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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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)
Silicone is more advanced in this field, but the TPE is starting to have some AI functions, AF doll have for example moaning options
If you are on a budget, AF Doll is a TPE brand that has proven to be reliable, perfect to start
WM Doll is a best seller, sharing the same factory than YL doll, both are good choices.
Zonedoll is a long time player in the silicone sex dolls, former hit doll, now Sinodoll (their new brand) is focusing on high quality!