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After running a sex doll store for 1 year, I learned a lot about top sex doll brands and manufacturers. This included recognizing all their dolls, specifications, customization options, and more. However, there is always more to learn. Since then, I continued to learn about sex dolls for another 3+ years, eagerly reading about various doll owners’ experiences. I think it’s safe to say I know a lot about sex dolls! I have a wealth of knowledge regarding top doll brands, manufacturers, vendors, industry news, and more! My specialty includes information about manufacturers and brands, identifying trustworthy vendors, and blogging about sex doll news.

Free free to comment below and ask me anything!

If your question is more personal or confidential, you can email me at steven@celesdolls.com.

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  1. Rass

    Hi Steven, thanks for helping out noobs in this community!
    I found a doll that I really like, but it looks fake, but my heart doesn’t want to trust my brain xD. Can you check Rosretty S15 head doll, and how different the real doll can be compared to these images? Based on your experience.

      1. Rass

        I didn’t know it’s possible to ask for factory photos of a doll, that should do it. Though I found “factory photos” website by rosemary company, but it was a 3d model with the same face but the body is way worse.
        Thank you for the help!

  2. Robert

    Hi Steven,

    Do you know why Normon Doll does not appear anymore on TDF? I am sure that I saw them previously at their asian manufacturer index page but now I don’t see them

    1. Steven

      Hi Robert,
      Thanks for letting me know. I didn’t even notice. Apparently, Normon Doll, Ridmii, and BestRealDoll were all removed from TDF recently. According to TDF Staff:

      “Norman Doll falsified their Verification form so did not qualify as a manufactrurer.
      RIDMII and Best Realdoll are connected and our research indicates that Bestrealdoll owns the brandname RIDMII.
      Bestrealdoll was selling copy dolls under the name RIDMII.”

      Full thread here: https://dollforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=177242

      Ridmii and Bestrealdoll sold knockoff dolls so that was expected (I’m not sure how they got approved in the first place). However, I don’t fully understand why Normon Doll got removed. I guess they falsified information on their application.

  3. Massimo

    Hi Steven. Thanks for the wonderful blog.
    Say please. Which manufacturers of silicone dolls, other than premium brands like TAYU or gynoid, are as realistic as possible?
    Zelex and irontech that’s good. But I don’t like the shape of their bodies. Either the breasts are too small or the butt is too big.

    And the second question. How advisable is it, in terms of price and quality, to buy a body from one manufacturer and a head from another?

    Thank you very much!

    1. Steven

      Hi Massimo,
      Some other realistic silicone brands to look into are Sino Doll, Exdoll, Fanreal, Starpery, and maybe Jiusheng.
      As for mixing-and-matching heads and bodies between brands, I personally don’t recommend it. Although some people had success, unless they’re made in the same factory, the skin tone and head-neck size/shapes usually won’t match. I’ve seen some wacky examples of big/small heads, long/thin/thick necks, and big neck gaps from mixing-and-matching between brands (not to mention skin tone differences). I suggest doing research before mixing-and-matching, but it’s safer to stick with the same brand/factory.

      1. Massimo

        Stephen! what about XTDOLL?

        1. Steven

          Hi Massimo,
          I don’t know too much about XT Doll, but they’ve been very active since their name change from XY Doll. Someone here called them a budget Tayu – I don’t know about that.. but they’ve been innovating a lot, and are reasonably priced. Supposedly lightweight and soft, but I haven’t seen much reviews. This is probably the most detailed review I found (many pages to look through): https://dollforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=176433 It’s a mostly positive review.

