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Silicone or TPE Sex Doll?

At first, only silicone was used for making Sex Dolls. Today's modern technologies have made it possible to manufacture to the more affordable TPE (thermoplastic elastomer). What are the differences between these materials? What are the pros and cons and what should we consider when buying a sex doll?


Silicone material


  • Higher resistance to heat, water and stains
  • It is less porous and adhesive than TPE
  • It is more durable and less prone to damage
  • It is easier to repair and clean
  • Odorless


  • Higher price
  • Harder and less elastic than TPE


TPE material


  • Is elastic, flexible and soft
  • Has high material memory (doll is easier to position)
  • Heats well
  • More affordable than silicone
  • More realistic skin textures


  • The surface is more adhering (baby powder must be used)
  • It has lower temperature and stain resistance
  • New TPE doll "smells" slightly of plastic (the smell soon fades)

Before buying a doll, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Will I only use it for sex?
  • Do I want to dress her in different outfits?
  • Is appearance or touch more important to me?
  • Do I care about her long life?
  • Is higher price OK for me?

One cannot clearly say what material is better or worse. They have different characteristics and it depends on a purpose of your doll. In general, TPEs made of TPE are more accessible and more widespread (mainly due to the very pleasant skin). 

We from Naughty Harbor can highly recommend the TPE doll according to the practical and long-term experiences. If you are unsure about the choice, make a discreet reservation and come to try, visit us at Naughty Harbor

More information about materials can be found on our sex doll blog.