Artificial vagina

An artificial vagina is a device designed to simulate the female sex organ. To achieve this, it will generally be made of a soft material, lubricated, and sometimes heated. It may be designed for medical research purposes, animal breeding, or a sex toy for erotic stimulation.

Veterinary use

Artificial vaginas are widely used by farms in cattle artificial insemination programs and semen collection centers for collecting animal sperm and its further application. An artificial vagina designed for collecting semen will imitate some or all of the anatomical features and behaviours of an animal's vagina. There are several types of collecting apparatus, but the general design uses a tube with a normally sterile inner liner and hard outer shell. The walls of the tube may be hollow and filled with warm water to mimic a natural body temperature for better results, and may contain a filter to separate the semen.

Usage as sex toy

An artificial vagina for the purposes of sexual stimulation is essentially an aid to masturbation: it is designed to simulate the sensation of sexual intercourse on the erect penis. It will often have moving parts such as vibrators that increase stimulation rather than accurately simulating a woman's vagina.

Usually the artificial vagina has a realistic or close to realistic appearance with a sleeve, where the penis can be inserted in. The sleeve, or as it is also called "vaginal tunnel", measures in average from 4 to 8 inches and can have an open end for inserting vibrating bullet, if the user wishes.

Types

Realistic. This type of artificial vagina is molded from female genitals. For the advertising purposes many manufacturers design the vagina like the exact replica of some famous pornographic actresses vagina. Realistic vagina are made to simulate the natural physiology: pubic bones, hairs, labia, all natural creases and dimples, etc.

Many realistic vagina are manufactured with a narrower anal orifice for those users who prefer anal sex. Though the natural vagina does not include any nubs and ribs inside the tunnel, manufacturers often add them into artificial vaginas for enhancing pleasure.

In Japan, onacups are popular "realistic" artificial vaginae that simulate various sex acts and come with lubricant already inside.

Improvised Plans for a variety of home-made artificial vaginae have been published on the internet. An early example of this was the "simulacrum artificial orifice", published anonymously in the "alt.sex.wizards" FAQ in the 1990s, which was constructed with a block of soft foam rubber, featuring a slit for the penis lined with a well lubricated condom held in place by an O-ring at the opening, and a wooden clothespin at the tip. Other improvised masturbators consist of hollowed out food items. An example of this is the "cucummer", which is made by softening the flesh of a cucumber with boiling water, trimming off sharp edges, and creating a vent slit in the end for air to escape on the in stroke, and suction to be created on the out stroke.

Vibrating. These artificial vaginae may look like the previous one, but featuring a vibrating element. Usually it is a removable vibrating bullet that can be easily inserted into the hole in the bottom or into the end of the sleeve. For more intensive sensations there are a variety of functions: vibrating, pulsating, surging, multi-speed, etc.

Vibrating bullets are usually controlled by a panel connected by a wire. Some vibrating vaginas are designed for creating sucking effect and play the role of penis pumps. In this case the vagina is equipped with a bulb squeezed by the users.

Materials

Artificial vagina as a sex toy is designed from the materials that maximally imitate the natural skin. There are the following the most commonly used materials. The materials used in manufacturing artificial vaginas are stretchable and elastic for accommodating any penis size.

The elastic properties of all materials that are used in manufacturing artificial vaginas are combined with a porous nature and therefore vaginas require special care to avoid bacterial accumulation. Manufacturers recommend protecting them by applying a condom during use.

Other names

The artificial vagina is also known as:

See also

References

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