Silicone and TPE are the most common materials in the sex doll industry today. Although, the choice of material becomes one of the first decisions you will need to make. Sex dolls made of silicone and TPE are among the top rated in the market, but there are also other options, such as thermoplastic, that are worth considering.
These two materials are usually the most popular because they are so realistic. They're also extremely comfortable, and with some practice you'll feel more like you're really there. Knowing the pros and cons of both options will guide you in making the right decision that will work best for you.
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Thermoplastic Elastomer, or TPE is made of rubber and plastic, and possesses properties from both materials. This makes TPE dolls more flexible, slip resistant and shock absorbent. They are the most affordable of dolls.
The best sex dolls are made of silicone, a man-made material that is rubbery, heat resistant, and available in a number of forms. With so many uses and so many products made out of it, silicone is an incredibly versatile material. It's used to make baby teething rings, kitchen spatulas, breast implants for cosmetic surgery, and other products. Silicone sex dolls have have proven to be the highest quality available.
TPE is a thermoplastic elastomer, often called thermoplastic rubber. It is a very resistant type of plastic that can be stretched up to 5 times in length and is also soft and relatively inexpensive. That is why it is often used for various products that are in everyday use.
Silicone is a polymer that is found in many things. It is used for food packaging, dental fillings, caulking, flooring, toys, and even condoms. It's also an excellent heat resistant material. It's a wonderful material to use when you need to do something that needs to stay warm or hot.
Everyone wants a very realistic feeling, and feel is something that will be very interesting. Both materials are soft and provide a realistic level of realism.
Silicone dolls give you a realistic feeling for things like the vagina, mouth, and other parts of the body. The body parts like breasts are very similar, as far as the exterior is concerned. Silicone is the slightly better option here, but generally speaking there is no big difference.
With TPE dolls, you'll have a look that's more realistic than silicone. They'll feel smooth, and the first time you'll touch them, you'll wonder how they look so realistic. You'll first have to decide if you want the feeling or look more important to you.
Silicone has strong abrasion resistance and high temperature resistance, while TPE has better flexibility, but it's easy to deform and have permanent deformation. Even though they have a lot of difference, there is no "better" option. It is up to the customers to decide what is most important to them, whether it is the look, the price, the maintenance, or the feeling. Both materials are safe, soft and hypoallergenic, which makes them suitable for the vast majority of people.
Choose what's best for you, don't let people on the internet convince you otherwise. It is extremely important to be objective and find a basis to choose, yes. But, there's no use buying something you KNOW you won't enjoy.
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When measuring to decide on the collar size you would like, Measure the thinnest part of your neck and add 1/2-2 inches depending on the fit you are looking for. 1/2 provides for a tight choker style fit while 1 to 2 inches will for a slight drop below the neck line.
|Neck Size||Size Collar To Order (Measured inside Circumference of collar)|
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