Sex Doll Guide | First Time Buy Real Dolls


Buy Sex Dolls with confidence.

Where can I buy authentic sex dolls & how do I avoid scam sites? Got questions? Don’t worry… This guide will teach you EVERYTHING you need to know before buying your first love doll.

This guide aims to ensure newcomers and first-time buyers who are less familiar with the sex doll market do not get scammed or tricked into buying something they will regret.

What is a sex doll?

A sex doll is a life-size silicone or TPE doll that you can have sex with. A super-duper human sex toy, if you like.

Also referred to as Love dolls, real dolls, silicone sex dolls, companions, real-life sex dolls, etc.

Why buy a sex doll?

General speaking, the purpose of buying a doll is:

  • Accompany. You’re not alone anymore. Whenever you back home. She is always waiting for you.
  • Photograph. You could dress her as you like. Makeup her beautiful face. Pose her as your wish. And then take amazing photos. (We took many sexy doll photos, the real girls will never let us do this!)
  • Have sex. With a love doll, you can have sex whenever you want and worry literally about nothing. She’ll be yours and only yours. You can always be sure you’re her only partner, so safe sex is guaranteed.

First of all, how do I avoid scammers?

If you want an authentic love doll, it might be best to avoid sites like eBay, Amazon, or Ali-Express, they are often many un-verified sellers selling fake/ replica sex dolls on these sites.

Many sex dolls you see on eBay and Aliexpress, in particular, are FAKE*. Never buy dolls just because they are cheap.

So what is a fake sex doll?

A fake sex doll is a counterfeit or replica sex doll made with stolen designs in an unauthorized and dodgy factory with zero credentials/safety inspections/quality control. The factories buy a genuine doll from a legitimate manufacturer and replicate it in their factory. They steal the original manufacturer’s authentic photos and use them as bait to catch customers. Like you see with designer handbags that fall apart after one month and don’t look right, this is the same thing, but with sex dolls. It’s a complete fraud. The doll you receive will look similar to the photos but will be significantly poorer quality, with zero guarantees on production, zero safety checks, and will not comply with worldwide quality control legislation to ensure your safety, it’s also a stolen design and criminal offense, and there’s no guarantee your doll won’t arrive damaged or just fall apart in a few weeks. If you buy a cheap fake from eBay, that’s precisely what you will get, a cheap fake doll. We have heard horror stories of people receiving blow-up dolls coated in silicone or dolls with no actual vagina or anus – now, where’s the fun in that? Be careful out there, people. I know everyone likes a bargain, and it’s very tempting to seek out the cheapest possible doll you can find, but a little patience, research, and knowledge will go a long way in making sure you don’t get scammed.

How can we be certain that they are selling fakes?

  • They are not authorized or registered doll vendors and offer zero money-back guarantees. The easiest way to check this is to contact the manufacturer and ask if the website you purchase from is a registered vendor. If they’re not, then they’re fake.
  • They’re selling their dolls as unbranded, or at least not advertising the brand, yet they are using official WM-Dolls professional photos. WM-Dolls are the leading sex doll manufacturer in the world, the Nike of sex dolls if you will… It’s like using Nike’s professional photos to sell Fake Nike Air Max trainers and then claiming that you design the trainers and make them yourself in your own workshop. It’s ridiculous.
  • Scammers sell their dolls at a fraction of the price of authentic dolls. In fact, they are selling them for cheaper than the WHOLESALE price of authentic WM-Dolls. Sounds too good to be true, right? Because it is. Although lately, we’ve seen scammers charging full price for their dolls, this isn’t a reliable measure of authenticity on its own.

An authentic vendor will always offer you a money-back guarantee. They will provide detailed information on the manufacturer and provide detailed photos of the exact sex doll you receive, they will be able to offer customization, and they will have a registered address in the country they operate from. They will advertise their quality control processes and specialize in selling sex dolls only. They will be able to answer any questions you have and offer sound advice before you make any purchase so you can be certain you are making the right choice.

We are a registered and authorized sex doll vendor located in China. Please feel free to contact us directly to check our credentials using the contact form here. We are happy to answer any questions and are always here to give advice

You don’t even need to buy from us. You can just come to us for free advice if you like. We are dedicated to making sure people get an authentic doll, period.


