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TPE VS Silicone Sex Doll: How To Make The Right Choice

Sex dolls have come a long way since the first attempts. Inflatables are so fake and uncomfortable that you wouldn’t believe that people used to settle for those types. With the advancement of technology and materials, sex-dolls have dramatically improved. So much so that materials are starting to mimic Real Doll skin and flesh. Gone are the days of really uncomfortable and skin slicing plastic.

Silicone vs TPE Sex Dolls Pros & Cons

When it comes to purchasing a sex doll, the material dictates 90 percent of the feel and sensation. Because of this, it is crucial to give enough thought about which material one would choose, TPE or Silicone. To identify which material to go for, let us go through the pros and cons of each material

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TPE stands for Thermoplastic Elastomer, also known as thermoplastic rubbers. It is manufactured from a mix of polymers. In the case of sex dolls, plastic, and rubber. This combination of polymers results in a material that consists of thermoplastic (plastic) and elastomeric (rubber) properties.
Furthermore, it can be stretched up to 5.5 times in length. These properties contribute to its suppleness and softness. As a result, TPE is a reasonably popular material used in everyday items too because it can be used to make items that possess rubber-like features but still utilize the efficiency of current injection molding techniques since it can conform to irregular shapes when heated. This makes it more economical to shape and reshape.
We shall now go over more specific pros and cons of TPE.
When making TPE sex dolls, two ingredients are mixed, a thermoplastic, and an elastomer. Because these materials respond well to injection molding, mass production is efficient and maximized. Because of these efficiencies, cost reduction has allowed for a cheap sex doll. A doll can cost $800 to $2,000.

Since TPE is a mix of thermoplastic and an elastomer, the properties of these materials can be altered to create an ideal texture. Manufacturers have created a soft and elastic blend providing a very lifelike sex dolls touch. As a result, it is more realistic compared to Silicone.
Breasts and buttocks will wobble and act naturally when the doll is moved back and forth, given the unique characteristics of TPE.
In terms of the extent of sex positions, TPE is more elastic, which makes the dolls more flexible. This contributes to the broader variety of sex positions which the doll may handle.

Since TPE is not Silicone-based, dolls made from this material are compatible with silicone-based lubricants, as well as water-based lubricants.

TPE is a porous material. Because of this, the stains from clothes seep into the porosities, making them susceptible to stains from clothes. If this happens, stain removers may be purchased from
Another downside to porosity is the ability to retain water in the form of humidity. This makes the doll prone to mold growth, which is very unhygienic. To avoid this, the doll must be thoroughly dried after cleaning.
Because TPE is partially made of thermoplastic, the same properties that allow being easily injectable make it susceptible to heat. In worst cases, TPE can start losing its consistency or enter the glass transition phase upon reaching 104o Fahrenheit (40C).

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Unlike TPE, a silicone sex doll is not a mixture of thermoplastic and an elastomer. It is classified as a thermoset. Unlike TPE, its shape and qualities are fixed once it cures. It is heat-resistant and rubber-like. Given these qualities, it is used in a wide range of applications that maximizes its quality. Such examples of uses are in lubricants, medicine, glue, cooking utensils, etc.

One of the great qualities of Silicone is its ability to retain shape even under extreme pressure. Also, it is very heat resistant giving it the ability to withstand being boiled for sterilization. Furthermore, it is highly inert since it does not react with most chemicals, which makes it medically safe to be used as an implant.

Silicone is not as soft as TPE. It feels more dense and stiff to touch as compared with TPE. It is more rubber-like than life-like.
When it comes to buttocks and breasts, given the more rubber-like consistency, these features will not wobble when the doll is rocked back and forth as they would with TPE.
Given the lubricants, it may be exposed to Silicone is not the most durable polymer.
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