These beauties are made from a variety of materials. The most popular ones used to make real sex dolls are silicone and TPE (thermoplastic elastomer)
Both materials have their own pros and cons and are suitable for different people depending on their different requirements.
To make your choice easy, you could ask yourself a few questions: how much would you like to spend on a sex doll; if you want to use the doll just for sex or to accompany you to take hot showers; if you want the doll to be more realistic or more durable; how often will you use the doll; how much time can you spend on maintenance; if you want to dress it up in nice clothes or you don’t really care; if you want a more flexible doll or a more realistic looking doll. After you have the answers to these questions, read on to learn the differences between sex dolls made of TPE and silicone.
Silicone and TPE manufacturing technology has undergone many changes over the last few years and techniques have been greatly improved. Silicone is basically a silicon rubber mixed with carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. TPE is a thermoplastic elastomer, which is basically plastic and rubber mixed together.
The TPE wrist has gained great popularity in recent years, largely because of its low cost. The thermoplastic elastomer is very cheap to produce and the sex dolls, therefore, carry a low cost. Also, this low cost does not mean bad quality, so it provides an additional benefit. Silicone dolls are expensive compared to TPE, and therefore, only a few who are willing to spend a little extra money can afford to buy silicone dolls.
TPE basically provides a cheap alternative to silicone sex dolls with almost the same quality as silicone.
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Both TPE and silicone are soft materials, so both are almost similar in their degrees of realism, with only minor differences. But if we are talking about realism, silicone sex dolls have an advantage, because the silicone industry has grown and refined due to new technologies in recent years. Silicone sex dolls have the most refined vagina as well as other body parts. And the TPE industry is in its growth phase, so TPE sex dolls are not as well defined as silicone sex dolls, but still have a realistic feel to them.
Porous or non-porous:
Silicone sex dolls are not porous. They are easy to sterilize and therefore very hygienic. They have no pores where moisture or water can be trapped. TPE dolls, on the other hand, contain pores, so they cannot be sterilized. This makes them difficult to clean and moisture remains inside the vaginal and anal cavities, which can be unhygienic and can cause infections. However, both materials are hypoallergenic.
Similar sensations to reality
Obviously, one wants to have real sensations by having sex with dolls. Both TPE and silicone provide different benefits with respect to these sensations. Although both TPE and silicone can retain warmth, silicone is less sensitive to heat. Therefore, you can take hot showers with your silicone doll, but not with a TPE doll. Both TPE and silicone are soft materials, but TPE is more elastic, which makes it softer to the touch than silicone, and feels quite dense and even sticky to the touch. This elasticity makes TPE’s breasts and buttocks shake when you have sex with it, which makes it much sexier. Also, because TPE is an elastic material, it is more flexible and easier to achieve different positions with it.