5 Common Myths and Misconceptions About Sex Dolls

For as long as sex has been around, there have been people out there getting things wrong about it. However, while society is slowly becoming more enlightened about topics like kink play, polyamory, and sex toys, some things are still a mystery – like what it means to own or use a sex doll.

That said, if you’re still on the fence as to whether or not a sex doll is right for you, it’s likely at least partially because of the many myths and misconceptions that are still out there. The following are just a few common examples.

1. Sex dolls are only for people who can’t get laid.

Let’s face it. Those who don’t know any better have a pretty clear picture in their heads of what your average sex doll owner is like – painfully shy, socially stunted, and incapable of getting sex the old-fashioned way. However, this really isn’t accurate, as people buy realistic sex dolls for many different reasons.

Even people in relationships or who date regularly occasionally masturbate, and some prefer the elevated experience a doll brings to the table. In other words, many doll owners can and do maintain normal, active sex lives that very much involve other people. Owning a doll is no different than owning a vibrator, a Fleshlight, or any other pleasure aid.

2. People will judge you for owning a sex doll.

Many people who love the idea of owning a sex doll hold off on a purchase because they’re worried about what other people will think. They don’t want to be “that guy” that’s so lonely and unlovable, he has no other option.

First of all, some people will judge just about anyone for anything, so it’s impossible to please everyone. If it’s not your height or your weight people don’t like, then it will be your job, your interests, or the way you talk.

Also, it’s important to realize not everyone is this way. More people than you think will understand and respect your choice if you even choose to tell them in the first place. Ultimately, your sex life is nobody’s business but yours, so there’s no need to justify your choices to anyone.

3. Only men like and use sex dolls.

Just as many people wrongly believe sex toys like vibrators are only for women, some still think sex dolls are strictly for men. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Women and non-binary people can enjoy sex dolls, as well, and there are more than a few who are proud doll owners.

So know that you don’t have to be a straight, cis-gendered male to experience the benefits of doll ownership. Today’s dolls come in an impressive array of shapes, sizes, and forms. There are male dolls, female dolls, and alternative dolls to suit every possible preference, so don’t be afraid to explore the possibilities.

4. Sex is all your doll is good for.

Although sex is the primary reason most people decide to buy a sex doll, it’s far from the only one. Many doll owners say one of their favorite things about having a doll is the incredible companionship they can provide outside of the bedroom, as well as in it.

For instance, many people find activities like cuddling, watching television, or even talking to their dolls incredibly enjoyable and therapeutic. Having one in your home can feel surprisingly like having a real, live companion living with you, so dolls are a viable way to keep loneliness and touch starvation at bay.

5. Sex dolls are prohibitively expensive.

Many people who’d love to own a doll but never get around to shopping for one are convinced they can’t afford it. To the best of their understanding, all sex dolls cost many thousands of dollars. However, while plenty of ultra-premium options may be out of the average person’s price range, sex dolls come attached to more different price points than you think.

And no, being on a budget doesn’t mean settling for one of those blow-up options you’ve seen being given as gag props at bachelor parties. Today’s doll market includes inexpensive sex dolls that are realistic and a pleasure to own without breaking the bank. And if the doll you want represents more of a splurge than you can make upfront, many doll sellers offer convenient payment plans that make it easier to score the options you prefer.

Of course, these aren’t the only persistent doll ownership myths out there, but they’re some of the most common. They’re also well worth rethinking if you do think a sex doll would be a good fit for you. At the end of the day, life is too short, and your intimate life is too important not to make it what you want it to be.