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How to Buy the Best Sex Doll - The Ultimate Guide 2024

by Martin C 16 min read

How to Buy the Best Sex Doll - The Ultimate Guide 2024

Wondering which type of sex doll to get? Overwhelmed by the various love doll choices out there in the market?

What makes for a good sex doll, and what makes for a poor one? Want to know why there are so numerous sex doll sellers who provide the same model but have completely different prices. And the price difference is BIG.

inflatable doll vs real sex doll
How are you able to possibly decide which seller is trustworthy? You’ve done the research, however, you’re nowhere close to really finding the one you want to buy.

If the above sounds familiar, then help is at hand. Below, you’ll find the practical guide to ensuring you find the right doll. Make sure your sex doll investment do worth it!

money wisely spent

The Challenges

1. How to find the right sex doll?
2. Where to buy from? (Trustworthy seller with great prices)

Table of Content

1. How to find the right sex doll?
1.1 What types of sex dolls are there?
1.2 What is the price range in the market?
1.3 What to look for when choosing the love doll?
1.31 The doll body(size & weight)
1.32 The doll look
1.33 Customization

2. Where to buy from? (AVOID SCAMS)
2.1 Three forms of scam
2.2 What are the things you should look for?


1. How to find the right sex doll?

1.1 What types of sex dolls are there?

Today’s dolls are available in a range of various shapes, sizes, ethnicities, genders, appearances, materials and options.

It might appear confusing about which type to go for. However, it allows you to choose the doll according to your taste and preferences. 

Here is a quick run-through of what types of dolls are there for you.

>> Appearance
  • Asian sex doll
  • Black sex doll
  • Vampire sex doll
  • Elf sex doll
  • Caucasian sex doll
  • Anime Sex Dolls,
  • MILF
  • Hispanic & Latina Sex Dolls
  • Celebrity Sex Doll

     sex doll types

    >> Gender

    • Female sex doll
    • Male sex doll
    • She-male sex doll

    sex doll by genders

    >> Shape

    • BBW sex doll
    • Petite sex doll
    • Athletic sex doll
    • Chubby sex doll
    • Curvy sex doll
    • Big butt sex doll
    • Skinny sex doll

    sex doll by shapes
    >> Breasts

    • Flat chested sex doll
    • Huge boobs sex doll
    • Big booty sex doll
    • Small breast sex doll

    sex doll by breasts
    >> Height

    • Mini sex doll
    • Medium sex doll
    • Real size sex doll

    sex doll by heights

    1.2 What is the price range in the market?

    Buying a love doll is a serious investment, and typically, a large one! Lower-end to higher-end dolls vary from a few hundred to thousands of dollars. The first thing you need to decide is the amount of money you’re willing to spend.

    >> High-end sex dolls ($4,000 and up)

    For most, the price ends up being the most vital factor in choosing which doll to purchase. I wish it wasn’t the case, yet sadly it is. There’s no chance to get around it…

    None of us have unlimited money and, as we all know, cash does not fall from the sky. However, it seems to be the case that when it comes to sex dolls, money really does buy happiness.

    cash does not fall from the sky
    High-end sex dolls are expensive, but they are absolutely incredible in terms of design and performance.

    In this price range, you can expect every doll to be built with the best materials, skilled craftsmanship, and keen attention to detail.

    They are the most realistic, the most feature-rich and the sexiest.

    High-end sex dolls realdoll
    It does not, in any case, mean that you should buy the most costly sex doll right away. You might be hesitant to buy very cheap items and also afraid to invest in too pricey love dolls.

    There are plenty of budget options out there. Some of them look and feel close to the same level as a top-of-the-line premium doll. The mid-range realistic sex dolls in the average price range will be a good option to start.

    >> Mid-range sex dolls ($1,500 - $4,000)

    Real love dolls in the middle range are still very lifelike and fun. The price-to-quality ratio is unparalleled.

    Whether it’s sexual activities or more reserved companionship that you’re after, you will gain an unbelievable experience.

    The budget-friendly yet still premium options can still be designed to a variety of tastes.

