How to Clean and Take Care of a TPE Sex Doll Guide

How to Clean and Take Care of a TPE Sex Doll Guide

It is important to take good care of your sex doll. A well-cared-for doll can last for many years. Because TPE dolls are the most popular at the moment, this guide will be specifically for TPE sex dolls.

CLOTHING:

  1. Make sure you wash any clothing before putting them on your doll.

New, unwashed clothing have dyes that can stain your doll. Make sure you wash your doll’s clothing multiple times to remove any dyes from the fabric.

Note: All clothing is different. Some clothing can still stain your doll after being washed. It is best to test it on your doll for short periods of time or on a TPE sample.

2. Avoid dark-colored clothing

Dark-colored clothing can stain your doll even after it has been washed. It is best to avoid dark-colored clothing completely, but if it is necessary, limit the amount of time it is worn. Deep-colored clothing like solid red/blue can also potentially cause problems.

3. Avoid tight clothing

Avoid tight clothing because it can leave indents and markings on your doll. If it is necessary, limit the amount of time it is worn.

LUBRICANT:

Water-based lubricant is the most recommended and safest lubricant to use for intercourse with your doll. Oil-based lubes may cause damage to the material, and silicone lubricants should be avoided completely.

Some doll owners recommend using Vaseline and mineral oil as lubricants. Vaseline can be a good lubricant because mold and bacteria cannot grow in pure petroleum jelly. Many doll owners swear by it, although it is not officially recommended by doll manufacturers. Water-based lubricant is the safest lube for TPE dolls.

CLEANING:

TPE dolls are fairly easy to clean but because they are porous, they cannot be sterilized. They can be cleaned with Antibacterial soap and water, mild soap and water, and sex toy cleaners.

Avoid: Bleach, rubbing alcohol, boiling water, and dishwasher. Alcohol, bleach, or dish soap will break down the material.

If your doll is just a little dirty, she can be wiped with a wet microfiber cloth.

If your doll has a removable vagina, take it out and clean it after each use. For built-in vaginas, you can use a cleaning douche (vaginal irrigator), squirt bottle, or showerhead to clean inside with soapy water and drain the water out. Be sure to rinse thoroughly and fully dry afterwards.

REMOVING STAINS:

Because TPE material is porous, it can easily get stained from colored clothing or surfaces. Most stains will eventually dissipate on their own, but it is recommended to try removing stains as soon as they appear. Most doll brands offer a Stain Remover cream or solution. It’s best to order from the the specific brand.

If you do not have the doll brand’s Stain Remover cream, there are a few homemade solutions to removing stains:

1. Mineral oil massages can work for minor stains and Vaseline/Petroleum has helped some people remove deeper stains.

2. Many people had success with Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Cream (such as this one) to remove stains. Let the cream sit on stained areas for a few hours and then clean it off. I have also heard of people using hydrogen peroxide toothpaste as an alternative. Note: There has been reports that Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Cream stains SM Dolls, but no reports on any other brands. Remember that these should be used at your own risk.

As an absolute last resort that is usually not recommended, desperate doll owners have had success with Klean Strip Odorless Painter’s Solvent or Odorless Mineral Spirits at removing the toughest stains. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS METHOD except as an absolute last resort because it can potentially damage your doll. Proceed with this method at your own risk! Apply onto the stained area with a q-tip or cotton swab, and wait a few seconds or minutes, then wipe the area with a clean q-tip or cotton swab.

DRYING:

After cleaning your doll, you MUST make sure it is thoroughly dry to prevent mold formation.

Pat dry with a microfiber cloth or soft towel. Allow it to air dry or place a fan (do not use a hairdryer) in front of any wet cavities such as mouth, vagina, and anus. Leave these areas open/exposed until it is fully dry. (You can use a pen to keep the mouth open)

Many people recommend using an aquarium air pump or electric air pump to dry orifices, which is a good idea. Because of the TPE material, more time and effort is required to fully dry it. Some people also use tampons to dry the orifices or rolled up paper towels (which is cheaper than tampons).

Failure to fully dry your doll’s wet cavities can lead to mold formation and health hazards.

Tip: To avoid having to wash and dry the doll, many people use reusable female condoms which does not lead to mold growth.

STORAGE:

Store your doll in a cool, dry, and dark area. Try to avoid hard surfaces as it can flatten the doll, and avoid any surfaces with colors that can stain your doll. It’s best to have your doll in a neutral, straight position where none of the joints are bent.

