Sex dolls are a substitute and gratification for real life

Sex dolls are a substitute and gratification for real life

We are born lonely. Lovers, friends and family will eventually die and leave us, but dolls never will.

I was shocked when a collection of photos of Eva taken by South Korean artist June Korea surfaced. Eva is a silicone sex doll, his imaginary girlfriend. They slept together, went shopping together, went on picnics together, like a real couple. These photos are not pornographic, but there is an indescribable feeling of loneliness.

Here's what he said:

Because of the loneliness I've been photographing real dolls since 2002.
I don't lack socializing. But when I wake up alone, walk home alone after parties and work, or stand in a crowd, I feel lonely.

As a child I naively assumed that my family and friends would never leave me and that my fond memories would never fade. But I found out that over time I lost them anyway.

During my art studies in New York, I experienced the separation from my girlfriend at the time. At that time I had the idea to take Eva as my imaginary friend and to photograph her. People will leave, but the doll will not die. When I record all of this in the fantasy world, it becomes forever.

I photographed Eva intensively for 2 years. I spend almost every day with her. We slept, went shopping and had a picnic together. We laughed and cried together. We felt happy together or lonely.

Passers-by stared at us strangely, and someone came and touched Eva, but I didn't care. I knew this relationship wasn't real. The loneliness of being human has always been a reality I couldn't get rid of. However, if you need it, the doll will stay with you forever and will never die.

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Why do we need a love doll?

In fact, sex dolls are a substitute and fulfillment for real life. It's quite similar to love psychology, but tends more toward possessing and controlling a person. You may have setbacks in real life and have difficulties in building a good relationship, or you may have psychological needs that cannot be met in reality. Therefore, this part of the fantasy can be satisfied in a virtual world.

Some people may not be able to express their desires to a real partner, but they are satisfied by the sex doll. Of course, the dolls cannot replace the real person, but they help our users to satisfy some of their emotions, mend their pain, repair their losses and satisfy some of their psychological desires.


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