A hobby usually reserved for the spare bedroom in a lonely bachelor’s home, or TV shows like My Strange Addiction, is making headlines this week online.
In preparation of the launch of a life-like sex doll named Valentina at Brazil’s Real Doll fans international convention, Sexônico, a leading sex doll manufacturer in South America, is auctioning off the doll’s “virginity” online (We have to ask: Does it really count if they don’t have a hymen?).
The bidding to be the first to take this “real” doll for a spin currently stands at more than $100,000.
So, what makes this synthetic doll so special? While most are made of silicone to keep them soft, Valentina is apparently made with high-tech, human-like skin that can even get wet without becoming water damaged.
The highest bidder will also score a free trip to São Paulo, a stay in an upscale hotel, plus a fancy romantic dinner to share with Valentina. That’s because owning a synthetic woman is more than just fulfilling sexual needs (We can’t imagine she’s very good since she just lays there). For lots of men, it’s more like having a live-in girlfriend…except you brush her hair, dress her, and she doesn’t talk back to you, or force you to have dinner with her parents.
The downside is that sex dolls as girlfriends tend to be bad about coming up with their half of the rent and are terrible company when you take them out to parties. They just sit on the couch and won’t talk with anyone.
This online bidding war comes hot on the heels of other stories about actual women auctioning off their virginity to the highest bidder (presumably to pay their way through college).
Bidding on Valentina closes March 31, so if you’ve got more than $100,000 lying around in your investment portfolio, now may be the time to sell!
If you’re not into Valentina, you do have a choice on Sexonico’s website of male inflatable dolls ranging from a construction worker, to President Barack Obama, or a Justin Beiber look-a-like (Wait, is that even legal? We know he’s old enough now, we just mean in terms of licensing).