AliExpress Sex Dolls: A First Time Buyer’s Guide

Like the sound of a luxury sex doll but don’t want to spend a fortune?

Yeah, we hear you!

Love dolls are a high ticket item and some can cost as much as $5,000 so any savings you can make on these products are a welcome relief for your wallet. Which is why we wanted to know whether we could save a few bucks on AliExpress.

AliExpress is one of the world’s largest retail sites and offers international customers the chance to get the lowest costs from some of the best Asian suppliers.

Offering a huge selection of products this covers personal health items and intimate goods including sex dolls; from budget half torsos to full-size, realistic love dolls.

In this buyer’s guide to AliExpress Sex Dolls, we take you through every step you need to know about ordering a sex doll on this platform. From how to vet the stores and choose a product to understanding delivery times, payment protection and money back guarantees.

What is AliExpress?

If you’ve ever used Google to do any online shopping then the chances are that this Chinese retail site has cropped up in a few of your search results.

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Launched in 2010 and likened to both eBay and Amazon, AliExpress is the consumer arm of the wholesale mega site, AliBaba.

Unlike eBay, sellers on the platform are all businesses and unlike Amazon AliExpress is simply an ecommerce site and does not fulfil any of its own orders.

But like eBay and Amazon, AliExpress is a one-stop shop for cheaper goods.

Originally, the sellers on this platform were mainly located across China but AliExpress now includes plenty of other international retailers including from across Asia, Europe and even the Americas..

Like AliBaba, the point of the site is for small businesses to reach international customers and sell direct to individuals instead of in bulk to other businesses.

Huge International Retail Presence

AliExpress is ranked in the top 50 websites in the world and is one of the top ten platforms for online shopping.

With more than half a billion hits a month, this site gets more traffic than Etsy, Walmart, Target and CostCo!

The site is available in 18 different languages with the whole platform localized for buyers around the world. AliExpress.ru for instance is the top ecommerce site in Russia.

Globally, the site is being used by over 150 million buyers each month and this is growing all the time.

So, if you haven’t yet taken a look at what this retail giant has to offer customers then you’re way behind the curve.

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Massive Savings to be Made on AliExpress

The main benefit of the site for customers is obvious. There are some huge savings to be made on the price of goods from electrical items and toys to furniture and even art!

And, yes, they also have sellers on their platform who sell adult products including sex dolls.

Another huge benefit to shopping on this site is that (just like eBay) you get a huge diversity to the range of products being offered. Instead of searching from a small selection of a few brands, here on AliExpress you get the FULL choice available. From high end luxury items down to bargain basement budget busters!

The downsides of buying on AliExpress can include high shipping charges and long waits for delivery as bulky items tend to be sent by sea-freight.

And, as with any online retailer, there can sometimes be issues with quality.

Generally speaking though, AliExpress has an excellent reputation and customers have a lot of ways to protect themselves.

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Protecting Customers on AliExpress

Just like eBay and Amazon, the site employs a feedback and customer rating scheme so it’s pretty easy to see, at a glance, just how good products and stores are.

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The Seller Summary shows positive and negative feedback. Image via RealSexDollStore/AliExpress.

Payments through the site are also done using an Escrow system which means that the supplier doesn’t get paid until you confirm the safe receipt of your goods.

There’s also a buyer protection scheme so if the product isn’t as described or you have any complaints then you can raise a dispute.

Just like eBay, the seller has the chance to rectify the matter before it is escalated to AliExpress to deal with.

There’s also a money-back guarantee which comes into play the moment a product is confirmed as shipped. This protects you if you don’t receive your goods within the stated time or if they don’t show up at all.

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Sex Dolls on AliExpress: A Buyer’s Guide

There are more than 16,000 results on AliExpress for sex dolls on sale and these range in price from under $50 to over $5,000 covering accessories and parts as well as full size love toys.

See more: our guide to the best sex dolls.

So, what do you need to know about shopping on AliExpress that will help you find, not just a bargain but, the best quality sex doll?

We’ve put together our guide on how to shop around on this mega Asian retail platform covering everything from brands and stores, to quality and prices, right through to shipping and delivery.

Lastly, we’ve looked at ways to compare the deals on offer with some alternative and more mainstream options so you can be confident that you are making the right choice.

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Sex Dolls on AliExpress: Stores

Whatever you are buying online it’s always important to check what the experience of other customers has been like.

AliExpress lets you research any store you are buying from by providing a transparent summary of all customer feedback.

To find a reputable seller, look for:

  • Positive feedback scores of at least 90%
  • Detailed seller ratings for Item as Described of at least 4.5 stars
  • Detailed seller ratings for Communication of at least 4.5 stars
  • Detailed seller ratings for Shipping Speed of at least 4.5 stars

We would also recommend looking for a seller who has been registered on the site for at least 6 months and who holds a Business License with AliExpress.

