Sessions start at around £70 for 30 minutes, going up to approximately £158 for a two-hour love-in.
Couples’ sessions are available for £140, and if you can’t or don’t want to leave your house then the dolls can come to you: expect to pay £210 for ‘home service’.
You’ll no doubt be relieved to know that hygiene is a top priority: each doll is thoroughly disinfected with ‘special antibacterial soap’ and customers are encouraged to wear condoms.
Yet what goes on in the private rooms – that come complete with plasma TV and a selection of adult films – (mercifully) stays there.
Visitors can even specify how they would like their plastic playmate to be positioned and dressed, with three fetish looks to choose from: executive (shirt, skirt, sexy stockings), school girl (don’t make me spell it out) and rather unexpectedly, fitness girl, who comes attired in running leggings and sports bra. With optional underwear, of course.
Meet the ladies
LumiDolls offer clients four girls: Katy, Kanda, Lily and Yoko.
At first, it was Katy who proved most popular. At 5ft 6in with inflated lips, giant boobs and a long blonde mane, it’s not hard to work out why.
But Katy has competition.
Prieto explains: ‘Now we have Yoko, a doll with a heating system and a step above the others in quality. Its price is higher but our customers pay it.’
Yoko has a temperature of 37C throughout her body – perhaps a sign that there really is no substitute for the warmth of another human being after all.
Or maybe the draw is just Yoko’s pants, which have ‘F*** me’ emblazoned across the front.
They have no cellulite, no morning breath, no conversation – no demands. The majority has been designed to look young