Are sex dolls legal?

Firstly, let us say, that any doll that looks childlike, or represents or impersonates children will never be sold by Silicone Lovers. The dolls that we supply within the “petite” range depict fully-developed women and display mature/womanly features so as not to be perceived in any way as children. All our sex dolls comply with UK law. We take the legality of sex dolls seriously, and so should you... 

A news article in March reported on the arrest of a man in Australia for importing a sex doll that was too small. The police were so keen to catch him they risked catching COVID-19. It makes you wonder – what types of sex dolls are legal in which countries, which sizes are OK, and what exactly are the laws on importing a sex doll? ...Are sex dolls legal anywhere? 

The short of it: Sex dolls are legal, they're absolutely fine, there is nothing wrong or illegal about them, provided they are not childlike. But it also depends on what country you live in... not all countries have the same laws... so It's no wonder people are unsure.

In some countries sex dolls are straight up, totally, 100% illegal (tragic we know!). Vendors like Silicone Lovers cannot send you a doll in this case unless the laws of your country eventually change. If a vendor is offering to sell and ship you a doll, and you’re on the list below marked as “illegal”, be extremely wary. You may either get no doll, or get yourself in a lot of trouble.

In many countries they are legal, provided they meet criteria. Australia, Norway and United Kingdom, for example, have height limits on dolls with small breasts, which means no mini dolls or extra petite dolls allowed unless they have huges titties and big curvy thighs. If in doubt, always jump on our live chat and ask about the doll you are after. Australia has further rules, not just on height, but on breast size. Technically an A-cup breast size is considered too small (even though flat is justice! and plenty of full-grown adult women have smaller breast sizes!).

Keep in mind if you’re trying to order one that is exactly the minimum your country allows, your doll is more likely to attract attention. In the UK, for example, 140cm is the guidance for minimum height, however, we recommend you order at least 145cm and above, preferably 150cm and above just to totally clear all hurdles without issue – especially important if it is a petite doll with a cute face and small breasts. In fact, here at Silicone Lovers, w manually check every order that comes in, and if we suspect there could be issues with your order, we'll flag it with you before it gets processed. We don't want to endanger our customers, and we also don't want to endanger our business, not to mention the moral standpoint. 

So, if you are wondering about your country, take a look at the chart below. It should go without saying that any of the countries marked "Legal" are referring to sex dolls that do not resemble children in any way. It should also go without saying, that regardless of legality, Silicone Lovers do not sell dolls that resemble children, ever.

Countries that are marked as "Illegal" will not allow the importation of sex dolls, period. 

Countries that are marked “Legal” should be OK to import any doll we sell. However, pay close attention to the countries such as the UK and Australia that have minimum height requirements or breasts size. Silicone Lovers do sell some dolls which can be under these height restrictions, but they're big busty curvy girls, and they are referred to as downsized. If you try and order a doll to one of the countries where it is illegal, we will contact you to let you know. You are always most welcome to jump on our live chat to double-check!

Keep in mind torso dolls are generally OK – for example even though the UK has a minimum height of 140cm and you might be buying a torso that is smaller than that, if it looks like it is the torso of a fully grown adult woman then it is fine. 

All the seriousness aside, it's good to be cautious, but if you buy from Silicone Lovers, we wouldn't put you at risk anyway...

 

Country

Legality

Afghanistan

Illegal

Aland Islands

Legal

Albania

Legal

Algeria

Illegal

Andorra

Legal

Angola

Legal

Anguilla

Legal

Antigua And Barbuda

Legal

Argentina

Legal

Armenia

Legal

Aruba

Legal

Australia

Legal with criteria: Over 147cm and breast size B-cup or bigger (i.e. no A-cup).

