A 1982 attempt to import a consignment of sex dolls into Britain had the unintended consequence of ending the law against importing "obscene or indecent" items that were not illegal to sell within the UK. Having had the dolls seized by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise officers, David Sullivan's Conegate Ltd. took the case all the way to the European Court of Justice, and won in 1987.[6] Britain was forced to lift its stringent import prohibitions dating from 1876, because for imports from within the European Community they constituted a barrier to free trade under the terms of the Treaty of Rome.
As you probably know, sex dolls have been around for long time, but still many customers feel ashamed when contacting us or requesting information about sex dolls as if sex dolls were a taboo topic, something bad or illegal. But the reality is that sex dolls are very popular these days and even more accepted in modern society. Especially now that sex doll manufacturers are developing super realistic dolls and in the future we will see life-like sex dolls with artificial intelligence that promise to give them even more of a human-like feel. Experts believe that relationships with sex dolls or love dolls will be more common in the next few years as robotics, virtual reality and computing will allow love dolls to think and act as humans.
Agalmatophilia (from the Greek agalma 'statue', and -philia φιλία = love) is a sexual attraction to a statue, doll, mannequin or other similar figurative object. The attraction may include a desire for actual sexual contact with the object, a fantasy of having sexual (or non-sexual) encounters with an animate or inanimate instance of the preferred object, the act of watching encounters between such objects, or sexual pleasure gained from thoughts of being transformed or transforming another into the preferred object.
With TPE there are many pros that many like to consider, and it I important to keep these in mind when you are buying one. For starters, TPE is way softer. It’s super soft, and you’ll notice that it feels realistic. If you’re getting this doll in order to help with sexual release, or to help prepare you for sexual encounters later on with someone else, this might be something to consider, since it is a whole lot softer, and it feels way better as well. If touch is your thing, then you should consider this.
We ship our dolls to most countries worldwide* including the USA, Canada and Australia. Rest easy knowing that our prices include shipping costs. We are upfront with you because we want you to have the best experience with your new love doll. We will have it well hidden as the package will appear neutral. Only you will know the contents of what’s been shipped. Our customers agree that your secret is safe with us.
The material is also elastic in nature. The material will allow you to move the doll around a whole lot more than a silicone doll. You might notice that some of the silicone dolls tend to have a limited range of motion. TPE can take a lot more force, and are way more flexible, so they can handle a lot more positions, which is pretty neat, and it definitely is something to consider.
Jump up ^ "House Passes Donovan's "CREEPER Act" to Ban Child Sex Dolls". United States House of Representatives. June 13, 2018. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed Congressman Dan Donovan’s legislation to help better protect innocent children from predators. The bipartisan Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots (CREEPER) Act will ban the importation and transportation of child sex dolls.
The most premium sex dolls are usually made from silicone or thermoplastic elastomer known as TPE. Dolls made of either material can be very lifelike, with faces and bodies modeled on real people in some instances, with realistic skin material (similar to that used for movie special effects), and with realistic (or even real) hair. These dolls usually have an articulated PVC or metal skeleton with flexible joints that allows them to be positioned in a variety of positions for display and for sexual acts. Silicone or TPE dolls are much heavier than vinyl or latex inflatable ones (which consist mostly of air), but are roughly half the weight of a real human being of comparable size.
In Japan, sex dolls are known as "Dutch wives" (ダッチワイフ datchi waifu), which now refers to relatively inexpensive dolls. Their name originates from the term, possibly English, for the thick rattan or bamboo bolster, used to aid sleep in humid countries by keeping one's limbs lifted above sweaty sheets. Orient Industry is considered to be the leading manufacturer of high-end silicone dolls in Japan,[13] which started using another term "love dolls" (ラブドール rabu dōru) around 1998 to distinguish their dolls from the image of inflatable dolls associated with the term "Dutch wife".[14] The term has stuck and is now used generally to refer to any high-end product. There is a business, Doru no Mori (Doll Forest) in Tokyo, that rents love dolls and rooms to male customers.[15][16] In March 2007 the Japanese daily Mainichi Shimbun newspaper reported that there are also rental businesses that bring the dolls to the customer's home, and that the specialist love-doll magazine i-doloid has a print-run of 10,000 copies per issue.[17]

Another thing to also watch out for is that this type of material is more sensitive, not just to the oils from our skin, but also the fabrics, not just from our clothes but also from doll clothing as well. Because it is sensitive, it often leads the doll to have stains left from clothing, and it is definitely sensitive to certain fabric types as well. This is important to remember, because some of us do like to dress our dolls up, and if you’re wondering if a doll can wear that, then you should check. TPE is porous, and typically if the stain gets on there, it can sometimes have trouble getting out.

Now, TPE stands for thermoplastic elastomer, which is essentially a mixture of polyvinyl chloride and silicone. This is a type of skin that is very soft, and it mimics the feeling of human skin. TPE is way more realistic in feeling and it definitely mimics the feeling of human skin. It also is much cheaper than silicone alternatives, sometimes even hundreds of dollars cheaper. TPE also allows you to move the doll around in various ways, since it has more flexibility. TPE dolls don’t really need to be bathed, but you can, just be mindful of the water. It also is hypoallergenic as well. 
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