The usual disclaimer: hopefully, this hasn't been covered. It's come up enough times, in enough forms, and in enough places, that it seemed like maybe it deserved a topic of its very own. If you look through the forums -- particularly General Discussion and here in Debate -- there are a lot of threads dedicated to asking, "Is it ok to... " with just about anything from 'create a hybrid' to 'use fur' to 'cross-dress your doll' to... well, you get the picture. Everything from keeping one's doll in its box or on a cabinet or on a shelf to setting it on fire or running it over a truck has, in some form or another, come up in discussion. There's also the basic answer most people have at least seen to this issue when it arises: "It's your doll, do what you want with it," and it's repeated just as often as the questions themselves arise. For discussion: Where do you feel the question itself comes from?* Is it a desire to be accepted by one's peers? To find out what might shock them? Insecurity with one's own wishes or choices and/or a need for reassurance? Is there anything like this that you have wondered about personally? Do you personally go with the "to each his own, it's your doll, do what you want with it" theory? If so, are there any exceptions to that? (Beyond the things noted below, or things that are outright illegal.) *Please note, I don't mean questions like 'is a good idea to use a Sharpie on your doll's face' or 'is it OK to huff MSC'; those are questions with simple answers that aren't really open to interpretation in the same way if at all.