After years of not having physical intimacy, Rod*, a carpenter from New South Wales, Australia, decided to purchase a sex doll named “Karina” for $3,000.
He was left feeling lonely and broke after his previous relationship ended.
Despite his lack of knowledge about sex dolls, Rod said that purchasing the doll changed his life. He told Mamamia that it became a synthetic companion that helped him cope with his grief.
After two months, he decided to introduce the doll to his mother for Christmas.
According to Rod, his 85-year-old mother initially looked at the sex doll as if it was poison.
However, after some encouragement, she began shopping for clothes and jewelry for the doll.
He then bought another doll named Lauren for a reduced price of $2900.
Rod describes the doll as a “day dreamer” and claims that his mother eventually warmed up to it.
Jenny, a woman from Vietnam, started a relationship with Rod after he bought his two sex dolls.
Although they are now engaged, the tradie noted that there were moments of tension when he discovered the other dolls, namely Lauren and Karina.
He said that the sex dolls keep him company whenever he can’t be with his fiancée.
He enjoys spending his spare time with his dolls, which include taking photos of them and dressing them.
Since he started using Instagram to keep track of the doll’s modeling shots, Rod has gained a deeper understanding of photography.
He also signed a contract with a manufacturing company to shoot promotional materials for adult dolls.
Although the sex dolls are kept by the tradies, Rod said that Jenny is more than happy to support him.
Despite his family and friends’ negative views of his toys, Rod claims that they have a positive effect on his life.