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Although people take the plunge into the wonderful world of doll ownership for all sorts of reasons, there are more than a few who do it because they’re tired of the frustrations of traditional dating. They want a convenient (but realistic) way to care for their needs without a present relationship, and a doll fits the bill perfectly.

But while some people can and do make the switch to sex dolls permanently, others find they’re ready to include traditional dating as part of their routine again sooner or later. They may eventually wind up in relationships again, too, which leaves one big question.

What do you do with your doll when you have a girlfriend? Does a relationship always have to mean saying goodbye to your doll, or is there a way to have it all? Here’s what you should know.

Have a reliable storage option on hand

If you’re really just casually dating someone or enjoying the occasional hookup right now, there’s probably little need to worry about your luxury sex doll. But you understandably might want the option of stashing her well out of sight on days you might want to have a date over for a few hours of fun.

Every doll owner will need a serious sex doll storage option at their disposal sooner or later. So if you don’t have one, now is the best time to change that. Go for a doll-compatible closet hook, a dedicated storage case you can slide under your bed, or a lockable trunk. All of those options adequately protect your doll while also keeping her safely out of sight.

Tell your relationship partner sooner rather than later

Naturally, taking a “don’t ask, don’t tell” to your sex doll isn’t a long-term solution if things start getting serious with someone in particular. So if you think things might be going that way with someone in particular, you should plan on making them aware of your doll as soon as it makes sense to do so.

Thankfully, sex toys and other pleasure aids are much less taboo than they used to be, so your partner may well be perfectly fine with the fact that you own a sex doll. But if she isn’t told about it upfront, she’s going to wonder why it never came up before once she does find out. So if you’re at the point in your relationship where you’re talking about sex, turn-ons, and similar topics, it’s time to mention your sex doll.

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Play it cool and own it

Of course, knowing it’s time to talk to your new partner about your doll is one thing. Figuring out the right way to do it is another. But a good rule of thumb to follow is to play things cool and be matter-of-fact about the whole thing.

After all, your new girlfriend likely owns a vibrator (or has in the past). And lots of guys have strokers, pocket pussies, or other toys of their own that they enjoy using to enhance their solo time. A sex doll is honestly no different, so there’s no reason to be ashamed. Just own it and be cool about it.

Decide on your doll’s new role in the relationship

Transitioning from a single life that was just about you, your doll, and your libido back to a relationship-focused life doesn’t have to be rocket science. But it should be a given that things are going to change. Of course, how much depends on the unique relationship you’ll be enjoying with your new partner.

Some doll owners decide they’re happier putting their dolls away indefinitely when they’re in a traditional relationship. Others find they still enjoy turning to their dolls occasionally to enhance their solo time or make up for any sex drive differences between themselves and their partners. Figure out how your doll now fits into your life, and establish a new routine that works for everyone.

Stay open to possibilities

Although many men simply assume that getting into a new relationship means choosing between their girlfriend and their doll, either permanently or on a day-to-day basis, this doesn’t have to be the case. Because just as many modern couples enjoy using vibrators, strokers, and other toys together, some enjoy doing the same with realistic love dolls.

If your partner is open to the possibilities, your doll can become a safe outlet for exploring sexual fantasies that typically involve adding another human person to the mix. (Think threesomes or cuckoldry scenarios.) So give some thought to introducing that possibility and seeing where it takes you together. You might be glad you did.

At the end of the day, the beginning of a new relationship with a girlfriend doesn’t have to mean the end of your old one with your sex doll. Choose the right partner, and it could even be the start of an exciting new sexual awakening that’s genuinely the best of both worlds.