Top 5 things should consider before buying the first sex doll.

The top 5 things to consider when buying a sex doll (that are often overlooked):

  1. Quality and Price.
  2. Authenticity.
  3. Storage & Weight.
  4. Manufacturer & Vendors.
  5. Customization options.

1. Quality & price:

We would recommend buying a mid to high-range doll.

This will ensure an optimum price/ quality ratio for first-time buyers and an excellent experience. What is a mid to high-range doll? A mid to high-range doll is a doll built by a reputable and experienced manufacturer using high-quality materials and excellent product designs, sold by a supplier that offers a money-back guarantee and has a variety of custom doll options available. Prices generally range from $1,500 – $2,500 for a mid to high-end doll.

Should I buy a cheap sex doll?

Cheap sex dolls are just that, cheap. We would not recommend buying a cheap sex doll for the following reasons;

  • No money-back guarantee
  • Often Fakes or imitation products
  • Materials used are generally inferior and can be toxic. 
  • Short “life” expectancy of the product (i.e., the material can split)
  • Limited quality control or attention to detail
  • Dolls are often damaged in transit 
  • Poor design and workmanship 
  • No CE or health & safety standards certificate 
  • Inexperienced and/or unknown manufacturers 
  • Expensive shipping
  • Unexpected customs costs and taxes
  • You may not receive the product at all. 

If you are leaping into the sex doll world, get the real thing.

The smart move is to get a mid to high-range doll. You will get exceptional quality, excellent design features, and an ultra-realistic sex doll. Plus- it’s a solid investment. You really can’t go wrong.

2. Authenticity:

Like everything in the world, avoid fakes and scammers. It doesn’t need much explanation, but some people sell fake dolls purely for financial gain. At Realdollonline, we build a reputable worldwide brand that puts customer service and user experience as our top priority.

If you want to know more about us, just click the link here About us.

3. Storage and weight:

People often skip these important factors… But you might get a surprise when you handle your doll for the first time…

Why is this important?

Sex Dolls are big, can be heavy, and need to be stored properly. 

Most dolls can be moved by yourself, but always check the weight before buying them to avoid surprises. Some dolls weigh over 50 kg (that’s a lot). If you are concerned, go for a lighter model. There are many available. Any good supplier can advise on the weight of the doll you are interested in buying. 

Sex dolls can be stored in their original packaging box or a flight case, or a wardrobe with a special hanging attachment available at most suppliers. For more info on storage, check out our maintenance guide here.

4. Manufacturers & Suppliers:

Manufacturers are not to be confused with suppliers (Also known as Vendors). Manufacturers are the companies that design, fabricate, and make sex dolls. They are the “creators” of these fine products. From concept to completion, they are the gods of sex dolls if you like…

Suppliers are online shops that have permission and authority from the manufacturers to supply sex dolls to customers.

There are good ones and bad ones for both manufacturers and suppliers.

What makes a good manufacturer? A good manufacturer is a manufacturer that specializes in the production of excellently designed, tried, and tested high-quality sex dolls and nothing else. They offer hundreds of molded designs and customization options for all types of sex dolls. A good manufacturer has extensive experience in the production of sex dolls and a long history in the industry. They meet worldwide safety standards and have excellent communication departments with a worldwide communication reach. They have extensive quality control measures and ensure a high-quality product line.

A bad manufacturer is inexperienced and often purchases a single doll from a good manufacturer to replicate it without any of the extensive knowledge or know-how that goes into the fabrication of these wonderful sex dolls (avoid this at all times). Expect poor-quality materials, sloppy workmanship, poor communication, little knowledge of Sex Dolls, etc.

A ‘good supplier’ has a working relationship with ‘good manufacturers,’ offers a money-back guarantee on all purchases, and has extensive knowledge of the industry. A good supplier is authorized to sell high-quality sex dolls. A good supplier will always prioritize customer satisfaction and quality products over a “quick buck.”

A ‘bad supplier’ works with and enables the ‘bad manufacturers’. Together they are basically scammers selling fakes and poor-quality rubbish for a high price tag. They can be easily spotted on sites like eBay or gumtree. Some even have proper websites and are selling fake dolls for cheaper than the original manufacturer. Don’t fall for it- do the research.

