TPE sex doll vs silicone sex doll

TPE Sex Doll Vs Silicone Sex Doll, Which One Is Better?

When you decide to buy the first love doll, you may have no clear understanding of how the differences between TEP sex dolls and silicone sex dolls, and how to choose the right one for yourself.

Silicone dolls got highly favored by both manufactures and customers, due to their excellent quality and easy molding. While TPE love dolls are now getting more popular as they could offer a more realistic skin and soft touch with a lifelike sex experience.

Well, there are mainly three types of sex dolls in the adult products market, TPE sex doll, silicone sex doll, and a combination of head in silicone and body in TPE. Hope the types won’t get you more confused to make decisions. Here we would like to guide you on the differences between silicone sex doll and TPE sex doll from the points below:

  • Materials
  • Prices
  • Textures
  • Functions
  • Durability
  • Cleanliness
  • Heat resistance
  • Lube safety

What is TPE?

TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer) is a kind of Thermoplastic Elastomer material. Which is usually a polymer made by materials with thermoplastic and elastomer properties, such as plastics and rubber.

TPE material is often used in daily products as it has super flexibility and can be easily stretched and molded into the desired shape. The high resilience and soft touch of TPE makes the ass and breasts a more realistic wobbling in TPE sex dolls.

Readhead TPE young sex doll

Pros and Cons of TPE sex Doll


  • With a cheaper price, TPE sex dolls are more cost-effective than silicone dolls. Typically, a TEP sex doll costs $300-1000, which is quite cheaper than silicone dolls with a price over $2000-8000. That’s also the main and most important reason the TPE dolls gain more popularity.
  • Three sexual parts – vagina, anus, and mouth. Its soft and elastic texture provides doll lovers more lifelike touch and super realistic feel.
  • As the softness of TPE, the dolls’ breasts and hip wobble more naturally with your rhythm of the thrust. That would offer you layers of exciting sexual experiences visually, psychologically, and physically.
  • The material is more flexible and softer, which allows the doll lovers to put their dolls in multiple postures and get more different sexual experiences.
  • This material is hypoallergenic and safe for human use. It will not cause any allergic reactions even you use it without condom protection.
  • The porous structure of the material makes it could retain warmth, but sensitive to high temperature.
  • Safe to use water-based and silicone-based lubricating oil.
  • TPE sex dolls can last longer than silicone by proper maintenance.
  • TPE material can be recycled.


  • It’s easy to get stains. Pay attention to newspapers, dark leather, or any leather materials with oil-soluble pigments.
  • It might be a little bit sticky to touch. But it’s easy to get solved by using baby powder.
  • TPE is a kind of porous material, so the dolls are more difficult to clean and easy to grow bacteria and mold inside. You need to keep the dolls completely dry, especially in the vagina and anal cavity.
  • TPE dolls are very sensitive to heat, and cannot use them in the shower/hot bath. When the temperature higher than 40ºC, TPE may lose its consistency and start melting.
  • TPE dolls cannot be sterilized.
  • The overall appearance of TPE dolls is not as realistic as that of silicone dolls.
Japanese pornstar young big boobs sex doll

What is Silicone?

Silicone is a polymer mixed with carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. While you may know it more as Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR).

As a special rubber, it has good mechanical strength, abrasion resistance and heat resistance after cross-linking. Basing on these properties, silicone is the most used material in plastic surgery (mainly used for breast augmentation), which also makes it a first-class choice for making more realistic physical sex dolls.

Silicone sex doll with hands touching vagina

Pros and Cons of Silicone Sex Doll


  • The vagina, anus, and mouth of silicone sex dolls are more realistic
  • The Head is more realistic and looks more like a real person. The delicate skin texture makes the makeup more delicate and durable. Eyelashes, eyebrows, and hair are artificially implanted. With the carefully processed facial details, you’ll enjoy a more real and exciting sexual feeling.
  • They are heat resistant. Therefore, silicone dolls can be sterilized by boiling. Also, you could bring the dolls and use them in the shower or hot bath.
  • Unlike the porous TPE, silicone is a non-porous material that makes it very easy to clean.
  • Hypoallergenic (similar to TPE).
  • Compared with TPE dolls, less maintenance required.
  • More stable technology by used in many fields for many years.


  • More expensive as the expensive material and molding technology.
  • Not as soft and realistic as TPE, as the parting line is more obvious.
  • As silicone is harder than TPE, the hip and breasts will not shake like TPE dolls.
  • Not as durable as TPE.
  • Cannot use silicone lubricants.
  • Easily oxidized.
Silicone sex doll sitting on the edge of the bed

Head in Silicone and Body in TPE

If you prefer the real face of the silicone sex doll and the soft body of the TPE, then there is also a third choice, silicone head + TPE body. It not only has a more affordable price, but also satisfied doll lovers who like dolls with decent looks, but also the soft and flexible body. So it could be the most cost-effective combination. 

The only disadvantage is the silicone head has no sexual function. Because the silicone density of the head is greater than ordinary silicone to ensure the makeups, hairs would be durable.

Silicone sex doll with hand touching shoulder

Wrap up

In a word, TPE sex dolls and silicone sex dolls both have obvious advantages and disadvantages. The choice is not only affected by the differences of the materials but also depends on the preferences of the doll lovers themself. An important factor of the hard choice is not about the quality and price but focuses on how much the degree to treat the dolls as a life partner, not merely for sexual purposes.

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