Sex Toys

  title={Sex Toys},
  author={Nicola D{\"o}ring},
  journal={Encyclopedia of Sexuality and Gender},
  • N. Döring
  • Published 23 October 2020
  • Encyclopedia of Sexuality and Gender

How Customers Evaluate Genitalia versus Torso Sex Toys on A Content Analysis of Product Reviews

Sex toys are widely marketed on the Internet. Browsing for, buying, and reviewing sex toys online are popular cybersexual activities. The aim of this study was to investigate consumers’ experiences

Sex With Robots and Human-Machine Sexualities: Encounters Between Human-Machine Communication and Sexuality Studies

Sex robots are a controversial topic. Understood as artificial-intelligence enhanced humanoid robots designed for use in partnered and solo sex, sex robots offer ample opportunities for theorizing

Sex Doll as a New Form of Transitional Object

  • B. Tondu
  • Psychology
    2022 31st IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)
  • 2022
Sex dolls are passively jointed human-like structures. Their limited but non negligible dissemination may suggest future new modes of sexual and affective relationships with sex robots. Understanding

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Sex Education: Sex education is an umbrella term for different types of educational measures that address a variety of sexual issues and aim to foster sexual literacy. Sexual literacy means the

Sex Dolls and Sex Robots

  • N. Döring
  • Psychology
    Encyclopedia of Sexuality and Gender
  • 2020
Sex dolls are defined as human-like, anatomically correct, anthropomorphic dolls created and used to generate or enhance sexual arousal and pleasure in both solo and partnered sex (Döring et al.,

Erotic Fan Fiction

Fan fiction (fanfiction, fanfic, fic, ff) is an umbrella term for fictional texts of varying length and complexity created by fans of different types of original fictional work (e.g., novels, movies,

How to apply Asimov’s first law to sex robots

Abstract Sex robots may be surfacing in recent controversy, but they are certainly not a novelty in the academic debate. However, given the lack of legal reasoning in this field of research, this



How Is the COVID-19 Pandemic Affecting Our Sexualities? An Overview of the Current Media Narratives and Research Hypotheses

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing one of the world’s largest economic crises and is affecting the well-being of individuals; some stress factors, such as domestic isolation, lack of movement and social contact, loss of jobs and economic problems, supply bottlenecks, limited health and psychosocial care, and fear of and confrontation with infection and death, characterize life worldwide during the pandemic.

Gendered morality in the sex toy market: Entitlements, reversals, and the irony of heterosexuality

This article characterizes norms of sexual morality in the sex toy market, revealing a core contradiction in the morality of gendered heterosexuality. Taking a novel approach to the study of the sex

Symbolic vibration: A meaning-based framework for the study of vibrator consumption

This article explores the creation process and the subsequent meaning development of vibrators within a framework consisting of various theories of material culture. The conceptual scheme is based on

Vibrator-Assisted Start–Stop Exercises Improve Premature Ejaculation Symptoms: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Vibrator-assisted start–stop exercises can be offered as an adequate treatment option for PE and an additional psychobehavioral intervention did not further reduce PE symptoms, but did decrease PE-associated negative symptoms such as levels of sexual distress, anxiety, and depression.

“Best invention, second to the dishwasher”: Vibrators and sexual pleasure

This study examines how people learn about vibrators, their attitudes toward them, fears or hesitations about acquiring and/or using one, and the significance of vibrators to participants’

From filthy to healthy and beyond: finding the boundaries of taboo destruction in sex toy buying

ABSTRACT The liberalisation of Western society has led to the destruction of certain taboos, but on the individual level, taboo destruction may be curtailed by opposing conventions. This study

Sex and the city: Branding, gender and the commodification of sex consumption in contemporary retailing

This paper explores the changing spatiality of the sex retail industry in England and Wales, from highly regulated male-orientated sex shops, pushed to the legislative margins of the city and social

Selling Sex Toys: Marketing and the Meaning of Vibrators in Early Twentieth-Century America

The electromechanical vibrator originated in the late nineteenth century as a device for medical therapy. In the first three decades of the twentieth century, however, marketing of vibrators as