The manufacturing process causes most latex dolls to be delivered with a fine coating of zinc oxide covering the skin, which is usually removed by the consumer by placing the doll under the shower.
Otherwise, latex is an inert and non-toxic natural material; although a small percentage of users may discover a latex allergy.
Having had the dolls seized by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise officers, David Sullivan's Conegate Ltd.
took the case all the way to the European Court of Justice, and won in 1987.
In this connection we may refer to fornicatory acts effected with artificial imitations of the human body, or of individual parts of that body.