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Dollification: A Newbie Guide to Dolls, Arousal, and the Fetish


You played with Barbie dolls as a child, but who would have thought you would get turned on by dolls? Well, there’s a name for it—it’s called dollification.

When I was a kid, I loved to play with Barbie dolls. I’d cut their hair, dress them up, dress them down—you know, kid stuff. As I grew older, I was told that a Barbie was a thing of the past. However, some people take their love of dolls to a whole other level through dollification.

Everything you need to know about dollification

Maybe you’ve watched a Vice documentary on the subject, but most likely, you’re not entirely sure what it is. And until now, I didn’t know it even existed. In general, unless you have a specific fetish, you probably don’t know a lot about the fetish community. And it makes complete sense, why would you know deeply about a community you’re not engaged?

[Read: The fiery hot reasons you should be dating someone with a fetish]

But this is the beauty of the internet. You can discover and learn new things. Things you wouldn’t have found out before. If you’re curious about putting a name to your fetish or simply interested in learning more things about people and their kinks, you’ve come to the right place.

It’s time we dive deeper into dollification and all it entails. Who knows, maybe it’s your fetish, but you just haven’t realized it yet. So, here are the 11 things to know about dollification. Let’s get learning!

#1 Dollification is a sexual fetish. Dollification isn’t simply someone who likes dolls or who wants to look like one. It’s one step further.

Dollification is when someone is sexually aroused and attracted to dolls, figurines, etc. And this attraction takes on various forms such as sexual fantasies involving animate or inanimate dolls, sexual contact with a doll, sexual fantasies with multiple dolls, and wanting to transform or transform another person into a doll. [Read: The sexual role playing guide for complete beginners]

#2 There’s also virtual doll fetish. You thought this could only happen in person? Thanks to the internet, it can happen anywhere, whether in person or virtually. The virtual form of dollification is where a person lives their fetish online, in a virtual world through doll-like avatars.

#3 The dolls can be male or female. When it comes to dollification, it’s not only limited to women. Of course, a majority of people who engage in dollification prefer female dolls where they have a “Barbie” figure. Adults who are aroused by dressing up like a doll usually choose to impersonate Barbie: long blonde hair, small waist, large breasts, and tight outfits. Men can also dress up as Barbie; they usually wear a strap-on vagina. [Read: Top 50 kinky sex ideas that are worth trying at least once in life]

#4 What’s the symbolism behind dolls? In Japanese mythology, dolls are considered to be soul bearers. They symbol the exchange between the living and artificial, making us feel both secure and scared. It allows people to enter a different realm. People are temporary; dolls are forever.

#5 Evolving into a living doll. Through dollification, women and men go through the process of transforming into a living doll. It’s highly connected to the master/slave or dom/sub relationship. If the fetishist has a partner, the partner will most likely enjoy the objectification of the fetishist.

#6 Yes, they act like dolls. Transforming into a doll is more than just the physical. Dollification is about being a doll. This means the mental, mannerisms, they’re all doll-like. The fetishist will act lifeless while their partners perform sexual acts on them because that’s how dolls act. They enjoy objectification, being submissive, and act in a dollific manner. [Read: Your complete guide for having submissive sex]

#7 Partners are specific. Not everyone can accept a partner who enjoys this specific fetish. Typically, partners who enjoy dollification enjoy the idea of being dominant, and showing off their doll. These two traits go hand-in-hand with dolls. Though many people enjoy being dominant, it’s difficult to find a partner who enjoys dollification as well.

#8 Dolls may be silent during intercourse. When you think of dolls, they’re pretty silent. Like I said before, people who engage in this fetish want to act as doll-like as possible. During intercourse, dolls will usually remain silent as they want to be seen and not heard. Their partners are free to be verbal during sex. Of course, this doesn’t mean they don’t have a safe word. Any sexual activity comes with a safe word.

#9 There are different types of dolls. No two dolls are the same. Every person has their own interpretation of the doll they want to be. However, there are five main categories that people usually fall under: Lolita dolls, latex dolls, baby dolls, zentai dolls, and living Barbies. The latter is usually the most talked about in mainstream media.

#10 The doll community is small. Dollification isn’t like BDSM or foot fetish; it’s a very small community both off and online. The fetish is very rare, and finding a partner who appreciates the fetish isn’t easy. For many, it takes a long time to find a partner who will get involved in the fetish. [Read: The kinks adventurous couples must try at least once]

#11 Dollification is diverse. Though you may not see it right now, dollification is extremely diverse. Many dolls incorporate multiple kinks into their play, so you can’t generalize the people who engage in this fetish. Dolls themselves all have their own style and interpretation of what a doll acts and dresses like.

[Read: 7 extremely weird but surprisingly popular sex fetishes]

Though dollification remains an underground fetish, now you know a little bit more about it. Are you interested in giving it a try?

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Natasha Ivanovic
Natasha Ivanovic
Natasha Ivanovic is an intimacy, dating, and relationship writer best known for her writings on Kiiroo, LovePanky, Post Pravda, and more. She's the creator and ...
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