Austria

Legal

Azerbaijan

Illegal

Bahamas

Legal

Bahrain

Illegal

Bangladesh

Illegal

Barbados

Legal

Belarus

Legal

Belgium

Legal

Belize

Legal

Benin

Legal

Bermuda

Legal

Bhutan

Legal

Bolivia

Legal

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

Legal

Bosnia And Herzegovina

Legal

Botswana

Legal

Bouvet Island

Legal

Brazil

Illegal

British Indian Ocean Territory

Legal

Brunei

Legal

Bulgaria

Legal

Burkina Faso

Legal

Burundi

Legal

Cambodia

Legal

Canada

Legal

Cape Verde

Legal

Cayman Islands

Legal

Central African Republic

Legal

Chad

Legal

Chile

Legal

China

Legal

Christmas Island

Legal

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Legal

Colombia

Legal

Comoros

Legal

Congo

Legal

Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The

Legal

Cook Islands

Legal

Costa Rica

Legal

Côte d'Ivoire

Legal

Croatia

Legal

Cuba

Legal

Curaçao

Legal

Cyprus

Legal

Czech Republic

Legal

Denmark

Legal

Djibouti

Legal

Dominica

Legal

Dominican Republic

Legal

Ecuador

Legal

Egypt

Illegal

El Salvador

Legal

Equatorial Guinea

Legal

Eritrea

Legal

Estonia

Legal

Ethiopia

Legal

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

Legal

Faroe Islands

Legal

Fiji

Legal

Finland

Legal

France

Legal

French Guiana

Legal

French Polynesia

Legal

French Southern Territories

Legal

Gabon

Legal

Gambia

Legal

Georgia

Legal

Germany

Legal

Ghana

Legal

Gibraltar

Legal

Greece

Legal

Greenland

Legal

Grenada

Legal

Guadeloupe

Legal

Guatemala

Legal

Guernsey

Legal

Guinea

Legal

Guinea Bissau

Legal

Guyana

Legal

Haiti

Legal

Heard Island And Mcdonald Islands

Legal

Honduras

Legal

Hong Kong

Legal

Hungary

Legal

Iceland

Legal

India

Illegal

Indonesia

Illegal

Iran

Illegal

Iraq

Illegal

Ireland

Legal

Isle Of Man

Legal

Israel

Legal

Italy

Legal

Jamaica

Legal

Japan

Legal

Jersey

Legal

Jordan

Illegal

Kazakhstan

Illegal

Kenya

Legal

Kiribati

Legal

Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of

Legal

Kosovo

Legal

Kuwait

Illegal

Kyrgyzstan

Legal

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Legal

Latvia

Legal

Lebanon

Illegal

Lesotho

Legal

Liberia

Legal

Libya

Illegal

Liechtenstein

Legal

Lithuania

Legal

Luxembourg

Legal

Macao

Legal

Macedonia, Republic Of

Legal

Madagascar

Legal

Malawi

Legal

Malaysia

Illegal

Maldives

Illegal

Mali

Legal

Malta

Legal

Martinique

Legal

Mauritania

Legal

Mauritius

Legal

Mayotte

Legal

Mexico

Illegal

Moldova, Republic of

Legal

Monaco

Legal

Mongolia

Legal

Montenegro

Legal

Montserrat

Legal

Morocco

Legal

Mozambique

Legal

Myanmar

Legal

Namibia

Legal

Nauru

Legal

Nepal

Legal

Netherlands

Legal

Netherlands Antilles

Legal

New Caledonia

Legal

New Zealand

Legal

Nicaragua

Legal

Niger

Legal

Nigeria

Legal

Niue

Legal

Norfolk Island

Legal

Norway

Legal with criteria: Over 140cm.

Oman

Illegal

Pakistan

Illegal

Palestine

Illegal

Panama

Legal

Papua New Guinea

Legal

Paraguay

Legal

Peru

Legal

Philippines

Legal

Pitcairn

Legal

Poland

Legal

Portugal

Legal

Qatar

Illegal

Republic of Cameroon

Legal

Reunion Island

Legal

Romania

Legal

Russia

Legal

Rwanda

Legal

Saint Barthélemy

Legal

Saint Helena

Legal

Saint Kitts And Nevis

Legal

Saint Lucia

Legal

Saint Martin

Legal

Saint Pierre And Miquelon

Legal

Samoa

Legal

San Marino

Legal

Sao Tome And Principe

Legal

Saudi Arabia

Illegal

Senegal

Legal

Serbia

Legal

Seychelles

Legal

Sierra Leone

Legal

Singapore

Legal

Sint Maarten

Legal

Slovakia

Legal

Slovenia

Legal

Solomon Islands

Legal

Somali

Illegal

South Africa

Legal

South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands

Legal

South Korea

Legal

South Sudan

Legal

Spain

Legal

Sri Lanka

Legal

St. Vincent

Legal

Sudan

Legal

Suriname

Legal

Svalbard And Jan Mayen

Legal

Swaziland

Legal

Sweden

Legal

Switzerland

Legal

Syria

Illegal

Taiwan

Legal

Tajikistan

Illegal

Tanzania, United Republic Of

Legal

Thailand

Legal

Timor Leste

Legal

Togo

Legal

Tokelau

Legal

Tonga

Legal

Trinidad and Tobago

Legal

Tunisia

Illegal

Turkey

Legal

Turks and Caicos Islands

Legal

Tuvalu

Legal

UAE

Illegal

Uganda

Legal

Ukraine

Legal

United Kingdom

Legal with criteria: General rule is over 140cm with some exceptions.  

United States Minor Outlying Islands

Legal

United States of America

Legal

Uruguay

Legal

Uzbekistan           

Illegal

Vanuatu

Legal

Vatican City

Legal

Venezuela

Legal

Vietnam

Legal

Virgin Islands, British

Legal

Wallis And Futuna

Legal

Western Sahara

Legal

Yemen

Illegal

Zambia

Legal

Zimbabwe

Legal

 

May 21, 2020