Paris opens doors to France’s first ever sex doll brothel

France's first ever sex doll brothel has been opened in Paris and it has three silicone sex dolls ready for "rent".

Paris opens doors to France's first ever sex doll brothel
Sex shops in the Pigalle district of Paris. Photo: AFP

France changed its laws in 2016 to make paying for sex illegal, but the laws didn't say anything about paying for sex with a silicone doll. 

And perhaps with this in mind, a new brothel has opened in Paris where customers can pay to fulfill (almost) all of their sexual desires with silicone dolls. 

The official XDolls site advertises that it has three different dolls on offer – Lily, Sofia, and Kim – complete with pictures of each.

The whole operation is shrouded in secrecy. In fact, the official website doesn't even offer an address for the brothel – other than to say it's “somewhere in the 14th arrondissement” of Paris. 

To find the location, would-be customers have to pay for a session with a doll, which comes at a cost of €89 for an hour, €149 for two hours, and €19 for the optional virtual reality addition. 

While a sex-doll brothel is new for Paris, other European cities have embraced the trend in recent years. There have been sex dolls for hire for three years in Gateshead in the UK, which made headlines for its “try before you buy policy“.

More recently, a sex doll brothel opened last week in the red light district of Amsterdam.

Europe got its first ever sex doll brothel when it opened in the Spanish city of Barcelona last February, our colleagues at The Local Spain reported.

“These are yotally realistic dolls, both in the movement of their joints to the touch of their skin that will allow you to fulfil all your fantasies,” claimed the brothel's website Lumidolls.

According to the creators of Barcelona's newest sex spot, the experience isn't just for fetishists but promises to be better than jumping into bed with a real, live breathing woman.

“These sex dolls will make the experience more pleasurable, exciting and erotic.”

The Lumidolls website assures clients that each doll is “thoroughly disinfected” after each use.

Barcelona opens 'Europe's first' sex doll brothel



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France taken to European Court over divorce ruling that woman had ‘marital duty’ to have sex with husband

A case has been brought against France at the European Court of Human Rights by a woman who lost a divorce case after judges ruled against her because she refused to have sex with her husband.

France taken to European Court over divorce ruling that woman had 'marital duty' to have sex with husband
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The woman, who has not been named, has brought the case with the backing of two French feminist groups, arguing that the French court ruling contravened human rights legislation by “interference in private life” and “violation of physical integrity”.

It comes after a ruling in the Appeals Court in Versailles which pronounced a fault divorce in 2019 because of her refusal to have sex with her husband.

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The court ruled that the facts of the case “established by the admission of the wife, constitute a serious and renewed violation of the duties and obligations of marriage making intolerable the maintenance of a shared life”.

Feminist groups Fondation des femmes (Women’s Foundation) and Collectif féministe contre le viol (Feminist Collective against Rape) have backed her appeal, deploring the fact that French justice “continues to impose the marital duty” and “thus denying the right of women to consent or not to sexual relations”.

“Marriage is not and should not be a sexual servitude,” the joint statement says, pointing out that in 47 percent of the 94,000 recorded rapes and attempted rapes per year, the aggressor is the spouse or ex-spouse of the victim.