Difference Between TPE and Silicone Dolls
If you’re thinking about buying your first sex doll, you may be wondering what kind of material to choose. This can often be one of the hardest decisions to make, as sex dolls can come in various materials – including latex, plastic, silicone, and TPE. The most popular and high-quality materials used in sex dolls are silicone and TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) as these types of dolls tend to last longer and offer a more pleasurable experience. In today’s blog, we look at the difference between TPE and silicone dolls, including the benefits and disadvantages of each one.
The difference between TPE and silicone dolls
What is TPE?
This fantastic combination of materials, TPE, is a pliable material that offers the toughness and shock absorption of rubber and plastic. This material is perfect for a broad range of applications from toys to medical products and is used in situations where a shock-absorbing product is necessary.
TPE can take on many different shapes, but it can’t retain very well after many years of use. It looks realistic initially, but the color fades over time, and the surface becomes sticky or powdery. Silicone products can also be sticky, but they are more durable than TPE products. A TPE doll is less expensive than silicone because fewer materials and labor are associated with its production. Silicone, on the other hand, requires a lot of time and effort to create, which is why it costs more.
Pros: Affordable, soft, flexible, lighter
What is silicone rubber?
Silicone rubber is a newer material commonly used in the industry due to its softness and elasticity. Its smooth appearance looks lifelike and has a soft touch that feels exquisite. Silicone is more popular because it is safer, hypoallergenic, and has no reaction to the human body.
Silicone rubber is commonly used in a range of products, from medical equipment to toys and dolls. It’s a very soft material and can remain strong under pressure, easily maintaining its shape. Heat resistant and easy to clean, silicone rubber combines the cleanliness of silicone with the durability and heat resistance of latex.
Pros: Long-lasting, more detail, no odor, resistance to deformity
Difference between TPE and silicone dolls: Pros and cons
Silicone offers durability, while TPE provides affordability. If you’re looking for something soft, realistic, pliable, and affordable, then TPE is your right choice. And of course, the grade of the TPE is essential too, as a poor-quality one will cause some allergic reactions, some irritation or even a strange smell. A high-quality TPE doll can offer flexibility and a softer touch but won’t last as long as silicone, so it’s entirely up to the user what they prefer.
With both types of material, cleaning and care are essential to ensuring the doll’s longevity. This includes regularly washing the doll with water and gentle soap, drying the doll out completely, and storing the doll in a cool, aerated environment to help prevent mold from growing. You should also regularly sterilize crevices with an anti-bacterial solution and use a douche pump for crevices for a thorough clean.
Buy TPE and silicone dolls from Next Level Loves
We hope our blog on the difference between TPE and silicone dolls has helped you make a decision. If you’d like to purchase your first doll, you can browse our range of female sex dolls online, including TPE and silicone sex dolls of every size, hair color, and nationality. Or, if you have any questions about our dolls, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our online form, and one of our doll specialists will be in touch as soon as possible.