The Beginner’s Guide to Sex Dolls

A comprehensive guide to sex dolls with everything you need to know before investing in one!

The Beginner’s Guide to Sex Dolls will tell you everything you need to know about sex dolls before you decide to invest in one. For instance, we will discuss what sex dolls are, why people use them, types of sex dolls and more.

Then we will walk you through customizing sex dolls, ordering, care and repair and so much more. Therefore, if you are considering buying your first sex doll, this is definitely the blog post you need to read.

But, if you’ve already purchased a companion doll or two, this sex doll guide is here so you can reference things you may have forgotten.

Beginner’s Guide to Sex Dolls in a Nutshell

  • Sex dolls, also known as love and companion dolls are the most expensive and realistic sex toys available today, costing from hundreds to thousands of dollars. In addition, there are several ways to pay for sex dolls including credit cards, layaway and payment plans.
  • Love dolls come in different sizes and shapes, including masturbators, mini, partial and life-size.
  • Sex dolls are used for lifelike masturbation, companionship, and to assist those with disabilities in having safe, sexual experiences.
  • Life-size companion dolls can be purchased either in mass produced models or those which are made-to-order.
  • Made-to-order sex dolls are available through several manufacturers that offer different customizations. And when ordering a custom sex doll, you get to choose hair, eye and skin color, hair color and style and many other things with no extra charge.
  • Custom sex dolls also offer other choices which cost extra, such as removable vagina, standing feet, different breast types, softer thighs and some electronic components.
  • Once a custom sex doll arrives, you must document the doll to be sure you qualify for replacement or a refund.
  • Caring for a sex doll requires a great deal including regular cleaning, using care as not to damage the skin or skeleton and regular skin maintenance. Caring for the wig, makeup and nails are also important aspects of companion doll ownership.
  • There are various ways to use a love doll outside of sex. For instance, companionship, photography and having someone to sleep with are the most common ways.
  • Dressing a sex doll requires knowing the proper sizes to purchase as well as being cautious of colors that will stain the doll.
  • Proper moving, carrying and storage of a sex doll are also important aspects. All add to the longevity of the doll.

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Why a Sex Doll Guide?

Why write a sex doll guide for beginners? First, sex dolls are a high-priced investment and a caliber of pleasure product that should last a lifetime.

Second, sex dolls come in so many varieties, and are manufactured by amazing companies with an array of specialties, that buying your first sex doll can be confusing.

Next, owning a sex doll comes with responsibility. Therefore, you need to know what goes into the upkeep of a companion doll prior to deciding the size, style and materials of your dream playmate.

Most importantly, before investing in your first love doll, it’s crucial to know the best places from which to order. Therefore, you’ll avoid the immense number of scammers out there, waiting to take your cash and send you a cheap, fake doll, or nothing at all.

Therefore, our beginner’s guide to sex doll will act as a reference you can use with your first sex doll or your fifth.

Statistics on Love Dolls

Let’s discuss sex doll statistics before we get into the basics. From our own BedBible Research Center, 9.7% of American men, over the age of 18, own a sex doll.

Furthermore, 6.1% of women own a love doll. Yes, we are slowly learning companion dolls are for girls too!

Additionally, the sales of sex dolls have steadily increased 33% year over year. However, during the Covid-19 pandemic, sales skyrocketed 70%, making 2020 a record year with more than $2.8 billion in love dolls sold.

For more information, check out our full Sex Doll Statistics post for all of the interesting details on sex doll purchases and use in the United States.

The Basics: What is a Sex Doll?

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The best place to start a beginner’s guide to sex dolls is with the basics. And what’s more basic than describing what a sex doll is.

So, a sex doll is a lifelike doll, created specifically for the purpose of realistic masturbation. Additionally, some people use sex dolls for other purposes, which we will discuss more in detail below.

Finally, sex dolls come in all different types, shapes and sizes – something else we will describe in detail below.

Why Do People Use Them?

People use sex dolls for a score of different reasons, the first being realistic masturbation. That’s because the majority of sex dolls are the size, shape and feel of an actual human.

In addition, sex dolls are created with genitals that look, feel and function realistically. However, sex isn’t the only use for these eerily human-looking and beautiful dolls.

For instance, many older people, who have lost lifelong partners, find the company of a sex doll, especially AI companion dolls, soothing. Additionally, people with physical and intellectual disabilities own sex dolls as a means for leading a more normal life, while experiencing intimacy.

Furthermore, some people own sex dolls to allow them to experience kinks and fetishes that may be too much for their human counterparts. And still, couples may purchase a sex doll to live out threesome fantasies without the risk of jealously, affairs or STDs.

Finally, some like to collect sex dolls, forming a harem, of sorts, so they can dress, style and photograph them as a hobby or lifestyle.

Sex Doll Guide: Different Types of Sex Dolls

Our beginner’s guide to sex dolls covers all types of sex dolls!

So, if you’re about to purchase your first sex doll, you may not be aware of the different types of dolls available to you. Therefore, we are going to tell you about all of the choices available to you, as well as their cost.

Torsos and Masturbators

The first type of sex doll we are going to discuss are torsos and masturbator dolls. These are absolutely perfect for a first sex doll as they weigh less, are easy to store and are a lot less expensive than a life-size doll.

What’s more, is that smaller, partial, masturbator sex dolls come in different designs as well. For example, you can choose a bottom only masturbator, or one that includes the genitals and breasts, like the Fuck Me Silly 2 Torso, pictured.

Finally, you can purchase torsos on sex doll websites, as well as those that specialize specifically in sex doll torsos, like Tantaly.

Partial Sex Dolls

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Next, partial sex dolls are slightly different than torsos in that they include more of the actual sex doll body. For example, you can purchase the bottom half of a sex doll that includes the bottom, genitals, legs and feet.

Or, if you want a partial sex doll which you can customize, you can purchase the upper part of the doll, without arms and legs. Then, you can choose the eye and hair color, skin tone and even breast size.

And although partial love dolls are larger, they are still easier to store and cost less than a life-size doll. In the end, this type of doll will save you hundreds, if not a thousand dollars.


Mini sex doll

Mini sex dolls are miniature versions of full-sized dolls, contrary to how this genre may be listed on some sex doll sites. You see, some sites show mini sex dolls as being torsos and masturbators.

However, mini sex dolls are complete dolls, but in a much smaller size. For instance, you can purchase a mini sex doll masturbator, which is hand held, and extremely affordable, like the one shown.

Or, you can find mini sex dolls which look like a complete, adult women, yet are only just over 24” tall. In turn, they are much cheaper than full-size sex dolls and are extremely easy to care for, store or hide.

But keep in mind, miniature sex dolls that do not look like a mature, adult women are illegal in many parts of the world, for obvious reasons.


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Life-sized sex dolls are human-size dolls that are anatomically correct, look incredibly realistic and are the perfect companion for sex. But keep in mind, life-size companion dolls also come in different types, and range in price from a couple of hundred dollars to thousands.

So, let’s take a look at the different types of full-size sex dolls.


Inflatable sex doll

Inflatable sex dolls have come a long way since the days of $20, plastic, novelty dolls that you’d blow up and carry to your best friend’s bachelor party. As a matter of fact, some inflatable sex dolls have soft, squishy breasts, a removable vagina and realistic hair.

For example, the Lovehoney Camilla doll, pictured, has everything listed above, plus added vibration, a usable butt and realistic hands.

Plush Dolls

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Plush sex dolls are realistic, life-size dolls that happen to feel like a soft, cuddly, plush toy. And because these dolls are manufactured with a plush feel, rather than skin, they are lighter weight and easier to care for.

On top of that, they feature a removable vagina that can be replaced with any masturbator of your choice.

Plus, if you possess a bit of that furry kink, this type of sex doll is absolutely perfect for you. Finally, plush dolls like the Teddy Babe, shown, are a lot less expensive and available on sex toy sites like Lovehoney.

TPE and Silicone Love Dolls

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The most realistic looking and feeling sex dolls available are the most expensive. However, you definitely get what you pay for, as these life-size sex dolls are made to last a lifetime.

And over the years, vast improvements have been made to make these dolls even more realistic, including sturdier and more flexible skeletons, true-to-life skin colors and even freckles and body hair. Plus, you have a variety of top sex doll manufacturers to choose from like:

Finally, all of these name brand companion dolls can be found on the best sex doll websites, as they are certified sellers of those brands, and others.

Sex Doll Genres

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Are you considering purchasing your first sex doll? Then this part of our sex doll guide may surprise you! That’s because sex dolls are created in so many sizes, shapes, colors and genres, that it will blow your mind!

Here are some of the genres of sex dolls that are available for you to customize and buy.

Again, this is a small portion of the types of sex dolls available. And with the amount of money, you’ll invest in the doll of your dreams, you can make him or her everything you want them to be.

Robot and AI Sex Dolls

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Robot and AI sex dolls are oftentimes listed under the umbrella term of “robot sex dolls”. However, those terms shouldn’t be interchangeable.

That’s because robot sex dolls are dolls that have motion in some way. For example, a sex doll that moves its hips.

On the other hand, AI (artificial intelligence) sex dolls literally speak to their partner, respond to touch and learn their partner’s likes and dislikes as time goes by. For instance, if the AI sex doll learns you enjoy talking about the weather, she will begin to share more weather-related conversation.

So basically, robot sex dolls are mechanical in a way that allows for motion, while AI sex dolls are highly-sophisticated computers that can learn and respond.

How Big are Life-Size Dolls?

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Our guide to sex dolls wants you to be prepared for your first companion. And that includes understanding the size and weight of your potential forever love doll.

To begin….

Life-size sex dolls range from 4’.10” and 5’.10” in height, and that includes all genres of dolls. However, weight is a bit more difficult to gage, as it varies depending on the options you choose.

So, let’s say you choose a petite sex doll that measures 4’.10” in height. And when customizing, you choose small breasts.

Your doll would weigh roughly 55 lbs.

However, if you chose extra-large breasts, like an L cup, that would make your doll jump in weight to more than 63 lbs.

In addition, male sex dolls are built differently, with broader chests and thicker arms and legs. So, a 5’.4” male companion doll would weigh around 83 lbs. But a 5’.9” male doll, from the same manufacturer, weighs 110 lbs.

Finally, the material, from which a sex doll is made, makes a difference in regard to weight. Silicone, which is more dense, weighs more than TPE.

Therefore, an all-silicone sex doll would weigh a bit more than one created with TPE.

What Are Companion Dolls Made of?

Speaking of silicone and TPE, what are sex dolls made of? First and foremost, life-size companion dolls are made from TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) and silicone.

In addition, some sex dolls have TPE bodies and silicone heads. However, other types of sex dolls can be made from different materials, for example:

  • Inflatable sex dolls: PVC with some TPE parts
  • Plush sex dolls: plush fabric and poly-fil
  • Sex doll torsos: TPE or silicone

Finally, let’s not forget the interior makings of a sex doll – the skeleton. Sex doll skeletons are made from different metals with intricate joints to allow the doll to move and be posed in human-like positions.

Silicone vs TPE

One of the most important choices you’ll make is the material from which your sex doll is created. Therefore, our guide to sex dolls covers all of the possible materials and their pros and cons.

So, you’re thinking of buying your first sex doll, and may be wondering what the difference is between silicone and TPE. Well, let’s get into it.

TPE is short for thermoplastic elastomer, and one of the most realistic feeling materials on the market today. Additionally, the vast majority of sex dolls are made from TPE because it feels most like real flesh.

Not only that, but TPE squishes and jiggles more like real skin and tissue. Unfortunately, TPE does have its downfalls.

The Cons of TPE

TPE has changed over the years, now being created with body-safe ingredients. However, TPE is still porous, meaning it has tiny, microscopic holes.

Further, these holes collect body oils, fluids, dirt, dyes and bacteria. Therefore, TPE must be cleaned regularly to avoid bacterial growth, mold and mildew.

That means all genitals and holes you use sexually, must be washed each and every time. On top of that, the entire doll must be washed thoroughly, from head to toe, at least once every two weeks.

Also, when washing, bathing or showering with a TPE sex doll, you must keep the water temperature under 90 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s because hot water can cause TPE to melt and misshapen.

In addition, TPE requires renewer powder, not only after every cleaning, but on a regular basis. Otherwise, TPE begins to feel sticky and will pill.

Moreover, TPE is created with oils. What that means is the skin will seep oils if left in the same position for too long.

Plus, the longer your own a TPE doll, the more the TPE looses those oils, causing the doll to dry out. Therefore, you must nourish TPE about 4-6 times per year, using mineral oil or petroleum jelly.

