TPE vs. Silicone

Sex Dolls are made of both Silicone and TPE 

TPE

Silicone vs TPE
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TPE stands for Thermoplastic Elastomer, sometimes known as thermoplastic rubbers. It is made from mixing polymers such as a plastic and a rubber, which consists of materials with both thermoplastic (plastic) and elastomeric (rubber) properties. 

TPE is a kind of plastic that can be stretched up to 5.5 times length and it is very soft. It is a common material used in everyday items to make them feel soft and rubber-like.

     Pros     

Dolls are cheaper (from $800 to $2.000) 

Soft and elastic texture, providing a very life-like touch. It is more realistic 

Breasts and buttocks will wobble when you rock your doll back and forth 

Material is more elastic which makes the dolls more flexible and can therefore handle more sex positions. 

Compatible with both water-based and silicone-based lubricants

     Cons     

It is a porous material, which means that it is more sensitive to stains from clothes. (In sexdolls-USA.com we include a stain removal cream in every order). 

As it is porous it retains humidity, so after cleaning it you must make sure that it is perfectly dry to avoid mold in the long term.

It is more sensitive to heat. TPE can start losing its consistency or melting when reaching more than 104º Fahrenheit (40ºC)

Silicone

Silicone is a polymer. It is typically heat resistant and rubber-like, used in such products as lubricants, medicine, glue, cooking utensils etc. It can come in many forms but the one that we see in silicone dolls is silicone rubber. 

Silicone rubber can be very soft or very firm depending on how it is formulated and is very good at retaining its original shape even under extreme pressure. It is also very resistant to heat so it can be boiled to sterilize it and is highly inert since it does not react with most chemicals (explain why it is used in medical implants).  

     Pros     

Non-porous, so it will not get stained from clothes. It is easier to clean 

It doesn’t retain humidity. It can be sterilized using boiling water. (like a baby bottle)

It is less sensitive to heat

     Cons     

More expensive (from $2.000 to <$5.000) 

Not as soft as TPE, feels more dense and stiff to touch. Not very life-like

Buttocks and breasts will not wobble when you rock your doll back and forth, as they would with TPE 

Silicone is not the most durable polymer

Making your decision: TPE vs. Silicone

  • How much are you willing to spend?

If you have low budget, you should choose a TPE sex doll. If your budget is higher than $2000, you can consider getting a silicone love doll.

  • Do you want to have hot baths with your doll?

TPE material should never be exposed to temperatures higher than 104º Fahrenheit (40ºC). This temperature is warm enough to enjoy a bath, but you should be extra careful if you decide getting a TPE doll into your bathtub. Silicone dolls will not have this problem, so you could have extra hot baths.

  • Are you willing to dry well the holes after using your doll?

In both TPE vs Silicone dolls you have to clean after ejaculating inside their holes. You should flush off with a water pump (we provide one with every order) and then dry well with a cloth or inserting tampons. TPE dolls should be cleaned more thoroughly than silicone ones. If you want your TPE doll to last long, you have to dry all the cavities before storing her.

Each material has its advocates and passionate consumers. You will have to make a choice, TPE vs. Silicone, depending on your budget and your preferences. Or by one of both!

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