March 10, 2019
Japanese Company Produces Lifelike Child Sex Dolls For Pedophiles

A Japanese company is producing realistic child sex dolls in an effort to keep pedophiles from breaking the law and is causing some controversy.

Trottla -- the company producing the anatomically-correct child sex dolls -- is reportedly owned by a pedophile and produces the lifelike dolls to represent females from the age of five up to around 12 years of age.

Shin Takagi started his business over 10 years ago and began manufacturing the child sex dolls for pedophiles who want to control their sexual urges. According to Takagi, the dolls may be a valuable weapon in the fight against the sexual abuse of real children. Reportedly Trottla has clients from all over the world.

Since The Atlantic interviewed Takagi, there has been a reaction of outrage from the general public with many believing the practice of pedophiles using the child sex dolls to be unhealthy and that it might still encourage the user to abuse children. Many took to Twitter to vent their outrage.However Takagi stands behind his decision to produce the sex dolls, explaining they are a tool for those who, like him, constantly struggle with an ongoing sexual attraction towards children.
"We should accept that there is no way to change someone's fetishes.

"I am helping people express their desires, legally and ethically. It's not worth living if you have to live with repressed desire."

As reported by the Mirror Online, there are currently treatments available for pedophiles and used widely, including chemical castration and cognitive-behavioral therapy. However, according to a study run by the Mayo Clinic, such treatments "do not change the pedophile's basic sexual orientation toward children."However, Takagi insists his child sex dolls do save children from being sexually abused, especially when used in conjunction with such treatments. He says his clients, who are mainly men living alone, often write and thank him for the service.
"I often receive letters from buyers. The letters say, 'Thanks to your dolls, I can keep from committing a crime.'"
According to the interview with The Atlantic, the men purchasing the dolls and writing to Takagi include prep school teachers, doctors and even well-known celebrities.

The Atlantic also interviewed Michael Seto, a psychologist and sexologist at the University of Toronto, about the child sex dolls and Seto explained there are two different types of pedophile and while in some cases the dolls may help, in others use of the sex doll could lead to yet more frustration.

"For some, access to artificial child pornography or to child sex dolls could be a safer outlet for their sexual urges, reducing the likelihood that they would seek out child pornography or sex with real children."

"For others, having these substitutes might only aggravate their sense of frustration."

Peter Fagan of the John Hopkins School of Medicine is also skeptical about the sex dolls. Working in the field of paraphilia, Fagan believes that by using Trottla's sex dolls, this could have a "reinforcing effect" on pedophiles and "in many instances, cause it to be acted upon with greater urgency."

However, Fagan's research is reportedly based on actual offenders and it is thus unclear whether the dolls would help those pedophiles who have not yet abused a child.

What are your feelings, readers? Do you believe the child sex dolls could be a good thing in preventing pedophilia or will they just make the situation worse? Let us know below.

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