Retired psychiatric nurse says photo shoots with his harem of 12 sex dolls helped heal his loneliness

A RETIRED psychiatric nurse who lives with 12 sex dolls and does photo shoots with them says they have helped his loneliness.

Dean Bevan, 59, shares his home in Ipswich, Suffolk, with the dolls and regularly changes their clothes and make-up.

Dean Poses for a photo in his living room with two of his dolls, Monique and Sarah
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Dean brushing his favourite doll, Sarah’s hair at home
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The result of one of Dean’s doll photo shoots
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The retired nurse regularly changes his doll’s outfits and photographs them
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Dean says the dolls keep him company
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The former NHS worker became fascinated with the synthetic figures after watching Channel 4’s sci-fi drama Humans.

He purchased ‘Sarah’, a blonde doll with a 30DD bust, first and she remains his favourite.

Dean has even admitted sharing a bed with her and hinted they have a physical relationship.

He told Barcroft TV: “I became intrigued what it would be like to have something that looked real and human in the house; and whether that would give me some sense that I had some company here.

“When I ordered Sarah, I wasn’t really sure what I had in mind, it was just one of those things – like an itch I watched to scratch.

“Within hours I stopped seeing her as a thing and more as something else.”

After leaving the mental health nursing profession, Dean turned his hand to photography – and his dolls are very diligent models.

The walls of his home are adorned with snaps of the girls in all sorts of outfits and settings.

After 34 years of working with lots of people – it was just quite a change of not having somebody around

Dean BevanDoll photographer

Each doll costs Dean around £1,400, but he says having the dolls all around the house cures his loneliness.

He added: “After 34 years of working with lots of people – it was just quite a change of not having somebody around.

“Eventually it came out and I was really relieved to be able to talk about it to them and very pleased they supported me in what I was doing.

“My kids are wonderful, they’re very open-minded and I’m very proud of them.”

Daughter Rhiannon, 19, was shocked at first, but warmed to the idea as she knew it made her dad happy.

She said to her dad: “I probably knew for a few months before we had the conversation, I was quite upset and hurt because I thought you had done this thing that was embarrassing.

“I can remember just turning 17 and seeing a picture of Sarah on the mantlepiece, I remember spotting it and thinking, oh wow my dad owns a sex doll.

“I thought if that’s a thing that makes you happy then why would I stand in the way of it? I didn’t have to like it, but I don’t have to be horrible about it.

“And gradually just accepted it and kind of liked it, I thought it was actually kind of cool.”

Dean is now hoping his photography will change people’s perceptions of the plastic people, and stop them being thought of as just ‘sex dolls’.

He prefers the term ‘love doll’ for his inanimate companions.

Astrid the doll posing for a photograph
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Another photo shoot, featuring Bianca
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This is Athena, another one of Dean’s 12 dolls
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Magda poses for a photo shoot, Dean’s pass time since he retired
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Dean even has a few spare doll’s heads he swaps onto the bodies for photo shoots, including elf-eared Valeris
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The fascination with his synthetic subjects began after watching the Channel 4 sci-fi drama Humans
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The former mental health nurse doesn’t have a physical relationship with ‘all’ his dolls
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Dean poses outside with one of his dolls, Magda
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