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TPE VS Silicone, How to Choose the Right Sex Doll?

If you are looking for a realistic sex doll, there must be some question confuse you: should I buy a TPE or silicone sex doll? Why does a silicone sex doll more expensive than a TPE sex doll? TPE vs silicone, how should I choose the right one?

As we all know, the inflatable sex dolls are extremely fake and uncomfortable, and here come more reliable and durable material, TPE, and silicone. The material of the sex doll is to decide the quality of having sex with a sex doll. For those who are about to buy a realistic sex doll, the material is an important aspect that needs to consider before you place the order.

As a sex doll manufacturer for 10 years, we will go through all the pros and cons of TPE and silicone and help you to choose the right sex doll in this guide.

What is TPE?

TPE stands for Thermoplastic elastomers, sometimes referred to as thermoplastic rubbers. It’s a class of copolymers or a physical mix of polymers (usually a plastic and a rubber) that consist of materials with both thermoplastic and elastomeric properties. It features softness, elasticity, durability, flexibility, and environment-friendly, etc. It uses in a wide range of items in our daily life, like kid’s toys, medical care items, sealing strip, etc.

real life tpe sex doll

The advantage of TPE

  • Affordable price

Many people can not afford a silicone sex doll, so that sex doll manufacturers were looking for a high-cost performance ratio alternative- TPE. TPE is the most popular and irreplaceable material in producing sex dolls.

TPE is well responsive with injection molding, almost 0 error occurs. It’s efficient and easy for mass production, so that’s why TPE is much cheaper than silicone during production–cost reduction.

  • Lifelike skin touching and looking

Blending plastic and rubber in a certain proportion which providing a real skin touching feel. When users are touching or having intercourse with a sex doll, her breast and buttock wiggle back and forth like real women’s body parts. So TPE makes a sex doll stimulate users both sense of touch and vision. 

  • Flexible and durable

TPE is more flexible and durable. It can stretch up to 5.5 times repeatedly and bounce back to the original place. So it comes to sex dolls with more sex positions available. As we built our TPE sex dolls with flexible joints inside as well, users can enjoy any positions as they want to. 

  • Recyclable and hypoallergenic

TPE is environment-friendly material, it can be recyclable. Meanwhile, because of its hypoallergenic feature, it doesn’t easily cause any allergic reaction to human beings. 

  • Compatible with lubricants

As the stable molecule of TPE, it compatible with both water-based and silicone-based lubricants at the same time.

beautiful tpe sex doll

The disadvantage of TPE

  • Easy to get stains

TPE is a kind of porous material. It means it’s easy to get stains from clothes or anything dripped on the skin. And it’s not easy to remove stains on it. So before dressing your sex doll, be rest assured the costumes won’t fade. And where store your love doll should be private and not easy to get from.

  • Easy to grow mold

As mentioned above, TPE is porous. So once the doll is cleaned underwater, be rest assured your love doll should be thoroughly wiped by a dry towel. Otherwise, mold grows and stains the skin.

  • Take more time for cleaning and maintenance

A TPE sex doll is easy to get stains and grow mold, so you need to take more time for cleaning and maintenance that will prolong the life of the doll even more.

Our realistic sex dolls are packed with a cleaning kit inside. Our sex doll is extremely well-made, and please use the doll properly, so that the vaginal area never wears down, and other body parts can never fall out easily.

  • Low heat-resistant

TPE goes melting and deforming if it reaches up to 104º Fahrenheit (40ºC). So we can’t find a TPE sex doll building with heating function inside. In this case, our sex doll packed a heating rod for free, once you put the heating rod in the cavity, you will feel the lifelike temperature of a real woman. 

  • Sticky touching feel

When producing TPE sex dolls, manufacturers add some certain oil into the raw material to keep it soft and elastic. So a TPE sex doll’s skin might be a little bit sticky to touch. But it’s not a big issue, baby powder is popularly used for sex dolls as well. As long as you apply some baby powder on it, the skin gets tender and soft again. 

What is silicone?

Silicone is named polysiloxane, polymers made up of siloxane. They are typically colorless, oils, or rubber-like substances. Silicones are used in a wide range of items as well, like sealants, adhesives, lubricants, cooking utensils, and thermal and electrical insulation, etc.

But little people know there are 2 completely different process crafts for producing silicone sex dolls. One is the same as TPE process craft, using silicone material for production by TPE process craft. The other one is wax printing craft, which perfectly mimics a real person’s every detail. The silicone sex dolls are sold in ACSEXDOLLS is made with wax printing craft. Only a few manufacturers have such advanced workmanship.

realistic silicone sex doll

The advantage of silicone

  • Super-real appearance

ACSEXDOLLS produces silicone sex doll heads with advanced wax printing craft. So a silicone sex doll appearance is much more realistic than a TPE sex doll. But we keep a silicone sex doll with a TPE body, as we explained above TPE is softer and more lifelike skin texture, therefore, it’s more flexible.

  • Heat resistant

Well, the heat resistance feature endows a silicone sex doll with more possibilities. So you can find a silicone love doll with a heater building inside. And a silicone sex doll can be brought to have a hot shower or a bath, which will bring various enjoyment to users. What’s more, a silicone sex doll can be sterilized by boiling water, which is more Hygeian to use.

  • Stain-resistant

No worries about what costumes should dress your love doll up, even the clothes might fade. And it’s easy to remove and clean stains on a silicone sex doll with the cloth.

  • Easy cleaning and maintenance

As silicone endows with heat resistant and stain resistant features, it becomes easy to clean and maintain compared to a TPE sex doll. So it costs less time for sex doll care. 

  • Recyclable and hypoallergenic

Both TPE and silicone are recyclable and environment-friendly material. As well as a kind of hypoallergenic material for most of us, even sensitive people.

chinese silicone sex doll

The disadvantage of silicone

  • Expensive 

Silicone is a kind of thermoset, it means once produces and molds, it can not be altered. Owing to the small margin of error, so that it becomes expensive. 

  • Less durable and soft

Comparing with TPE, silicone is less durable for repeating different positions. A TPE sex doll would have more than 10 years lifespan if keeps in good maintenance. But for a silicone sex doll, the lifespan must be shorter. 

You may find some sex dolls which is made of silicone for the whole body and head. But ACSEXDOLLS only presents a silicone love doll with a silicone head and TPE body. To completely fulfill a sex doll’s job, they have got realistic appearance, as much as soft body and lifelike skin touching.

How to choose the right sex doll for you?

  1. Your budget decides what you can buy

A full silicone love doll is extremely expensive than a silicone sex doll with TPE body or TPE sex doll, if you are looking for a lifelike sex doll with a limited budget, the TPE sex doll is your best choice.

If you are a beginner to own your first sex doll, a TPE mini sex doll is much cheaper and the best choice to start with.

  1. Why does a silicone sex doll with TPE body worth buying than a full silicone sex doll?
  • Keep lifelike skin touch feel 
  • Remain to wiggle breast and buttock
  • Durable and available to have more sex positions repeatedly
  • Much cheaper than a full silicone sex doll
  • Delicate and realistic appearance by wax printing craft

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