A recent discovery perturbed police in St Petersburg when they found the mummified remains of a 66-year-old man still clutching his homemade sex doll. Police were alerted to the corpse when neighbours complained about an unpleasant smell emanating from the flat. The accommodation belonged to an elderly man who has been named by the police as Valery M, and had not been seen for several months.
When police kicked the door of his apartment down they were shocked to discover his mummified remains still lying on the sofa, clutching a sex doll in his arms.
The police report described the scene, saying,
“His body looks more like a mummy, but the "girlfriend" lying next to him on the sofa has remained unscathed.”
The police have confirmed that there were no signs of violence, but some concern has been raised about the naked children’s dolls that were present in the apartment. The police also stated that they will carry out an autopsy although the general consensus is that the man died of natural causes. Officials suspect he died months before he was discovered.
Talking about the sex doll, police have described it as “homemade” clarifying that it was pieced together with random objects found in the garbage. This includes a mannequin’s head, old pieces of fabric, towels, and rope with the… “unusual” chest being made from pink towelling rug.
Despite this homemade version not being particularly impressive sex dolls are steadily growing in popularity. Sex doll brothels have opened up in Germany, Amsterdam and London although the London brothel was forced to shut down recently after complaints from neighbours (who wants that in their backyard?).
Sex dolls can cost thousands of pounds and are known for their lifelike appearance and high-quality latex skin, although they have also generated a lot of controversy after some companies started offering dolls made to look like adolescent girls. This led to complaints that the companies were encouraging paedophilia. Meanwhile, the first male sex doll will be making an appearance soon after its development was announced by a Chinese firm. It’s not clear if the product will be as popular with women as it is with men.
Although, speaking as a man, I cannot think of anything sadder than owning, needing, using or renting one of these products.