The Sex Doll: A History

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McFarland, Jul 26, 2010 - 236 pages
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This scholarly study of the centuries-long history of fornicatory dolls examines the enduring obsession with creating an idealized, silent female sexual object and the manifestations of this desire through the ages in mythology, literature, art, philosophy and science. This particular sexual impulse has been expressed in a great variety of forms such as statues, mannequins, sex dolls, and gynoids (robots). In particular this study focuses on the evolution of the sex doll through its original incarnation as a sack cloth effigy, through the marketing of inflatable dolls, to the current elaborate cyber-technology figures, in an attempt to discover the hidden drives and desires which fuel this ongoing fantasy of creating a perfect, powerless, silent partner.
 

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User Review  - mlindner - LibraryThing

Ferguson, Anthony. The Sex Doll : A History. Jefferson N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2010. Print. Contents: Preface Introduction 1 The origin of the species 2 She ain't heavy, she's just rubber 3 The great ... Read full review

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User Review  - Helcura - LibraryThing

Like many a thesis, this one is not always an easy read. The author is exploring a topic that is fairly recent, coming largely into existence with the development of plastics. Several chapters are ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
1
Introduction
3
The Orgin of the Species
9
She Aint Heavy Shes Just Rubber
24
The Great Leap Forward
40
I Am Your Automatic Lover
56
Forever Young
71
Consumable Women
81
The Vagaries of Masculine Desire
108
The Dark Side of Desire
127
Do Androids Dream of Electric Orgasm?
142
Revulsion Lust and Love
167
Conclusion
199
Chapter Notes
205
Bibliography
211
Index
217

Sex Doll Sterotypes
93

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About the author (2010)

A member of the Australian Horror Writers Association, Anthony Ferguson is a government project officer in Western Australia.

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