Doll Fetish and the Dollification Kink

Are you sexually attracted to dolls? Do you like dressing up as a doll?

Doll fetishes and the dollification kink are sometimes called agalmatophilia, which is a broader fetish of sexual and romantic attraction to dolls, statues, and mannequins.

This, in turn, is a type of object sexuality, which is a strong sexual and romantic attraction to inanimate objects.

Agalmatophilia and doll fetishism are interesting object kinks because the objects resemble humans.

What Is a Doll Fetish?

Doll fetishism or a doll kink is simply defined as a sexual and/or romantic attraction to dolls, or to the idea of transforming into a doll.

It can be very specific, towards a certain kind of doll or towards one doll. Or it can be broad and encompass all or many kinds of dolls.

The sexual attraction or relationship in the doll fetish can involve fantasy alone, touching the doll, dressing or grooming the doll, or having sexual intercourse or other sexual activities with the doll.

In the dollification kink, the sexual appeal is towards a lover who is dressing up or acting as a doll, or to the process of transforming into a doll.

Where Does Doll Fetish Come From?

Dolls and mannequins have a long history as objects of human fascination. They are often “fetishes” in the original context of the word. A fetish is a ritual object held as sacred and invested with unique meaning. It could be a doll, a talisman, or a relic, and is believed to hold special powers.

Later, the term “fetish” was applied to objects or ideas that held unique sexual powers for certain individuals. Dolls in the form of idols, poppets, masks, and more were common ritual objects with power.

They have also held mythic appeal. In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a sculptor breathes life into his statue, whom he sees as the ideal woman, when he kisses her. In Pinocchio, a lonely gentleman creates a puppet that becomes a son. In the Twilight Zone, a mannequin comes to life in a department store.

Inflatable and rubber sex dolls were marketed in the 60s and have become increasingly realistic and varied in aesthetic options. However, imaginative humans have been creating and using dolls for romance and sex for much longer.

Note that most people who use a sex doll do not have a doll fetish per se—just as most people using a dildo don’t have a dildo fetish.

Read: The BIG List of Kinks: 120+ Fetishes Explained

Sex Doll Fetish

The sex doll is created to be sexually accessible. Most sex dolls on the market are anatomically female, sometimes modelled after famous porn actresses, created with realistic breasts and pussies. The dolls have actual orifices for mouth, vagina, and anus and can be penetrated. Anatomically male sex dolls do exist as well but there are not nearly as many.

Read: Sex Doll 101: All About Sex Dolls

Sex dolls have often been criticized for two main reasons. One, it is assumed that their market is desperate, lonely guys who can’t get laid with a real human being.

Secondly, it is assumed that they are created to erase women’s real bodies and imperfections, as well as their living needs. The accusation is that men want a silent, passive, always available woman who can’t speak for her own needs and doesn’t have desires or a will of her own.

Others ask what is wrong with sexual pleasure for lonely guys and see the sex doll as a positive option. And by the same reasoning, if someone has unpleasant attitudes towards women, at least he is not harming a human.

Others still move beyond this simplistic view of sexuality and see sex dolls as one of many options for sexual exploration, from dildos to handcuffs.

The sex doll fetish is when someone is attracted to the sex doll itself and may even fall in love or have romantic feelings for a particular doll.

Read: Should You Buy a Sex Doll? What to Know

Dollification: Living Doll Fetish

Other people with a doll fetish are not attracted sexually to dolls designed for sex, but to other kinds of dolls, or to the idea and ritual of being a doll, or transforming into a doll, also called “dollification.”

The dollification fetish is where someone derives sexual pleasure from the idea of becoming a living doll. The erotic thrill is in the transformation from human to doll. This is a role play process that includes clothing, and latex or rubber prosthetics, masks, or outfits that give the texture and appearance of a plastic doll.

Dollification is sometimes part of BDSM, as there are power exchange relationships of doll and owner. It is also sometimes connected to crossdressing, forced feminization fetishes, or autogynephilia, with a male doing the dollification as a female doll.

Read: BDSM and Total Power Exchange Relationships

Part of the dollification or living doll fetish is the physical transformation, but the psychological transformation is just as important. This can be about submission and silence, but it is less obviously about other characteristics. These include dressup, being cared for, and being admired or objectified. The dollification fetish is sometimes a form of exhibitionism.

The control over one’s appearance and the aesthetic of artifice—bisque, plastic, Barbie proportions—may all play into a particular person’s dollification fetish.

Some BDSM dollification fetishists are interested in the doing or the being of what is referenced as “bimbofication.” This is a kind of humiliation or degradation.

Dollification fetish lovers who are turned on by living dolls are sometimes called “dollmakers” or makers, if they are the ones orchestrating the dollification process.

Read: Beyond Human: Fetish Outside the Human Paradigm

5 Types of Human Dolls

1. Latex or Rubber Dolls

Turning into a human latex or rubber doll is a dollification fetish where transformation takes place through rubber or latex bodysuits, masks, or clothing. It is often called “rubberdolling.”

2. Barbie Dolls

It makes sense that one of the most popular kinds of dolls in the modern era, the iconic Barbie doll, has become a doll kink of its own. The Barbie doll as a living doll is one form of the dollification fetish. This can involve role play, costume and dress up, and sometimes involves extreme body modification procedures through plastic surgery.

3. Robot Dolls

Robot fetishism is a kink world of its own, a kind of erotic anthropomorphism. Robot fetishists sometimes prefer to call their kink ASFR, from Alt Sex Fetish Robots.

Those attracted to robots or to the idea of transforming into robots sometimes call their kink robophilia.

Dressing up as robot dolls is also a living doll fetish or dollification fetish.

4. Ragdolls

Those turned on by submissively receiving dollification processes or taking orders from a dollmaker or doll owner are ragdolls. They enjoy being tossed around sexually like a ragdoll, going limp.

5. Poseable Dolls

Being posed like a doll and holding doll postures can be of appeal to doll fetishists into humiliation, exhibitionism, and submission.

Read: Agalmatophilia: Statue and Mannequin Fetishes

Are you into dollification or have a doll fetish? Please share.

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