Specifically, you must keep the skin moisturized, especially any point where the doll bends or stretches; like around the genitals, bends of knees and elbows and around the waist. Otherwise, the skin will crack and tear.

In the end, as long as you care for your TPE sex doll properly, it will last a long time.

Silicone Sex Dolls

Silicone sex dolls have a firmer feel to them, and are a bit less jiggly. That being said, they look eerily like real humans.

That is why many sex dolls are manufactured with silicone heads, even though the body may be made from TPE. But if you choose a full-silicone sex doll, you will enjoy some advantages.

First of all, silicone in a non-porous material. Therefore, it doesn’t absorb oils, dirt and bacteria, nor does the material pill.

So, although you still have to clean your silicone sex doll at least every two weeks, you have no worries when it comes to bacterial and fungal growth.

The Cons of Silicone

Silicone sex dolls, though lasting longer than TPE, still have negative points. Those being that silicone will also absorb colors, silicone will leak oils when stored in the same position, and the skin will also crease.

Additionally, silicone dolls should also be powdered to keep them from getting sticky. Therefore, a light dusting of baby powder should keep the skin feeling smooth and soft.

Finally, silicone is heavier than TPE, as well as being more expensive. So, in essence, you get what you pay for.

Beginner’s Guide to Sex Dolls: How Much Do Sex Dolls Cost?

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Cost is a huge factor when buying your first sex doll. Therefore, it’s important to know, in advance, what a sex doll costs.

So, this guide to sex dolls will take a look at the cost of different types of sex dolls, from torsos to life-size dolls.

Masturbator and Torso Sex Doll Prices

Masturbator and torso sex dolls are the most inexpensive dolls, and a great way to learn if you want to invest in a life-size doll.

First, masturbator sex dolls are smaller, easy to hold and mostly made from TPE. Depending on where you purchase one, they can range from $50 and go up into the hundreds.

Second, torso sex dolls are the best, try-before-you-buy option. That’s because they have the chest, breasts and genitals, depending on the style you choose.

Therefore, a torso is the next best thing to a companion doll. Now, as far as cost goes, torsos can be expensive.

For example, you can find mini torsos for under $200, like this one from Hismith. But torsos go up in price, from there, costing as much as $1,000.

Inflatable Sex Doll Prices

Inflatable sex dolls are also perfect for a first sex doll. That’s because they are extremely inexpensive, compared to a life-size, TPE or silicone doll.

Of course, you can get the old-school, blow-up dolls, made from PVC plastic and costing under $50. However, you can purchase inflatable sex dolls with upgraded genitals, lifelike hair and usable butts and mouths for around $200.

And the best aspect of inflatable sex dolls is the fact that their size is comparable to the expensive dolls. Thus, you are getting a more realistic idea of what a more expensive doll would be like.

The Price of Partial Sex Dolls

Partial sex dolls are created from the same materials as full-size dolls, only they are part of the whole doll. For instance, sex doll legs, which include the usable bottom and vagina will cost you from $800 to $1,400.

But if you want to spend more, sex dolls that have heads, but no limbs, start around $600. However, add some arms and the ability to customize the head, skin tone and breast size, and you can pay nearly as much as a full-body companion doll.

Those prices range from $900, all the way up to $2,000, depending on where you purchase your partial doll and whether or not you find some great sales.

How Much Are Mini Sex Dolls?

Miniature sex dolls look and feel just like the larger dolls, only they are much smaller. Therefore, a true mini sex doll will cost around $500.

But again, these tiny dolls can be customized, just as the life-size dolls. So, if you decide to give your mini doll a different wig or pubic hair, the cost can increase $50 or more.

Still, a mini sex doll will give you the look and feel of a life-size doll, only on a much smaller scale.

Life-Size Sex Dolls and Price

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Life-size sex dolls, made from silicone and TPE, are costly and therefore an investment item. So, when buying your first sex doll, be prepared to spend well over $1,000.

Now, if you happen to run across a sex doll site having a sale, you can save a substantial amount of money. Further, some manufacturers offer amazing freebies, like free extra heads, clothing and other upgrades

Best yet, these specials save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars!

But keep in mind, customizing a sex doll will always add a significant amount to the price shown. For example, a sex doll’s list price is $1,499.

What that means is the doll costs that much, as it is shown. So, if you want to change the doll’s skin tone, give her bigger breasts or a removable vagina, the cost will increase.

In the end, the price of a life-size love doll will begin $1,500, and go up from there, depending on the options you choose.

How to Save Money on Sex Dolls

Yes, sex dolls are expensive. No, you don’t have to pay full price!

That’s because, like any other product, sex dolls go on sale. Plus, manufacturers will offer freebies and extras, that will save you serious cash.

So, here are some things you can do to save money on sex dolls.

  • Compare prices from the top sex doll shops like Rosemary Doll, Sex Doll Genie, Silicon Wives and Sexy Real Sex Dolls to find the best deal.
  • Look for sex doll sites that will meet a competitor’s price.
  • Shop for love dolls on sex toy sites like Lovehoney.
  • Purchase a pre-made sex doll from a site’s in-stock, or warehouse selection.
  • Sign up for any discounts available for veterans, email subscribers or site members.
  • Watch for seasonal sales, clearance dolls and holiday specials.

Scammers and Low Prices

Be careful when buying your first sex doll, as there are a lot of scam sites lurking out there. And I mean literally hundreds of them!

You see, these scam sites copy manufacturer photos from legit sex doll websites, and list prices that are thousands cheaper.

I mean, a $2,500 sex doll for $700? That’s a scam.

Worse of all, you’ll either get a horrific, knock-off sex doll, made from potentially dangerous materials, or you’ll get nothing at all.

So, if the price seems too good to be true, it is. But more on spotting scam sites later.

Should I Buy a Sex Doll?

Now we’ve come to the portion of the sex doll guide where we ask, “Should I buy a sex doll?” So here are some things to ask yourself before deciding to buy your first sex doll.

  • Are you financially ready to invest thousands of dollars in a sex toy?
  • Do you desire a life-size, sex companion who will never say no?
  • Are you prepared for the responsibility of keeping a sex doll clean?
  • Do you have a place to properly store a human-sized sex doll?
  • Ready to unleash every kink, fetish and fantasy on your made-to-order lover?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you are more than ready to purchase your first sex doll! Now, let’s talk about building your perfect lover, finding a trustworthy site, and financing your purchase.

How to Pay for a Sex Doll

Once you’ve decided to buy your first sex doll, you must decide how to pay for it. And you do have several options.

In addition, companion doll sellers often take several payment methods, like checks and money orders, money wire, bank transfers, credit cards and crypto currencies.

First of all, you can save money before making your purchase. Simply find the love doll you desire, the options you desire and get an idea of how much you’ll need to save.

Next, you can break your payment up by using a credit card. Unfortunately, unless you pay the doll off immediately, you’ll be paying much more because of the finance charges from your credit card company.

Another option, offered by some sex doll websites, is layaway. What you do is choose your sex doll and customizations, place some money down and make payments.

Then, once you reach a certain percentage of your doll’s cost paid, the manufacturer will start making your doll. Next, once you make your final payment, your doll will be shipped to you.

Finally, some sex doll websites offer payment plans through PayPal, Klarna and other financing companies. Best yet, these options are interest-free, if you qualify!

Where to Buy Sex Dolls: The Beginner’s Guide

We briefly touched on the different places from which you can purchase a sex doll. However, let’s go further into detail, so you find the best deal for your money and not get scammed.

After all, you do have more options than you may realize!

Buy a Used Sex Doll

One option for your first sex doll could be to buy a used one. Okay, don’t freak out!

If you’re purchasing a used sex doll from the right place, you have nothing to worry about. So, I’d like to introduce you to the best, and most comprehensive sex doll hub on the internet – The Doll Forum.

At The Doll Forum, you can purchase used sex dolls as well as learn every tip, trick and bit of wisdom from hardcore sex doll owners and collectors. Plus, if your website is approved by The Doll Forum, you are considered one of the elites!

Used and “virgin” sex dolls run from a few hundred dollars to a thousand. However, once you join, you have to meet certain criteria before responding to for sale ads.

But, considering the prices and quality of the used sex dolls sold on the forum, it’s well worth the 5 posts you need to qualify!

Buying a Sex Doll from a Sex Toy Shop

Another great place to purchase your first sex doll is through a sex toy website like Lovehoney. That’s because you get the top-notch customer service, discreet shipping and a high-quality love doll.

However, these sex dolls aren’t customizable. But they are beautiful!

For instance, Lovehoney carries life-size Thrust Pro sex dolls, Teddy Babe and higher-quality inflatable sex dolls. That way, you get more bang for your buck – pun fully intended.

Purchasing a Sex Doll from a Sex Doll Shop

Of course, the best place to purchase a sex doll is from a sex doll retailer. That’s because you get all of the top brands, can customize your doll, or purchase a love doll, as is, from their in-stock merchandise.

Best yet, you get the best deals, customer service, and tips for caring for your first sex doll. I mean, that’s what they do, sell sex dolls!

Finally, the best sex doll websites are your direct link to the manufacturer of the doll you choose. Therefore, you are able to get in touch with people who offer replacement parts and repairs.

You see, I would compare this to buying furniture; you can buy from a big box store and receive questionable quality and no follow-up services. Or you can go to a furniture store, and choose from the highest quality items, backed by services and warranties.

Which Sex Doll Sites Are Legit

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Now, the biggest issue when it comes to buying a sex doll from a specialty website is the fact that there are so many fake and scam sites out there. As previously mentioned, they use unauthorized photos from big manufacturers, and list their prices from ½ to ¾ off legit sex doll site’s prices.

However, you’ll end up with two possible scenarios. One, you’ll receive a subpar doll that looks nothing like the name brand, as well as the likelihood it’s made from sketchy materials.

Or two, you’ll be scammed out of your money completely and receive nothing at all. So, how do you know if a sex doll seller is on the up-and-up?

Let’s go over the red flags, as well as learning how to spot a legit sex doll website.

Sex Doll Scammers and Red Flags

There are many red flags to watch out for, so you don’t get scammed buying your first sex doll. After all, many of these scam sites look legitimate, at first glance.

So, how do you tell the difference? Check out this list of red flags:

  • Prices are far lower than legitimate sites for the same dolls.
  • The site is lacking certificates from the manufacturers of the love dolls they sell.
  • Their customer service number is fake and doesn’t work.
  • The site’s warehouse address is illegitimate, or matches to a hotel, home or empty lot.
  • All of their reviews are 5-star.
  • Language on their site is incorrect, with misspellings and improper English. Yet the doll descriptions can be perfect, as if copied and pasted.
  • The site is listed on The Doll Forum as a scam site.
  • Lack of factory photographs, or stolen photos without their site’s watermark or name in the photograph.
  • These sites oftentimes list themselves as clearance, warehouse or wholesale sites.

In conclusion, remember that the vast majority of sex dolls are manufactured on demand. Therefore, the possibility of a seller having thousands of sex dolls, lying around in a warehouse, is slim to none.

How to Spot a Legitimate Sex Doll Site

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The basics to spotting a legitimate sex doll website are nearly opposites of what is listed above. But there are other ways to confirm the site is 100% legitimate.

  • A legit sex doll site has prices that are in step with a doll’s actual cost, usually from $1,000 up.
  • They have certificates from manufactures, making them preferred sellers, and they link to, or can be found on the manufacturer’s site.
  • A legitimate sex doll site will have reviews that vary, many having responses from the seller.
  • Their phone numbers and addresses are legit and can be confirmed by a quick internet search.
  • They are listed as preferred sellers on The Doll Forum.
  • The website is well done, has impeccable grammar and no misspellings.
  • Legit sites often have factory photos of dolls ordered by their customers. These photos are usually watermarked or have their logo somewhere in the picture.
  • Most legitimate sex doll sites have post-sale, customer photos, galleries and even forums to join.
  • They also honor manufacturer specials and sales, posting them on their landing page or the manufacturer’s search page.

In the end, if you feel a sex doll website has prices that are too good to be true, they are most-likely scammers. Trust your gut and find a legitimate seller!