    From various measurements to different skin tones and hair, the medium range of sex dolls still have personalities.

    While the skin, hands, and feet are arguably slightly less lifelike, this is still an authentic replication of a real woman. Meanwhile, the flesh-like vagina is sure to provide hours of sexual stimulation.

    Overall, the middle range doll is one of the most popular options.

    wm doll 166cm
    >> Leading mid-range sex doll brands

    • Z-ONE DOLL
    • DS DOLL
    • WM Doll
    • YL Doll
    • OR DOLL
    • JM DOLL
    • 6YE DOLL
    • SY DOLL
    • JY DOLL
    • AF DOLL

    >> Entry-level sex dolls ($400 - $1,500)

    The dolls that are considered entry level are usually the ones that are about 3 feet to 4.6 feet (100cm to 140cm). They are basically smaller sex dolls that can be found at more affordable prices due to their size.

    These budget sex dolls are suitable for people who want to keep them under the wraps. It is handy to manage them as well. They offer some advantages over real size sex dolls.


    The first thing that almost every customer says when receiving the new sex doll is “wow it weights more than I expected!”. Because a doll’s weight can be challenging. Life-size sex dolls can weight around 30kg to 55kg while tiny sex dolls are less than that.

    Even if we are fit enough to lift a full-size sex doll, it is a pain in the ass to move all the weight to change the position, to clean it, to store it…

    Many of our customers prefer a mini sex doll are because they are easier to handle. This gives you plenty of freedom to choose a comfortable position for sex.

    You can position her around the house with relative ease, and a quick fucking session has never been more effortless.

    Smaller size & easier storage

    Another feature that makes these sex dolls popular is that they are easy to store. It is always harder to find an appropriate storage place for big dolls.

    Ideally, an adult doll should be stored in a straight position, because if it gets stored in a bent position for too long, for example, in sitting position or with her arms bent, you risk that the skin folds will be marked permanently.

    Mini sex dolls can be stored (or hidden) in any wardrobe easily.

    hanging kit
    Low price

    Smaller sex dolls are the most economical option in the market. They are like an entry-level for anyone who wants to try if this thing about sex dolls is for him.

    Many people have owned a mini sex doll as the first contact with this amazing world. They are a great option if you have a low budget but you want to test if this is made for you.

    1.3 What to look for when choosing the love doll?

    As soon as you have made up your mind about how much you are willing to spend on a sex doll, it is time to think about what is the girl of your dreams like.

    Think what kind of a doll would arouse you and make you feel happy and satisfied at all times. Spend a little time on the site just looking at pictures.

    There’s no need to click for more information for now. Just look. You should begin to get some idea from the photographs as to what kind of sex doll you’re looking for.

    Focus more on physical features such as look, hair color, eye color, and body type rather than outfits. You can dress your own sex doll up however you wish, so don’t be swayed by delightful-looking underwear!

    You should soon be able to understand the overall look that appeals to you, which is going to be invaluable when you continue the buying process.

    completed sex dolls
    After you have an idea in mind as to your preferred general look/body of a sex doll, you can begin to consider other aspects of buying a doll. You will need to figure out where you’re going to keep your doll, how you will care for and clean your doll, and all of the essential after-care factors.

    Why is it important to do this now? Simple: it’s for your peace of mind. When you’re satisfied that you can integrate a sex doll into your life, you’ll guarantee the best possible buying process.

    With all the background work done and researched, you can move on to the actual purchase itself without suddenly having to pause to find a solution to a dull logistical problem. You can just focus on what you want.

    1.31 Choose the doll body

    For most people, sex dolls are a one-time investment. To make sure you are buying the right one, always check the appearance and body structure of the doll. The measurements of the doll are very important as this piece of art is going to fulfill your deepest fantasies.

    At first glance, the choice of the face of your doll may seem to be the obvious priority. We actually advise you otherwise. We suggest that the process of choosing your doll may begin by the body rather than the head.

    customize dolls by bodies

    Because heads are removable and interchangeable with all others of the same brand. And in the case of TPE dolls, for example, alternative heads are available for a few hundreds of dollars ($300 to $500). You will, therefore, be able to switch heads if you decide. The choice of the body must, therefore, be your first priority.

