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How Much Does a Sex Doll Cost? (Average Prices and Factors)

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Whether you’re considering or have decided to get a sex doll, you need to figure out your budget. Sex dolls, also known as love dolls, aren’t cheap. However, there are options that can affect the price.

Full-size, realistic sex dolls cost anywhere from $800 to $6,000. Cheaper options include half-bodies like torsos and inflatable dolls, masturbators which can cost as low as $150 or even less. The most expensive dolls come from the RealDoll manufacturer in the USA. The cheapest ones can be found on sites like Aliexpress. Usually, they are copies of the original dolls with lower quality materials used, thus making the prices lower. A good rule of thumb would be to expect any full-sized doll to cost more than $1400 USD; any cheaper, and you might get yourself in trouble with a doll that lasts you one use and that’s it!

Nevertheless, there are a lot of different factors that determine the cost of a sex doll. Let’s go over what those factors are.


How material affects sex doll prices

In order to make a realistic sex doll, manufacturers must be very discerning in their choice of materials. The doll needs to feel lifelike while being durable. Certain materials are of higher quality than others. Naturally, higher quality materials are more expensive. Most of the reputed manufacturers use a stainless steel metal skeleton inside of a TPE rubber or silicone doll.

The two most popular choices for quality dolls are silicone and thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). A golden rule is that silicone dolls are more expensive than TPE dolls due to silicone material prices. Silicone tends to be harder to work with, but the end product comes out better. It does not seep oil like TPE and keeps most of the skin details that TPE loses after the molding process is finished.


Silicone

Silicone rubber is the material of choice for upper-end sex dolls. This material is more expensive than TPE. Since this is the case, if you have two identical dolls in every way but one is made of silicone it will be the more expensive one.

Silicone has a few advantages over TPE and a few disadvantages. Silicone is easier to clean as it is non-porous. However, it is also less durable and firmer. A good manufacturer to start with is Starpery as they have a great price-to-quality ratio. Most of the extra options that other brands charge for are free for Starpery. If you are a first-time buyer, look at Hedy, Sarah, or Rozanne; they are by far the most popular dolls and have lots of happy customers!

Thermoplastic elastomer are still a great material for sex dolls. It has several blends that change the level of quality. Additionally, since TPE can be more easily recycled, the price tends to be lower. All TPE dolls in our store are made from the highest grade platinum TPE. However, even though it is the highest grade TPE material, it can still not compare to silicone.


TPE

However, TPE is porous and, as I mentioned, seeps oil, which makes cleaning more difficult. Maintenance includes weekly powdering and oil application to the doll’s skin to prolong her skin’s elasticity and longevity. It is used for love dolls because of its availability, softness, and affordable prices.

If we compare TPE and silicone, silicone is more inert; it is not affected as much as TPE is by the environment. I guess this is why in construction there are silicone sealants and not TPE, as silicone is a long-lasting material.


Quantity of material

While the type of material has a large influence on price, so does the quantity used. How much material is used depends on the type of doll and its attributes.

Doll types that only require half of the human body or less obviously use less material than full-body dolls. This allows the torso, lower half, and simpler dolls to be cheaper.

The other major factor is the attributes of the doll. Love dolls with large breasts, butts, and thighs require more material. Thick thighs may save lives, but not your wallet. This also depends on the overall height of the doll. Taller dolls will be more expensive, not to mention heavier!


Quality of material

And as if it was not difficult enough to choose your first doll, it might be a surprise to hear that materials can also be separated into grades, meaning that there are different grades of TPE and Silicone. One is cheap but widely available, thus attractive to sex doll manufacturers, and the other grade is expensive, which is high quality medical material that is completely safe to use for humans. There is cheap TPE and cheap silicone. But don’t worry! On Tenderdolls, all manufacturers are tested to sell high-grade materials to the customers, so if you pick TPE or a silicone doll, you will receive a high-quality doll that will last!


Prices by sex doll style

Lastly, the style and height of the doll will affect the price. As a good general rule, you can be sure that the taller the doll, the more expensive she will be. We kind of feel sorry for those who like their dolls busty or with big buttocks. Making a big doll is expensive! This is partly due to the quantity of material used, but also to the level of detail required. A full-body silicone doll with hyper-realistic painting will require more work, thus costing more. Dolls that have furry ears and internal mouth structure will also prop the price up! High quality wigs, hand painted facial features, and makeup will also have a tendency to increase the prices.


Final thoughts

So the sky is the limit when it comes to sex doll prices. It all depends on how much you want to invest. Custom dolls will be more expensive, but even non-custom dolls can be expensive if they are high quality and made from silicone. There are new manufacturers coming into this industry every year, and more and more of them are starting by making more affordable silicone dolls! Silicone is the future, and the prices of such dolls will plummet because of greater demand and supply from the industry. If you are still reading at this point, click here to navigate to our TPE and silicone sex doll catalog.

 

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