Sex dolls have come a long way to become masturbation toys for men or women. There are inflatable dolls and silicone dolls, and TPE sex dolls in the market, it’s hard to choose the perfect one that suits you, right? If you want to purchase a sex doll, and still no clue of what is inflatable dolls or silicone dolls, you come to the right place. This article will go through every aspect of inflatable dolls vs silicone dolls. Let’s dive right in.

The history of sex dolls

The first sex dolls were created by French and Spanish sailors in the sixteenth century who would be isolated during long voyages. These old masturbatory dolls were often made of sewn cloth or old clothes. German surrealist artist– Hans Bellmer, has been described as “the father of modern sex dolls” for his sex puppets in the 1930s.

Those are more realistic models that moved sex dolls further into the future. The production of sex dolls for human sexual partners took several technological leaps forward in the late twentieth century. By the 1970s, vinyl, latex, and silicone had become the materials most widely used in the manufacture of sex dolls. Silicone, in particular, allows a greater degree of realism. 


The price comparison of sex dolls

Cheaper sex dolls are inflatable, using air filling. These dolls, representing the lowest price-range, are usually made of welded vinyl (plastic). They have an artificial and typical designed vagina or penis for a sexual purpose. They often burst at the seams after a few uses. But due to their affordability, many users are willing to ignore the shortcomings. 

At the middle market price-range, dolls are made of thicker vinyl or heavy latex without welded seams. They are typically surrounding a foam core. Most have plastic heads and random wigs, plastic, or glass eyes. Some vinyl dolls contain water-filled body areas such as the breasts and buttocks. 

The most expensive sex dolls are usually made from silicone or thermoplastic elastomer which is known as TPE. Dolls made of either material can be very lifelike, with makeup faces and bodies modeled on real people with realistic skin material. These dolls usually have an articulated metal skeleton with flexible joints that allows them to be posed in a variety of positions for sexual acts.

Red Bunny Silicone Sex Doll

Difference between inflatable dolls and silicone dolls

1. Material

The inflatable dolls are made of plastic skin which is not soft and elastic. It needs to be pumped into gas to achieve a real-life effect. But the vagina or penis is still made of soft silicone material for a lifelike sex experience. The silicone dolls are made of medical-grade silicone. It’s a kind of environmental friendly material which features various properties. Such as high elasticity, good resilience, soft-touch, fatigue and temperature resistance, etc. When you touch a silicone sex doll, you will be shocked by her soft and tender human-like skin touch feel.

2. Weight

The inflatable dolls weigh below 2.5kgs which is not capable to bear rough pounding during sex. Air-leaking happens a lot and you are not able to use it anymore. But an inflatable doll is easy to carry and store at home. When it comes to silicone sex dolls, it’s not easy to carry and clean, especially if you bought a tall and thick silicone sex doll. A silicone sex doll heights from 60cm to 170cm and weights from 12kgs to 50kgs. The heavier, the more realistic the sex doll is. The thicker, the softer, and more lifelike the sex doll are. 

3. Use

A silicone doll is built with a durable stainless steel skeleton inside of the body with 24 flexible joints all over the limbs, included the neck. So not only her limbs but also her head can be moved to various positions. So you can have your favorite position as you wish. And most female silicone dolls height above 100cm are equipped with 3 orifices, included mouth, anus, and vagina for sexual purposes.

And all of the 3 orifices are molded by real women in ACSEXDOLLS. Whatever you want blow job, anal sex or vaginal sex, even breast sex, a silicone doll could meet your every sexual request. So a silicone sex doll could bring overall stimulation and intense orgasm as a real woman could. But when it comes to an inflatable doll, it couldn’t pose to any position and the limbs or head couldn’t move and rotate. It has much less real sex experience than a silicone sex doll.

4. High-resolution prototype

The silicone sex dolls possess a very close human appearance. We have a makeup artist to give exquisite makeup on their faces. And the muscle lines can be seen. Some of them with big boobs, rounded butts, stout thighs, or any other features can be chosen according to your taste. When it comes to an inflatable doll, they are not able to have makeup on their faces. They don’t possess a real human feature, just a human shape.

inflatable dolls

Advantages of inflatable dolls

  • Cheap price

There is no doubt that the price is way too much cheap than a silicone sex doll. That’s why so many people buy an inflatable doll instead of a silicone doll. The shortcomings can be ignored based on the low price.

