Inflatable Sex Doll Guide

Inflatable sex dolls, or blow up dolls as they are often called, are many people’s first forays into the world of sex dolls. While many people will have seen them at some point in their life, usually as a jokey accessory at a bachelor or bachelorette party, much fewer people have ever even attempted to use these dolls for their true intended purpose. A blow-up sex doll is made for sex!

For someone looking to own a sex doll, but not quite ready to take the plunge on a fully realistic doll, inflatables are perfect. These are usually priced very competitively, so you don’t have to break the bank to own them. They also have the added bonus of being able to deflate them between uses, so you can be very discreet and don’t need to worry about someone finding your secret sex partner.

Most of you will probably already have a very clear image in your mind of what an inflatable sex doll looks like. While the low quality and more famous sex dolls are out there, you can find many different kinds of inflatable dolls and some are much more realistic or enjoyable than you might expect! So, let’s dive in for a deeper exploration of the world of inflatable sex dolls.

Entry-Level Inflatable Sex Dolls

An entry-level doll will be that one I talked about earlier that you are probably already imagining. These are usually very, very cheap, and let’s be honest, they don’t look particularly real. The doll is shaped roughly like a human being, with arms, legs, a head, and the relevant sexual organs. These dolls lack a certain attention to detail though.

Feet and hands will not normally have toes or fingers, and the few details they do carry tend to be painted or printed on. When inflated there are often visible seams around the edges, that may detract from your experience. On top of this, your dolls genitalia will usually be a simple part of the material, without much extra attention towards making things feel or look more realistic.

You get what you pay for with an entry-level doll though, and most of the time you’ll be able to find one of these for $30 or less! So, if it’s quick and simple sex doll you’re looking for to give things a try, then these are ideal.

Mid-Range Inflatable Sex Dolls

Looking for something a little better than a party balloon, but still don’t want to break the bank? You’re probably looking for something a little more mid-ranged then. These dolls are a little more realistic than their cheaper cousins, with some more care given to details of the bodies.

Usually you’ll find fully formed hands and feet, complete with toes and fingers. There tends to be a little more time spent on the genitals too. Rather than a simple opening for a vagina or cylindrical shape for a penis, these dolls have genitals with all of the usual parts such as labia on a vagina or more real skin and heads on a penis.

Details will often still be largely printed on to faces and the dolls might not have proper hair either. Seams tend to be less of an issue at this price point too, and most of the time when inflated the dolls will be mostly smooth around the edges. The extra details do push the price up a little, but you should still be able to find a mid-range sex doll for less than $100.

High-End Inflatable Sex Dolls

These dolls are as good as it gets when it comes to inflatables. The price range here is essentially limitless, but you can probably expect to spend upwards of $150 on one of these dolls. It’s money well spent though. A high-end doll comes with many more features than cheaper versions, and all of the extra additions make the entire experience much more enjoyable.

Higher quality inflatable dolls tend to be made of latex, rather than vinyl (more on this later), and end up looking much more realistic because of it. These dolls tend to not be entirely inflatable, and usually have a premade head which will stay solid and shaped regardless of whether the doll is blown up or not. These heads usually have proper hair attached too, which while not completely real does add a level of believability to your doll.

Other bonuses for your extra investment come in the sexual organs. High-end inflatables usually have nipples made of a softer material, giving a more realistic feel when played with. The vagina, anus, or penis will be much higher quality too. In the best inflatables all of these parts are removable and are basically sex toys in their own rights.

Vaginas and anuses tend to be made of realistic feeling TPE making them much more enjoyable during intercourse. Penises on the best dolls are essentially dildos in their own rights. Being able to remove them after a session also makes them much easier to clean, or even lets you use them on their own if you don’t have time to fully inflate your partner.

What Are Inflatable Sex Dolls Made From?

There are two main materials used to make inflatable sex dolls: Vinyl and Latex. In very rare cases you may find inflatable dolls made of silicone too.

Vinyl inflatable dolls tend to be very strong and able to take a lot of punishment without becoming damaged. Visually though, they aren’t the most attractive. Vinyl can become creased very easily and even after inflating these marks will still show on your doll.

Latex is a much more visually pleasing material for inflatable dolls. The skin on these dolls stay nice and crease free for much longer, and generally people find the material is a little nicer to the touch. Unfortunately, the extra appeal comes with a downside. Latex tends to be a little weaker than vinyl, so you can very easily tear it if you are a little too rough. Also, some people have latex allergies, so please don’t buy one unless you’re sure you won’t have a reaction.

Silicone inflatables are the best of the best. The material is much stronger and will last a lot longer. Most people find them to be the best feeling inflatable sex dolls too. Price is the only downside here, as a silicone doll will usually cost you multiple times more than a vinyl or latex version.

Caring for Your Inflatable Sex Doll

All sex toys will need some level of care to keep them in their best working order. Inflatable dolls are no different and have a few extra things to take into consideration. If you follow these simple steps though, your inflatable partners will have a long and healthy life.

The first thing you need to do when you receive your inflatable doll is to carefully unpack it. You need to take a little extra care doing this that you would with most sex toys. Try to avoid using any scissors to cut open the cardboard box, as you may accidentally cut into the doll and completely ruin it before you even get to use it. When the doll is packaged for shipping it will usually be folded up to fit in the box, so you’ll want to carefully unfold it and smooth out any creases.

During inflation you’ll also need to take some extra care. Never inflate your sex doll with an electric pump. You should only use manual pumps. Many sex dolls will come with an appropriate pump for inflation. You don’t want to over inflate the doll, so it’s best to pump it to around 90% capacity, then let the doll sit for a short time before continuing.

This lets the air properly disperse around the entire doll. It’s the up to you how much more you inflate it. Obviously, the more air you put into it, the tighter the openings will be, but the doll will also be much more likely to tear or break. If you like to cuddle your doll, then leaving it a little less inflated will make it more squishy and cuddly.

Lubrication is another important part of looking after your inflatable dolls. Going at it dry will be bad for both you and the doll. Friction between your body and the material can cause you pain or even skin problems. Similarly, the friction can wear down the surface of the material, and eventually lead to punctures, or even worse, popping.

Water-based lubricants are easily the best choice here. Oil-based lubricants like Vaseline will break down the doll’s material leading to a much shorter lifespan, and silicone lubricants tend to leave a sticky build up that is hard to clean properly.

The largest part of care you’ll have to give to your inflatables is cleaning them. Unlike the other tips so far, cleaning is something that will need to be done after every single use. You’ll need to wipe down the entire doll with either warm, soapy water, or a special sex toy cleaner. Make sure to use a soft cloth to avoid damaging the surface of the doll. After cleaning, you need to thoroughly dry off the doll, especially in crevasses, to make sure that mould can’t build up on it.

Once cleaned, store your doll in a cool dry place, and out of direct sunlight. If you want to stop it from developing creases, you can hang it up with a coat hanger. Place a towel over the hanger first then gently place the doll on it.

The final part of caring for your inflatable dolls will be fixing any problems that come up during use. Most commonly it will be a puncture. You should be able to fix any holes in an inflatable doll with a standard repair kit you might use on a raft or a tent. Just be sure not to use any glue as it usually melts the plastics of the dolls.

Should You Buy an Inflatable Sex Doll?

In the end, this is a question that only you can answer. Inflatable dolls can be a great entry point into the world of sex dolls. You don’t have to spend a huge amount of money and can start to see what sort of things you enjoy and guide your future purchases. If you’re ready to buy, or want to see some inflatable dolls for yourself, then check out our store and start the search for your next perfect partner today!

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