Sex doll ownership: an agenda for research

Harper, C.A. ORCID: 0000-0002-3172-0129 and Lievesley, R. ORCID: 0000-0003-4957-258X, 2020. Sex doll ownership: an agenda for research. Current Psychiatry Reports, 22: 54. ISSN 1523-3812

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Abstract

Purpose of review: The topic of sex doll ownership is becoming an increasingly discussed issue from both a social and legal perspective. This review aims to examine the veracity of the existing psychological, sexological, and legal literature in relation to doll ownership.

Recent findings: Strong views exist across the spectrum of potential socio-legal positions on sex doll ownership. However, there is an almost total lack of empirical analyses of the psychological characteristics or behavioral implications of doll ownership. As such, existing arguments appear to represent the philosophical positions of those scholars expressing them, rather than being rooted in any objective evidence base.

Summary: Despite an absence of empirical data on the characteristics and subsequent effects of doll ownership, discussions about the ethical and legal status of doll ownership continue. This highlights a real and urgent need for a coherent research agenda to be advanced in this area of work.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Sex doll ownership [running head]
Publication Title: Current Psychiatry Reports
Creators: Harper, C.A. and Lievesley, R.
Publisher: Springer Healthcare
Date: 15 August 2020
Volume: 22
ISSN: 1523-3812
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10.1007/s11920-020-01177-wDOI
1351717Other
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Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 11 Aug 2020 08:25
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2020 08:19
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/40418

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