TPE vs. Silicone – Which Material Is Better For Making Sex Dolls?

The existence of sex dolls has been going on for years. These products continue to propagate due to the wide range of personal needs for an intimate companion at home. Varieties of sex dolls have come out. In light of all that, there are two major varieties of sex dolls available in the market for years. Both differ in the material used. There are silicon made sex dolls and thermoplastic elastomer made sex dolls.

What are the difference of the two and how can we differentiate and compare these two dolls? To better understand the two materials we need to first define them.

What is Thermoplastic Elastomer?

Thermoplastic elastomer or commonly known as TPE is a low-cost material that is made out of soft and non-toxic ingredients. It came from the class of polymers and co polymers. It is also known as thermoplastic rubber because of its elasticity and soft texture.

What is silicone?

It’s an odourless and non-toxic material that is known for its soft yet elastic texture. It’s a polymer with synthetic compound. The material is processed by repeating the units of siloxane, which is why it is also called polysiloxane.

Stability of material

Both materials have stability levels depending on how they react to their environment and other substances. Thermoplastic elastomer has lower resistance to heat compared to silicone. Silicone has more stable chemical properties so it has high resistance to heat and other chemicals. Thermoplastic elastomer is a plastic and rubber like material which will mostly react to heat and other chemicals.

The silicone however, can react to strong hydrofluoric acid and alkali substance. Although TPE can react to heat and may have odour, it’s recyclable and reusable.

Cost of the material

When it comes to cost, thermoplastic elastomer is cheaper than silicone material. That is why dolls made from silicone or more expensive.

Quality and texture feel

Okay the best thing to rate these materials is how they look and feel on a sex doll. When it comes to looks the silicone looks more real than the thermoplastic elastomer. Although the thermoplastic elastomer can easily be colored and tattooed, the silicone looks more like a real skin than the thermoplastic. When it comes to the feel of it, the silicone is more advantageous since it can simulate real skin like feel on the doll. It also has variety of softness and harness that can be applied on the doll. Silicone material is also safe on skin and is completely odorless.

They Make Sex Dolls – How Far Away Are We From Sex Robots?

Sex dolls are quite expensive, especially the well-made ones. You can get less expensive dolls that aren’t so low-grade they might as well be blow-up dolls. There are a few things in life you don’t want to go cheap over and sex dolls or real dolls costing $6,000 and above is one of them. Just as you want to always sleep on a good mattress or drink good beer and coffee, you want a decent sex doll. Now naturally, with all this talk of sex dolls taking over the sex toy world, how far are we from getting the sex robot? Never mind having literal sex machines like the Sybian or a nymphomanic girlfriend who fucks like one, will there ever be a “Blade Runner” type of scenario awaiting people in the future, with robots being so realistic they might as well replace humans as lovers. 

Sex Robots Won’t Be Merely Sci-Fi Soon

  • The Present Reality: Things that we used to think are all present in science fiction only has now become science fact, starting with us actually landing on the moon and going from there. Sex robots might become the wave of the future, but let’s take a look at the present first to see if we truly are headed towards easy-access wankery of the highest order not seen since Internet porn. The present reality today is that sex dolls are still quite taboo and niche.
  • A Worthwhile Investment Though: The negative stereotypes associated with owning your own sex doll as though you’re a super creepy and lonely virgin pervert is slowly but surely being peeled away the same way a couple or a woman owning a dildo is no big deal. It also helps that the best dolls, like real dolls, are hand-constructed by engineers and artists in order to get form and function just right on any given sex doll. It’s not injection molded at a factory.
  • How Will Sex Robots Be Made in the Future? The same attention to detail done on sex dolls will also be done for sex robots. The feeling of objectification that prostitutes get will now be transferred unto literal objects and walking sex toys so it’s not all that degrading anymore. These robots will come complete with pocket pussies, a great selection of accessories, plus customer support and care instructions to boot.

What about A.I. or Artificial Intelligence? It can get sticky, pardon the sex pun, when it comes to sex robots and their rights. Will they follow Asimov’s Three Rules of Robotics and whatnot? How about sex robotics producing products that are as expensive as cars, if not more so? In order to make a sex doll robot feel exceptionally realistic, they might be given A.I. to the point where people might start viewing robots as sentient beings.