  4. James

    Hi Steven. I have a couple of questions regarding the Piper Silicone 150 C-Cup Akira. First I need to explain why the questions are being asked . .
    A while back I purchased an EX Doll 152cm “Ruby” when the model was released as a replacement for the beautiful but discontinued 152cm “Jodee”. For my taste that is the perfect body for both dolls and human women, small perky boobs and thicker shapely upper arms and legs. The doll cost me approx. $5,200 CAD shipped to my door. I was extremely disappointed once the doll was unpacked because I found that they used hard foam pieces in the upper arms and legs for weight reduction (almost surf board hard!) The doll was virtually un-squeezable aside from the small firm breasts (which were great). The foam pieces in the arms would actually move around under the silicone and I found it to be a complete turn-off. For comparison my Gynoid dolls use foam to aid in weight reduction as well, but it is a soft memory foam kind of material. You can squeeze a Gynoid anywhere and she feels fantastic.
    The love Piper’s 150 Silicone C-Cup Akira model and have been contemplating the purchase of one for quite a while. My concern is how Piper achieves the doll’s weight reduction. Do you know if they use hard foam pieces similar to EX Doll’s method, and if so, where is the hard foam located within the body? Does the 150cm C-Cup Silicone Akira have soft squeezable upper arms and legs/thighs or are these areas filled with hard foam chunks? I’ve emailed Piper directly to inquire about this, as well as various other questions on their website, but they never even bother to reply to the emails.
    If I could confirm that the Piper 150 C-Cup Akira’s arms are not filled with surfboard-like hard foam pieces and are squeezable similar to a real woman’s, I’d make a call and order one tomorrow 🙂
    Cheers!

    1. Steven

      Hi James,
      EXDOLLs are definitely considered firm in comparison to other brands. Meanwhile, Piper Doll’s silicone is supposedly one of the softest. Piper also has the foam core, and you can feel it when you squeeze, but it won’t be as hard as EXDoll’s. I recommend asking a vendor (since many brands don’t talk directly with customers) or someone with a silicone 150cm Akira. Since they change the material sometimes like with Irokebijin a few months ago, my info might be outdated. However, when they first released the silicone Pipers with weight-reduction (like a year ago), they did look noticeably firmer in a video I saw. But I don’t know for sure so you have to ask a vendor or owner of the doll.

  5. John

    Hello!!
    Just wondering if you knew if silicone lovers is a legit vendor? Also have yo heard of anyone buying from sm doll directly?

  6. fairfighter

    May I know any good Chinese sex doll forums? I read Chinese.

    1. Steven

      Hi Fairfighter,
      The one I look at is ybdoll.

  7. Tom

    Hi, i know it’s possible to buy/sell doll related stuff on TheDollForum but what about OurDollCommunity? Is that a trustworthy place too? Are they much smaller than TDF or why haven’t i heard about them before? Are there any other big Doll platforms where i can sell my used Doll? Thank you very much!

    1. Steven

      Hi Tom,
      Unfortunately, I never visited OurDollCommunity so I don’t know. They’re an alternative to TDF but smaller and less active. You could also try selling on Reddit or certain discord communities, but otherwise, I don’t know any places other than TDF. Needless to say, buying/selling dolls from strangers online have some risk to it.

  8. Robert

    Hi Steven,

    What is in your opinion the max weight any potential new doll buyer should keep their search limit to?

    1. Steven

      Hi Robert,
      It depends on the person’s physical capabilities. However, generally the lighter, the better. I would say less than 70 lbs (32 kg), but lower is better in my opinion. First-time customers can be very put-off by the unexpectedly heavy weight. If the doll is heavy and hard to maneuver, that can hurt their first time experience, and I’ve read many stories of buyer’s remorse due to the weight.

  9. Rob

    Hi!! I have an irontech with light brown skin. I love the color. I’m looking to get my next doll from wm. I want something similar to that akin tone. With the photos and lighting I’ve seen on different websites it’s hard to tell if the “medium” skin tone or the tan is closer to the irontech light brown. Ive heard the wm tanned skin is darker than it appears. Which one do you think is closer?

  10. Rob

    Is rosemarydoll a legit seller of wm doll?

    1. Steven

      Hi Rob,
      I’m not sure why 4 people randomly asked about Rosemarydoll in 1 day, but yes, they’re legit.