    The choice of the right doll body will depend on your ability to open up to your fantasies and to picture yourself with the doll of the dreamed body size.

    To select the right doll body, you need to pay attention to a few important factors including:

    Is she a brunette or white or tanned?
    Does she have curves?
    Do you prefer shorter or taller dolls?
    Are you physically fit and ready to carry a very heavy doll?
    What type of breast do you want for your doll?(e.g. Large, Medium or Small tits.)
    What should be the ideal waist of the body?
    What should be the ass size? (e.g. if you are a big booty lover then you will go for a large size hip.)
    Where will you place your doll?
    Do you have functional storage capacity?


    different doll bodies by boobs
    >>Sex doll size & weight

    The size of a sex doll affects both its price and how you can use it. The sizes include mini sex dolls, medium love dolls, and life-size dolls.

    Mini sex dolls

    There is no international standard for when the size of a doll makes it a “mini doll”, but generally, they tend to be tiny. The classic mini dolls have a weight of 12 kilograms and they measure around 3ft.

    These dolls are very practical because you can position them easily in almost any place in your home, and they are very flexible. So if you don’t have access to a convenient storing solution like a special cabinet, then it might be a good idea to go mini.

    Medium sex dolls

    Medium sex dolls are the most popular. They usually weight 25kg to 40kgs and measure between 130 cm to 158 cm. They will provide a balance between realism and comfortableness which is of vital importance especially if you are a first-timer.

    Unless you are very confident in your physical capabilities, I recommend you to stay below the 40kg mark. If you are making your first purchase, don’t go with the absolute heaviest dolls in the industry. Dolls in the 30kg to 40kg weight range are a good balance between realism and comfortableness.

    130-158cm Medium sex dolls
    Life-size sex dolls

    If you are looking for the kind of doll that has the size, height, and attributes of a real woman, you should go for a life-size doll. Most of them will have a height of 158cm and above. In terms of weight, they can weigh more than 40kg.

    Life-size sex dolls require additional energy and strength to move them around the house. It is very important that you take into consideration your physical strength and energy before buying such heavyweight sex doll models.

    A heavy doll may not seem like a big deal at first glance. However, it will most certainly be a big deal when you have a heart attack while fucking your sex doll because you used 110% of your energy moving it around.

    Life-size sex dolls
    So, to overcome these issues, find a technique that suits you, and that will help you carry your doll as easily as possible.

    Also, when checking the dolls specifications on the website, make sure you check how heavy they are and then try lifting something of similar weight. You must be aware of what’s it like to carry a dead person.

    When in doubt, do not hesitate to contact the seller and read the many reviews available online to validate the best choice for you.

    The purchase of a sex doll is an investment over time, every detail counts from the choice of skin color to the color of nail polish.

    1.32 Choose the doll head

    Once you’ve chosen your body you can focus on the face that will become your life and sexual partner.

    How do you want your doll to look like? e.g. Latina, blonde, ebony, or a mature looking face?
    How old do you want it to be?
    What kind of expression do you want on her face?
    What color should her eyes be?
    (You can get your doll with just about any eye color you want. You can even get a really exotic look with something like cat eyes.)
    Is she naughty, angel-like, or a very old-fashioned country girl?
    Does she look like a porn star or have an entirely natural look?

    As mentioned above, the choice of the face can be made independently of the body. If you already own a doll, you may want to change the whole head. You will be able to buy additional heads at the time of purchasing your doll or at a later stage. 

    Your personal preferences here matter, just ensure that if you decide to switch heads that the skin color of the face of your sexy doll matches the skin color of the body you would have chosen. Body and Head skin color are always customizable.

    customizable options - head details
    1.33 Customization

    As you well know, not every woman will get you aroused. Each and every man has his own preferences.

