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Silicone dolls vs. TPE Sex Dolls: Pros and Cons

The days when sex dolls were made of uncomfortable and skin-cutting plastic, better known as inflatable sex dolls are gone. Today, this kind of blowup dolls is mostly used for 30-year-old birthdays



Yes, you would probably not think that people used to settle for this type of sex doll. But with great advances in technology and materials, sex dolls have dramatically improved. In fact, so much so that the materials begin to mimic genuine skin and flesh. The women and men of the future are here and they are improving every day, with the help of happy customers, and skilled designers. Many of the dolls are still beginning to implement advanced robot technology with artificial intelligence, but this post will not be about sex robots or company robots, but about the outer material, the doll is cast in.


When it comes to buying a sex doll, or a realistic party doll, as many prefer to call the models, the material dictates 90 percent of the feeling and sensation of the touch that they provide, and the interior feels genuine. as this is often crucial for the choice of type of sex doll, it is important to think carefully about which material to choose, whether it is TPE or Silicone.


To find out which material to go for, we review the pros and cons of each material.

Let's start by looking at sex dolls made of real silicone.


Silicone sex dolls.

Unlike TPE, silicone is not a mixture of a thermoplastic elastomer. It is classified as one thermosetting. Unlike TPE, its shape and qualities are determined as it hardens. Silicone is heat-resistant and rubber-like, and considering these qualities, this type of Silicone is used in a wide range of products, as the quality is high. Examples of uses can be lubricants, medicines, glue, kitchen utensils, sex toys, etc.


Silicone has many application qualities, and the ability to maintain its shape, even under extreme pressure. Silicone is heat-resistant and can withstand high temperatures, which makes sterilization of the material easy.

In addition, it is very inert as it does not react with most chemicals, making it medically safe to be used as implants in e.g. breast surgeries.


What is the benefit of silicone sex dolls?

Silicone sex dolls are Unlike TPE silicone dolls are more resistant to stains, and discoloration. It is, therefore, easier to clean.

unlike TPE dolls sex dolls soaked in silicone do not retain moisture. It is, therefore, possible to sterilize using high temperatures, as well as by sterilizing medical tools and equipment.

Since silicone is thermosetting, its initial curing phase is not cooling-dependent, but is catalyst-based, making it significantly less sensitive to heat-induced deformation if exposed to the heat of high temperatures. You can therefore enjoy this type of doll in a whirlpool with bathing hot water.

However, silicone does not come without disadvantages...


Disadvantages of silicone sex dolls


Although silicone dolls are easier to design, compared to the make-up of realistic spots, freckles, and friends, silicone is thermosetting, meaning that once cured, it is firm and cannot be changed.


  • Silicone sex dolls are more realistic but more expensive and available from approx. $ 2.000 to $ 12.500.

  • Usually, silicone is not the same soft as TPE. It feels more dense and stiff to the touch compared to TPE. It is more rubbery than lifelike. However, the bodily details are better.

  • When it comes to buttocks and breasts, will when the doll rocked back and forth will these body parts not rock in the same realistic way they would with love dolls in TPE.

  • The price taken into account is sex dolls in Silicone are not the most durable material compared to medical TPE silicone.

Advantages and disadvantages of TPE sex dolls

TPE stands for thermoplastic elastomer, also known as thermoplastic rubber. It is not really silicone and is made of a mixture of polymers. The combination of polymers results in a material with thermoplastic (plastic) and elastomeric (rubber) properties.

TPE is cheaper, better, and can also be stretched up to 5 times longer (It is not recommended to stretch in the material - Always follow the manufacturers' instructions), and gives TPE sex dolls suppleness and softness that looks like real skin. As a result, TPE is also a reasonably popular material in the doll industry but used in many everyday articles because it can be used to make articles that possess rubber-like features but still utilize the effectiveness of current injection molding techniques as it can be adapted to irregular shapes when heated. This makes it more economical to shape and reshape.

We will now go over more specific pros and cons of TPE.


Benefits of TPE sex dolls

In the manufacture of TPE sex dolls, as a starting point, two ingredients are mixed, a thermoplastic and an elastomer. Because these materials respond well to injection molding, and at the same time inexpensive, mass production is maximized efficiently in relation to the demand for realistic sex dolls, and therefore this cost reduction allowed manufacturers to offer a well-liked and cheaper doll. A doll costs between $ 800 to $ 3500.

Since TPE is a blend of a thermoplastic and an elastomer, the properties of these materials can be altered to create an ideal texture. The manufacturers have created a successful soft and elastic blend that gives a very lifelike touch. As a result, in most cases it feels more realistic compared to real silicone.

· Breasts and buttocks will move and appear natural when the doll is moved back and forth, which is one of TPE's most unique features.

· In terms of the scope of realistic Positions is TPE more elastic, which makes the dolls more flexible and the models can be used in the most realistic sex positions.



Disadvantages of TPE

Since TPE is not a silicone-based material, dolls are made of TPE NOT compatible with silicone-based lubricants - USE only water-based lubricants.

TPE is a porous material, and because of this makes the material easily susceptible to stains and discoloration from clothing. If this happens, it can be very difficult to clean.

Another disadvantage of TPE is the ability to receive and deliver moisture. This makes the doll require extra care. After bathing or cleaning, the doll must be thoroughly dried and cared for with Talcum powder.


· Because TPE is partially made of thermoplastic, the doll temperature should not exceed 104º Fahrenheit (40ºC). TPE is easily susceptible to heat, and can In the worst case can begin to lose its proper shape and consistency.


Finally, TPE is an excellent material if you are looking for a very realistic sex doll that is also affordable.


It is very realistic to the touch, and extra flexible compared to most sex positions. But with these amazing features, the user must not mind the extra care needed to maintain his sex doll in TPE. On the other hand, Silicone is perfect if you do not have time to keep a sex doll, and you are into ultra-realistic details, such as sex dolls from Gynoid...


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