Our Favorite Legit Sex Doll Sellers

  • Lovehoney: You can’t go wrong buying your first sex doll here!
  • Rosemary Doll: The best selection of brand-name dolls, and a top Doll Forum seller.
  • Sex Doll Genie: Offers upgraded “white glove service” and excellent choices of dolls.
  • Silicon Wives: A great brand name selection as well as their own brand exclusives.
  • Sexy Real Sex Dolls: Low-priced, ready-to-ship dolls and sales on the best sex doll brands.
  • Sexy Sex Dolls: A fantastic selection of sex dolls, as well as an unsurpassed selection of custom clothing and accessories.
  • Real Doll: The most realistic and stunningly beautiful sex dolls, as well as the top AI sex dolls in the world.

Do Sex Dolls Have Warranties?

Sex dolls do not have a warranty over the life of the doll. For example, love dolls don’t come with a 5-year warranty, like a vacuum cleaner or kitchen appliance.

However, most sex doll sellers offer a money-back or return guarantee, if something is wrong with your doll upon arrival. And those circumstances are also limited to specific damages, receiving the wrong doll or the doll being made with the incorrect custom specifications you chose.

Therefore, it is crucial that you start taking photos the second your doll arrives. That’s because you want to document any damage or incorrect portions of the doll.

Furthermore, you cannot use your doll before initiating a return or exchange. The doll must be in brand-new, unused condition with the original packaging.

How Long to Sex Dolls Last?

You may be wondering how long sex dolls last, if you are ready to buy your first doll. And the answer to that is, the lifespan of a love doll will vary, depending on several things.

For example:

  • The materials from which the doll is made – silicone is more durable, thus lasting longer.
  • Sex doll manufacturers – brand name dolls last longer, as they are made better.
  • How the doll is cared for overall
  • The way you use a doll has great bearing on its longevity.
  • Which type of skeleton the doll has, and how you place weight on the doll
  • How the doll is stored and where
  • Cleaning frequency and what is used to clean the love doll
  • Skin care after cleaning

You see, a sex doll is an expensive purchase. So, you certainly don’t want to treat a $3,000 doll as you would a Fleshlight.

I mean, would you drive a $300,000 sports car as you would a $10,000 banger from a buy here, pay here lot? Of course not!

That’s why it’s important to learn how to use and care for a sex doll properly, before you purchase one. Additionally, it’s crucial to keep up on care and maintenance in order to make your companion doll last for several years.

Beginner’s Guide to Sex Dolls: Which Sex Doll to Buy?

Let’s say you have saved your money, did a lot of research, and are ready to buy your first sex doll. Which doll do you buy?

Well, you have two choices, at this point – ready made sex dolls or custom sex dolls. So, let’s talk about both options and how they differ.

Ready-Made Sex Dolls

Ready-made doll

Ready-made sex dolls are exactly how they sound – they are manufactured, shipped to sellers and are warehoused, waiting for you to order.

One great example is Natalia, by Thrust Pro and sold by Lovehoney. This doll is manufactured in bulk, looks identical to the next, while having many of the same features as the expensive sex doll brands.

However, because she is mass produced and stored in a warehouse, she’s not going to be as high-quality, or last as long as a doll from a professional sex doll factory.

On the other hand, the Thrust Pro doll is less expensive, gets to you much faster, and falls under Lovehoney’s return policies and customer perks. Therefore, she makes the perfect first sex doll.

Ready-Made Custom Sex Dolls

Custom doll in stock

Next, we have ready-made, custom sex dolls – which are higher quality with a price tag to match. Now, these sex dolls are created by the big name, sex doll manufacturers, and in limited quantities.

Furthermore, these dolls are made available to sex doll sellers at wholesale prices, so that they may stock them in their warehouses. Yes, it sounds similar to the Thrust Pro doll, but these dolls are quite different.

First, you are getting the quality of companion dolls which are hand poured, assembled and finished by the best doll artists in the world. Next, top sex doll sellers are knowledgeable as to how these dolls should be stored – hanging, covered and in a climate-controlled facility.

Third, these dolls are in a limited quantity, so they won’t be hanging in a warehouse for years, drying out. That’s why their prices are lower than the custom dolls.

Finally, you receive ready-made, custom sex dolls much more quickly – in days – rather than the weeks it takes to design, manufacture and ship the custom doll.

For example, this is Tallulah, a stunning Zelex sex doll. As of the writing of this guide (August 2023), she is an in-stock doll with a retail price of $2,399.00 and a sale price of $1,499.00.

And as you can see, 7 customers have already ordered this doll and there are 8 of these dolls left in stock and available in the US.

So, you are getting a top-branded sex doll, on sale, and with B-cup breasts, non-standing feet, upgraded skeleton, fixed vagina and moveable jaw. Plus, you get this doll in 5-7 days!

Custom Sex Dolls

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Custom sex dolls are basically building your personal fantasy girl or guy! First, you find the site from which you want to purchase.

Next, you choose the manufacturer with the look, style and options you want. Then finally, you find the sex doll you want to customize to perfection.

Now, these are the same sex dolls you can get from a sex doll website’s “in stock” line. However, you get to customize everything from hair to toenails!

So, these dolls start at a base price, and as you add the features you desire, the price goes up. Then once your order is placed, the manufacturer starts creating your doll.

This does take several weeks – from order to shipment. But the best part is, you get photos from the factory, so you can be sure the doll has all of the features you chose, and he/she looks good.

Then, once you give the factory the thumbs-up, your doll is carefully packaged and shipped to your home.

Beginner’s Sex Doll Guide: How to Customize a Sex Doll

Learning how to customize a sex doll is somewhat easy to do, once you realize a few key points. First, each manufacturer offers different customizations.

For instance, some may offer the basic upgrades like removable vagina, eye color, upgraded skeleton and standing feet. Still others offer those features, as well as skin tone, articulated hands, body or facial hair, freckles, piercings and tattoos.

That is why you should look at dolls from several manufacturers in order to find the doll with the features you want. Furthermore, some sex doll manufacturers offer robotic features with their standard models.

So, before you begin customizations, find the manufacturer you want to work with. Then, find the sex doll you like with the size, shape and facial features you desire.

Now, I am doing to show you how customizations work, step-by-step.

How to Customize a Sex Doll, Step-By-Step

Rosemary Doll Louise Sally

When customizing a sex doll, add-ons and steps will vary per website and manufacturer. Therefore, this is just one example of how to customize a sex doll.

The doll I chose is through Rosemary Dolls and her name is Louise Sally. She is manufactured by WM.

So, remember, this customization is based on the doll’s price as of August 2023, and the manufacturer and website sales and specials at this time. What that means is that some things currently marked as free, may be an additional cost at a later date.

But before we begin, these are Sally’s statistics:

Louise Sally statistics

Now, it’s time to customize Louise Sally!

Step 1: Skin Tone

custom sex doll skin tone

Step 1 in customizing this sex doll is choosing the skin tone. And, as you can see, the skin tones vary from very light to deep in color.

Step 2: The Hair

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The next step in customizing this doll is to choose her hair style. So, if you like her hair style as pictured, you don’t have to choose another style.

However, if you prefer a brunette or a doll with long, luxurious locks, you can easily change her hair by choosing the style you gravitate toward.

Step 3: Picking Her Eye Color

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Step 3 in making your first sex doll the girl of your dreams, is choosing an eye color. Do you love those baby blues?

Or do you prefer deep brown eyes, hazel or even exotic pink? The choice is yours!

Step 4: The WM Enhanced Mouth

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The enhanced mouth option allows for you to enjoy oral sex with your doll. So, you can choose the textured mouth or add a tongue to make it feel even more realistic.

Step 5: Her Lips

customizing a sex doll, lip choice

Step five in customizing Louise Sally is choosing her lip color. But remember, you can add some lipsticks and glosses to your doll’s lips after you receive her.

However, this customization will give her a beautiful, semi-permanent base color.

Step 6: Fingernail Polish

Sex doll customizations, nail color

All WM sex dolls come with beautiful, well-manicured fingernails. But you can choose the color of nail polish you like!

And no worries, you can change her manicure yourself, after she’s home.

Step 7: Pretty Toe Colors

sex doll toenail color choices

Step 7 in customizing your companion doll is choosing her toenail color. So, whether you are turned on by soft, pastel colors, or racy reds, her toenail color is all up to you!

Step 8: Choose Her Breasts

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WM offers 3 types of breasts with their female dolls. And those choices are hollow, solid or gel.

Now, I have heard people say they prefer each of the styles of breasts. However, most prefer the realistic feel and jiggle that the gel breasts have to offer.

Step 9: Nipple Color

Nipple color

The next choice in customizing Louise is choosing her nipple color. Whether you like pale nipples or dark, there is a shade for each person’s taste.

Step 10: Areola Size

Areola size

The next step in your sex doll customization is choosing the doll’s areola size. So, small to large, you can make her breasts look just the way you prefer!

Step 11: Choose Your Favorite Vulva

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Step 11 is choosing your doll’s vulva color! That way, her pussy will look exactly the way you dream it will! But keep in mind, this color is semi-permanent and will fade with use and cleaning.

Step 12: Pubic Hair

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From smooth as a baby’s bottom, to fluffy and full, step 12 allows you to choose her pubic hair.

Step 13: Vagina Type

vagina type

Next you choose whether you prefer a fixed or removable vagina. Now, some prefer the removable option for easier cleaning, and some want their doll to be as natural as possible.

But the choice is all yours!

Step 14: Standing Feet Option

sex doll custom options, standing feet

Step 14 in customizing Louise Sally, is choosing whether or not you want her to have standing feet. But if this is your first sex doll, you may not know what standing feet are.

To explain, this customization option, allows your doll to stand either for modeling or sexual positions. However, some don’t like the aesthetic of the metal showing on the soles of the feet.

Step 15: Type of Skeleton

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Step 15 is an important one, as it’s the doll’s skeleton. So, you have the choice of a regular or EVO skeleton.

But again, if this is your first sex doll, you may not understand the difference between the two. Basically, an EVO skeleton allows for more natural upper-body movement – specifically, the shoulders.

Step 16: Insertable Penis

insertable penis option

To each his/her own, I say! And this step allows you to choose an insertable penis add-on!

So, if you want to share your sex doll with a partner, are bi-curious or would like a trans doll, this customization broadens your sexual horizons!

Step 17: 10 Premium Options

Louise Sally premium options

Step 17 is a combination of 10 separate, premium options for your doll. And as you can see in the photo, some of these options are currentlyfree and some are an additional cost.

  • Lubricant-free vagina that gets “wet” with water alone
  • Internal body heater makes your doll have realistic body heat
  • Moaning vocals (in the head) so she responds during sex
  • Hyper realism body painting – veins, shading
  • Hyper-realism body painting – freckles, moles
  • Articulated fingers for natural posing, gripping
  • Ball jointed hand skeleton for realistic hand posing and movement
  • Implanted synthetic hair – instead of a wig
  • Implanted human hair – rather than a wig, plus it’s style-able with heat
  • Breathing system that makes the doll’s chest move up and down
  • Ultra soft skin making the thighs, tummy and buttocks feel more realistic
  • Real Oral Sex mouth with tongue, teeth and suction
  • Blowjob sucker vagina allows for more realistic gripping during penetration

Step 18: Clothing

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Each sex doll comes with a very basic outfit, usually lingerie pieces. Currently, you can choose an extra outfit for your sex doll!

However, keep in mind that this is a WM doll special as of September 2023 and will likely change soon.

Step 19: Care Accessories

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Step 19 allows you to choose maintenance kits that help you take the best care of your sex doll! For instance, you can choose any of these:

  • Vaginal irrigator to keep your doll’s vagina fresh and clean
  • Reusable drying rod to dry the vagina quickly and thoroughly
  • Replacement vaginal insert for removable vagina models
  • Teeth and tongue set to change the look for her mouth and expression
  • Vampire teeth and tongue set to have some fantasy fun
  • Removable tongue to assist in cleaning and to make oral sex feel different
  • WM electronic cleaning machine for all orifices
  • Care kit for cleaning and repair
  • Deluxe care kit for cleaning and repair
  • Sex doll hanging kit to store your doll the way the factory does
  • Head stand holder for proper storage of your sex doll
  • Belly piercing to give your sex doll a sexy edge

Keep in mind, these items have a varying price range. However, purchasing these things when you order your doll is the best way to ensure you have everything you need on day one.

Step 20: Sex Doll Storage

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Finally, you can choose trunks that can be used to lock up, store or transport your sex doll while keeping him/her clean and safe from injuries.

Final Steps in Customizing a Sex Doll

The final steps in customizing a sex doll will differ by brand, and what sales are going on at the time of your order. For example, Louise Sally came with an extra head.

Therefore, the final choice was a large variety of different heads to choose from, which will be matched to the doll’s skin coloring.

