TPE vs Silicone: Differences between TPE and Silicone love doll.

TPE vs Silicone

TPE vs Silicone: The differences between TPE and Silicone love dolls is not a clean win for one of each.   

Each of the 2 materials has pros and cons. If you are a doll user already you know which one you prefer, but when you start it’s hard to decide.

Even if the price will play a major role when you buy your first doll, here it is a chart with the pros and cons! 

As you can see from this chart, TPE and Silicone dolls have different properties.


Silicone is stronger than TPE and also more expensive, the durability is also better!

The pro of the TPE is the ability to resist stretching in a better way than Silicone. (TPE is based on rubber)


This is a tricky point. Because of the nature of the TPE (blend), you can have various qualities of TPE.

From brand new imported from Japan, to recycle made in China. This has a significant impact on the price as the doll is only made with TPE (and metallic skeleton).

This is why you can see the same doll as some know TPE brands like WM dolls, for twice cheaper, because it’s a copy!  

This is a key factor when it comes to TPE vs Silicone buying option.


TPE is porous, so bacteria can develop easily inside with humidity and heat.

These dolls require closer attention to cleaning. Silicone ones are less “bacteria friendly”, so because of that, fewer bacteria and less bad odor.

In any of the materials, we recommend cleaning your doll after each intercourse, for the doll, but also mostly for your safety!


At Realistic Love Doll, we only sell genuine brands, the skeletons are in full motion and we provide certificates of authenticity for the major brands.

Jinsan Skeleton TPE
Jinsan Skeleton TPE

In this case, both TPE and Silicone dolls are very realistic when it comes to movement.  

The fingers are made of wire, and the same for all dolls, from medium to top range, you need to pay attention while posing them.

Skin Softness,

Both TPE and Silicone dolls have soft skin, but it’s impossible to tell you which one you will prefer!

For example, I prefer the feeling of silicone and some of my colleagues like the TPE feeling. This is a matter of taste!

Breast realism, 

The hollow breast (with air inside) is the standard for the TPE industry, but it’s possible to order your sex doll with a full TPE breast or with a gel implant (if available for the size).

Most of the silicone brands will offer a gel implant directly as the hollow one is more complicated to do.

Face realism, 

Both are really good, and now WM Dolls is making faces with realistic tongue features!

The latest silicone head from WM Doll is also a piece of art! Bringing realism to an upper level.

Silicone faces tend to be more detailed with often implanted eyebrows.


For small tears, both are easy to repair.

But for larger repairs, Silicone is harder because it’s very hard to fill in the gap like the TPE ones. In case of damage don’t wait to repair it!  

TPE is also easy to clean off the color stains.

Water Proof, 

Just remind to don’t submerge the head with water and everything will be fine!  (if you have an intelligent doll avoid bath or shower as there are electronic components inside)

Heating system,

Silicone is more advanced in this field, but the TPE is starting to have some AI functions, AF dolls have for example moaning options

Our recommendations

Check out our latest dolls or our Sex Dolls Buying Guide to have an idea of the dolls available.

We usually recommend TPE if you are a new user because of the cheaper cost. Because there is a learning curve when you own a doll it’s better to avoid expensive dolls as a first one!

Check out our latest products!

Any questions on our TPE vs Silicone guide or our sex dolls feel free to ask us!

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