    Most sex doll stores will allow you to customize your dream girl. You can design a sex doll to have the attributes and qualities you prefer. Such dolls will offer you the opportunity to bring to life the lady you’ve been fantasizing about.

    Moreover, you will get to lie with her as many times as you want.

    custom sex dolls from scratch
    Some doll vendors charge extra cost for some of the options (like pubic hair, standing feet, suspension kit, etc. The final cost can be more than you expected. These options are free for a limited time here at Fairdolls.)

    Here are some typical options that you can customize:

    • Head
    • Hair
    • Eyes
    • Vagina Style
    • Skin Color
    • Nipple Color
    • Areola Size
    • Finger Nail
    • Toenail
    • Vagina Color
    • Pubic Hair
    • Standing Feet
    • Hanging Kit

    customizable options
    Alternatively, you can design your dream girl from scratch. Send pictures, measurements, and descriptions of the features you want and doll sellers will build you a sex doll to match. Normally these dolls will cost more than the existing doll models.

    2. Where to buy from? (AVOID SCAMS)

    Love dolls are big business. With prices ranging from a few hundred dollars to over $10,000, many companies, especially in China, are muscling in on the action. Sadly, not all love doll manufacturers and retailers are honest.

    2.1 Three forms of scam

    When buying a sex doll, there are three forms of scam that you can be a victim of.

    >>A counterfeit doll

    The first and probably the most common one is the purchase of a counterfeit doll.

    As a few Chinese realistic doll brands such as WM, YL, Sanhui have attained international success, a number of factories in China have started to unashamedly copy their designs and release counterfeit copies.

    Some of the unethical sellers take the product images from random websites, post on their sites and claim they are selling the real dolls.

    As a result, the market has been flooded with cheap, low quality fakes sold on e-shops featuring authentic WM Dolls and YL Doll galleries.

    The ultimate loser here is the final customer, who receives a doll that doesn’t meet his expectations in terms of quality and design.

    I got a copy for cheaper, so?

    Fake sex doll vendors use counterfeit production and poor quality TPE. With a copy of mold, you can also copy a doll, you can even copy her so well that an inexperienced buyer might not even be able to tell the difference at first.

    The difference is in the overall quality. The TPE blend, the skeleton, the details. These fake dolls will break within a few weeks/months. The TPE will start the crackle and tear open, the skeleton joints of your sex doll will also break.

    quality issue
    As we are not sure what these fake blends are made of, we strongly recommend you not to use them. These chemicals could also potentially be harmful to your health.

    This is because of the polymers and other chemicals that have potentially been used during the manufacturing process.

    not healthy material used

    >> Other cheap sex toys - the bait-and-switch scam

    If the price of the sex doll is too good to pass up, it's because it’s not going to be the same sex doll in the pictures that other sex doll sites are selling for hundreds more.

    It’s total bait-and-switch and in the end what you get in the mail is a cheap blow-up doll, partially blow-up doll, rubber sex doll (versus the TPE or Silicone one you thought you were buying)


    Other cheap sex toys - the bait-and-switch scam

    >> Pay but get nothing

    The 3rd trick is the one that involves you paying for the product and not getting the product delivered at all.


    Well, this is the most common scam, where a person sets up a website and advertises numerous sex dolls supported by attractive images while they don’t actually possess the dolls.

    The unsuspecting customer then orders for the doll, pays for it, only for that to be the last time they hear from the con.

    Pay but get nothing
    2.2 What are the things you should look for?

    It’s not easy to identify the quality without seeing or touching the final product. You probably don’t want to sacrifice the quality and go for low price items.

    While Google’s search algorithm is amazing in some regards, it has trouble telling whether or not a website is real or not-so-real. That means the site that ranks fifth for “sex doll” may not necessarily be as legit as it looks.

    Before you become a victim and have your quest for untamed sexual pressure ruined, we’ll go through some of the tips to avoid getting scammed when buying a sex doll.

    Is the store legit?

    Some of the sites are not a legit business. They build up a website, take random images from other sites and post them on their store.

