It’s all in the best possible taste, insists Chinese man with collection of nine sex dolls

  • Divorcé, 60, insists he treats the silicon dolls like his daughters, dressing them up and taking them on trips around town, and is adamant his family don’t mind
  • No nude photos allowed, says man whose pictures of his surrogate family have made him the talk of the town
PUBLISHED : Friday, 21 December, 2018, 4:23pm
UPDATED : Friday, 21 December, 2018, 9:57pm

A 60-year-old man from southwest China who has amassed a collection of nine silicon sex dolls insists he does not care about being labelled as a “pervert” because he regards them as his surrogate daughters.

“My love for my dolls is a father’s love,” Yu Zhenguo, a resident of Huishui county in Guizhou province, told news portal Thepaper.cn.

His eye-catching hobby has made him the talk of the town, especially since he set up a social media account showing pictures and videos of him and his “daughters” visiting local beauty spots or going out shopping.

So far Yu, whose wife divorced him over a decade ago, has spent more than 100,000 yuan (US$14,500) on buying clothing and props such as musical instruments for the dolls.

Lest anyone get the wrong impression, he said that he only used the dolls for taking photos and that his family had no problems with his pastime.

He said he never took photos of his dolls without clothing or allowed anyone else to do so.

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His curiosity was first piqued five years ago when he saw a silicon doll, which he described as “so pretty, so lovely and so perfect” on sale in Beijing.

He was initially put off buying it because of the 80,000 yuan price tag, but a few months later he decided to take the plunge and order one online.

He named his first doll Xiao Xue and since then has celebrated the day she arrived at his house as her birthday, complete with a cake.

He holds a similar celebration for the eight dolls he has acquired since then – four of them donated by friends after they got married and their wives demanded their disposal – but he told the portal he still loved Xiao Xue the most.

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Yu, who lives alone in a three-storey house, said he was glad of the company because his 19-year-old son worked far from home.

He is adamant his family has no problems with his hobby, saying his son regarded the dolls as his sisters. His nieces often went to his home to play with the dolls and his neighbours just thought he was living in his own world, he said.

To illustrate his point, he told the story of the time he and his son were carrying one of the dolls in the street and a man walked up to them and pinched its breast.

He said this angered his son, who accused the man of being “impolite towards my sister”.

Yu said he had a clear conscience about his collection. “It’s like other people’s hobbies, such as computer games. Hobbies are equal,” he said. “Rumours and curses can’t defeat me.”