  11. Joe L

    I purchased a tpe doll and it seems I’m allergic to the material. Is this a common issue? I’m going to purchase a full silicone model when I’m able to figure out what to do with my current model. Any suggestions?

    1. Steven

      Hi Joe,
      Some people get allergic reactions to TPE, but it isn’t common. Be sure to clean your doll first, as well as wash the blanket it comes with. They could be factory residue on it. For some people, the allergic reaction goes away after a week and doesn’t come back. If it persists, you might have to go with silicone instead.

    2. Erick

      Verify the sort of lube first. Maybe you are using aromatic lube and that’s kinf of a problem!

  12. Aoki

    Hey Steven , I was looking at this these websites called Ramondoll and Kuma-doll and was wondering If you knew If these are legit websites thanks a bunch.
    ラブドール日本有名メーカー高級 ダッチワイフ老舗-Ramondoll
    ラブドール | 等身大ダッチワイフ | 日本販売店【KUMADOLL】 (kuma-doll.com)

    1. Steven

      Hi Aoki,
      For Japanese websites, I know that Kuma-doll, Rakuendoll, and oldoll are legit. I don’t really know of any other Japanese websites.

  13. Flo

    Hi Steven, do you have any experience with wunderpuppen.de ? Do you think they are save to order from?

    1. Steven

      Hi Flo,
      I don’t have personal experience with them, but they’re most likely legit. TDF-approved, listings looks correct, and very up-to-date on dolls. Should be safe to order from, but I don’t know what their customer service is like.

      1. Flo

        Thank you Steven

  14. Altair

    Hi Steven. Please, do you know the website URDOLLS? If yes, is it reliable? Thanks a lot.

    1. Steven

      Hi Altair,
      Unfortunately, I don’t know any Brazilian vendors or any vendors that ship to Brazil. You’ll have to ask around, but last I heard, it’s expensive and difficult getting through Brazilian customs (so most vendors probably won’t ship there). As for urdolls, I’m not a big fan of them. Their website is really messy and hard to look at. I don’t have any personal experience with them though.
      As for the sucking vagina device, it depends on the brand, but it should be simple to use. Either plug it in or charge it (depending on the brand), and it does a repeating sucking and releasing motion (can control the suction/power depending on the brand). Personally, I don’t recommend doll electronics since they’re bulky and unreliable, but some people like it.

  15. AJ

    Hey Steven and everyone happy new year

    Anyway I got a few questions for you, most of the manufacturers for sexdolls are from the east right.
    Do you know of any that are western or why they aren’t any. How does one start out?

    1. Steven

      Hi AJ,
      Sex dolls are an interesting industry where pretty much every brand is Chinese (and probably 99.9% of dolls are made in China). I only know of 2 Western brands which are RealDoll and Sinthetics, both made in the US (and not doing well financially). There are many reasons why the West doesn’t produce sex dolls; I’ll just throw some out: social stigma, labor costs, environmental concerns, lack of manufacturing capabilities, can’t compete in terms of price (compared to China), smaller market, and other costs and expenses. Basically, China will manufacture anything and everything. Also, the sex doll market is much bigger in Asia than the West, believe it or not. All these factors combined would probably discourage any Westerners from opening a factory (especially the cost). More likely, a Western company will hire a Chinese factory to manufacture their dolls, such as Kimber Doll.

      1. Altair

        Thanks, Steven, for your answer and comments. I just asked your suggested vendors if they ship to Brazil. Waiting for answers from them.
        Kind regards and congratulations for you support.

    1. Steven

      Hi Mayjim,
      Hanidoll is a hard website to judge. Originally, they private-labeled dolls from various factories including Aibei. Now it looks like they’re a vendor of other brands (mainly cheap brands), as well as their own private label brand. I’ve heard positive things about their torsos but not so much on their full-sized dolls. I also read one weird story where someone ordered a doll, and Hanidoll emailed them asking for more money for shipping or something. Anyway, they seem risky to me, but some people had luck on them (as a cheap gamble). I don’t have personal experience with them though.

