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Sex dolls in space

Out of this world: One of Sex Doll Genie’s dolls could be sent into orbit

SOMETIMES the truth is stranger than fiction. This week Amit Stevenson — a former aerospace engineer turned entrepreneur, who co-founded Sex Doll Genie (which claim to be the largest sex doll retailer in the world) with his wife Janet — announced he wants to send companion dolls aboard Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

‘The purpose of wanting to send companion dolls to space is not sex — most of our customers use love dolls to feel accompanied in lonely situations,’ he says. ‘What’s lonelier than being in space or on Mars? As an aerospace engineer I fully understand space travel — it is something I am passionate about and have dedicated a huge chunk of my life to. This isn’t about cheapening the profession of astronauts or space exploration in general. Sex doll technology is surprisingly sophisticated and our production team can custom make asexual dolls just to offer a sense of companionship and avoid loneliness.’

The company says it would like to send male, female and transgender dolls to space.

Sex Doll Genie — which stocks more than 2,600 hand-crafted sex doll designs from 16 different brands — has enjoyed something of a boom in recent months. According to Forbes, the Florida-based company saw orders spike by more than 51 per cent in February and March when lockdowns began.

‘We are seeing the sex doll industry go through a revolution during the Covid-19 pandemic, with a huge increase in orders from both couples and male and single females,’ says Stevenson.