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 pros and cons! 

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


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

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


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

From brand new imported from Japan, to recycle on made in China. This has a huge 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 bacterias 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 less bad odor.

In any of the material, we recommend to clean your doll after each intercourse, for the doll, but also mostly for your safety!


At Realistic Love Doll, we only sell genuine brands, so the skeletons are full motion.

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 which one you prefer!

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

Breast realism, 

An extent of softness. The TPE is more spongy than the Silicone, so the breast will be less hard.

The breast of the TPE dolls is hollow breasts, because of an empty gap inside.

You can request a full TPE breast if you prefer firm breasts.

Face realism, 

Both are really good, and now WM Dolls is making face with realistic tongue feature!

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


For small tears, both are easy to repair.

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

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 electronics components inside)

Heating system,

Silicone is more advanced in this field, but the TPE is starting to have some AI functions, AF doll 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 cheaper cost. Because there is a learning curve when you own a doll it’s better to avoid expensive dolls as a first one!

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

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