Additionally, this is where you will receive your grand total and choose your payment type. Then, once you’ve checked out, the process of making your unique, custom sex doll begins.

Sex Doll Guide: What Are Standing Feet?

As mentioned above, one sex doll customization option is standing feet. But if this is your first sex doll, you may be asking, “What are standing feet?”

The answer to that is, standing feet are feet and ankles that are reinforced, allowing the doll to stand. Now, some sex doll lovers use this feature for posing their dolls, while others utilize the feature for standing sex positions.

Additionally, some brands now have bolt-free, hard, standing feet. And while these work in the same way as the original standing feet, this style is more aesthetically pleasing.

Unfortunately, this style of feet is harder than the regular, soft feet. But again, the newer standing feet assist in reducing wear and tear, as well as the possibility of ankle and lower leg giving out or bending.

Reinforced Frame: What Is It and Is It Worth the Money?

You may notice different frame (skeleton) choices when customizing a sex doll. So, what are these reinforced frames and are they worth the money?

Rosemary Dolls had this to say when comparing a regular skeleton to an EVO frame:

“Compared to the standard skeleton, EVO is a more advanced skeleton, which is super flexible and allows for more natural, human-like posing for both modeling/photography and sexual positions. Upgraded (EVO) Skeleton from some brands (like WM, Piper, Starpery) are becoming even more evolved with double-jointed arms and legs so that they can squat, stretch and kneel like real human.”

Additionally, some brands offer frames with enhanced spines for more natural body movement. Therefore, you can make your sex doll even more lifelike, as well as being far easier to pose.

And when a sex doll is easier to pose, it’s far less likely that you’ll break the frame or tear the skin surrounding a joint. So, in the end, yes, reinforced and upgraded frames (skeletons) are worth the extra money!

Extra Sex Doll Heads

Another perk that comes with some sex doll brands are extra heads. But a sex doll newbie may be asking why.

Well, a new head completely changes the look of a sex doll! So, it’s almost like getting a completely different sex doll, with different facial features – even though the body doesn’t change.

Plus, changing out a sex doll head is far less expensive than buying a second sex doll, especially when the heads are offered as a free gift or promotion.

Removable or Fixed Vagina, Which Is Best?

One of the most important aspects of buying your first sex doll is deciding between a fixed or removable vagina. But what’s the difference between the two?

First, a fixed vagina is a permanent part of the sex doll, with ridges, bumps and textures inside, making it feel realistic. However, a removable vagina is the same, except the textured “tunnel” is actually removable.

So, although the doll looks the same from the outside, a doll with a fixed vagina is more difficult to clean and flush post sex. In comparison, the removable vagina is pulled out, cleaned in the sink, dried and placed back inside the doll.

Furthermore, once the removable vagina shows wear and tear, it’s simple to replace. But with the fixed, sex doll vagina, once you wear that tunnel out, it can’t be replaced.

What Are Self-Lubricating Vaginas?

Our beginner’s guide to sex dolls aims to cover all of the important aspects of sex dolls, before you buy your first. And that includes some newer options in customizable love dolls.

For example, self-lubricating vaginas are a newer option to some brands like WM. And although this sounds like a waste of money to some, those with sex doll experience know that it can save a great deal of time.

You see, a self-lubricating vagina uses a few drops of water to activate realistic-feeling moisture, inside the vagina. Sure, you might say it’s easier to use a bottle of lube.

However, lubricant is made from ingredients meant to keep orifices slippery, and therefore, must be washed with soap and water – thoroughly – to be removed.

On the other hand, the self-lubricating vagina doesn’t need slippery, sticky lubricants that are difficult to wash off. Thus, sex dolls with this feature are easier to clean.

How Are Sex Dolls Shipped?

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Sex dolls are shipped in a discreet, human-sized, rectangular, cardboard box. Further, the doll is shipped with the head off, and wrapped carefully to avoid damage.

In addition, the doll’s hands, feet and limbs are wrapped, and with some manufacturers, the entire doll is wrapped in a blanket. Plus, the doll is nestled in a custom-shaped piece of Styrofoam to keep it from moving around during transport.

Finally, because of the weight of the doll, the accessories included, and the added weight of the packing materials and box, it will weigh well over 100 lbs. Therefore, be prepared to have a friend assist you in moving the box inside.

Or you can have an appliance dolly (hand truck) prepared and ready for your doll’s delivery. Then again, you may be perfectly capable of throwing the box on your shoulder and carrying it inside!

The Most Important Things to Do When Your Doll Arrives

This is probably the most important section of our sex doll guide as it will protect you if your sex doll is damaged or manufactured improperly. Plus, doing this will assist you in getting a new doll or a refund from the website from which you ordered.

The First Important Step When You Doll Arrives

First and foremost, open your sex doll as soon as possible, after its arrival. The reason for this is that most all sex doll retailers give you a 24-hour window to report any damage or problems with your purchase.

So, you will want to plan on opening the doll immediately, upon delivery, and continuing with the next steps.

Step Two, Upon Arrival

Second, once your doll is moved inside, begin taking photos immediately, beginning with the shipping box. Be sure and photograph any tears, bends or crushed areas of the box.

The Third Crucial Step

Third, open your box carefully, as not to cut your doll. Then, take a photo before touching or moving your doll, accessories or instructions and paperwork.

Step Four in Documenting Your New Doll

The fourth step in documenting your new sex doll is to begin the unboxing while photographing each piece. That means, starting with the bag of accessories and supplies, the instructions and any other loose items in the box.

Then remove the head from the box, and photograph it as it is packaged. Next, find the white, cotton gloves included with the doll care kit and put them on.

These are needed whenever you handle your sex doll’s head and body, outside of playtime.

Then, carefully remove the wrappings, and take photos of the doll’s face, head, ears, nose, inside the mouth, all the while checking for cuts, creases, any pilling or discoloration.

Step Five: Documenting the Sex Doll’s Body

The next step involves documenting your doll’s body, making sure there is no damage, and confirming everything is exactly the way it looked when the factory sent you photos.

Also, it’s a good idea to have those factory photos on hand for comparison.

Next, gently lift the doll from the box, and lay it on the floor on top of a soft, colorfast blanket. Then, slowly unwrap each arm, being particularly careful around the fingers and nails.

The next step is to take photos of the hands, fingers, nails and both sides of the arm. Again, pay close attention to areas where the arm, wrist and fingers bend for anything poking through or any creases, tears or imperfections.

Then, repeat with the other arm. Next, you will do the same thing while unwrapping the legs and feet.

The next step is to photograph the rest of the front of the sex doll’s body. Furthermore, pay close attention to the breast size, color and size of the areolas and nipples – as those are customizations you chose.

Likewise, check the belly button, under the breasts and finally, between the legs – the vulva, vagina and anus. Finally, carefully roll the doll onto its stomach and repeat the process with the backside.

The Sixth and Final Step in Documenting Your New Sex doll

The final step in documenting your new sex doll is to contact your seller immediately if something is wrong, or your doll is damaged. Thus, this is why you took photos, so you can send them when requested.

But keep in mind, some things aren’t covered when it comes to a return or refund. And although these items vary per seller, for the most part, the following are not covered:

  • Eyelashes
  • Fingernails
  • Toenails
  • Natural differences in the hand-painting process

Now, if your doll has major damage, you will want to immediately wrap it back up, and package it the way it was sent. Most importantly, never, ever use your doll in any way before it’s returned.

However, if your sex doll is perfect, you can continue unpacking her, doing the initial clean-up, putting on the head and wig and preparing him/her for your first date!

The Beginner’s Guide to Sex Dolls: Washing the Doll Before Use

There is one more important step to take before assembling and using your sex doll. And that is washing it to remove all of the manufacturing residue and chemicals.

The easiest way to do this is by using a spray bottle, filled with warm, soapy water, and a clean, soft washcloth. And here are the steps to follow:

First, lay your doll on a flat surface which is protected by waterproof pads or soft, colorfast towels.

Second, starting at the neck of the doll, spray the body with the soapy mixture and softly massage it in with your hands. Once the entire front side is soaped up, repeat these steps using fresh water.

Then, gently pat the doll dry, making sure you don’t rub the skin. Third, turn the doll over and repeat the process on the backside.

Finally, cover the doll with TPE renewer powder or baby powder, smoothing it out with a large, makeup brush. Now, you have removed any residue from the factory and can continue to assembling the doll.

What Accessories Are Included with a Sex Doll?

Most sex dolls come with a few, basic items, depending on the manufacturer. So, what actually comes standard, may vary, but can include:

  • A vaginal irrigator
  • Simple clothing or lingerie set
  • Renewer powder for TPE dolls
  • White, cotton gloves for handling your doll
  • Small TPE or silicone repair kit
  • A blanket wrapped around the doll

However, it’s important to order cleaning and repair kits, even though you may receive a sample kit. That’s because you will inevitably need them.

Plus, you definitely don’t want to be without a repair kit if you happen to pierce or tear your doll’s skin.

How to Assemble a Sex Doll

Sex dolls ship with the head not attached, as you already know. So, how do you assemble a sex doll?

Well, there are two different types of heads – a screw-on, and a pop-on. Unfortunately, I don’t have both types of dolls to show you how to do this step-by-step.

But I will do my best to describe how to assemble your sex doll, along with a video link that shows you how.

Screw-On Sex Doll Heads

  • You will see a bolt coming from the neck, if your doll has a screw-on head.
  • Put on the cotton gloves included with you sex doll care kit.
  • Remove the doll’s wig, if it doesn’t have rooted hair, and hold the head, gently in both hands.
  • Look under the head, so you can see the connector, and line it up with the neck bolt.
  • Turn the head clockwise, about 4 times.
  • Gently rock the head to see if it is stable and not wobbly.
  • If the head wobbles at all, carefully turn the head once or twice more.

Now, if you want to be 100% sure you’re doing it right, refer to this video to be sure.

Pop-On Sex Doll Heads

  • If your doll has a pop-on head, the bolt won’t look like a screw, rather, it will be smooth.
  • Put on your white, cotton gloves, remove the doll’s wig, and gently hold the head in both hands.
  • Be sure and tilt the head sideways so you can see the connector.
  • Line the head up with the bolt and press down firmly until you feel it connect.
  • If the head is wobbly, use the included Allen wrench to adjust the tightness on either side of the connector.
  • The head should move easily from side-to-side, and front-to-back, without wobbling or being too tight.

If you want to make sure you are attaching the pop-on head properly, watch this YouTube video before attempting the assembly.

The Beginner’s Sex Doll Guide: How to Dress a Companion Doll

Next in our sex doll guide, we are going to discuss how to dress a sex doll. After all, changing your doll’s clothing changes up her look, as well as creating fantasy scenarios.

For instance, a full-on lingerie set, with a bustier and stockings, is sexy, but so is a sparkling little cocktail dress and heels. So, use your imagination and dress your sex doll in all sorts of fun outfits.

Now, there are so many types of clothing and sex doll accessories to choose from. However, you must be sure that the clothing stretches and buttons, so it goes on easily.

That’s because bending your sex doll in an odd way, can not only break the skeleton, but can cause tears on the skin. Therefore, dress your doll gently, as you would a child, by moving the main joints.

A great example would be putting on a slim-fitting tee shirt. You would raise the doll’s arms straight up and above her head.

Then slip the shirt on arms first, followed by the head. Next, gently place her arms back to her sides and straighten the shirt!

The Best Clothing for Sex Dolls

There are clothing pieces that are better for sex dolls, although there is a plethora of clothing types to choose from. However, you can find just about any style of clothing made from fabrics that stretch or close in a way that will better fit your doll.

Here are some tips on the best clothing for sex dolls:

  • Fabric with a lot of stretch like leggings, athletic wear, and body-con dresses
  • Tops that snap, button or tie
  • Pants and jeans that are made with spandex
  • Dresses that wrap or have long zippers

Most importantly, always wash your doll’s clothing before putting it on him/her! That’s because most clothing is not colorfast and can be absorbed by the doll’s skin, especially TPE!

Buying Clothing and Accessories for a Sex Doll

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Yeah, I get it, some people simply don’t like to shop for clothing. On the other hand, some of you may enjoy picking things out for your new playmate!

Therefore, this sex doll guide is going to give you the best tips on shopping for clothing for you sex doll, both in person, and online!

Shopping for a Sex Doll in Person

The best way to shop for sex doll clothing is in person. The reason being, is that you can feel the clothing to be sure it’s stretchy enough, as well as making sure you enjoy the feel of the fabrics.