We consider ourselves ‘good vendors.’ We are in this game for the long run, and you don’t get far in this business by offering poor service and poor-quality products. We don’t like receiving poor customer service, so we certainly don’t give it out.

We have a specific protocol when choosing our preferred manufacturers to ensure we only provide the best sex dolls available today.

5. Customization options

Almost all manufacturers can provide unique customization options for dolls. Customization is to make unique dolls according to your preferences. Knowing how to select the options for your first doll is essential. For more information, please see the Custom Sex Doll Option page, or feel free to contact us.


What is the difference between TPE dolls and Silicone dolls?

When you find yourself in the market for a sex doll or a love doll, one of the first decisions you will have to make is which material you want your doll to be made of. Two of the most popular materials used for sex dolls today are silicone and TPE. Both of these materials are usually the most sought after because the dolls made from these materials look incredibly realistic and provide you with next-to-real sensation. However, knowing the pros and cons of both of them can guide you in making the right decision that will meet your needs.

TPE dolls are made from Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE), otherwise called thermoplastic rubbers. TPE is made from a combination of rubber and plastic and possesses properties from both materials. This makes TPE dolls flexible, slip-resistant, and shock-absorbent.  They are the most popular dolls due to their affordability.

  • TPE is softer to the touch than silicone – generally, although it can be made to be as soft as TPE, but then is weaker.
  • More elastic and flexible and can handle more positions compared to silicone
  • Retains warmth but is sensitive to excessive heat
  • Cheaper than silicone
  • The skin has a more realistic look compared to the silicone
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Can be invisibly mended (with care) using TPE solvent
  • More prone to staining than silicone
  • Naturally sticky. This can be fixed by rubbing baby powder or cornstarch over the doll
  • Porous. Mold can grow in the doll over time if the doll is not cleaned and dried regularly
  • TPE cannot be sterilized
  • Harder to repair compared to silicone
  • TPE requires baby oil and/or petroleum jelly treatments to keep the material “saturated” and avoid damage and deterioration.

Silicone dolls are made of silicone (no surprises here), a man-made polymer material that is rubbery, heat resistant, and available in several forms. It is a very versatile material with lots of properties and uses, with a wide range from kitchen spatulas and baby teething rings to breast implants used in cosmetic surgery. Silicone sex dolls have existed for a while and have proven to be of the highest quality.

  • Allows for greater fine detail in the vagina and anus
  • Retains coloring much longer than TPE
  • Less sensitive to heat than TPE but retains less warmth
  • Easier to clean and can be sterilized
  • More resistant to damage, water, and staining
  • Less required maintenance and can be repaired with silicone adhesive
  • As silicone is heat resistant, it can include integrated heating systems for added realism
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Expensive than TPE
  • Generally not as soft as TPE.
  • While less sticky than TPE, it does require baby powder or corn starch to make smooth
  • While easier to clean than TPE, it requires cleaning and can mold if moisture is not dried – although mold can be wiped from silicone with ease
  • The skin has an unnatural sheen and looks less realistic than TPE unless a textured surface is employed.

What happens if I damage my doll?

Sex dolls can get damaged, it happens. But do not fear, most damage is reparable. Many suppliers offer a repair service directly with them, or they will sell a repair kit if you are up for the challenge yourself. It’s not too complicated to fix a tear in the silicone or TPE, but it does need to be done correctly. There are videos on youtube but best to contact your vendor direct as dolls can vary and you need to know what you’re doing. 

How do I clean a sex doll?

Cleaning a sex doll is a bit like cleaning yourself, you can bathe a sex doll in the bath, have a shower, or pat down with a clean cloth with soapy warm water. For in-depth information on cleaning a doll, check out our cleaning page here.


Looking for a reliable sex doll supplier with a money-back guarantee on all purchases?

Look no further…

We offer the best quality and best value dolls on the market. We are so confident, we offer a money-back guarantee on every doll purchase made at Realdollonline.

If you have any other questions about our dolls, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team by e‑mail us at or using the contact form here. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.