Linda inside the red room
Inside Bordoll, a German sex-doll brothel in Dortmund A brothel in Dortmund offers a dozen sex dolls that users can rent for any service. DW takes a look inside.
Down a dead-end street in a quiet neighborhood south of Dortmund's city center stands Germany's first sex doll brothel.
For €80 ($97) an hour, customers can take one of 12 silicone dolls, including one male doll and a model with both breasts and a penis, into a tidy room to fulfill their sexual desires.
Evelyn Schwarz, 30, is the founder and owner of Bordoll, which is also a brothel and a studio for bondage, dominance, sadism and masochism (BDSM).
A BDSM mistress, Schwarz opened Bordoll last year, after she struggled to find German-speaking women to work in the brothel. In BDSM, she told DW, communication is critical and sex workers who come from abroad and don't speak the language could miss key cues. "They are nonsentient, they look good, are not sick, they provide whatever service without complaining, and one can make them with the bodily features you like," she said, pointing out some of the positive aspects of sex dolls.
Daily, she said, five to 12 people, mostly men but occasionally women and couples, come by to have sex with the dolls. Schwarz has an assistant who cleans the dolls, redresses them and puts on their makeup. How the dolls are cleaned is a "house secret," Schwarz said, "but after every use they are very well cleaned, washed and disinfected."