By Kristina Khoo
New arrival, Molly, cute pretty little girl – this is a short description for one of the many sex dolls being sold on a Chinese online retail website.
Just type little girl sex dolls and your search will give you at least 500 results of sex dolls who are described as having soft realistic skin with a perfect face.
What is even more disturbing is that Molly’s statistics; her 128cm in height, 52cm waistline and naive-looking expression makes her look like a 10-year-old girl. She is even dressed in a sweet pixie-collared dress, closely hugging an Ultraman toy.
Following the arrest of Britain’s worst paedophile Richard Huckle who sexually abused over 200 children in Malaysia including one as young as six months, many other shocking stories have since been reported.
In an interview with The Atlantic, Japanese businessman Shin Takagi, who owns a company that produces anatomically-correct child sex dolls, said that the dolls help paedophiles control the urges.
“I am helping people express their desires, legally and ethically,” owner of Trottla Takagi said.
“We should accept that there is no way to change someone’s fetishes. It’s not worth living if you have to live with repressed desire,” added the self-confessed paedophile.
It is no wonder that sex dolls like Molly, seems to record high orders online. Out of 40 orders, 97.6 per cent said they were satisfied with the doll and service provided.
Feedback from buyers said that the design of the doll looked real and cute.
A Japanese buyer wrote: “The design of the body and its style – is exactly a real-sized little girl. The face I received is actually very natural and cute.”
For about US$800, buyers can purchase a lifelike, flat-chested young girl and they can even ask for them to be customised.
To put an end to this, Campaign Against Sex Robots raises concerns about the potential harm that such robots could further sexually objectify women and children. They also argue that while others may propose that sex robots could help reduce sexual exploitation and violence, there is evidence that suggests how technology and the sex trade coexist and reinforce each other, creating more demand for human bodies.
Debates have arisen, as psychologists and doctors said that dolls used for sex gratification show that it is acceptable to indulge in these actions and the doll is a proxy for a real child.
In another incident that shows that paedophilia is taken lightly were stories posted on Facebook by social activist Syed Azmi, who shed light on child abuse cases in Malaysia based on confessions from abused victims who are now grown adults.
In one of them, Syed mentioned that a 7-year-old girl’s father tried to rape her but she managed to get away. He tried again when she was a teenager. Her mother found out only to tell her daughter to keep quiet about it.
The mother’s choice to silent her daughter’s cries clearly shows that paedophilia is becoming normalised.
With the rise of child porn, little girl sex dolls, women teachers getting lighter sentences after having sex with underaged boys in schools and the lack of harsh sentences on sex predators, children’s innocence are at stake and paedophiles, will continue to get away with abuse and rape.