Lovedoll UK, a major retailer of life-like sex dolls, has launched a try before you buy service in a warehouse on an industrial
park in Gateshead, Tyneside.
Customers can try out realistic sex dolls worth up to £2,000 at the company's warehouse, in sessions costing £100-an-hour.
Lovedoll UK owner Graham admitted that the try before you buy service is a precursor to a sex doll brothel akin to the Lumidolls venue in Barcelona, Spain.
We're offering the service to bring in more customers and convince those customers who are on the fence [about buying a sex doll], he said.
Lovedoll UK has already faced resistance from call girls working in Gateshead, in Tyne and Wear. Graham said sex workers are afraid his company will steal their jobs. He said:
I have spoken to escort services before about bringing sex dolls into brothels -- but they are scared. I don't know why they are, it may just require more of a vision than they have.
Graham allows clients to take his sex dolls into a room containing a double bed, lube and condoms for testing and inspection. Customers using the service must provide their contact details and pay in advance.
Update: Inevitably the miserable local council claims you can't play with a doll without a licence
24th January 2018. See article from bbc.com
A business selling adult sex dolls is being investigated over rmiserable concerns it could be operating without
Gateshead Council said it was investigating whether a sex establishment licence is required.
Such a licence covers premises selling sex videos, or venues where explicit films are shown to members of the public, and those where sexual entertainment such as pole dancing and strip shows take place. Shops selling sex toys have not generally
been required to get licences, though occasionally councils have tried to claim that licences were required.
Gateshead Council said:
We are currently trying to establish the facts so that all of the relevant services and agencies can be involved and an informed decision can be made about what action, if any, the council can take.