TPE Sex Dolls vs Silicone Sex Dolls : Which love doll is the best for you ?

TPE sex dolls and silicone sex dolls are the 2 main materials used to make realistic love dolls. In this article, we will review the pros and cons of each material.

You may have noticed it. When we come to seek information before buying a sex doll, we quickly learn that there are 2 types: Those made of silicone and those made of TPE. Buying a sex doll is a big purchase, and an easy decision to make. Our role here at Sex Doll Paradise is to guide you as much as possible in your buying process, giving you as much information as possible that will allow you to buy the sex doll that best meets your needs.

Before buying your sex doll, you need to ask yourself the right questions.

  • What is your budget ?
  • Which is more important, the touch or the degree of realism?
  • Do you want to customize your doll after purchase by adding piercing or tattoos?
  • Would you like his chest to be warmed up?
  • Do you want your sex doll to be able to moan (make sounds) during intercourse?
  • Do you need oral sex?

In this article, we will review the different advantages and disadvantages of each material, the list of manufacturers, as well as our advice for use and maintenance for each type of skin.

What is silicone ?

Silicone is now widely used in the high-tech industry and the medical industry.

In the 90s, when the first solid (non-inflatable) sex dolls were designed, mainly in Japan and the United States, they were all made of silicone. Silicones are typically colorless, oils or rubber-like substances. Silicones are used in sealants, adhesives, lubricants, medicine, cooking utensils, and thermal and electrical insulation. The first sex dolls manufacturers had chosen this material because it was the one that at the time could best reproduce the texture of human skin.

Below is a list of the main manufacturers of silicone sex dolls :

  • RealDoll (USA)
  • FutureDoll (China)
  • DreamDoll (France)
  • Sino Doll (China)

What is TPE ?

Since the 2000s, some manufacturers began to take an interest in TPE material as a replacement for silicone. TPE stands for Thermoplastic elastomers, sometimes referred to as thermoplastic rubbers, are 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. Okay, that’s a bit technical. To put it simply, let’s say that TPE makes it possible to make the body of a sex doll, with the same degree of realism as silicone, but at a much lower cost. TPE material has indeed allowed manufacturers to release sex dolls for less than $2000 while silicone sex dolls are usually all above the $2000.

Below is a list of the main manufacturers of TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomers) sex dolls :

  • WM Doll
  • 6YE
  • Climax
  • AIBEI
  • JY Doll
  • Piper Doll
  • Doll 4 Ever
  • DollHouse168

Silicone vs TPE sex dolls : Pros and Cons

Today, in 2021, all sex dolls are either made of silicone or TPE. For solid sex dolls, there is no other manufacturing material today apart from these 2. Please note that there are also sex dolls with a body made of TPE but with a head which is made of silicone. When it comes to sex, the sensations provided by vaginal or anal penetrations are the same, there is no difference in TPE and silicone at this level. Both materials are hypoallergenic material, which means that it is unlikely to cause allergic reactions. They also have one drawback that clothes can rub off on the skin. This is why we advise all our customers not to leave clothes on the doll when you are no longer using it.

Now let’s review the pros and cons of each.

Advantages of silicone sex dolls

With silicone, love dolls manufacturers have the opportunity to design faces in more detail. Like for example wrinkles or veins. It is impossible to make a “mature” face on a sex doll with the TPE. Silicone skin can be tattooed or pierced. This is also impossible with TPE. The skin is also less porous, less sensible to water.

To summarize :

  • More possibility to have details on the face, such as wrinkles or veins.
  • Can have tatoo.
  • Can have piercing.
  • Less porous than TPE

Disadvantages of silicone

The main inconvenient of made of silicone sex dolls is the price. Don’t expect to find a silicone doll for less than $2000 or else you run the risk of buying the wrong way. Important notice : except Real Doll, all other love dolls manufacturers don’t make silicone dolls with openable mouth. You can see their teeth, but the you can’t open widely the mouth to put your penis. So, if you for the oral sex (blowjob) is a MUST you definitely should go for a made of TPE sex doll.

Silicone is more sticky than TPE, it feels like modeling clay, but can be fixed with baby powder.

To summarize :

  • The price !
  • The skin is a bit “sticky”.
  • Can’t give oral sex

Advantages of TPE sex dolls

To summarize :

  • The price ! Much cheaper to produce than silicone, the manufacturers therefore sell them at lower prices than their made in silicone sex dolls.
  • Not sticky
  • Still realistic
  • The skin is softer to the touch than silicone.
  • Can’t have tatoo.
  • Can’t have piercing.
  • Can give oral sex ! (blowjobs)

All these advantages of TPE make this material more and more popular in the sex dolls industry of today.

Disadvantages of TPE

To summarize :

  • Not as realistic as silicone when it comes to face details
  • More porous

Conclusion : Which material for sex doll do we prefer ?

After have reviewing all the pro and cons of TPE and silicone, it is time to decide. Except if you absolutely want to tatoo your sex doll, or if you are looking for a mature sex doll that must have wrinkles on the face, we recommend dolls made in TPE because the degree of realization is the same as the silicone and that they are much cheaper. Over the years, TPE’s formulations have been continuously improved and now rival silicone. If you need any further informations about our fuck dolls, feel free to send us a message via our contact form.