With a TPE sex doll, there are a few cons that do come with this, so it is best to know these. One of the biggest problems is that it often can become sticky and tacky over time. This type of skin absorbs the oils from our hands and skin a whole lot more, which is why over time they do get sticky. However, you can use a renewal powder on this in order to help clean it up. But it is something that you should certainly keep in mind.
In Japan one can purchase inflatable love pillows or "dakimakura" that are printed with a life-size picture of a porn star or anime character. Other less common novelty love dolls include overweight, intersex, elderly and alien dolls, which are usable for pleasure but also tend to be given as gag gifts. Some inflatable dolls even have the form of children.
CybOrgasMatrix dolls used an elastic gel, which they claimed to be superior to silicone in elasticity, shape memory, and durability. Both this company and the company "First Androids" once offered pelvic thruster motor, audio capability and heated orifices, though these options are no longer available. Several modern doll manufacturers now offer the last option on their silicone dolls, with the addition of an internal heating system.
Another thing to also watch out for is that this type of material is more sensitive, not just to the oils from our skin, but also the fabrics, not just from our clothes but also from doll clothing as well. Because it is sensitive, it often leads the doll to have stains left from clothing, and it is definitely sensitive to certain fabric types as well. This is important to remember, because some of us do like to dress our dolls up, and if you’re wondering if a doll can wear that, then you should check. TPE is porous, and typically if the stain gets on there, it can sometimes have trouble getting out.
Also, be careful about bacteria. The problem with TPE is that it’s super porous. That means that the bacteria on your hands and such can get into the skin. Not only that, the orifices are typically prone to absorbing the bacteria from semen and other such excretions. It is important to realize that since it is porous, it means that you have to clean this up excessively each time. You can’t let this sit after you’re done with it, because the moisture from this will be left in the cavities, and from there, it can grow mold, and that often is pretty gross. That means that if you’re going to get a TPE doll, don’t let it sit with any sort of moisture inside of it, because let’s face it, you don’t want a moldy doll. This also might not be the doll for you if you’re not the type that is okay with doing a tiny bit of cleanup after sex, since often that is what is required, and it is something that you will need to consider.