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Difference Between Silicone Sex Doll And TPE Sex Dolls

When it comes to purchasing a sex doll, the material dictates 90 percent of the feel and sensation. Because of this, it is crucial to give enough thought about which material one would choose, TPE or Silicone. To identify which material to go for, let us go through the pros and cons of each material.

Sex dolls can be divided into two types according to their materials, TPE and silicone.
Which option is more suitable for you?

Here we will explain the difference between TPE and silicone:


TPE stands for thermoplastic elastomer, which is made of mixed polymers (such as plastic and rubber), and they are composed of materials with thermoplastic (plastic) and elastic (rubber) properties. TPE is a plastic that can be stretched to 5.5 times the length and is very soft. So the solid tpe sex doll made of tpe is very soft.


·Tpe sex doll is cheaper (from $600 to $ 1800). When making TPE sex dolls, two ingredients are mixed, a thermoplastic, and an elastomer. Because these materials respond well to injection molding, mass production is efficient and maximized. Because of these efficiencies, cost reduction has allowed for a cheaper doll. A doll can cost $600 to $1,800.

·Soft and elastic. 

·Since TPE is a mix of a thermoplastic and an elastomer, properties of these materials can be altered to create an ideal texture. Manufacturers have created a soft and elastic blend providing a very life-like touch. As a result, it is more realistic compared to Silicone.

· Breasts and buttocks will wobble and act naturally when the doll is moved back and forth, given the unique characteristics of TPE.

· In terms of the extent of sex positions, TPE is more elastic, which makes the dolls more flexible. This contributes to the broader variety of sex positions which the doll may handle.

·Tpe sex doll is more flexible. When you shake the doll back and forth, the breasts and buttocks will swing, which can achieve many postures.

Compatible with water-based and silicon-based lubricants.


·It is a porous material and may stain when wearing dark colored clothes. (Don’t worry, in, after-sales service includes providing color remover).

·Because it is porous and easy to get wet, after cleaning, you must ensure that it is completely dry to avoid moldy due to long-term storage.

· Because TPE is partially made of a thermoplastic, the same properties that allow being easily injectable makes it susceptible to heat. In worst cases, TPE can start losing its consistency or enter the glass transition phase upon reaching 104º Fahrenheit (40ºC).


Unlike TPE, Silicone is not a mixture of a thermoplastic and an elastomer. It is classified as a thermoset. Unlike TPE, its shape and qualities are fixed once it cures. It is heat resistant and rubber-like. Given these qualities, it is used in a wide range of applications that maximizes its quality. Such examples of uses are in lubricants, medicine, glue, cooking utensils, etc.

One of the great qualities of Silicone is its ability to retain shape even under extreme pressure. Also, it is very heat resistant giving it the ability to withstand being boiled for sterilization. Furthermore, it is highly inert since it does not react with most chemicals, which makes it medically safe to be used as implants.

Silicone is a polymer. It is usually heat-resistant and like rubber, so it has a wide range of applications. Silicone rubber can be very soft or very strong and can maintain its original shape well even under extremely high pressure. It is also very heat resistant, so it can be boiled to sterilize it, and because it does not react with most chemicals, it is highly inert.


·Non-porous, so it is not easy to be stained by dark clothes and easier to clean

· Will not store too much moisture and cause moisture. It can be disinfected with boiling water. (Safe and non-toxic, more assured)

·Not sensitive to heat, high temperature resistant. Given that it is a thermoset, its initial curing phase is not dependent on cooling. It is catalyst based, which makes it significantly less sensitive to heat-induced deformation should it be subject to heat. This means these dolls could be enjoyed while bathing in warm to hot water.


· More expensive (from $ 2.000 to <$ 5.000). Silicone being a thermoset means that once it is cured, it is firm and cannot be altered. Because of this smaller margin for error, it becomes more expensive, reaching $2,000 to below $5,000.

·Not as soft as TPE. It feels more dense and stiff to touch as compared with TPE. It is more rubber-like than life-like. However, the silicone sex dolls made by companies with superb production technology are different. Although their sex dolls are made of silicone materials, they are very soft to the touch, and the skin surface is very realistic, close to real people. For example, Gynoid Doll is a sex doll company with such high-tech.


In conclusion, TPE is an excellent material of choice if you’re looking for a very realistic sex doll. It is very realistic to the touch and flexible to accommodate multiple sex positions. But with these great features, the user must not mind the extra care needed to maintain it. 

It is recommended to make a decision based on your own budget. If the budget is insufficient, such as you are a novice, you can choose solid TPE sex dolls. If your budget is higher than $2000, or you are already an experienced player, you can consider buying a silicone sex doll.

Whether it is made of tpe or silicone, it has its advantages and disadvantages. You can choose the sex doll you need according to your actual situation.

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