You can do this by hovering your cursor over the ‘Positive Feedback’ menu on the store’s main page.

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Look for a Business seller who has been operating on the site for a while. Image via AISexDollStore/AliExpress.

It’s also worth buying from a seller who specializes in sex dolls (or, at very least, adult products). Check out the main page of their store and if they are a company who seem to be selling household goods, electrical items and furniture then they probably don’t have the experience to be trading in the adult market.

Specialist sex doll sellers often produce their own products or buy in bulk  themselves meaning they can pass on these discounts to you.

Sex Doll Brands on AliExpress

It’s worth remembering that most of the top sex doll brands in the West are actually produced in China.

And whilst many of the products you can find on AliExpress lack a ‘brand’ name like OV Dolls, Silicone Wives or DS Dolls, the chances are they’ve been produced in the same factory.

The exception to this are with products like Real Doll which are crafted in the USA.

What we’re trying to say is that the lack of a brand name of a sex doll on AliExpress doesn’t always mean you aren’t getting a lower quality product.

What You Can Search By

Most of the sellers on AliExpress have provided full technical specifications for their dolls and you can find these under the details of the product listing.

Always double check the information stated in the technical section as once you pay for your item, you have entered a contract. If you didn’t read these details carefully enough then you won’t be eligible for any refunds.

Importantly, check the dimensions of:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Bust Size
  • Waist Size
  • Hip Size
  • Vagina Depth
  • Oral Depth
  • Anal Depth

Next, read through the materials and any custom features such as eye, hair (pubic and head) and skin color.

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Are you expecting the doll to have standing feet or not?

Does the model you want have an internal heating filament?

Have you opted for a voice box?

Finally, check what accessories are included and make sure these are clearly listed and are included within the price.

Prices of Sex Dolls on AliExpress

So, moving on to prices.

Can you really make huge savings on AliExpress?

In short, yes.

But, in reality, it all depends on what you’re buying and how smart you are when choosing.

We’ve run a couple of comparisons (see below) which prove that there are some excellent deals available on AliExpress.

However, just because you’ve found an item on AliExpress doesn’t mean that its guaranteed to be cheaper than if you bought it elsewhere.

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We would always recommend doing your own research before committing to buying anything on AliExpress.

Compare similar items which can be found in your domestic market but make sure you are comparing like for like. Don’t forget to factor in any delivery costs and optional extras as well as any features like warranties.

Discounts and Coupons on AliExpress

AliExpress has regular coupons available for customers to access more discounts.

New users to the site get an instant offer of a few dollars off but always check the home page and your inbox for any further offers.

Sometimes there are flash sales and you can pick up a 10% off voucher (or similar) which can really make a big difference!

With a doll priced at $1,000 then this could save you $100.

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How Fast Is Delivery?

As most of the sellers on AliExpress are located in China, delivery is one of the aspects of ordering a sex doll which you need to look at most carefully.

Firstly, check the prices.

Sex dolls are high ticket items and a lot of sellers offer free shipping; however this is generally the slowest option available and can take 90+ days for your product to arrive.

There are often faster options available but this can add hundreds of dollars to your bill whilst only saving you a couple of weeks.

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Secondly, always check what guarantees are offered on delivery. Most sellers will provide buyers with a confirmed arrival date and if you don’t receive it within the stated time then you are entitled to your money back.

And, again, go back and check the Seller Summary report to specifically see what other customers have had to say.

Don’t settle for any seller who has a feedback score of under 4.5 stars for their Shipping Speed.

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Check the seller’s feedback to guarantee speedy shipping. Image via AADoll Store/AliExpress.

Finally, when it comes to a returns policy it is really unusual for sex doll sellers to have them. And, given the nature of the product (would YOU buy a second-hand or used sex doll?),  we don’t blame them.

However, if you are buying parts for sex doll such as a replacement head or accessories like a USB warming stick then the store should state if they have a returns policy.

Choosing a Sex Doll on AliExpress

With so many options available, deciding on which sex doll to buy on AliExpress is pretty tricky but we’ve made it a little easier with our full buyers guide to Buying a Sex Doll.

Your choice will mainly be determined by your budget but you’ll also want to decide on which features you absolutely must have and those you don’t. We’d recommend doing a little research so you know what elements of a doll you are willing to compromise on for a price.

Budget sex dolls can be picked up for less than a few hundred dollars but often these are made from cheap materials or aren’t a full-size (or complete) doll.

A mid-range sex doll is usually built around a metal skeleton with a silicone or TPE ‘flesh’ and can be rigid or posable.

Costing anything from $500 to $2,000, some manufacturers use foam instead of silicone which makes the doll lighter but doesn’t have that ‘real’ feel of silicone.