    You must be wondering why are they still in the business when they have intruded others’ intellectual property. Building an online store can be too easy sometimes without having to provide any proof of business.

    And the number of websites are massive; there’s no way all of them can be identified easily.

    Here is some of the information you need to check:

    >> Do they have a phone listed on the site?
    >> Are brand names are explicitly given?
    >> The material of the doll. The time taken to produce one (watch out if they say they can ship immediately)
    >> Do they offer free shipping or customs clearance?
    >> Will they provide your doll images before they’re shipped. If the seller is reluctant to provide, then you need to watch out. Legit sellers should only ship after they receive your approval! If you’re not happy, they will improve the doll until you’re happy!

    completed sex dolls

    Product details

    >> TPE dolls described as ‘silicone’ dolls?

    What about it? One would ask. Well, the product description should facilitate decision making.

    The description should include the height, weight, product variations as well as the instructions on how to take care of your sex doll in between use. A genuine doll should have a clear and precise description.

    >>Is there 100% correspondence between pictures and descriptions?

    (Watch out if photos of a 155cm doll are used to sell a 140cm doll. Or one doll model photos are used to sell different heights dolls.)

    >> Photos are blurry, censored or have random logos on them. This usually means the photos were stolen from another site.

    >>Prices too good to be true.

    If the deal is too good. Think twice! However much it might sound like a cliché, it is definitely wise to look into the practicality of a deal. Always make sure that the price is realistic.

    Fairdolls is a small company, with a reasonably low margin. There are costs like web development, logistics, marketing, etc. We also keep operating costs as low as we can get.

    If you find a TPE Doll vendor cheaper from us by several hundreds of dollars, this can consequently only be a scam. If it is too good to be true, it usually is.

    A lot of TPE Doll vendors uses real TPE Doll pictures to sell fake sex dolls copies at prices that do not even cover production cost and shipping. They will sell you cheaper versions of genuine dolls from AliExpress, Alibaba, Amazon or DHGate.

    Beware of sex doll scams because there are a lot of testimonials in that regards.

    Do they provide quality check before shipping?

    Most of the sex doll manufacturers do not do sales and marketing themselves. They usually leave the job to retailers.

    This is rather normal. Imagine the goods you find at shopping malls. They’re produced by manufacturers, not the shopping malls or brands. It’s the same case here. No one can do all.

    However, many online retailers only do the job of taking your orders. They never visited the manufacturers. They simply get a random contact online (mostly from scam brands) and get low-quality dolls from the counterfeit factories.

    They get your orders and pass it to the fake manufacturers. That’s it. They have no idea how the manufacturers produce those sex dolls.

    Fairdolls is different because we frequently visit the manufacturers to check the production progress and inspect the quality of our customer’s doll orders.


    Do they provide after sales service?

    Many retailers do not want to get their hands and feet dirty. They just want to take your orders then hands off.

    In the events your dolls are damaged during the journey, they do not want to take any responsibility. They either clearly state this term on their site, or they avoid talking about it.

    You should really check with the sellers if they provide any after-sales service before you make a purchase.

    It’s rare that you will receive a badly damaged doll, but who knows? Things just happen sometimes.

    And the dolls are not cheap. We highly recommend you avoid sellers who don’t provide after sale service.

    Mode of payment

    Finally, you have gone through all the steps and you have the ideal sex doll that you can’t wait to have with you. This last step is definitely the most critical one. It is every scammer's hotspot, getting you to send them the money.

    So how do you go about making sure your money is safe?

    Well, check to see the payment methods that the seller accepts and choose the safest one. The most advisable method to pay for products online is definitely credit cards and PayPal.

    payment methods

    Both methods offer a recovery method in case something goes wrong. PayPal acts as an escrow in each transaction. If you eventually do not receive the item, you can inform PayPal. Paypal will fully refund you.


    We hope that you might find the information and advice about this guide useful. By no means, this is an exhaustive guide about real sex doll. For any other questions or doubt please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We know that the choice can be difficult, so we’re always available to guide you according to your preferences.

    Martin C
    Martin C