    2. Mayjim369

      Got it, thanks for letting me know. Appreciate it and hope you have a Happy New Year~ ^_^)

  16. RB

    Hi, have you heard of sexdollplus.co.uk? looks like a respectable website but prices are very low, and the brands aren’t mentioned.
    Thanks.

    1. Steven

      Hi RB,
      That looks like a typical knockoff doll vendor. Low prices and no brand names. Mostly stolen photos from WM Doll.

      1. RB

        I thought as much, I’ve found your site and blog very helpful thanks.

  17. James

    Hello, I would like to ask if you know any reliable vendors for Bezlya dolls. I want to buy one in the future, but I was unable to find any vendor that would offer their whole selection.
    Might need to order from Bezlya directly, but I fear about customs clearance.

    Thanks

    1. Steven

      Hi James,
      Pretty much no vendors have Bezlya’s whole selection because Bezlya is an odd brand that doesn’t rely on vendors. They focus on the Asian market and mainly do everything themselves. They don’t send their vendors any info or updates, and I don’t think you can order from them directly (unless you live in China or Japan). Some reliable vendors that carry Bezlya are Kumadoll, Rosemarydoll, and maybe Ava Love Doll, but as I said, their selections are super outdated and you’ll have to contact them about the newer models. Unfortunately, Bezlya is a very exclusive or closed-off brand that’s hard to work with or get in the West.

  18. Dzon

    Can you recommend best doll for a anal sex.

    1. Steven

      Hi Will,
      I don’t think SiliconeLovers sells knockoff dolls. However, there’s definitely something weird about the few in-stock hybrid Zelex dolls they have listed at $999. While warehouse liquidations are possible, the price is still unrealistically low (even for a TPE body). I sent them a message, and I’ll let you know their response. Hopefully it’s just a misunderstanding, but the community always comes first. Thanks for letting me know.

    2. Steven

      Hi Will,
      I got a response back from SiliconeLovers. According to them, Zelex is clearing out their in-stock TPE dolls, and will no longer stock them in the future (only silicone from now on). Zelex suggested that they list them under $1000. Therefore, many somewhat reliable vendors including Realdollonline, Realdollshub, and SexyMelena all have them listed around $849-$899 (even less than SL). Basically, they’re all from the same Zelex warehouse which supposedly has 50 of them to clear out.

  19. paul

    just brought a doll from sex dolls plus they are in london and have a full address

  20. Jay

    Any thoughts on yourdoll.com and rosemarydoll.com. Are they trustworthy? Do you have any experiences with them?

    1. Steven

      Hi Jay,
      I don’t have any experience with Yourdoll, but I had good conversations with Rosemarydoll. Maybe because they know who I am, it wasn’t completely unbiased. They have mixed reviews but I generally like them.

  21. paul

    hi steven
    can you tell me ifcutesexdoll is legit company to deal with

    1. Steven

      Hi Paul,
      They sell knockoff dolls, the kind you would find on Aliexpress and Ebay. The photos are stolen, and you’ll receive a counterfeit product. Personally, I wouldn’t order from them, but the risk is up to you.

  22. Alfred

    Hallo Steven, habe Mitte September von Wunderpuppen.de eine Puppe namens Della 170cm gekauft. Seit der Paketdienst UPS seinen Dienst wegen des Krieges eingestellt hat ist der Gute Herr nicht mehr zu erreichen. Diese Firma wurde mir im Forum wärmstens empfohlen. Die Puppe wurde von China verschickt ist aber nach 3 Monaten noch immer nicht angekommen. Der Firmeninhaber lässt sich weder Telefonisch noch über E-Mail erreichen. Nicht sehr Schöne Aussichten. Guter Rat ist teuer.

  23. Mayjim

    Hi Steven, hope you’re doing well. ^_^)

    I just wanted to ask, would you happen to know what happened to [ https://www.dollter.com ]? Like if they moved to a different site or something, and if so, could you tell me which it is.