Other choices include orifices and although most dolls have all three, some only have a vaginal entry point.

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High-end dolls are generally priced in the range of $2,000+ and usually offer the most realistic end-product. Sellers of dolls in this price bracket should be offering something pretty special. Whether this is AI or a more realistic looking build, the point is that high-end sex dolls in this price bracket shouldn’t need you to make any compromises, even on AliExpress.

Custom Designed Sex Dolls

A lot of the sellers on AliExpress offer customers the option to customize their sex dolls and although their listing might display one model, if you read through the details you may be able to change:

  • Eye color
  • Hair color
  • Hair style
  • Skin color
  • Accessories
  • Height
  • Breast size
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Buyer’s Warranty

With such a high-ticket purchase it’s preferable to purchase a sex doll from AliExpress which includes a warranty.

This is different to the AliExpress price protection policy and relates specifically to the long term use of your new love companion.

Mainstream manufacturers often offer warranties of 12 months+ which covers mechanical failures and issues but not the silicone covering.

Always check what the warranty covers and find out how long this covers your sex doll for.

Another question to ask is whether the warranty covers the cost of an item’s return. A repair warranty is not good value to you if you have to pay a few hundred dollars for it to be returned to the manufacturer in China!

Don’t Be Swayed by the Sparkle

Some sellers on AliExpress are pedaling mid-range sex dolls at high-end prices and justifying this with the inclusion of plenty of FREE accessories.

This can include:

  • Trolley Case
  • Sofa Box
  • Flight Case
  • USB Heating Rod
  • Extra Clothing
  • Extra Wigs

Whilst these can all be tempting to get for free, in reality you aren’t getting something for nothing. Take these items away from the price and consider whether the cost and quality of the doll is good enough on its own.

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Price Comparison of AliExpress Sex Dolls

With all of the above advice in mind, we wanted to check out just how well the prices on AliExpress compared to the most popular domestic options for buying sex dolls.

We’ve taken a couple of the best-selling products on the market and compared the prices and delivery times for the United States and Europe to see who comes out top.

For comparison purposes, we’ve looked for products which are closely matched in specification.

Mid-Range Sex Doll

The popular adult sex toy retailer, LoveHoney, has a small selection of sex dolls available on their website including the THRUST Pro Elite Roxy Lifesize Realistic Sex Doll 1587oz.

Priced at $1,999.99, the doll is fully posable with a supple TPE skin and has three orifices for penetration.

Measuring at 158cm tall with 30DD breast 60cm waist and 86cm hips, she is a curvy doll with flowing brown hair.

This product comes with a babydoll outfit and has screws in her feet so she can be affixed in a standing position.

Delivery is free and can be fulfilled within a couple of days within the U.S.

A similar doll on AliExpress can be purchased through multiple stores (see below) yet many offer a custom product so you aren’t stuck with the design that buyers at LoveHoney have chosen.

Doing a few simple searches, we found this sex doll on offer with the AA Doll Store priced at $737.50 with free shipping.

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Also constructed from TPE over a metal skeleton and standing at 163cm tall, this realistic doll has three orifices and is fully posable (new skeleton option).

For an extra $50, you also get the standing feet model.

Delivery does take around 90 days to be fulfilled.

High-End Sex Doll

The American manufactured RealDoll is often mooted as the most luxurious and lifelike sex doll that you can buy.

We’ve featured the brand right here on Red Light Network and there is no doubting the quality that you get with this company.

Hell, they even offer models (The RealDollx) with AI and sensory realism built in.

But these bad babies will set you back a minimum of $7k for a basic, pre-designed Classic model and anything up to $14k for an AI powered sex doll with all the bells and whistles.

We can’t recommend these highly enough and AliExpress is yet to offer anything nearly as impressive as this. So, if you can afford to really splash the cash then these really are the luxury option worth spending out for.

You can buy models with voice boxes and some automated movement but for the real deal on AI we’d still suggest hitting RealDoll.

However, you can find plenty of alternatives to their Classic Doll collection.

With a high-spec metal skeleton covered with soft medical grade silicone flesh, we found a hyper-realistic doll on AliExpress from Jelly New Dolls.

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There’s a great choice of designs with some customization available and these are priced at $4,999 instead of $7,000+.

Again, you are looking at a three month wait for your product to be delivered but with these kinds of savings you’re going to be glad you did.

With 100% positive feedback, the company has been trading on AliExpress since 2015 and comes with excellent reviews from satisfied customers.

Sex Doll Stores in AliExpress

Of all the thousands of sellers on AliExpress who offer sex dolls, we’ve selected a handful whose seller ratings are solid and whose products look interesting enough for some closer inspection.

Our inclusion of these sellers is not a recommendation but an example of what kinds of stores you can find on AliExpress. We strongly recommend that you do your own research before completing and purchase on AliExpress.

