It was Wednesday 16th of July 2020 when it happened. After spending the best part of 2 years lurking around the Lovedoll website, I finally took the plunge and bought a doll. So there you go, it’s done and it doesn’t matter what doll I bought or how I specced it. No, the key question here is why it took all that time to make the decision to buy. So I gave it some thought, reached some conclusions and decided to share the results with you, a reader that might be stuck in the ‘buy or not to buy’ rut.
What about the Doll?
I recall that I decided very early on what model I wanted. That decision was easy, I remember seeing it for the first time and was sold there and then. I admit that I did look at some others from the site, but in the end, I went for the one that just felt right which is a subjective, personal decision that I cannot really explain to you. I went for a pre-specced model, where the key decisions have already been made. I like that route because if I’d gone down the Doll Builder route I would have been swapping specs from now til kingdom come.
Let’s face it, all our dolls are pretty heavy and, if you’re not used to them, you can get quite a shock when you first start to move them around. Here, I’ll give you a few options of how to shift your lady lover depending on her weight and your strength.
The easiest way to move a standing doll is simply to pick her up under the arms, move her a short way and then put her back down again. You need to be careful with the soles of her feet because, if you put her down too quickly on a hard floor you may damage her soles (not her soul – as she may not have one). You can avoid damage to the feet by putting her down on carpet or putting socks/shoes on her.
Another option, especially if you’re carrying a doll up some stairs, is to put her over your shoulder. This can be hard work on the legs but it can save a lot of time if you’d got some distance to cover and is a lot easier on the back.
You can also cradle her in front of your but be careful as this takes a lot of strength and can really hurt your back, especially if you’re bending down to pick her up in the first place.
If anyone has any other suggestions please add them to the comments below and I’ll update this article.
Over the last few days I’ve received a number of comments and messages regarding our recent posts showing some product defects. Some messages have been encouraging, others have warned us that it might cost us business, others have been worried that their doll might have an issue.
We delivered a doll to a customer today and they were super happy but the head connector had broken. They told us that they were going to super glue it and see how they got on. If it becomes too much of a problem, I’m sure we can replace this but he asked if we had any suggestions if that didn’t work. I’ve only seen this once before a long time ago and I can’t even remember what I did to fix it.
Has anyone experienced this who has a better memory than me?
We recently delivered a doll to a customer and one of the legs was a little floppy. He used the fix we showed in another post and this solved the problem for front and back motion but the leg remained slightly floppy in a sideways manner. He was largely happy with the doll so simply asked if there was a method of tightening up this action. Presently, we’ve sent the following video to the manufacturer and are awaiting a response.
Has anyone else experienced this and/or have a fix?
[Update 15/6/20: the factory have said that this is fairly normal and can be fixed much the same as the other problem, where the leg flops forwards and backwards – let’s see if this helps the customer]
We shipped a new doll to a customer with gel filled breasts. However, upon receiving the doll, the customer said that they were not gel filled but appeared to be air filled.
What do you think guys – gel or air?
[UPDATE 13/6/20: The factory have confirmed that the breasts are in fact gel filled. The customer is happy with the purchase, though I’m still waiting to confirm if he believes this, is unsure or still thinks they are not.]
In the spirit of being more open and transparent, I wanted to kick this off with a product issue a customers is having with his doll. On the second day the customer emailed to say that he believed the left leg had become detached from the skeleton so I asked him to send in a video.
I could see from the video there was a definite issue as the leg does not hold any position and simply flops back to the bed. Having seen this a few times over the years, I believed this was simply a loose joint, rather than a detached joint. Having read something on a forum the customer thought it might still be detached so I advised him to put the leg straight and then pull on it, i.e. as if trying to pull it out of the socket. From this, he saw that it was not detached and felt a little better about the situation.
I want to share something with you. I love this work and I think it’s very important. It has helped so many people and right now I can’t think of a better contribution to society than this. However, it also brings with it a lot of problems and they’ve been tough on the soul. I’ve thought long and hard, how to solve many of these problems and I think ultimately, it just requires more openness.
With that in mind you may see me posting a lot of things that would ordinarily be kept under wraps. I hope you appreciate this and that it helps all of us grow…
Over the last couple of years, I’d say only 1 or 2 doll orders out of every 100 have asked for pubic hair. 4-5 years ago, that was probably higher, like maybe 10 out of 100. So as standard most dolls are simply photographed without them. There are a few reasons for this, like, it’s been fashionable for real life women to be shaven (just like in the 70’s a big bush was fashionable). Another reason was the technology – originally the factory used to poke individual hairs into the dolls skin and glue hairs into place. This looked pretty good but over time the hairs could fall out and you’d be left with a holey/stubble effect. So customers began to advise each other not to bother. Finally, there was the cleaning side because chances are you’d get lube or man juice on the hair and then have to clean it, whereas if there isn’t any hair, it’s a quick wipe.
Over the last year or so, came the idea of glue on patches. At first, most people were quite cautious with this because it involved using strong nail glue which could slightly damage the skin underneath. However, it seems that’s not super important as it’s covered by the pubic hair patch anyway. So there would only be an issue, if you wanted to go back to having no pubic hair.
Although we’ve offered the option of having your doll shipped with the pubic hair patches for a while, we haven’t sold them as standalone products. As we’ve recently seen the number of enquiries about these products increase we’ve realised we need to start offering them. As soon as we did we had a little flurry of sales, which told us that either the demand was always there and we didn’t realise, or that times are changing. I’m willing to accept both but lean towards the latter as these pubic hair patches look so good that, that is probably what’s enticing people.
Maybe once a month or so, we’ll get an email from a customer saying that their doll has some stains from the clothes they were wearing. The reason this happens is because dolls weep oil. This oil is part of the skin material and manufacturing process and over time it gradually weeps out. This can then seep into the clothes that a doll is wearing and pull the dye out and onto the dolls skin. This can be quite a traumatic time as you may think your £1000 plus doll is ruined. For example, imagine the panic our customer had after he saw what a black bra had done to his doll 🙁
There has been a minor debate over the years about solid breasts vs air filled breasts. This is where the breast would be completely filled with TPE or if there’d be an air pocket created inside to make them feel softer. For us this was a complete no brainer and once this came out there was no reason to offer solid breasts any more. Occasionally we’d get someone ask about them but not one person in the last 4 years actually ordered them.
However, we now have a new contender in the arena which isn’t an obvious choice and the new question becomes air-filled or gel-filled breasts. What often happens in these scenarios is that there’s a clear winner and this will ultimately come down to which feels better. Right now I couldn’t say as we’ve only just placed our first few orders for them.
This is an old question but one that still pops up quite a lot, so here’s a run down and our opinion. From the outside both options look the same until you open the dolls legs. Once you do that, the vagina parts a little and you can see the insert – as you can see it looks pretty unnatural. With the idea of our dolls being to look as real as possible, this is definitely a detraction from that.
There are mixed opinions on which is best but each has its advantages and disadvantages.
Why do I need to lube my doll up, before I have sex with it?
For many guys that’s a common question and the answer is simple. Unlike women, dolls can’t lubricate their own mouths and vaginas. So you need to add some drops of alcohol free lubricant before you get busy. Or, should I say, you had to do that before but NOT ANY MORE. We’ve now added the lubricant free vagina option to all our TPE dolls.
This essentially means that you only need a few drops of water and you’re good to go. Gives a whole to meaning to slippery when wet!
This option is available for both fixed and removable vaginas, so however you like it, we’ve got you covered.