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What makes some sex dolls illegal in Europe?

What is a sex doll?

A sex doll is a special type of sex toy in the shape of a sexual partner with the aim of aiding masturbation. These TPE or silicon dolls were made to give a better sexual satisfaction by imitating a real-life sexual experience.

A number of people have turned to sex dolls in order to spice up their sexual life. In fact, many couples opted for sex dolls in order to resolve their relationship problems. Although the motive behind this innovation is great, there are some setbacks to it when it comes to buying one in Europe.

Are sex dolls illegal?

Of course, no! Sex dolls are not illegal. However, there is a version of sex dolls that is illegal particularly in Europe and US. This version of sex dolls is known as “child sex doll”. A child sex doll is designed to look like a child, usually under the age of 18. The face, body and size of a child sex doll typically imitates a minor and that what makes a sex doll illegal. Thus, any doll representing a minor is considered illegal in Europe, US and other countries. A sex doll representing an adult is completely legal.

How child sex doll became illegal in Europe?

When the concept of sex dolls has become a popular trend among the Europeans, the child sex dolls entered the market and provoked negative reactions from women and children rights’ groups and several petitions were signed for the European governments to save the future of children by declaring child sex dolls illegal. In response to this, the European governments banned the importation of child-looking sex dolls but do not proscribe importation and owning of normal sex dolls. Hence, buying and selling of child sex doll is illegal in Europe.

The desire for a new sexual experience made sex dolls popular among Europeans and some people opt to buy dolls from China, where most of them are manufactured. However, many of Chinese suppliers are not aware of regulations in Europe and often ship illegal dolls directly to the buyers in Europe and put them in trouble. Some adult looking dolls may be considered illegal for a customs agents in Europe and get temporary or permanently seized.
There are stories where parcels coming from China were intercepted by customs and “legal” dolls were temporary seized and released after lengthy investigations and other stories where people knowingly bought child sex dolls from abroad and have been prosecuted and convicted.

How to stay clear of the European law

Most people fall into trouble because they purchase sex dolls directly from outside Europe Union and import dolls themselves where they take a full responsibility as an importer. For instance, dealers in China selling child-looking sex dolls can not be held responsible because it’s not illegal to sell/buy a sex doll representing a minor in China (yet) and because a lot of them have little or no knowledge about the European law guiding the importation and use of sex dolls, they can put their European customers in trouble easily.

Therefore, the best way to stay clear of a trouble is to purchase sex dolls from verified European sex doll suppliers who import dolls themselves. European suppliers have a concrete understanding of the rules and regulations guiding the importation and use of sex dolls in Europe and comply with them.