Plus, women’s clothing varies greatly in size from manufacturer to manufacturer. For instance, if your doll wears a size 4 in one brand, she may wear a 10 in another.

For this reason, shopping in person allows you to compare brands and sizes simply by looking.

In addition, you can often find employees willing to help you in finding the clothing you desire. However, there’s no need to tell them you’re shopping for a doll, if you don’t want to.

You see, if you don’t want to share that information, simply carry a piece of paper with your doll’s measurements. Then, simply tell the salesperson you are shopping for your girlfriend, sister or your best friend.

And no worries, in the next main section of our sex doll guide, I’ll show you how to measure your doll properly.

Online Shopping for Your Sex Doll

If you’re just not into shopping in person, there are millions of clothing options online! Plus, most online choices give you size charts to go by, making it easier to get the right fit.

First, buying clothing from a sex doll website is the preferred way to go. For instance, Sexy Sex Doll carries an incredible line of sex doll clothing, featuring sex doll sizing, and size charts.

In addition, Joy Love Doll carries an extensive line of lingerie and panties, which are all one-size-fits-all or in the simple small, medium, large format.

Next, consider shopping online with your favorite stores like WalMart, Kohls or even designer brands. In addition, Amazon carries every type of clothing under the sun, as well as brand name fashion.

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Again, be sure and look at each size chart to be sure you are getting the correct size for you doll. Finally, be sure and read the reviews!

The reason for this is that some clothing pieces may run big or small. So, reading the reviews will give you all of those small details the seller doesn’t include.

For more information, including step-by-step pics on using Amazon, check out my blog post on sex doll accessories.

Clothing Subscription Services

Finally, if you simply don’t like shopping or aren’t one to choose styles, you can always sign up for a clothing subscription service. The reason these services are so perfect, is that you choose the subscription type, put in your doll’s sizes and the service does the rest for you.

Then, once you get the clothing, try it on your doll and see what you like and don’t, you just send back what you don’t want, and pay for what you do! Plus, you can find subscriptions for casual looks, athletic wear, lingerie, panties and so much more!

For instance, this article talks about the top 23 best clothing subscriptions for 2023, with links to each one. Personally, I have tried Adore Me (gorgeous lingerie), Nadine West (super cute clothing) and am currently using Splendies for the cutest panties!

Best yet, you get clothing shipped right to your door, once a month! So, you never have to struggle over choosing outfits and accessories that look good together – a stylist does it for you!

What Size Clothing Does My Sex Doll Wear?

There are a couple of ways to learn what size clothing your sex doll wears. First, go to the page from which you ordered your doll.

There, you should find your doll’s measurements and it will look something like this:

sex doll measurements

However, if you have changed the doll’s breast size, figure or bottom in any way, those measurements may not be the same. Therefore, you will have to measure your doll again.

How to Measure a Sex Doll for Clothing

Measuring your sex doll is somewhat easy. First and foremost, you’ll need a soft, measuring tape – the type used in sewing.

Then, follow the instructions in this photo; just be sure to write each measurement down, so you don’t forget.

how to measure a sex doll

Then, when you shop for clothing, check the size charts to your measurements to determine the size. And if the measurements fall in between sizes, always size up!

Can a Sex Doll Wear Shoes?

Part of completing any outfit is definitely a great, stylish pair of shoes! But can a sex doll wear shoes?

The answer to that is yes! However, there are some important details that you need to know.

You see, sex doll’s feet and toes are extremely delicate. Therefore, their feet can easily misshape while they are wearing shoes.

Additionally, as much as you love the way your doll looks in heels, they can easily destroy the feet. So, be sure she is sitting or lying down, as much as possible, while wearing them.

Finally, the best types of shoes are flat and have a high top to support the ankle, like sneakers and booties.

More Sex Doll Shoe Tips

  • Keep cute socks on your doll’s feet at all times to reduce wear and tear.
  • Use baby powder, stockings or socks to help shoes slide on more easily and protect the feet.
  • Be extremely careful when placing shoes on your doll’s feet! The toes and feet will bend easily.
  • Don’t buy shoes that are more than one size bigger than the doll’s feet.
  • Never leave heels on your sex doll for prolonged periods of time, it will cause creases on the feet and ankles.
  • Always use boots with zippers, as slip-on boots can cause the feet and ankles to deform.
  • Shoe insoles made from memory foam and gel help further protect your sex doll’s feet.
  • Avoid shoes with a pointed toe as they will easily squish and deform your doll’s feet.
  • Use baby powder or TPE powder if the doll’s toes stick together.
  • Brilliant sex doll owners have created steel plates for their sex doll’s feet, enabling them to stand in heels.

Sex Doll Shoe Size

Before buying shoes for your sex doll, you have to know what size they wear. And determining their size is much easier than you may think.

First, if you can find your sex doll’s order page, the measurement chart should have the foot size in inches and centimeters. But if you can no longer find that page, here’s how to measure your doll’s feet:

  • You’ll need a piece of notebook or printer paper and a pencil.
  • Place your doll’s foot flat on the paper.
  • Trace around the foot completely.
  • Measure the tracing from the big toe to the heel.

Then, using those measurements, compare them to this chart to find the proper shoe size.

shoe size measurements

Sex Doll Clothing to Avoid

Now that you know how to dress your doll from head to toe, here are some tips for clothing to avoid.

First, as previously mentioned, wash all clothing before placing it on your doll. That’s because colors do bleed and can stain your doll’s skin.

Next, be sure the clothing isn’t too tight, as it will leave dents, pressure marks, and can tear the doll’s skin. Plus, be careful of zippers, metal details and grommets, as they too can press into the skin, causing damage.

Finally, never tighten belts around your doll’s waist too firmly, as they can also cause creases and tears in the skin.

Can a Sex Doll Wear Jewelry?

Yes, a sex doll can wear jewelry, as long as it’s not too tight on the skin. In addition, be wary of jewelry with sharp charms, spikes or anything that may pierce the doll’s skin.

Also, be extremely careful if your doll has piercings! The reason for this is that TPE can tear very easily.

Therefore, any earrings that are dangling, can be pulled and ripped out. Then, you’ll have to repair the skin tear immediately.

So, try and stick to necklaces that slip over the head, bracelets that easily slip off and on, and earrings that don’t hang.

The Beginner’s Sex Doll Guide: How to Use a Sex Doll

How to Use a Sex Doll

You may be surprised to learn than not everyone knows how to use a sex doll. As a matter of fact, some people don’t even use sex dolls for actual sex.

You see, some folks use sex dolls as companions after losing their longtime mate. That is especially true for AI sex dolls.

In addition, some use sex dolls for photography purposes, posing them in different ways and in different areas with all sorts of clothing.

And then there are those who purchase sex dolls for the most realistic sex you can have without another human. However, having sex with a doll isn’t as cut and dry as you may think.

And that’s why we’ve written this beginner’s guide to sex dolls!

Having Sex with a Love Doll

Having sex with a sex doll, while extremely realistic, does have its limits. For instance, sex dolls can’t tell you if you’re putting too much weight on them.

As a result, you can bend or even break the doll’s skeleton. Plus, even with the advanced skeletons now available, a sex doll cannot bend as easily as a human can.

Therefore, you have to be careful, take your time when posing your doll, and be cautious of each and every limb and joint.

Finally, sex dolls have manufactured skin. And although it feels extremely soft and realistic, it tears easily, creases, and even stains.

So, when using a sex doll, having rough sex can literally destroy its vagina, rectum and mouth, not to mention injuring other skin and the frame.

Now, let’s go over some further tips you can use to enjoy sex with your love doll.

How Much Weight Can a Sex Doll Hold?

Now, before jumping on your sex doll for the first time, it’s important to know just how much weight your lover’s skeleton can hold. That’s because you can not only stress and bend the skeleton, you can break it as well.

So, the actual weight a sex doll can hold varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, as well as the doll’s size. Therefore, it’s best to consult your owner’s manual or contact the manufacturer to know for sure.

However, some sex dolls can hold up to 200 lbs., while larger dolls, with reinforced skeletons, can hold up to 400 lbs. In the end, it’s best not to guess.

Warming Them Up

Not everyone can afford the heating element when ordering a new sex doll. However, there are other ways to warm up your doll, making him/her feel more realistic during sex.

The easiest way to warm up a sex doll is by using an electric blanket. Simply cover the doll with the blanket set on low, wait about 20 minutes, and she will feel warm and cozy.

Also, sex dolls are warmer to the touch after a bath or shower. However, just make sure she’s nice and dry, before having sexy time.

Otherwise, she may slip right out from under you!

Sex Dolls Need Lube

Another important thing to remember when having sex with a love doll, is that they need lube. Yes, you can purchase a self-lubricating vagina on some doll models.

However, you still need water to lubricate those vagina types.

So, always use a water-based lube, when having sex with your love doll. The reason for this is that it makes it feel realistic, but it also protects the doll’s orifices from rips and tears.

Additionally, make sure you use lubricant in all areas in which you put your fingers or penis. And that includes the butt, between the boobs, the mouth and even the hands and feet.

Finally, as I mentioned, using water-based lubricant is crucial. That’s because oil or silicone-based lubricants are much more difficult to clean off a sex doll, and it will actually destroy a silicone sex doll.

Sex Doll Positions

Sex doll positions are much like sex positions with a human partner. However, you have to be responsible for the movement, unless you ordered a robot doll with moving hips.

So, let’s say you want your doll on top, in the cowgirl position. If you don’t have a robotic doll that moves, you will have to move the doll’s hips to enjoy sex in that position.

Otherwise, you can have sex with your doll in almost any position you can with a partner. Just remember, be mindful of placing your weight on the doll in any position where she is supporting her weight.

For instance, in the doggy style position, you doll will be supporting her upper body with her delicate hands and wrists. Therefore, you’ll want to avoid putting your weight onto the doll and risk breaking those small joints.

Finally, if you’re wanting to get creative, we have a lot of sex positions posts that you can use with your sex doll! Just check out this list:

Finally, there are a multitude of sex position books available online, as well as sites dedicated to positions.

Sex in Different Places

Another way to enjoy sex with a love doll is by having sex in different places. Yes, just like with a human partner, getting it on in other places, outside the bedroom, really spices things up.

So, take your silicone sex doll into the hot tub. Or take your TPE sex doll into the shallow end of the pool.

Do you have a private back yard or patio? It’s thrilling to take sex outdoors!

Or you can simply move your love doll to different areas of your space. For instance, get it on in the living room, on the dining room table, in the shower or on top the washing machine during the spin cycle.

Finally, use caution with your love doll as not to damage his/her delicate skin on hard or sharp objects. And never, ever let their head go under water!

Unconventional Sex with a Love Doll

Our beginner’s guide to sex dolls covers just about everything you need to know before purchasing your first sex doll. And that includes having unconventional sex with him/her.

So, what exactly is unconventional sex? Well, since conventional sex covers your basic penis in vagina activity, UN-conventional sex covers everything else.

And here are some fun and kinky ways to enjoy fun time with your doll that you may not have thought of!

  • Lube up her breasts and have a little titty-f*ck.
  • Do the same, but slide between the butt cheeks.
  • Have your doll give you a hand job! It’s even better if he/she has articulated hands!
  • Have a foot fetish? Lube up those beautiful tootsies and have some fun.
  • Squeeze those thighs together and thrust between them.
  • Ever heard of tipping? Using just the tip can excite nerve endings in the penis, you didn’t realize were so electric!
  • And if your doll isn’t an AI model, use their mouth for incredible, oral thrills.

Always Clean a Sex Doll After Sex

The most important step, when having sex with a love doll, is ALWAYS cleaning him/her after sex. That’s because lubricants, sweat and bodily fluids can ruin a TPE or silicone sex doll if not removed right away.

You see, with TPE sex dolls, bodily fluids, lubes and your sweat and body oils will absorb into the microscopic holes in the material. Left uncleaned, these things can contribute to bacterial growth, fungus and mold that will stain and damage the doll’s skin.

And although silicone sex dolls are not porous, their genitals likely are made from TPE, which is extremely porous. Therefore, all genitals must be cleaned thoroughly after each use, while any other parts used for sexual stimulation, cleaned in the same manner.

That way, your doll will stay fresh and clean, as well as lasting longer overall. So, stay tuned for instructions on how to clean a sex doll.

Don’t Do This!

I briefly touched on these things above, however, they need repeating. The reason for this is that, these sex doll don’ts, will save your doll from breaking or needing a skin repair.

