First of all, let’s talk about what TPE is made from and its performance when it comes to sex dolls. TPE (or Thermoplastic Elastomer) is almost brand new, compared to silicone. It is a mixture of rubber and plastic. TPE can be stretched repeatedly, and it will return to its original length right away. It is much softer than other materials, and it can hold multiple positions because of flexibility.
Another advantage of TPE sex dolls is that they are cheaper than the silicone dolls even though the material is more realistic. TPE materials can be recyclable. It is also very hypoallergenic, and it will not cause any allergic reactions.
If you get a stain on your doll – it is very hard to clean. The material is very porous, and you should clean up the vaginal and anal cavities as much as you can. If you do not do a good clean up – beware, you may see some mold.
TPE could be sticky to the touch, but this problem can be easily solved with some baby powder. It is also barely resistant to heat, so taking a bath with your doll may be a problem.
Silicone material is much easier to clean since it is not as sticky as Thermoplastic Elastomer. It is more expensive, but also more resistant to heat, stains, and water. It does not require much maintenance compared to other sex dolls materials. And just like TPE, silicone is also hypoallergenic.
Silicone sex dolls have the most realistic vaginal and anal cavity, which can be a great benefit to most people. Cleaning it would not be a problem since it is very easy to sterilize. We would still not recommend the use of alcohol for sterilization, but rather softer cleaning tools.
When you touch a silicone doll – it feels like it is very hard, way harder than TPE material. The butt and breasts will not wobble when you rock them back in fourth.
For some, a big disadvantage would be the price of a silicone doll – it is way more expensive, than TPE. The average price would be $2500 for a doll like that.
TPE VS Silicone Sex Dolls – Which one is Better?
It is like how much are you willing to pay for, whether you want to take a hot bath with your doll, whether it is important that the vaginal and anal cavity look realistic to you?
You should make your decision by answering these questions.
Each material has its worshipers and it is not really possible to determine if one or the other is better in an objective way. You will have to make a choice depending on your budget and your preferences.