CosDoll

https://cosdoll.aliexpress.com/store/2172071

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Active on AliExpress since April 2016, this seller has a 99.5% positive feedback rating with a straight five stars in their detailer seller rating.

With over 800 orders over the last six months, there are just 6 negative reviews.

This seller offers a choice of over 70 dolls including male dolls and a selection of fat and skinny female options.

Priced from around $175 to $900, the dolls are all able to be customized and are made from TPE over a posable metal skeleton.

Based in China, shipping takes around 90 days.

AJ Sex Doll

https://ajdollsexdoll.aliexpress.com/store/5875073

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AJ Sex Doll has been active on AliExpress since May 2020 and has an overall positive rating of 96.5%.

With almost 1,200 orders over the last six months they’ve notched up a detailer seller rating of:

  • 4.8 stars- Item As Described
  • 4.9 stars – Communication
  • 4.9 stars – Shipping Speed

They have over 130 products on offer here from half torsos to full-size silicone and TPE dolls.

Many are discounted with up to 60% savings available.

They also offer pretty decent customization options so if you can’t find an exact match for the model you want then definitely contact them to have one built for you.

Unlike CosDoll, AJ Sex Doll ships from a range of international locations including the United States, Europe, Asia and Russia so you can get free delivery within around 1-5 days.

Wow Doll

www.aliexpress.com/store/910867002

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Another supplier with a 100% positive feedback rating, Wow Doll has been trading on AliExpress since October 2020.

Though only active for six months, they’ve already sold more than 230 sex dolls and have been given five stars across the board.

They sell a choice of more than 70 different products  ranging from half body to full-size male and female sex dolls and even have a range of shemale and elf toys.

And for foot fans, you can even just buy the feet of one of their dolls.

Wow Dolls can be fully customized to suit whatever style of body shape, hair, skin color and accessories you want.

They are based in China but offer full buyer protection with guaranteed Money Back shipping as well as an after-sale warranty.

UhHuh Sex Doll

www.aliexpress.com/store/911062218

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Also rated with 100% feedback and a full complement of five stars, UhHuh has only been trading on AliExpress since November 2020.

Though this is only three months ago, they have already filed 63 orders; though with delivery taking up to 90 days, any long term issues with the company may still yet to arise.

That being said, they do look to offer a decent collection of more than 180 different sex dolls.

Again (yes), they are located in China so delivery will take more than a couple of months to reach you if you’re in Western Europe or the U.S.

AA Doll

www.aliexpress.com/store/719385

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Now AA Doll on the other hand has been trading on AliExpress for almost eight years which is pretty impressive. Particularly when you see that they have a 99.7% positive feedback rating.

For speed of delivery, communication and order descriptions they also rank five stars out of five.

Over the last six months they have filled 673 orders with just 2 negative and 1 neutral ratings.

One of these was from a Korean gentleman who had difficulties with getting his package from Customs. The other, a French customer, did not receive his order; there is no confirmation of how his complaint was handled but the AliExpress buyer protection guarantee should have covered him.

Again, they are based in China so you can expect delivery to take up to 100 days depending on where you are in the world.

And just like CosDoll, Wow and others we’ve looked at here, you can pretty much customize any of the 80+ dolls that AA Doll has in their store.

Taqu

https://taqu.aliexpress.com/store/1950094

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And finally, we have Taqu.

A store that has been trading on AliExpress since October 2015 and who has a 97.8% positive feedback rating.

Their overall scores of 4.8 stars is let down just a little by quite a few negative reviews but when you consider that Taqu has fulfilled almost 10,000 orders over the last six months, it’s no big surprise!

This makes them one of the largest sex doll suppliers on the platform and they offer a great range of more than 330 products.

Some of these are accessories for enhancing your experience with one of their dolls and includes condoms, lubes, spare parts and other items like storage cases.

They seem to be a specialist supplier of two main brands of doll, Misse and Hanidoll, and these are two good mid-range products sold widely in China.

No surprises then that delivery comes from the same region and, yes, you will be looking at a 90+ day shipping time for most international destinations.

Tips for Buying a Sex Doll Safely on AliExpress

Buying AliExpress sex dolls is as safe as any other online retail experience.

As long as you do your research using the advice listed above then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to bag yourself a good deal and avoid any scams or disappointments.

But to help make sure that doesn’t happen, we’ll leave you with a few final golden rules to make sure your online shopping is trouble free.

  • If a price looks too good to be true then it probably is. You’re not going to be able to buy a sex doll for $20 so check the small print and find out what you are signing up for.
  • Don’t confirm receipt of your order until you’ve checked it over.
  • NEVER transfer money directly to a seller on AliExpress. If you do, you won’t be covered by the payment and buyer protection policies.

Featured image via AliExpress.