  • Easy to clean

The inflatable dolls are easy to clean, as it weighs under 2.5kgs. And mostly the vagina or penis can be detachable so that you can just wash the specific body part. It just takes a few minutes to finish the cleaning work.

  • Easy to carry

As it weighs under 2.5kgs, surely you can bring it on holiday or anywhere you want. As long as you have the air pump with you. And as the small size, you can place it anywhere at home. There is no need to arrange a specific place to hide it. 

Disadvantages of inflatable dolls

  • Unrealistic

As the inflatable dolls are made of plastic, you just have a limited sex experience. They don’t have exquisite makeup, no realistic skin, not acceptable to have a rough pounding, etc. 

  • Limit options

You can not build an inflatable doll based on your taste. What manufacturer sells, what you are capable to get. 

  • No sex position

As no flexible joints and metal skeleton have been built inside, inflatable dolls couldn’t pose any position like a real human.

Silicone Sex Doll Of Dragon Mother

Advantages of silicone dolls 

  • Lifelike skin

Silicone love dolls are made of medical-grade silicone which is soft and elastic. It possesses the most realistic human skin touch. When you touch a silicone sex doll, you can hardly tell the difference between a real woman and a silicone love doll. And silicone features high elasticity, good resilience, fatigue and temperature resistance, etc. Your silicone sex doll will achieve a long lifespan of more than 10 years, as long as you have good maintenance for her.

  • Realistic appearance

Silicone sex dolls possess exquisite makeup by professional makeup artists. You will be attracted by her adorable and human-like appearance. Silicone sex dolls have different looking based on different nationalities. And you can dress her in different costumes to hit different looking. 

  • Sex positions

As silicone sex dolls are built with durable metal skeleton inside of their body with flexible joints all over the limbs. So she can be posed to any position like a real woman. Joints have been built inside of the neck as well, so her head can be rotated and replaceable. 

  • Sexual orifices

Most of silicone sex doll which is above 100cm, equipped with 3 orifices with unique pattern and soft small particles inside. And all of the 3 orifices are molded by real women so that you will achieve the most exciting sex experience.

  • Various type

Silicone sex dolls have more options based on height, weight, figure, race, etc. You can even build a silicone sex doll according to your preference. So if you buy a silicone sex doll, the more options you get, like BBW sex doll, big ass sex doll, big boobs sex doll, and more. 

beautiful sexy silicone sex doll

Disadvantages of silicone dolls

  • High price

There is no doubt that silicone dolls are the most expensive love dolls. Some of them are even more expensive than a sex robot. But what we sell, in Acsexdolls, are all affordable silicone sex dolls with good quality.

  • Not easy to clean

As it much heavy than an inflatable doll, so if you want to have a shower for your doll, it takes a lot of time to clean and wipe it dry. But you could use our cleaning kit, we sent for free, to better clean it, especially inside of the orifices.

  • Not easy to carry 

Same as “not easy to clean”, some of the silicone dolls weigh up to 50kgs, if you are not that strong, we recommend you’d better buy a 30kgs or so. And the bigger, the heavier the sex doll is. You have to find a specific place to hide it. So if you don’t have a big house, you’d better buy a shorter one.

168cm Silicone Sex Dolls

Some further buying advice

Above all, we highly recommend you buy a silicone sex doll. Surely your budget decides which type you gonna purchase. But buying an inflatable doll is not a wise decision though. It neither arouses your sexual desire easily nor brings a realistic sex experience. If you think a silicone sex doll is way too expensive, we have a better solution to buy a TPE sex doll, which is more realistic and lifelike than a silicone sex doll. If you know little about TPE sex dolls, please read the article: TPE VS Silicone, How to Choose the Right Sex Doll? Hopefully, you will own a perfect love doll whatever type you buy.