For short-term storage, it is recommended to lay the doll on a memory foam surface such as the memory foam blocks that come with the doll. It is best not to leave the doll in 1 position too long. Changing her position or moving her around every so often will prevent flattening.

Take the Removable Vagina out while storing the doll.

For long term storage, some people remove the head and hang their doll with a hook from the manufacturer.

Some doll owners stand their dolls (if it has Standing Feet) and lean them against a cushioned wall for storage. Personally, I don’t think this is a good method for long-term storage because it can weaken your doll’s knee joints. However, some doll owners have had no problems storing their dolls this way. It should be fine for short-term storage.

MAINTENANCE:

It is recommended to oil and powder your doll to extend your doll’s lifespan. However, please do this carefully and don’t overdo it.

If you notice your doll is not as supple, you can apply some mineral oil. The general process is to first clean your doll, dry it, after the doll is been fully dry, massage on the oil, and then after the oil has fully been absorbed, powder the doll with corn starch or baby powder.

Depending on how much you use your doll, some people recommend powdering at least once a month, and oiling every few months.

Why oil and powder your doll? TPE material naturally leaks oil over time and oiling your doll will help replenish that natural oil. TPE material can also get sticky over time, especially after washing it, so powdering helps smooth the skin and prevents your doll from becoming a dust magnet.

Note: Certain brands may be different. Doll-Forever/PiperDoll (and newer DH168 dolls) do not require oiling (for at least the first few months). 6YE also supposedly does not require oiling anymore.

Looking for even more care instructions?

Here is an in-depth guide from a trustworthy community forum: DollForum Doll Care Guide (Just remember, we are not responsible for any actions you take following their guide)

Another good guide: SiliconeLovers Care Guide

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Scott

    I’m wondering why people recommend using odorless paint thinner to clean stains. Isn’t this harmful to dolls skin? Then again wouldn’t it leave a residue that if you breathe in while using the doll. Would harm you. I’m using cream now. Any advice on what I’m saying here, not to be judgemental.

    1. Steven

      Hello Scott,
      You are right. Odorless paint thinner should be used as a last resort when nothing else works, and is usually not recommended. I should make it more clear. This guide is a bit old. I will update it when I have time. Thanks.

  2. Weird-Man

    How do you deal with a small amount of mold on the doll?

    1. Steven

      Hello there,
      I’m sorry to hear there is some mold on your TPE doll. Mold is tricky and it is best to prevent it from happening in the first place by making sure all cavities of the doll is fully dry after use or washing. I have not personally had to deal with mold, but I recommend using either white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, or bleach. Be careful especially with bleach because it can damage the material.
      Here is a passage from a doll expert regarding mold and bleach:
      “1) If the doll has an insert, never leave it inside the vaginal cavity. Always
      remove it after use and do not re-insert it until the next use (playtime)
      otherwise dark mold will form inside the cavity and around the outside of
      the insert from moisture and because TPE material (insert) is pressing
      against TPE material (vaginal cavity). Whether there is an insert or not,
      clean and dry inside vaginal cavity and leave a piece of paper towel rolled
      up like a cigarette between vaginal lips to let air flow inside. This will
      prevent dark mold from forming inside vaginal cavity. Flush and clean out
      vaginal insert, turn it completely inside out to pat dry with towel then back
      to right side in and do not re-insert inside vaginal cavity until next play
      time. 
      2) If mouth is used in any way that causes moisture inside, always clean
      thoroughly, dry inside mouth and leave a piece of paper towel rolled up like
      a cigarette between lips to let air flow inside. This will prevent dark mold
      from forming inside mouth cavity and lips.
      3) If dark mold spots form anywhere (usually inside mouth or vaginal
      cavities) soak 4 stacked sheets of paper towels in straight bleach (not too
      soaked so as to be streaming bleach everywhere), roll them up and stuff
      inside mouth or vaginal cavity so soaked towel roll is pressed against mold
      areas. If on body, lay flat on mold areas with a little weight on the towel to
      press against mold area. Leave for at least 5 hours. Mold should be gone,
      then flush with water repeatedly. If still a little mold, repeat for another 2-3
      hours. Then flush with water.”

      Maybe some of these results will help: https://www.google.com/search?q=dollforum+mold&oq=dollforum+mold

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