Hundreds make a splash in inflatable sex doll race

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Hundreds of contestants have taken part in an annual race where swimmers must navigate waters armed with inflatable sex dolls.

Organiser Dmitry Bulavinov, a physicist by training, welcomed the impressive turnout where entrants can also opt for inflatable genitalia.

He said that after several qualifying races that included "319 men and 81 women", the final leg included the five fastest men and the three fastest women.

The race commenced with a splash. Source: Australscope/ Newsflash
The race commenced with a splash. Source: Australscope/ Newsflash

He explained that the competition, called the "Bubble Baba Challenge", was first held in 2003 and continued until 2011. But it could not take place from 2012 to 2020 due to the construction of a large railway bridge across the river.

He resumed holding the event in 2021 and, on 30th July, he held the 2022 edition of the race, which sees men and women swimming 600 metres in the river with their inflatable of choice.

The event takes place on the Vuoksi river on its course through the Russian village of Losevo near Saint Petersburg.

Competitors must navigate a 600-metre stretch of the river. Source: Australscope/ Newsflash
Competitors must navigate a 600-metre stretch of the river. Source: Australscope/ Newsflash

Bulavinov, 51, said that the water was "warm enough", adding that "no one gets cold". He said that this year, the river was a comfortable 18C.

"Many girls use inflatable men, some inflatable phalluses and other inflatable things from sex shops," he told Newsflash.

"But all these options are much more expensive than inflatable women, so for those participants who do not have their own, we provide inflatable women, the cheapest and not suitable for anything but swimming."

One participant loving life. Source: Australscope/ Newsflash
One participant loving life. Source: Australscope/ Newsflash

Organisers say race was a success

Maria Levanova claimed first place for women on her inflatable named 'Suffering Machine', in a time of 4 minutes 24 seconds.

And for the men, Vladimir Zaitsev claimed top prize in a time of 4 minutes 14 seconds.

Bulavinov, who works at a large financial company when he is not organising sex doll races, said the event went "very well".

"There was a lot of music and dancing. And even the rain promised for the whole day passed us by," he said.

- Australscope/ Newsflash

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