The Internet, as we all know, is an excellent means for finding out things, for doing research, for learning, for exploring the world outside our immediate grasp. So it was to the Internet that I turned when I found a paid article on strange things that people collect which caught my fancy. I thought it would be interesting, even if I didn’t take on the assignment, to see what sort of things there are in the world which fascinate people, which draw them into making an as complete collection as is possible.
One of the things that I found was an American man – as far as I can see he is from the States – who collects dolls. Nothing wrong with that, if children can collect dolls, if small girls are programmed to play with dolls from their earliest years, why shouldn’t it be of interest later in life? And why shouldn’t it interest a man too, especially if the dolls are rare and valuable.
The first thing that I want to say is I hope these dolls are rare. I hope that there are only a very limited number of them in the world and I sincerely hope that they are not specially produced for a certain market, for a certain type of collector. Sadly I don’t think that is the case, having seen all too many photographs of them and having come to the conclusion that they have not been specially adapted, that they are sold as I saw them.
You see, these are very special dolls indeed. They all have names – such as Monica or Chlöe – and they even have ages – between three and nine years old. The first thing you might have noticed is that they seem to be a little bit out of proportion. The hands are larger than you would expect, they don’t quite fit in with the whole. And there’s a reason for this.
These are no ordinary dolls, they are sex dolls. The hands are extra large so that they can grasp, with the right amount of pressure. They are explicitly designed for sexual pleasure, and by that I do not mean just the hands.
This was the safest photograph of what to me is an abomination that I could find amongst perhaps one hundred different images. Many were explicit, and by that I mean pornographic explicit. You can make out, from this photograph, exactly what I mean and, I am sure, you can also guess exactly what is partially hidden here.
It is a rubber attachment formed in the shape of a vagina which can be penetrated. Normally you’d see such things on certain male toys, here they are on a doll which is designed to appeal exclusively to those who revel in sexual pleasure with children, with minors.
The owner of these dolls may well claim that he is not interested in child pornography, that he is only interested in sexual fun with his dolls, but the question will always remain: how long until the dolls no longer provide the satisfaction he craves? How long before a doll he has to manipulate isn’t enough and he seeks out the real thing? It is much the same as with those who enjoy looking at revealing photographs or images of under-aged women or of boys. One day just looking will no longer be enough. One day they will want, and seek, that extra kick and the almost harmless hobby of collecting dolls – in this case – will be a reality for some child.
- Viktoria Michaelis.