I mean, you want your love doll to last as long as possible, right? So, DON’T do these things, when having sex with your doll.

  • Do not leave your doll standing, sitting or in an odd position for long periods of time. The rule of thumb is; if the doll’s skin is creased at all, he/she cannot be left in that position. Or else the skin can permanently crease and wrinkle.
  • Don’t place a great deal of your weight on the doll if he/she is standing, on hands and knees or otherwise bearing weight on the feet, hands, ankles, knees, wrists or elbows. These are more delicate joints and can bend and break easily.
  • Never use silicone or oil-based lubricants, lotion or coconut oil with either TPE or silicone sex dolls. All of these can degrade and damage the doll’s skin and genitals. Therefore, use only water-based lubricants.
  • Do not leave your doll on hard surfaces or near corners of furniture, as that can leave dents in the skin or cause tears.
  • Use extreme caution when moving your sex doll around the house and during sex. Banging the doll against door frames, furniture and appliances can also cause dents and tears in the doll’s skin.
  • Never bend your sex doll further than the skeleton will allow! Even the newest, most flexible skeletons have their limits. So, if you feel any resistance, stop, or you could break the doll.
  • Don’t use any lubricants, lotions or edible liquids that have dyes in them on your doll. You will stain the skin.
  • Do not stretch the orifices beyond what they can take, as the skin can and will tear. And that includes the mouth, vagina and anus.
  • Never leave your sex doll covered in your body fluids, sweat or lubricants! Bathing is essential in the longevity of your investment.
  • Do not use too much force while pinching or pulling skin as well as using anything that stresses the doll’s skin. That also includes things like ropes, tie-downs, nipple and clitoral clamps, all of which can damage the skin.

Beginner’s Guide to Sex Dolls: How to Care for Your Doll

Buying a sex doll is an investment, as they cost a great deal of money. For this reason, you must take proper care of your sex doll so that it will last a long time.

Thus, you will get your money’s worth, and then some. So, let’s get into the different ways to care for your sex doll.

How to Move a Sex Doll Around

Moving a sex doll around isn’t as easy as one might think! That’s because sex dolls weigh in upward of 100 lbs., and it’s all dead weight.

Ergo, it’s crucial that you plan for ways to move your doll around and avoid any damage or injuries to yourself and your sex doll.

Moving a Sex Doll with a Hand Truck

Hand trucks or dollies are an easy way to move your doll around, from day one. Now, in order to use a hand truck, you must cover it with a soft, colorfast blanket, as not to damage the doll’s skin.

Then, use straps or bungee cords to gently secure the doll to the hand truck. That way, he/she will not fall forward and cause even more damage.

Using a Wagon to Move a Sex Doll

Wagons are a great way to move a sex doll around your home! Plus, wagons come in all shapes and sizes, while some even collapse for easy storage.

So, to move your sex doll using a wagon, first, line the wagon with a colorfast blanket and a pillow. Then situate your doll either lying down and propped with a pillow, or sitting upward.

However, while pulling the wagon through your home, be sure you don’t bump the doll’s arms or legs into furniture or doorways.

Move a Doll Using a Mechanic’s Creeper

Another easy way to move a companion doll around is by using a mechanic’s creeper. First, be sure and cover the creeper with a soft, colorfast blanket.

Next, secure the doll to the creeper using bungee cords, soft rope or fabric. Then, tie a rope to one end of the creeper, which will allow you to pull the doll around, without bending over.

Office Chair Transportation

One of the easiest ways to move a sex doll is by using an office chair with wheels. That’s because they are made to hold human weight and glide around easily.

First, pose your doll in a seated position and place him/her in the office chair. Next, either lean them back or gently tie their upper body to the chair so they won’t tip forward and fall out.

Finally, make sure their feet are off the floor and are covered with socks, to avoid damage from dragging or hitting furniture, corners or door frames.

Carrying a Sex Doll Using the Bridal Method

bridal carry

There are ways to carry a sex doll around your home, as long as you are strong enough, or your doll happens to be very petite. And the first method of carrying is called the bridal carry.

You see, it’s called the bridal carry as it’s the way you would carry your new bride over the threshold, after the wedding. And this is how to pull off this carry with a companion doll.

First, you’ll need to pose your doll with both knees slightly bent and one arm raised with the elbow bent toward their head.

Next, bend your knees and scoop the doll up by placing one arm under their bent knees. Then, place your other arm behind the dolls upper back.

Finally, place the doll’s bent arm around your shoulder and neck to distribute the doll’s weight.

Piggy-Back Carry

Piggy back

I think we’ve all either given, or gotten a piggy back ride at some point in our lives. That’s why the piggy-back carry if an easy and familiar way to move a sex doll.

But considering a sex doll cannot move their own limbs, to do this carry, you need to do the hard work. Now, the best way to prepare for the piggy-back carry is to sit your doll at the end of the bed or edge of a chair or sofa.

Be sure their knees are bent and arms outstretched, as if they are reaching for a hug.

Next, squat down between the doll’s knees, and grasping each wrist, pull the arms around your shoulders and criss-cross them, so they stay in place.

Then, reach around and grab the doll under their bent knees, pulling the lower legs around your waist. Finally, slowly stand up, making sure you have a good hold on the doll.

Moving a Sex Doll with an Upright Drag

upright drag

This way of moving a sex doll doesn’t require lifting. Rather, you will be dragging the doll.

First, you must make sure your doll is wearing thick socks, as not to damage the feet. Then, straighten the doll out flat by laying them on the bed or sofa.

Then, take a thick towel and fold it in half. Slide the doll to the end of the bed and stand it on the towel.

Next, stand behind the doll and slip both your arms under theirs, locking your hands across the chest. Now, tip the doll back, leaning them on your chest, and slowly walk backward, dragging the doll’s feet and the towel.

The Bear Hug Carry

bear hug

This means of carrying a companion doll distributes the weight and makes it easier on the back. So, to pull this carry off, you need to position your doll, standing upright, with the arms out in front.

Next, stand between the doll’s arms and bend them around your back. Place your arms around the doll, as if giving a bear hug, and lift them off the ground.

Then, carry your doll carefully to the desired destination.

Try the Fireman’s Carry

fireman's carry

Finally, if your sex doll is petite and you have good upper body strength, you may want to try the fireman’s carry. Now, to pull this carry off, seat your doll at the end of the bed, bending him/her forward, at the waist and straightening their arms and legs.

Next, lean forward and place your shoulder in the bend of the doll’s waist. Wrap one arm around the doll’s bottom and slowly stand up, balancing him/her on your shoulder.

Finally, no matter which means of movement or carrying you use, be careful not to bump the doll’s limbs on anything. Also, use care when placing your doll where you want them, after you’ve arrived at your destination in the house.

That’s because an accidental drop can cause a great deal of damage to your doll.

How Often to Clean a Love Doll

How to Clean a Sex Doll header image

Keeping your love doll clean is one of the top ways to extend his/her life. After all, you spent a great deal of money on this plaything.

So, how often do you need to clean a sex doll? The answer to that is your sex doll needs to be cleaned each and every time you use it.

To clarify, if you ejaculate into your doll, that orifice needs to be flushed and cleaned thoroughly and immediately. As for the rest of the body, a light wipe-down will suffice.

However, all sex doll manufacturers recommend that you give your doll a deep cleaning, from head to toe, at least every two weeks. What this means is a sponge bath, bath in the tub or a shower.

That way, you keep the doll clean, fresh and free from dust, dirt, mold and bacteria. Thus, extending the life of your doll.

How to Flush and Clean Love Dolls’ Genitals

Knowing how to flush and clean a sex doll’s genitals is the number one way of keeping the doll fresh and clean. So, here are the ways to clean both removable and fixed genitals.

Cleaning Removable Genitals

Cleaning removable companion doll genitals is far easier and more convenient that those which are fixed. First, remove the vagina or penis from your sex doll.

Then, wash the vagina or penis in a sink filled with warm water and using a mild, antibacterial soap. Pay close attention to any textured areas, creases or skin folds.

Next, rinse the vagina or penis with cooler water, making sure no more soap remains. Then, lay the parts aside on a soft, absorbent towel.

Now, using a warm, wet, soapy washcloth or sex toy wipe, clean around the doll’s genital area, paying close attention to the folds of the labia, around the clitoris and anus. Then, rinse the cloth thoroughly, and wipe the soap off.

Finally, pat those areas dry and return to the removable parts. You can dry the removable penis in the same way as the doll’s body – by patting it dry – then place it back into the doll.

However, the removable vagina needs to be dried on the inside as well. So, you can do that by placing a soft washcloth inside, using a blow dryer on the lowest setting or by placing a tampon inside.

Then, once the vagina is dry, you can place it back inside your doll.

How to Clean Fixed Genitals

If you chose to have fixed genitals on your love doll, cleaning them is a bit more complicated. Now, you can avoid the need for flushing by wearing a condom.

However, I’m sure you’d rather go bare back with your doll!

Therefore, you’ll need to flush the vagina, mouth or rear each and every time you have sex. And to do that, you’ll need to take the following steps.

Flushing Steps
  1. Bring your doll to the edge of the bed, with their knees bent and parted.
  2. Place towels or a waterproof pad under the doll’s bottom.
  3. Fill a small bucket with warm, soapy water and place it on the floor directly under the doll.
  4. Using a vaginal or anal irrigator, fill it with the soapy water and squirt it into the vagina or anus.
  5. Repeat this several times so that all the bodily fluids and lubricant washes out.
  6. Using a soft washcloth, dip it in the soapy water and wash around the genitals well. Be gentle!
  7. Next, empty the bucket, rinse it well and refill it with clean, warm water.
  8. Again, fill the irrigator and flush the vagina or anus several times, until the water runs clear.
  9. Rinse the washcloth out and dab the soap off from around the genitals.
  10. Next, using a soft towel, pat the outer genitals dry, as well as the inside, as far as you can reach.
  11. Also, you can use a blow dryer on low, or a tampon, placed inside the vagina and rectum, to absorb water.

The Genital Cleaning Machine

WM sex doll cleaning machine

The sex doll manufacturer WM has created a genital cleaning machine that makes flushing your doll a great deal easier. Furthermore, the machine has several cleaning settings, as well as UV light cleaning.

Sure, it may cost a bit more than a bucket, irrigator and washcloth, but it will save time in the long run and features a quick and easy drying cycle.

The Final, Important Step

Once you have cleaned and dried your sex doll’s genitals, there is one final step you must do before storing your doll. And that’s applying renewer powder.

It’s especially true if you have a TPE sex doll or a silicone sex doll with TPE genitals. You see, once TPE is cleaned, it becomes extremely sticky and doesn’t feel like smooth, soft skin.

So, that’s where the renewer powder comes in. First, you sprinkle it on and around the genitals.

Then, using a large makeup brush or a powder puff, gently smooth the powder around until the skin feels silky again. But if you don’t have any renewer powder laying around, you can use corn starch or baby powder to get the same effect.

How to Bathe a Sex Doll

All love doll manufacturers suggest their dolls be cleaned thoroughly at least every two weeks. And that means bathing a sex doll from wig to toes.

I recently wrote an in-depth post on how to clean a sex doll, if you’d like to refer to that piece. However, I will give you a brief, step-by-step guide to cleaning your sex doll three different ways.

But first, here is a list of supplies you’ll need to properly clean you companion doll.

Supplies for Cleaning a Sex Doll

There are some supplies you should keep around the house when you own a love doll – all of which assist in cleaning and bathing.

  • A small bucket
  • Soft washcloths or sponges
  • Absorbent towels
  • Waterproof pads
  • Vaginal or anal irrigator (should have been included in doll care kit)
  • Antibacterial soap
  • Mild body wash or soap without dyes or abrasives
  • Cotton swabs (for around the eyes, ears and skin folds)
  • Renewer powder, corn starch or baby powder
  • Large makeup brush or powder puff

Sponge Bath

sponge bath

Giving a sex doll a sponge bath is necessary, at least every two weeks. And if it’s too difficult for you to move your companion to the bathtub or shower, a sponge bath is the way to go.

