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Silicone vs TPE

How To Choose Between Silicone and TPE. Which Material Is Right For You?

Updated: Feb 18

So your looking to treat yourself to a sex doll this Christmas? Why not right? But which should you buy, a Silicone Doll or a TPE Doll? This sex doll material guide will be your start to choosing the doll of your dreams!

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TPE vs Silicone Dolls

So then, Silicone vs TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomers or Rubbers), the ongoing dilemma of which material is safest, cleanest and most durable. But its more than just those qualities that set these doll materials apart. Price is a big factor as well as smell, durability, absorbability, and color, to start. But let’s start with the big one, the “feel factor”!

Most of you are going to want the most realistic experience you can have, after all what’s the point of owning a sex doll if it feels like you’re having sex with a tree! Because of this, sex doll designers were creative in developing TPE to fill this need. TPE is typically more real to the touch. It also has a sort of elasticity to it that you don’t quite get with the silicone

alternative. In fact, it can be stretched just over 5 times its length! TPE is the go to material for most love doll users because of this reason alone, not to mention you get a real “jiggle” of the buttocks and breasts when rocking your doll.

Durability is also usually a factor in that decision as well, since TPE is significantly more durable and can withstand the stretching that occurs when positioning dolls, better. Both materials can be repaired, and both repair rather easy as long as you follow the instructions on how to do so.

Smell can be an issue with some TPE, but the smell typically resides after a good warm body wash and dousing of cornstarch baby powder. Of all the experience I’ve had, and all the forums I’ve read, the smell is usually the least thing to concern yourself about since it will ultimately go away with either time or by bathing.

The porous nature of TPE is a downfall. TPE dolls can even leak an oil from its pores, so be careful where you like or “entertain” your doll. The porous nature also means it will absorb stains from clothing and retains humidity, which can lead to molding. So it’s extremely important to not only wash your doll after use, but dry it as well. This brings me to baths. Bathing with a TPE sex doll is ok, but water temperature should NOT exceed 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40*C), any hotter and your doll could be damaged! You won’t have this problem with Silicone, which I’ll speak more about now.

Silicone, which is a polymer material, is often used in items that need to retain sterility, think medical implants. It keeps its original shape very well and deals well with extreme pressure. Due to its non-porous design, keeping it clean is much easier and it won’t retain humidity like TPE will.

The problems with Silicone Dolls however is the price tag! Ranging from $2000 on the low end, all the way up to $6000 or more and if that weren’t bad enough, the buttocks and breasts won’t even jiggle! Silicone is more stiff to the touch, noticeably so and is not as durable as I mentioned earlier.

So whether your choice is TPE or Silicone, you’ll have a blast, but remember to maintain your dolls well to enjoy its loving comfort for a long period of time. And as always, when you’re ready to purchase your quality life like sex doll,  Shop Sex Dolls now

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