A SELF-CONFESSED paedophile is manufacturing lifelike child sex dolls as young as five claiming he is helping those attracted to children control their sexual impulses.
By SELINA SYKES
Founder Shin Takagi, who struggles with paedophilic impulses but has never acted on them, has said the dolls could be a valuable weapon in the battle against the sexual abuse of children.
But many medical experts have warned the products are more likely to have a "reinforcing effect" for paedophiles and cause paedophilic desires "to be acted upon with greater urgency".
His company Trottla has been shipping automatically-correct (anatomically correct?) imitations of girls to clients around the world for 10 years.
Mr Takagi said: “We should accept that there is no way to change someone’s fetishes.
“I am helping people express their desires, legally and ethically. It’s not worth living if you have to live with repressed desire.”
Not untypical of godless Japanese philosophy; he is wrong on both counts.
Recognised treatment for paedophilia intended to suppress urges includes cognitive therapy and chemical castration.
Unrecognized treatment involves spiritual deliverance. It is far more effective than either of the above, but, of course, it's not scientific.
A meta-analysis by medical practice the Mayo Clinic found the treatments "do not change the paedophile's basic sexual orientation towards children".
Takagi believes the dolls he creates - sent mostly to "men living alone" - save children from sexual abuse.
|A company makes lifelike sex dolls|
to help stop paedophiles from
committing sexual abuse
"I hear statements like that from doctors, prep school teachers—even celebrities.
“Being a pedophile is like living with a mask on."
Mr Takagi said many of his clients develop a deep bond with their sex dolls.
He said: “While most people buy dolls for sexual reasons, that soon changes for many of them.
"They start to brush the doll’s hair or change her clothing."
Michael Seto, a psychologist and sexologist at the University of Toronto, said: "For some paedophiles, access to artificial child pornography or to child sex dolls could be a safer outlet for their sexual urges, reducing the likelihood that they would seek out child pornography or sex with real children.
“For others, having these substitutes might only aggravate their sense of frustration.”
Nothing good can come out of yet another perversion. These dolls will not be used by men who are sexually assaulting children; they will be used by pedophiles who are viewing child pornography but are not ready to make the jump to outright molestation. It adds one more step, but will be a temporary step at best. Pedophiles will not be satisfied for long with dolls since there is no innocence to destroy. That is the essence of pedophilia.