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SHUT DOWN! Lumidolls Sex Doll Brothel in Barcelona Closes Doors

Posted on April 02 2017

You may have seen the news in February of Europe’s first sex doll brothel opening to the public.  Lumidolls offered customers sessions with sex dolls for around 70 euros per half hour.  The opening of the sex doll brothel was an immediate sensation with the media and customers alike. 

We loved the idea.  So much so, you can now buy the same dolls that Lumidolls offered in their brothel right here on SiliconWives.com. 

Unfortunately the Barcelona sex doll brothel had it’s detractors.  Since opening, Lumidolls faced opposition from the local sex workers union, the surrounding residents, local government, and their landlord.  They certainly had their work cut out for them despite the popularity of the idea with their customer base.  

The sex workers union in Barcelona, named Aprosex (the Association of Sex Professionals) was unhappy about the new competition in the pay-to-play sex market.  The petitioned for the local government to investigate the legality of the Lumidolls business.  

Aprosex issued this statement:

“The sex-affection of a person can not be provided by a doll. They are different and compatible services. They do not communicate. They do not listen to you or caress you, they do not comfort you or look at you. They do not give you their opinion or drink a glass of champagne with you.”

The local police forced was sent to investigate the brothel, but when they arrived they discovered that Lumidolls had already closed and moved out.  Their landlord had already terminated their lease agreement and forced them to move following the media attention and social media backlash from members of the public.  

It is really too bad for the entrepreneurs at Lumidolls, we see nothing wrong with sex dolls as an alternative to prostitution (assuming the proper health procedures are followed).  This story has been very interesting to follow as a barometer for the general public’s reaction to sex dolls in the western world.  Unlike Asian countries like Japan and China where sex doll brothels still operate, it is clear that the public of Europe is not quite ready for sex dolls to hit the mainstream.  Too bad, we think they’re missing out.

On their website Lumidolls has announced they will be reopening sometime this spring at a new location.  


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