Lots of threads about having strangers touch your doll's face, but what about your own? Do you do it? Do you think they're durable enough to withstand a little face touching? I sometimes touch my SO's doll in the face to help pose him... But I never touch him at all unless my hands are 100% clean (including sweat and so on-- I always go wash my hands before I pick him up if there's even a hint of uncleanliness on them), and besides, I did the faceup; if I did rub it off I'd be the one whose time and effort got eaten up doing it over. I think the face is durable enough for me to hold it by the cheeks or chin so I can tilt his head without mussing his hair, and like I said, my hands are always clean. I find that, one, it's easier to pose dolls if you let yourself get all up in their faces, and two, they are made to be durable enough for some light playing-with. They're not meant to be up on a shelf; they're meant to be held and carried around and dressed and coddled and fussed over. So face-touching seems like something inevitable and planned-for, to me. But I hear so much worry about people touching faces and I'm just not sure how much of a real worry this is.