TPE / Silicon
TPE sex dolls: light, lifelike and affordable!
TPE sex dolls are experiencing ever-increasing popularity. They are available in various designs. Here, the individual TPE love dolls can clearly differ from each other. A key difference in the production of sex dolls is the choice of material that forms the skin of the doll. Here, either silicone or TPE (thermoplastic elastomers) can be used.
What is TPE?
TPE is a plastic whose main ingredient is natural or synthetic rubber. In addition to rubber, TPE consists of various oils and other types of plastics. Through this combination of different materials TPE combines the positive properties of all substances used. Due to the influence of heat TPE can be deformed. This makes it possible to produce any shape with TPE. The production of TPE takes place without the addition of plasticizers.
Differences between silicone and TPE
In contrast to TPE, silicon consists of silicon and hydrocarbon compounds. Both silicone and TPE are characterized by the absorption of outside temperatures. Both can store the heat absorbed over a longer period of time. However, TPE can store heat faster than silicone. This allows sex dolls to absorb the body heat of the partner faster. Unlike dolls made of silicone, TPE sex dolls are more human. This feature makes TPE sex dolls more attractive and gives them a real skin feel. Silicone is very smooth on most love dolls. Due to this nature, silicone is characterised by its own skin feel. The surface of TPE can be changed later. Through this process, the surface of TPE can be made porous. The texture is very close to the human skin. TPE feels much softer than silicone.
If damage is caused to silicone-made sex dolls, they can be repaired with a special adhesive. However, the damaged areas lose stability. TPE is easily deformed and processed due to its reactivity in conjunction with the action of heat. This feature makes repairs to dolls made of TPE much easier. The damage is largely invisible after processing and the doll retains its original shape and durability. Also, changes in the feel of the adhesive used with silicone do not occur in dolls made of TPE. TPE has a lower density than silicone. This enhances the lifelike feel of TPE love dolls. Parts of the body that are not strong in the human body, such as the breast, are more natural in TPE sex dolls than dolls made of silicone.
The lower density TPE is also more flexible and elastic than silicone. TPE sex dolls can be due to this fact easier to bring in the desired position. Depending on the material used, there may be price differences for the dolls. Dolls made of TPE are generally cheaper to buy than dolls made of silicone.
What is the difference between silicone and TPE?
Silicone and TPE are both high quality sex materials. Silicone is typically regarded as the more durable material and TPE as the most realistic. Here are the main attributes of each material.
- A bit harder than TPE but also more durable.
- More expensive.
- Easier to clean.
- Safe for human contact.
- TPE is softer to the touch.
- More realistic ‘jiggling’ of body parts (breasts, ass, etc).
- The material is more elastic which allows the dolls to be more flexible at their joints.
- Good heat retention.
- Less expensive.
- Safe for human contact
- Less durable than Silicone - more care is required to clean and care for it properly.
Care of TPE love dolls
Dolls made from TPE sweat out an oil. Due to the special nature of TPE, this oil is also absorbed by the dolls. For this reason, the permanent contact of the doll with dark fabrics should be avoided. The doll can otherwise absorb dyes from the fabrics. This can lead to a discoloration of the doll. To maintain the natural feel of the doll made of TPE, it should be maintained at regular intervals. For this purpose, oily substances such as commercial baby oil are suitable. For larger soiling of the doll, the spots on the skin made of TPE can be removed with special cleaners.