WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SILICONE AND TPE?

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SILICONE AND TPE?

Postautor: sldolls » 8 wrz 2019, o 20:01

Does the sex doll's material really matter?
The question of whether to go with a silicone or TPE Sex Doll is one of the most searched queries on the internet by customers. And just like the case with other products, everyone wants to understand the pros and cons of both options before making the purchase decision. And to be fair, we all have different tastes, lifestyle choices, interests, and what works for you might not necessarily be my cup of tea.

In this article, we'll shed light on the differences and advantages of both materials to help you make the right decision.



Over time, sex doll manufacturers have been experimenting with different realistic materials in the quest to demystify the experience and offer sex doll enthusiasts with a wide range of options to choose from. For a long time, silicone was seen as the go-to material by Love Dolls makers because of its realistic feel and ease of maintenance. However, the material is not easy to come by, which means that the cost is transferred to the client, making SILICONE Sex Doll more expensive.

However, Chinese manufacturers set out to try out other different materials that are readily available to produce affordable sex dolls without affecting the quality and realism of the end product. Among the materials put on test, TPE emerged as a reliable substitute for silicone because of its realistic texture and human-like feel. Today, TPE has become the most popular material by the manufacturers as it feels more realistic than silicone and is much affordable.

WHAT IS SILICONE?
Known for its durability, ease of cleaning, and human-like feel, silicone has been used as the go-to sex toy material for decades. The material which looks and feels like the human skin houses a blend of silicon polymer, carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Depending on the composition of the components, silicone can vary in softness. And since the material is heat resistant, heating functions can be incorporated in silicone-made sex dolls to further enhance the experience.

WHAT IS TPE?
Known to many as thermoplastic rubber, TPE was introduced into the sex doll market to provide a quality and affordable option to silicone without affecting the quality of the experience. The material belongs to a class of copolymers made of thermoplastic and elastomeric materials.

TPE is used in many products than you wouldn't probably imagine because of its flexibility and molding ability that allows it to be manipulated, especially in products that require the use of rubber. And while it might not be as easy to maintain, TPE is more affordable than silicone and has a soft texture that feels like the human skin. This combination of features make it one of the best materials to make affordable and realistic sex dolls.

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE MAKING THE DECISION
How much are you willing to spend?
Do you want to take the fun to the shower/ bathtub?
How much time do you want to be spending with your doll for maintenance?
Are you more interested in looks or the touch?
MAJOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SILICONE AND TPE
1. The Cost

As said earlier, silicone had been the sole realistic sex doll material for long until manufacturers set out to find a more affordable and realistic option. This quest led to the discovery of TPE, which is just as realistic if not more but readily available as compared to silicone. The discovery of this inexpensive option meant that sex doll manufacturers could develop affordable sex dolls to meet the ever-changing needs of the global clientele.

You know what even more amazing? The low cost TPE material doesn't translate to poor quality sex dolls, which means you don't have to pay the extra money for silicone anymore (unless you really have to). Basically, TPE offers an affordable alternative to silicone sex dolls for sex doll enthusiasts.

2. The Level of Realism

Both silicone and TPE are soft and human-like, which makes it hard to measure the difference in the degree of realism. However, when it comes to realistic modelling, silicone has the upper hand over TPE, only because it has been in use for a longer time and can be used together with new technologies like heating functions. And while the TPE material has a realistic touch to the sex doll appearance, it's still new in the market, and there's still much that can be done to enhance the preciseness.

Pro Tip: While silicone-made sex dolls might have more refined body parts such as the mouth and vagina, TPE is far squishier, especially on protruding features like the butt and boobs. So, if you enjoy the natural wobbling of the breast during sex, TPE sex dolls will blow your mind.

3. The Levels of Hygiene

When it comes to sex dolls, hygiene is measured by determining whether the material used is porous or non-porous. Silicone sex dolls are non-porous, which makes it easy to clean and sterilize regularly to enhance the doll's hygiene. The material features a soft surface free of pores where water and other body fluids can be trapped either during cleaning or sex. On the other hand, the TPE material contains mini pores where moisture and other foreign material can be trapped.

The presence of the pores in the material means it cannot be sterilized and makes cleaning more difficult as you have to make sure all the water is drained off after cleaning. After sex, body fluids may be retained in the anal and vaginal activities, which is unhygienic and can cause infections to the user in the long-run.

4. True-to-life Sensations

The main value of introducing a sex doll in your bedroom is to enjoy true-to-life sensations just like you would with a woman. Both silicone and TPE materials actualize your fantasies with a blend of warmth and excellence that you've always wanted. However, when it comes to integration of technology to enhance the experience, TPE falls short.

Silicone is less sensitive to heat as compared to TPE, which means you can integrate heating functions as well as enjoy warm showers with a realistic silicone sex doll but not with a TPE sex doll. On the other hand, TPE is squishier and more elastic than silicone, which allows you to enjoy the sexy view of the wiggling breasts and butt during sex.

5. Maintenance

When it comes to maintenance, silicone edges TPE because of its pore-less build that makes it easy to clean the sex doll. Silicone doesn't stain easily and can be sanitized once in a while, meaning the latter is more demanding in terms of maintenance

In conclusion, both silicone and TPE materials possess a set of pros and cons that will resonate differently to people depending on how you intend to use your sex doll, the price you're willing to pay, the amount of time you wish to spend in maintenance, among other variables. Both materials come in good quality and are similar in many degrees, but it comes down to individual preferences.

Understand what you want and pick the sex doll material that resonates with your situation the most.

I hope this article will help you make the decision so you can get the best sex doll for you.

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