    1. Steven

      Hi Mayjim,
      I don’t follow them, but their website still works for me.

      1. Mayjim

        Oh, you’re right. It’s working for me now, strange, it kept giving me errors last time. Regardless, thank you for checking and getting back to me, appreciate it~! ^_^)>

  24. Solovey

    Hey Steven,

    Is there any shops that sells head dolls with auto-sucking please? Ive only found one site with about 6 heads but not to my taste visualy speaking. idk about body compatibility but the one i got was “Sugar babe body part 164cm”.

  25. Alex

    Hello,

    I have been checking your Blog for about a year but have yet to read any RealDoll News. Are you not covering those at all? I can’t find much on TDF either… are people not interested in those because they are too expensive or what’s the reason? I think they look great and apparently they are also high quality but i don’t dare spending that much money without finding more information on them first :/

    1. Steven

      Hi Alex,
      That’s a good question. I don’t personally avoid them; I just never see anything about them. I guess their website catalog is the only news source (since 90% of their Twitter are just dildo pictures). Since I’ve never followed them from the beginning, they’ve just never been on my radar. I heard their quality is good, but they’ve gotten technologically behind. According to this recent post (https://dollforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=161671&start=30), they ran out funds to develop their sexbot. They also seem arrogant and rude to potential customers..

      1. Erick

        I’d like to add.
        It’s true, they seem to be the best quality, yet is way too expensive and to my taste, those dolls are ugly as hell. faces look like ancient faces, they look like manequins. They won’t sell to Mexico, central nor Southamerca and the dolls can’t stand.

        They way their bodies are casted, are mid position so they always look like a burnt body (sorry the reference). To me that brand would be the last option, and i’m not kidding, THE LAST OPTION. They can’t even compete agaisnt GameLady and their incredible tall bodies designed to be dressed. Imagine a GameLady sitting in your living room in full cosplay, it’s a bloody show. RealDoll looks like a creepy puppet and that comes down again to their ugly faces. I’d rather buy a car, and besides that, let IronTech make new heads specifically for their “real lady” bodies and they will crush them. RealDoll it’s more like a brand for United States americans and some europeans. Still, europeans are going for ZELEX and who is to blame?

        Their poor campaigns have made them a reality TV extravaganza rather than a functional brand for buyers- Just look at how many boxes per week Zelex is shipping, i’ve seen as much as 150… yet RealDoll has a standard of 7 dolls per week. (let alone Irontech, which i’m buying this week, or any other chinise brand). I mean, you’ve seen the new Firefly Diary, those are like anime brought to M1 reality.

        And RealDoll robot series they’ve got well……… Once, when i was 6 years old, my father gave me a robotic parrot that’d repeat everything you’d say (i didn’t f*ck the parrot i might add), but to me that RealDoll robot sounds just as stiff, unatural and unconfortable as that old parrot, and the mechanics absorbed most of the design so the full doll looks awful and horrible. They will fall way way behind.

  26. Mark

    Hello Steven,

    i would like to ask what you think about Bezlya since i found the Brand on your Blog. How is the quality of Head/Body andespecially the feet? (or would you rather recommend a different Brand for feet) You also mentioned on a blog post they added the “Bionic Foot Toe Bone Structure” to some Dolls which would be interesting for me. do you think they can stand with those or would i need hard feet so i dont destroy them when standing?

    Thanks for your time
    Mark

    1. Steven

      Hi Mark,
      Unfortunately, I don’t know much about Bezlya. Most reviews are in Chinese and I haven’t had time to read through them, but thanks for reminding me to do that. 🙂
      The “Bionic Foot Toe Bone Structure” is basically articulated toes. It has nothing to do with standing. You still need the bolts or hard feet for the doll to stand.

  27. JeffOxsen

    So when you’re having sex with one of the dolls and your cock is inside it does it feel good and does it feel like the real thing ?

  28. Erwan

    Hi
    What do you think about sexdolltech.com
    Thanks by advance

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