Legal Prostitutes Take Stand Against Sex Doll Brothel 'Epidemic'

PAHRUMP, NV—Some may believe the move is a bit premature, but a group of sex workers from a legal brothel near Las Vegas, Nevada are speaking out against the rise of sex doll brothels across the planet. Licensed prostitutes from Sheri’s Ranch are concerned about the negative impact sex doll brothels will have on their profession, should these establishments be allowed to flourish in North America and the United States.

Allissa, a sex worker at Sheri’s, said that she became concerned about the negative implications of promoting sex with inanimate dolls resembling women when she learned that at least one sex doll rental business, Kinky S Dolls, has been open in Canada for over a year, with plans on expanding to the United States. In fact, Los Angeles has its own doll rental agency, Vivant Dolls.

“It’s dehumanizing,” Allissa said of sex doll brothels. “Sex workers offer more than just a simulation of a woman, we offer authentic intimacy and two-way affection that our clients deeply crave and sincerely benefit from.

“Offering sex dolls as a substitute for human sex workers is not only an insult to sex workers," she continued, "but it’s also an insult to the millions of clients that seek genuine sexual and emotional connections with professional women like me every day.”

Allissa believes that sex doll brothels promote an unhealthy view of sex, and that engaging sexually with a doll can warp a man’s ability to interact with a real woman.

“When a client sees a human sex worker, he has a real, two-way experience with a woman that gives him feedback and enhances his ability to be intimate with other women in his current or future life,” Allissa said. “A man who becomes comfortable with a sex doll is alienating himself from healthy sexual experiences with real women, and distancing himself from any possibility of a healthy sex life.”

Roxanne Price, another sex worker a Sheri’s Ranch, believes that in addition to promoting an unhealthy sex life, sex doll brothels lead to a more violent attitude toward sex workers and women in general.

“The idea that women should be like dolls—unresponsive and lethargic during sex—is downright dangerous,” Price said. “I feel that sex doll brothels support the idea that sex workers are mere objects, devoid of agency, to be used and abused by their patrons.”

“Sex dolls are ‘rape-fantasy’ objects that men can mistreat and abuse without consequences,” Price said. “Men should not be using sex dolls as training wheels for seeing a human sex worker.” 

Red Diamonds, a sex worker who has worked in Nevada’s legal brothel industry for over ten years, agrees that sex doll brothels are not a substitute for a real client-courtesan experience. 

“It’s a red flag for the sex work industry that doll brothels are becoming popular,” Diamonds said. “It’s an epidemic that will plague the sex industry if we allow these places to proliferate.

“In a legal, regulated brothel like those in Nevada, sex workers are empowered women that determine what types of activities we wish to engage in,” she added. “We never perform any service against our will and all of our clients respect our personal boundaries.

“Real sex, especially real sex with a sex worker, is a consensual situation where all parties respect and appreciate their lovers. Sex doll brothels encourage disrespect toward women and promote a lack of empathy in sexual interactions.”

“That’s not only unhealthy,” Diamonds said, “it’s dangerous.”

Pictured, l-r: A sex doll, and Karli Brooks, sex worker at Sheri's Ranch