Sex dolls that look like ex-girlfriends and dead celebrities in demand, but makers are wary

The founder of Real Doll, Matt McMullen, said they had a strict policy to never produce dolls based on someone's appearance without the said person's permission


                            Sex dolls that look like ex-girlfriends and dead celebrities in demand, but makers are wary
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There is a high demand for sex dolls designed to look like ex-girlfriends and dead celebrities, however, a major player in the sex doll market has said that they don't design such dolls.

At a sex robot panel titled "Sex Robots: Are We Ready?" and hosted by Raspberry Dream Labs, the founder of Real Doll - a major player in the competitive sex robot market - Matt McMullen made this disturbing revelation, adding that his company had a strict policy to never produce dolls based on someone's appearance without the said person's permission, Daily Star reported. 

"I've been doing this a long time and I've obviously got the same policy, which is that I will not make a copy of another human without expressed consent from them," he said.

"I've been approached more times than you can imagine to make a copy of this actress, or here's a picture of my girlfriend that left me. Even a dead celebrity, I'd never touch that because for me that's an ethical line. And I just don't think it would be right to make copies of someone without their permission dead or alive. For me that's not a grey area, it's pretty black and white, so I would never do that."

 McMullen chose not to go into details about the kind of celebrities he had received requests to design sex dolls on. However, sex doll producer True Companion revealed in 2017 that the late actress Marilyn Monroe headed the list of celebrity requests that they had received. 

At the panel, a RealDoll worker gave attendees a tour of their factory via video link. "We have a lot of really great things on the way, we have vision coming out," he explained. "So with vision, they will have three-dimensional space and face recognition, which lends to a whole range of other options. It's very exciting for everyone here, with how successful robots have taken off. Customers who have received them are happy with them. So we're going to see how much further we are able to push it."

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