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SEX DOLL - 1941
The urban legend is that "During World War II, Nazi Germany was responsible for creating the world’s first sex doll, code name: Borghild. The “field-hygienic project” was initiated by Himmier, and was said to create the doll as a “counterbalance” to the sexual tension felt between his storm troopers."
Are your eyes rolling?
The more believable story is of French and Spanish sailors of the sixteenth century creating "dolls" by sewing clothing and fabric. Later, the Dutch and the Japanese had versions as well.
First manufactured "dolls" show up around 1908. In the 1920's, artists became involved and were often commissioned to create more life-like dolls. The 1950's led to the "Barbie" appearance.
Today, the market for sex dolls is pricy. They can sell for up to $3000.