Gather everything you need prior to starting the sponge bath. You’ll need:

  • Waterproof pads
  • Soft washcloth or sponge
  • Vaginal or anal irrigator
  • Mild soap or bodywash without dyes or abrasives
  • A couple of absorbent towels
  • Cotton swabs
  • Tampons
  • Renewer powder, baby powder or corn starch
  • Makeup brush or powder puff

Steps for Giving a Sex Doll a Sponge Bath

  • Lay down waterproof pads in the area where you’ll be bathing the doll. This can be on a bed, the floor or any roomy, flat surface.
  • Place him/her on the pads, bringing their bottom to the edge of the bed or table, with knees bent and spread.
  • First, follow these instructions for cleaning the genitals.
  • Next, straighten the doll’s legs, laying them flat with arms and legs slightly spread away from the body.
  • Using a fresh bucket of water, take a barely damp washcloth and carefully clean the face by softly dabbing. Use damp cotton swabs to clean around the nose, eyes and ears. Pat dry with a soft towel.
  • Begin cleaning the body, from the neck down, using a wet, soapy washcloth. Be sure to wash under the arms, breasts, the naval and any joint that may be creased.
  • Gently wash the hands and feet, paying close attention to the areas between the fingers and toes.
  • Rinse the front of the body using a washcloth with water only. Then pat the body dry.
  • Turn the doll over, facing down, and repeat the above steps on the doll’s backside.
  • Once the doll is clean, rinsed and dried, apply renewer powder on the entire body.
  • Finally, dress or store your doll as usual.


bathing a love doll

Giving a companion doll a bath is the easiest way to get him/her clean. That’s because the genitals don’t need to be cleaned separately.

So, before bringing your doll to the tub, be sure you put down an anti-slip mat or large towels so that the doll cannot slide under water. Also, have a soft washcloth or sponge, mild, dye-free soap, towels, cotton swabs, renewer powder and applicator ready.

Then, follow these steps for bathing your lover:

  • Be sure water temperature is under 90F for TPE dolls. Place your doll in the tub, in a seated position.
  • Fill the tub to the doll’s chest, and no deeper, as to keep water from getting into the crease of the neck.
  • Use a lightly damp washcloth to softly dab the face, and cotton swabs to clean around the eyes, nose and ears.
  • Then, using a soft washcloth and mild soap or bodywash, wash your doll, from the neck down.
  • Carefully rinse all soap from the doll and drain the bath water. Then, rinse the lower body with fresh water.
  • Remove the doll from the tub (be careful, it will be slippery) and place him/her on towels.
  • Pat the body and face dry, and place tampons in the vagina and anus. Or use a drying wand or blow dryer (set on low) to dry the orifices.
  • Spread renewer powder all over the body, until body is silky and no longer sticky.
  • Dress or store the doll as usual.



Another way to clean a companion doll is by placing it in the shower. Unfortunately, you can only wash dolls with standing feet this way.

In addition, you must stand in or near the shower to keep the doll upright and to avoid falling. So, if you can do all of these things, showering is definitely an option.

To prepare for showering your doll, make sure you place a towel or non-slip mat in the bottom of the shower or tub. Then gather a soft washcloth, cotton swabs, mild, dye-free soap, towels, tampons and vaginal irrigator (if you do not have a handheld shower head).

Then follow these instructions:

  • Place your doll in the shower, making sure any hard or sharp objects are away from him/her. Prop or lean them against the wall to further stabilize them.
  • Step into the shower and bring the water temperature to below 90F for TPE dolls, and the temperature of your choice with a silicone doll.
  • Angle the shower flow to where it hits the doll at the chest or below, as you must keep the neck crease from getting wet.
  • First, using a damp washcloth, dab the face gently. Then, using cotton swabs, clean around the eyes, nose, mouth and ears.
  • Next, soap up the doll’s body from the neck down using a wet washcloth and a mild, dye-free soap. Rinse well.
  • Using a handheld shower head, spray inside the vagina and anal cavities to flush them thoroughly. If you do not have a handheld shower head, fill an irrigator with warm soapy water and flush those orifices several times. Follow up by doing the same with fresh water.
  • Carefully remove the doll from the shower and place him/her on towels. Gently pat the face and body dry.
  • Using a dry washcloth or tampon, dry all orifices well. You can also use a blow dryer, set on low.
  • Once completely dry, sprinkle and spread renewer powder all over the doll’s skin, until no longer sticky.
  • Finally, dress and/or store the doll as usual.

Sex Doll Cleaning Don’ts

The final word on how to clean a sex doll, involves all of the don’ts and things you should avoid. After all, you want your doll to last as long as possible.

Therefore, follow these cautions:

  • Never skip regular cleanings! Your love doll’s skin will degrade quickly.
  • Do not use bath poufs, loofas or anything rough on the skin.
  • Avoid all soaps containing abrasive exfoliants, dyes and alcohol.
  • For TPE dolls: Never use water above 90F, as it can melt and misshape the skin.
  • Do not bathe or shower an AI sex doll. Follow manufacturer’s cleaning instructions.
  • Don’t bathe or shower a sex doll with body warming, moving hips or other electronic features. Follow manufacturer’s cleaning instructions only.
  • Do not skip the renewer powder, as it stops the skin from pilling and peeling, keeping it soft.
  • Don’t leave moisture in any orifice, as it can cause bacterial growth, mold and mildew to form.

How to Care for Sex Doll Hair

Caring for a love doll’s hair is important in keeping him/her looking beautiful. And although sex dolls don’t have sweaty scalps, the wigs or rooted hair can collect dust and dirt.

Therefore, you must care for the doll’s hair in the same way you do the rest of its body. So, depending on whether your doll has a wig or rooted hair, let’s discuss proper hair care.

How to Care for Sex Doll Wigs

Sex dolls with wigs allow for you to completely change their look. Nevertheless, you must take time out to care for the wig.

And that means regular brushing, styling and washing. Now, if you’d rather not spend time doing these things, call around to stylists in your area, as some will wash and style wigs for you.

Otherwise, you’ll need to care for the wig yourself.

First of all, keep a wig brush on hand and brush the doll’s hair as frequently as possible.

That’s because the hair can tangle, mat and will be difficult to brush through. Second, you can style the wig with curls, braids and clips, as long as you follow the wig instructions.

That’s because some synthetic wigs do not allow for heat like curling irons, and instead must be styled with old-fashioned hair rollers.

Washing a Sex Doll Wig

A great time to wash the sex doll’s wig is when you are doing every two-week, head-to-toe cleaning. That way, you get your life-size lover fresh and clean all at once.

Now, to wash the wig, you’ll need a mild shampoo and conditioner. Simply fill the sink with warm water and place the wig inside to fully saturate the hair.

Then, add shampoo and gently work it from the cap to the ends. Rinse the shampoo out and add a small amount of conditioner, working it through the hair.

Next, rinse the conditioner out of the hair and lay the wig on an absorbent towel. Now, double the towel over and gently squeeze the water from the locks.

Finally, place the wig on a wig stand and comb it out until all knots are gone. Then you can let the wig air dry or you can use a blow dryer on the lowest heat setting.

However, if you’d like your doll to have curly or wavy locks, you can use hair rollers, while the wig is still damp. Allow the wig to dry overnight and gently remove the rollers the next day for a beautiful, natural-looking style.

How to Care for Rooted Hair

Caring for a sex doll with rooted hair is much like caring for the rest of the body, in that you should wash the hair at least every two weeks. And the easiest way to do that is to remove the doll’s head.

That way, you can be mindful of the neck bolt and keeping it dry. So, to wash the doll’s hair, hold the head over a sink of warm water.

Then, once the hair is saturated, add a mild shampoo and work through the hair. Next, rinse the hair well, until the water runs clear.

The next step is to add a small amount of conditioner and work it through the hair. Follow that by another rinse.

Then, wrap the doll’s head with a towel and gently squeeze the stands of hair, so it’s no longer dripping wet. Finally, double check the neck bolt or hole to be sure it’s completely dry.

Most importantly, be sure no water runs into the eyes or otherwise makes its way into the head.

Styling Rooted Hair

Styling a sex doll’s hair is much like styling a wig in that you must follow the cleaning instructions. So, you can comb through the hair, removing all tangles, and leave it to dry naturally.

Also, you can place rollers on the doll’s damp hair, leaving them in overnight to dry. And the next day, you have beautiful, lasting curls.

Finally, if the (synthetic) hair allows heat, you can blow dry, using a round brush for body, followed by quick curls using a curling iron.

Just be sure that the curling iron stays a few inches away from the head!

Or, leave the hair as it is! On top of that, you can try braids, space buns, pig tails or whatever you like!

And if you’re new to styling hair, a quick YouTube search will give you thousands of tips for looks you can easily style yourself.

Using Hair Accessories on a Sex Doll

Hair accessories are a quick and easy way to make your sex doll look cute. For instance, using barrettes, clips, scrunchies and even hats can give your doll a whole new look.

And the more you work with your doll’s hair, the better you’ll get at making them look fabulous!

Make-Up and Sex Dolls

Another way to change the look of a sex doll is through makeup. But first, know that sex dolls come to you with semi-permanent makeup already applied.

For this reason, you must take care in washing the doll’s face. Hence the reason I stress to use only a damp washcloth and cotton swabs to clean the face.

Unfortunately, after a while, that makeup with fade. So, what do you do then?

The answer to that is to learn how to apply makeup! Plus, it’s easy to find makeup tutorials online.

Basically, all you need is a little powder blush and eye shadow, lip stain (which will last longer) or lipstick, and some lashes. Just be sure not to use any liquid makeup on your doll as it can stain TPE and will smear right off of silicone.

Additionally, you can purchase all of these makeup items at your local big box store, drug store or mall. And there’s no need to spend a ton of money, as the inexpensive stuff works just as well, without all of the unnecessary skin care ingredients.

How to Care for Nails

All sex dolls come with nails, some in beautiful colors that you choose. Unfortunately, the nails will fall off and you’ll be left wondering what to do.

But no fear! Replacing the nails is extremely easy!

Plus, you can change out the nails to a different length, style and color, as well as nails with all sorts of stunning details and bling. For instance, most big box stores have a wide selection of beautifully shaped and painted nails.

Or, you can find hundreds of places online to purchase custom nail sets that are so detailed and beautiful, it will blow your mind.

All you need is TPE or silicone glue, depending on which material your doll is made of, along with the missing nails or a brand-new set.

Before you begin, wash and dry the area well, making sure there is no excess glue left behind. Then, place a few drops of glue on the nail, press to the doll’s finger and hold it there for a minute.

Finally, allow the nail to dry for a couple of hours before moving the doll around too much.

Sex Doll Injuries and Repair

The longer you own a sex doll, the more wear and tear you will see. That’s especially true with TPE sex dolls.

So, what do you do to protect your doll? Additionally, how do you make a repair to your doll’s skin?

Let’s talk about it.

Normal Skin Wear and Tear

TPE sex dolls have skin that is extremely lifelike. But unfortunately, that skin is porous and delicate, meaning it will show wear and tear just by daily handling.

For that reason, there are steps you should take to prevent that damage and keep your doll’s skin looking nice for as long as possible.

Wear the White Gloves

Your sex doll came with white cotton gloves for a reason! That’s because TPE absorbs oils and dirt very easily, degrading the material much more quickly.

Therefore, when handling your doll during dressing, putting on makeup and other non-sexual activities, use those gloves.

Renewer Powder

I’ve mentioned renewer powder several times now, particularly after bathing your doll. But renewer powder should be used any time your doll’s skin begins to feel sticky.

You see, as the skin gets sticky, dirt, dust and hair attach to the doll’s skin. Then, the skin starts looking dingy, begins to pill and will start peeling in places.

That’s why it’s crucial that you apply renewer powder, corn starch or baby powder regularly, between washing, to keep the skin silky soft.

Plus, the application of powder removes dust and hair that sticks to the skin.

Clothing Matters

It’s fun to dress your sex doll in different outfits. However, certain fabrics can damage the skin in several ways.

First, be careful of clothing with dark or bright colors. That’s because TPE absorbs dyes and discolors your doll’s skin.

Therefore, wash all clothing before putting it on your doll. Second, be careful with heavy and rough materials like leather and denim.

Keeping these materials on your doll for long periods can cause the skin to peel. So, for both heavier fabrics and dyes, dressing your doll in a soft or silky base layer first, will protect the skin from damage.

Otherwise, choose fabrics that feel soft to you, are lighter weight, light in color, or have a silky, satiny finish.

Foot Damage Is Common

One of the most common areas for damage and skin injury are the feet. That’s especially true for dolls with the old-style, standing feet with bolts.

So, to minimize foot damage, always keep thick, soft, loose-fitting socks or stockings on your doll. In addition, as much as he/she looks amazing in shoes, try not to leave them on for prolonged periods of time.

That’s because the feet can become deformed, and the skin will become damaged. And again, I cannot stress enough how important the renewer powder is.

