When you decide to buy an adult sex doll,you’re left to face one question,which kind fo sex doll to choose, TPE sex doll or silicone sex doll? A life-size sex doll is usually made of two kinds of material,one is TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer),another is Silicone.

Both of the two kinds of sex dolls have their pros and cons,which are suitable for different kinds of people,it depends on many things. First you need to ask yourself some questions follow:

  • How much can you pay for a sex doll?
  • What is the doll used for?
  • What is the quality and degree of realism do you request on the doll?
  • How long would you like to use the doll?
  • Would you plan to dress her up with clothes?

After answering the questions, go the next step to see the difference of the TPE sex doll and Silicone sex doll.

About Material

TPE stands for elastomer thermoplastic, also called rubber thermoplastic. TPE is extracted from petroleum,have plastic smelly,we find many people can not bear the odor,if you are sensitive to smell,don’t recommend to buy TPE sex doll.

Silicone is a kind of safe and harmless material,widely use to make kitchen tool,bowl,spoon and product mould,No smell and suitable for all kinds of people.

silicone-vs-tpe sex doll


The price of an adult TPE sex doll usually from $1300-$2000,the price is different from brands and weight, for Silicone sex doll the price is usually higher than $2500. Many people can not afford the price, it is about double than TPE sex doll. While the price of silicone sex doll from BBdoll is from $1799 to $2299,it is in the high price section of TPE sex doll,most people can accept it, and find BBdoll is the most Cost-effective silicone sex doll.

Degree of Realism

For silicone sex doll,implanted hair and eyebrow can be applied on silicone head,it makes head much more realistic.Check the following pictures. While implanted hair and eyebrown can not be implied on TPE head,as it is too soft to hold hair.

sex doll head

Doll Skin Porosity

It is safe to assume that the skin of the silicone dolls is non-porous. So, the chances of the skin of your sex doll accidentally absorbing moisture are technically negligible and you are free to use skin-friendly cleansing agents to clean up your silicone sex doll. On the other hand, the TPE sex dolls do have pores on their smooth skin, so cleaning them through standard means can pose an issue. Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean you should simply refrain from cleaning your TPE sex doll.

Many people complain that TPE sex doll separate much oil out, which is smelly and also hard to maintain. There is no such problem for Our silicone sex doll. Very little oil or even no oil separate out from our silicone sex dolls, it is easy to maintain.

Sex Sence and Experience

One of the main function of the sex doll is sex,TPE and silicone provide different benefits in these senses.TPE is soft Soft and elastic,give good sex sense, the silicone is fulfilling and toughness,just like sex with a young lady.

Both TPE and silicone are soft materials, but TPE is more elastic, which makes smoother than silicone, and silicone is quite dense to the touch and sometimes sticky. This elasticity makes the breasts of the TPE sex doll and the hips swing when having sex with it, which makes it more sexy. In addition, since TPE is an elastic material, it is more flexible, so you can take different poses with her.

Maintenance & Care

sex doll details

Since silicone dolls are easy to clean and sterilize, they require very little to no maintenance. Also, silicone doesn’t stain easily.

TPE is not as resistant to water, heat, stains as silicone, so it requires maintenance after regular intervals. It’s a tough clean when you get a stain on your doll. TPE may be sticky to the touch, but some baby powder can solve this problem quickly. It is hardly heat resistant too, so it could be a problem to bathe with your life size doll. The product is very porous, and the vaginal and anal cavities should be washed as much as possible. You can see some mold if you don’t clean well – so, beware!


TPE is said to be less durable than silicone, so silicone has the upper hand if we talk about longevity. TPE dolls may last for 1-2 years. Most early realistic doll owners have their dolls with them for 3-5 years. TPE is said to be less durable than silicone, so silicone has the upper hand if we talk about the longevity. However, this largely depends upon the quality of material that is used in making the doll.

To sum up, both silicone and TPE have their pros and cons, and it can be challenging to choose between them while buying a sex doll. However, both TPE and silicone sex dolls come in good quality and are similar in many degrees. But different people have different preferences. Know your requirements thoroughly, and then decide which sex doll would be the best for you.