The most expensive sex dolls (approximately $1,200 and up) are usually made from silicone (usually above $3,000 at 2016 prices) or thermoplastic elastomer known as TPE (below $3,000). Dolls made of either material can be very lifelike, with faces and bodies modeled on real people in some instances, with realistic skin material (similar to that used for movie special effects), and with realistic (or even real) hair. These dolls usually have an articulated PVC or metal skeleton with flexible joints that allows them to be positioned in a variety of positions for display and for sexual acts. Silicone or TPE dolls are much heavier than vinyl or latex inflatable ones (which consist mostly of air), but are roughly half the weight of a real human being of comparable size.
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.
The final thing, is that it is also hypoallergenic, and that means that you won’t’ get allergic to it. With some people, they are unfortunately allergic to silicone, which can be a problem over time. You might want to consider this if you know that you have a silicone allergy and you still want a sex doll, since it can help alleviate this problem if you do have it.

TPE is the epitome of sex dolls if you’re going for one that feels good, and that is flexible. While maintenance is much broader in spectrum in terms of what you got to do, sometimes for those of us that do want to work to preserve our sex dolls, this is the one for you. TPE sex dolls are a great option if this is what you’re looking for, and you should definitely think long and hard on this before you do choose to spend money on one, since often, this can be a big factor in the decision you make. 
As you probably know, sex dolls have been around for long time, but still many customers feel ashamed when contacting us or requesting information about sex dolls as if sex dolls were a taboo topic, something bad or illegal. But the reality is that sex dolls are very popular these days and even more accepted in modern society. Especially now that sex doll manufacturers are developing super realistic dolls and in the future we will see life-like sex dolls with artificial intelligence that promise to give them even more of a human-like feel. Experts believe that relationships with sex dolls or love dolls will be more common in the next few years as robotics, virtual reality and computing will allow love dolls to think and act as humans.
My experience buying her has changed my whole perception of the stereotypical opinion. She is not a sex object! Posing her in a cuddle position and falling asleep is so calming. I thought that you took her out the box, had sex and put her away afterwards. When you actually experience posing and holding her whilst watching TV in bed and falling asleep. It’s better than the real thing! She doesn’t “Talk!” She never gets moody either.
With TPE there are many pros that many like to consider, and it I important to keep these in mind when you are buying one. For starters, TPE is way softer. It’s super soft, and you’ll notice that it feels realistic. If you’re getting this doll in order to help with sexual release, or to help prepare you for sexual encounters later on with someone else, this might be something to consider, since it is a whole lot softer, and it feels way better as well. If touch is your thing, then you should consider this.
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