $80, while an hour will set them back CAD $120 (US$92).
Customers also have the option of being with two dolls at the same time – if they’re willing to pay extra for the privilege – and anyone looking to have a regular relationship with a sex doll can sign up for a monthly membership.
North America’s first sex doll brothel follows the opening – and success – of similar establishments in Asia and Europe, including in Moscow.
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
September 4th, 2018