It”s a lot of time to be among men, isolated from the rest of the world. Sometimes the boundaries between an artificial world and the real collapse blurring the boundaries between social taboos and more primal urges. The relationship between thirty-three trapped Chilean miners and love dolls or sex dolls was a bit of a controversial matter as a Western Christian concept; even though in some countries there is a practice of rentals, which shows, that as a substitute, there is a demand for soft silicone against the flesh.Somewhat ambiguously,the issue is whether or not it is inappropriate for men and women to use dolls as a substitute for genuine contact. If placed in a situation where you had the option of a doll instead of no companionship, such as the Chileans, would you begrudge them if they chose a synthetic substitute? Perhaps they are the logical extension of objectifying male gaze. Patriarchy’s cake with sweet and sour icing.
Some of the trapped Chilean miners smoked cannabis and looked at pornography during their 69-day ordeal, according to a new book.The book, called The 33, claims that the trapped miners were smuggled drugs in letters from their family. But the drugs allegedly increased tensions in the dark underground shaft. One of the trapped miners, Samuel Avalos, said his fellow miners would isolate themselves to smoke the drug….
Non-organic entities already complete tasks that individuals are unable, unwilling and incapable of doing. The love dolls assume a role that most women would be horrified with. In industry, we use machines so often that their place is accepted without issue. From a Marxist perspective,not to be totally dismissed, is that relations between individuals create society, while those between non-individuals establish techniques and methodology. As real men and women are sent to pogey, their surrogates are upgraded, amortized and improved. This can be seen through the evolution of the male ‘sex-toy’ from, for example, pornography to poorly-made vaginal constructions to Realdolls and, eventually, to sex robots. If, indeed “what defines our social relations is, for the most part, prescribed back to us by nonhumans,” then the rise of the Realdoll is symptomatic not only of alienation, but a shift away from human interaction and a rejection of procreative sex-Bruno Latour.As Elizabeth Record notes, all mechanical human delegates have a social role and with Realdolls this is especially obvious. Regardless of whether Realdolls are part of society, they are definitely influencing and reshaping humanity. You can add the caveat here, that the term “human” is a legal construct, thus contractually in the domain of property law…. “studying social relations without the nonhumans is impossible” (Latour).
…He told the book’s author, New York Times journalist Jonathan Franklin, the other miners “never even offered me one”. However, according to the book the greatest desire of the trapped men was sexual, with the miners requesting blow-up sex dolls be sent down for relief.This “greatest need”, Franklin says, got doctors working on “how to appease the expected rise in sexual desires”. Once Chilean doctor monitoring the miners’ physical condition while they were trapped in the San Jose gold and copper mine in northern Chile’s Atacama Desert, said a donor offered ten inflatable dolls for the miners’, but was turned down. “I said 33 or none. Otherwise they would be fighting for inflatable dolls: whose turn is it? Who was seen with whose fiancee? You are flirting with my inflatable doll,” the medic, Dr Jean Romagnoli, reportedly said.Instead, the pin-ups from La Cuarta, a Chilean tabloid famous its girls known as Bomba 4′, and pornography were sent instead. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1356573/Chilean-miners-Cannabis-porn-blow-sex-dolls-case-jealousy.html#ixzz1MEL068ko
Evidently, the issue of the love doll plants itself in the psychological theory of the transitional object as well as the complementary concept of transference within the overall context of the life passage to the significant other. There is a distortion with the dolls given their acute technical resemblance with the “object” one is supposed to relate to. But then, pop culture is so imbued with the plastic of perception, that it is almost comprehensible to juxtapose and contradict the demarcation between physical and emotional fulfilling of needs mixed with more profound and sometime suspect wants and desires. The doll is in one sense “perfect” and, yet its seduction is equally demoralizing.
Elizabeth Record:The Realdoll Doctor mentioned earlier is where these women are sent when they go on strike. Their work stoppage is frequently the result of sexual abuse. While some of the reasons Realdolls are sent away are for routine maintenance (joint tightening, vaginal replacement), there are many cases of maltreatment which can only be described as cruel: Realdolls have been mutilated and left in dumpsters, dismembered or snapped in half …Finally, the vast majority of Realdolls are white, blonde and thin, with the heaviest model being 113 pounds. Read More: