Which material to choose, TPE or SILICONE?


Tough decision? Let's take a look.

We started with an inflatable doll, which over time we brought to the perfection of today's realistic sexual dolls. The materials our sex dolls are made of are constantly advancing.

The makers of sex dolls experimented with different materials and looked for the best and most realistic look. Love doll makers have therefore started using high quality medical SILICONE, due to their realistic structure and faithful touch. Sometimes also referred to as super realistic sex doll. Due to the more demanding technological process, silicone sex dolls are obviously more expensive.

However, it did not take long for material engineering scientists to ensure that material became a pioneer of realistic sex dolls TPE, was not a thermoplastic elastomer. TPE material is currently the most widespread and most popular material in the world. TPE material was developed for better price, while the properties of the human body are very faithful.



Silicone is used for soft sex toys because of its durability, cleanability, and non-degradation of petroleum-based lubricants.   It is a blend of silicon polymer along with carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. The sex toy and sex doll industry has been using silicone for many years.

Sex dolls use silicone rubber and can be very soft or very strong, depending on the composition. Because silicone has a very high durability, you can find silicone dolls with built-in heating systems, as these dolls can be heated without problems for a long time.



  • Usually has the most realistic rectum, vagina and other adaptable body parts
  • Can be heated and can contain integrated heating systems
  • It is a non-porous material, so it is easier to clean and sterilize. It is hypoallergenic (similar to TPE)
  • Better water and stain resistance
  • It's realistic and soft



  • Usually more expensive, especially for larger models
  • For some customers, silicone may be sticky, so it is recommended to use baby powder
  • It's firmer, less soft than TPE. These sex dolls are usually stiffer
  • Silicone is less durable than TPE, although easier to maintain


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Commonly referred to as a thermoplastic elastomer, it is a class of copolymers or a physical mixture of polymers (usually plastics and rubber) made from materials with both thermoplastic and elastomeric properties.

TPE is used in everyday products because it can be injected and molded into products that require the use of rubber. We are sure you will find this material in some products in your home. It is more affordable than silicone and has properties such as flexibility, formability, soft structure.

Thanks to the properties of TPE, this material is one of the best ways to make realistic sex dolls at an affordable price.



  • Great value for money. In general, TPE dolls are more affordable than silicone dolls and still offer great quality
  • Lively and fairly realistic look
  • TPE is more flexible, compressible and softer, allowing doll lovers to place their dolls in more positions
  • Retains heat but not too much heat
  • Hypoallergenic and odorless



  • Lower resistance to stains on clothes and colors
  • It is a porous material, so cleaning is more difficult and cannot be sterilized, so sex dolls made of TPE materials are not suitable for lending
  • Quality, flexibility, thickness, etc. Depends on the compound used by the manufacturer.



The combination of both materials is becoming very popular at the moment. As a rule, the head is made of high-quality silicone material, the body is made of cheaper high-quality TPE material. Some manufacturers are willing to make any combination. It all depends on the customer's wishes.



Both materials have very similar properties. And if you don't have any specific preferences, we recommend based on our customer feedback, dolls made of high quality TPE material, which will guarantee a great experience and overall impression.

It's up to you, but we will be happy to help you with the selection.


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