The notion of sex in general and sex toys in particular was and remains off-limits in Russia for a long period of time. Instead of going to sex shops, some people are making devices on their own. The materials in this case are the things at hand, often not designed for such use.

By recreating the artifacts using the instructions found on various forums, I am trying to analyze the sexuality of a modern Russian person. Why do self-made toys still exist: is there a fear of stigma or a desire to have a customized dildo?