Yes, even on the feet!

Keep TPE Moisturized!

TPE loses oils as time passes, causing the skin to dry out. This is especially true around the areas of the body where the doll bends or is stretched.

So, it’s extremely important to moisturize TPE skin 4-6 times per year – and more frequently when the doll begins to show damage. And the best way to do this is by using petroleum jelly or mineral oil.

To do this, simply apply a thin layer, of either of the above products, to joints and areas that bend and stretch. For instance:

  • Under the arms
  • At the bend of the elbow
  • Under the breasts
  • Where the waist bends
  • Between the legs, at the groin area
  • Behind the knees
  • Around the ankles
  • The fingers and toes

Most importantly, this is not the same for silicone sex dolls! Although the skin may crease over time, using any oil or petroleum-based product on the skin will damage it!

Repairing Sex Doll Skin

It’s inevitable. If you use your sex doll regularly, it will become damaged.

But there are ways that you can repair your doll’s skin when it peels, creases, becomes stained or is torn. Which is why your companion should have included a small repair kit.

So, let’s go through the different types of repairs you can do yourself.

Skin Creases

Skin creases occur when a love doll is left in a position where the limbs or body is bent, creasing the skin. The, when the doll is straightened out, the creases remain.

Now, using petroleum jelly or mineral oil will assist in minimizing these creases. Therefore, try massaging the area with either first, to see if the creases resolve.

However, if your usual moisturizing isn’t effective, here is what you can do to try and remove those creases:

First, place your doll in a flat position on a sturdy area such as a table or a bed with a clean sheet or towels underneath.

Second, saturate a washcloth thoroughly, with warm water, and squeeze out the excess so it’s not dripping. Then, lay the wet washcloth over the creased area.

Third, use a blow dryer, set on warm, and focus it on the creased area, 8-12 inches away. After 5-10 minutes, check the area to make sure it hasn’t overheated and to see if the creases are smoothed out.

Then, if the creases remain, wet the washcloth again and repeat. Finally, if the creases are not flattening out, you may have to hang your doll for several days or seek advice from the doll’s manufacturer.

Skin Tags

Sex dolls get skin tags too! Only, they are from pilling TPE caused from dirt, oils and normal degradation.

So, how do you remove small, TPE skin tags? Well, if they are small and on top of the skin, you can use scissors to remove the tag.

First, pull the tag as far away from the surface as you can, without tearing. Then, snip off the tiny piece of skin.

However, if the skin tag is on top of a tear in the skin, you’ll need to repair the tear before snipping off the skin tag.

How to Repair a TPE or Silicone Tear

If your doll has a tear in his/her skin, it’s important that you repair it immediately. That’s because the tear will only get larger as you move and use the doll.

First of all, you will need the TPE or silicone repair kit that came with your companion doll. If you don’t have one, you can find TPE repair kits and silicone repair kits on all doll retailer’s sites.

Next, follow these steps to repair your doll:

  • Move your doll to a flat, sturdy work space. Place your doll in a flat position, as not to put stress on the injury.
  • Using a spray bottle filled with warm water and soap, spray the area around the tear and work the soapy water around with your fingers.
  • Gently pat the area dry, with a towel, checking the tear to be sure no water seeped in. If so, dry it as well.
  • With your fingers, open the skin tear carefully, and apply a couple of drops of silicone or TPE glue to both sides of the cut.
  • Use the included brush, or a small make-up brush to smooth the glue out, covering the entire area, inside the tear.
  • Pinch the cut together and hold for about 20 seconds.
  • Release the skin and wipe away any excess glue.

The skin tear should seal completely and disappear. However, leave your sex doll in that position for 24 hours to allow the tear to seal and dry properly.

Removing Skin Stains

I know, you washed that tee shirt, but it stained your doll’s skin anyway. So, is there anything you can do?

Yes, there are ways of removing stains from your doll’s skin, no matter if it’s red wine or clothing dye.

First of all, try bathing your doll to see if the stain will come out. That’s because sometimes, the stain hasn’t absorbed too deeply and may come out with simple soap and water.

But if that doesn’t work, you can try a TPE stain remover that works and will not damage your doll’s skin. Now, to use a stain remover, you’ll need to do the following:

  • First, gather cotton swabs, a spray bottle with warm water, and a clean, (preferably) white cloth.
  • Place your doll on a solid surface on top of a clean, dry towel.
  • Saturate a cotton swab with the stain remover and apply it to the stain by dabbing. For larger areas, use a clean, white cloth.
  • Allow the stain remover to soak into the doll’s skin, about 1 minute (can be left for up to 10 minutes for stubborn or deep stains).
  • Afterward, use dry cotton swabs to remove the stain, again, by gently dabbing. For larger stains, use a clean, white cloth.
  • Repeat the process if the stain hasn’t been removed.
  • Once the stain is gone, rinse the area using the spray bottle. Then, gently pat the area dry with a clean cloth.
  • And don’t forget to apply renewer powder so the skin doesn’t feel sticky.

Larger Sex Doll Repairs

One of the biggest downfalls of owning a sex doll is a big injury. For instance, a huge tear around an opening, wires sticking through fingers or toes and the worse, a broken frame.

And while there are some incredible DIY folks on The Doll Forum, it’s not advised to take on a major repair yourself. So, that’s where your seller and doll manufacturer come in.

You see, many sex doll sites are revered for offering customer service round the clock. And that includes repair advice and referrals to repair shops.

In addition, contacting the doll’s manufacturer is the next step to take if your seller doesn’t have that stellar customer service.

And herein lies all of the cautions I spoke of throughout this sex doll guide for beginners. That’s because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

What that means is taking good care of your sex doll is paramount. For instance, not putting your entire weight on the doll’s frame, cleaning your sex doll regularly and being careful not to drop your doll or bump it into walls and furniture.

You see, if you treat your companion as you would a living person, you’ll be rewarded by longevity and hopefully, few injuries.

Sex Doll Guide for Beginners: Storing

Storing your companion doll is another preventative measure you can do to ensure your doll lasts a long time. That’s because proper storage keeps your doll clean, the joints in proper alignment and the skin from creasing.

But what if you want your companion with you at all times? Well, there are ways to minimize damage, although that’s not the preferred method of keeping a doll in the best shape possible.

Furthermore, there are some aspects of doll care that should be followed, no matter where your sex doll is kept. For example:

  • Keep the sex doll out of direct sunlight.
  • Be sure the doll isn’t near direct heat, such as a radiator, space heater, dryer or stove.
  • Don’t prop the doll against any hard object.

Avoid storing the doll in a bent position for long periods of time. That includes limbs too.

So, let’s take a look at all storage options available and see which works for you.

The Plank Position

First and foremost, always return your sex doll to a plank position to avoid deep creases and flattening of body parts. What this means is laying the doll flat, on something soft, with the arms at the sides and the legs slightly parted.

Also, be mindful of skin-on-skin, as TPE and silicone both can stick to itself, causing damage. Therefore, be diligent about renewer and baby powder applications to keep the skin from being sticky.

Leaving a Doll Out

Most people with companion dolls prefer to keep them out and with them…. Hence “companion”. And although that’s not the optimal mode for keeping a doll in the best shape, there are ways to minimize adverse effects.

For instance, it’s fine to keep your sex doll with you while eating, watching TV and leisure time. However, don’t leave the doll in a seated position for too long.

What this does is causes the skin to crease, the doll’s backside to flatten, and the joints to endure more stress. I mean, imagine sitting in the same position, never moving, for hours, or even days.

It would be painful and affect your entire body. And although a love doll can’t feel pain, there is stress on the skeleton. So, it’s best to move the doll around, repositioning the arms, legs and waist.

In addition, always place soft cushions or pillows under the doll’s bottom and thighs to keep those areas from flattening out.

Sleeping with a Sex Doll

Of course, if you have a sex doll for companionship, you would want to sleep with him/her. And that’s absolutely fine.

Plus, it allows for the body and skeleton to straighten out and have less weight on the joints. However, be sure the doll is laying on a soft mattress, with colorfast bedding.

In addition, don’t leave the doll laying in the same spot until bedtime the next evening. That’s because TPE and silicone both leak oils that pool at the bottom of the body.

So, if the doll is going to be left in any laying position for more than a day, be sure they are wrapped in a soft, colorfast blanket, as not to ruin your bedding.

Storage Boxes and Such

An important part of this beginner’s guide to sex dolls is talking about storage. After all, not everyone treats a companion doll as such.

Furthermore, if you need to leave your doll for an extended period of time, it’s crucial that it’s stored properly, as not to cause damage. So, let’s take a look at different ways to store a sex doll and which means of storage are better.

Keep the Shipping Box

Sex doll shipping boxes are created to safely ship the doll to its new home. However, it can be repurposed for storage.

So, before placing your doll back in the shipping box, you must first remove the doll’s head and carefully wrap it in a soft, colorfast cloth.

Then, wrap the doll in the blanket in which it was shipped, or another soft, colorfast blanket. Next, gently place the doll back into the special-made packaging and close the box.

This way, the doll won’t collect dust or be exposed to direct sunlight. Finally slide the box under the bed or simply keep it lying flat, as not to place pressure on the doll’s limbs.

Zipper Bags

Another way to store a sex doll is by using a large, zipper bag, made for storing clothing, like wedding gowns. These bags are created to filter out sunlight, dust and dirt, keeping the contents pristine.

Therefore, this type of storage bag will do the same for a sex doll. Furthermore, before placing a doll in a zipper bag, be sure and wrap them in a soft, colorfast blanket.

That way, any oils the leech from the skin will be absorbed, and the no dyes will stain the skin.

Finally, be sure the doll is kept on a soft surface, like a yoga mat, twin-size mattress pad or pillows, to keep the body from flattening.

Flight Cases

Most sex doll sellers offer flight cases as an add-on purchase. And these cases provide perfect storage for a sex doll, as well as being easy to move around.

On top of that, flight cases often feature locks, to keep your companion doll safe from prying eyes!

But before placing your doll in the flight case for storage, be sure and wrap them in a soft, colorfast blanket. Additionally, if the flight case isn’t padded, add some foam or pillows to keep the doll from becoming misshaped.

Storage Benches

doll storage bench

Owning a companion doll is a wonderful thing. However, some close-minded folks may not understand.

Therefore, it’s important to have convenient, accessible means of storage. And one of the best ways of storing a sex doll is inside a custom, storage bench.

These benches are created specifically to blend in with your space, while being large enough to accommodate a life-size doll. Plus, they are sturdy enough to provide attractive, comfortable seating for guests.

You can choose from several fantastic colors and fabrics, and they feature a lock!

Just remember, as with all other ways of storage, wrap the doll in a soft, colorfast blanket before hiding them inside the bench.

Hanging Storage

The best way to store a sex doll is the same way manufacturers and warehouses store their dolls. And that is by hanging.

You see, hanging a sex doll relieves all pressure on the joints, and the skeleton itself. Plus, this means of storage keeps the skin from creasing.

Accordingly, you should store your doll using the hanging methods listed below. That way, you will get the optimal life from your companion doll.

Suspension Kit

Suspension kits are the exact way the sex doll makers store the dolls prior to shipping them out. Hence, this is the best way to store your doll.

So, what the kit entails is attaching the heavy-duty hanger to the neck bolt – yes, you must remove the head. Then, you hang the doll’s body from a rack or in the closet.

In addition, you store the head, wrapped in a soft cloth, on a shelf or in a small box, using the provided stand. In the end, this method of storage will keep your doll looking its best for years to come!

Posing and Display Rack

Another way to keep your doll in an optimal position is by using a posing and display rack. What this amazing piece does is keeps your doll in an upright position and allows for positioning without weight-bearing.

Plus, this rack is incredible for posing and photography, even for dolls which don’t have standing feet. It works by supporting the doll at the waist, leaving the rest of the body weightless and not touching anything.

However, it’s best not to store a doll long-term on this type of rack, because of the belt around the waist. Which, as you know, can cause the skin to dent, crease and crack.

Beginner’s Sex Doll Guide Conclusion

We hope this beginner’s guide to sex dolls has answered all of your questions, and prepared you for companion doll ownership. That’s because owing a sex doll can be fulfilling and exciting in so many ways.

So, when you’re ready to buy your first sex doll, you now have all of the most important information right at your fingertips. Or, if this is your fifth doll, maybe you’ll learn something you didn’t know before.

Either way, enjoy the doll of your dreams, while keeping them clean, in top condition and lasting for many years to come.

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