Do Sex Dolls Dream of Electric Sheep?

July 12, 2016 | Posted in straight by jack-blackbush


Love Dolls Feel Things, But Do They Feel Things?

Sex Dolls, sometimes known as Love Dolls, are designed to be the closest thing to a human possible. But have you ever wondered if a sex doll had emotions or could express emotions? Well, an artist named June Korea decided to snap some pictures and see if a sex doll could feel in a series called “Still Lives: Eva”.  

If your mind instantly went to the film Lars and the Real Girl, yeah, it's kind of like that—but instead of hunky Ryan Gosling telling us what his love doll is feeling, Korea poised his love doll, named Eva, in various situations in an attempt to capture as many emotions as he could. Korea discussed his project in a recent Huffington Post article, here’s a bit of the interview:  

“Most of the scenes are from my own memories and experiences,” he explained. “These photographs are like a mirror that reflects who I am.”  

Korea plans to continue to photograph Eva. “I think of this as a lifelong project, but I still haven’t decided how the story will end,” he says. But he already anticipates that he will face a few challenges. “As time passes, I will grow older, but Eva will not,” he noted.  

“I expect that the story will portray this process and the feelings of estrangement, alienation, loneliness and other various emotions that may follow,” Korea concluded. “Could the ultimate ending be death, a breakup, or a happy ending?”  

While some might find this kind of creepy, some might find this a waste of a perfectly good sex doll, I have to admit I find it kind of interesting to explore emotions with something that is fake, but at the same time is something we believe is real. After all, if you own a love doll, you are being incredibly intimate with it—that is one hell of an emotion. 

Take a look at some of Korea’s pictures in the gallery below, and if you want to see more you can check out the full article on The Huffington Post.  

I’m kind of curious to know what Korea’s pictures will be like later in life, especially if and when he starts dating. That’s going to be an interesting conversation.


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