Silicone Dolls VS Inflatable – are Inflatable Sex Dolls any good?

Silicone Dolls VS Inflatable – are Inflatable Sex Dolls any good?

Realistic inflatable sex dolls, as the name suggests, is a sort of inflatable adult product. Mostly made for men, though you can find some version for women as well. But most of these look more silly than sexy. It is necessary to inflate this type of love doll with a pump to take the shape of a person’s appearance. The other key parts of the inflatable doll are distinguished from the entity doll, the whole set of soft silicone or PVC manufacturing. Because it is inflatable, all kinds of postures are also limited, and the touch feeling is not as strong as a real silicone or tpe doll. It is more affordable though, making it a cheap alternative sex doll for those who can’t afford a full solid life-sized doll.

While the inflatable love doll is something outdated and with a sub-par design and feeling, some of its strong selling points and key features are being taken into consideration when making new design solid sex dolls. For example, such a new-design realistic sex doll is the Ex-lite PU foam doll from DSdoll (unfortunately discounted now.)

“This new love doll is a sex toy revolution, with uses wide beyond the bedroom. She is very different to former dolls made of silicone. She is made of foam, very light in weight and soft, but also beautiful - and nearer to the price of the high end inflatable doll.She is "EX-Lite".

The exquisite EX-Lite doll from DollSweet results from painstaking research and development. Over 1000 experiments were undertaken to achieve the maximum attainable quality.

The concept of the EX-Lite was to achieve four goals. We wanted to reduce both weight and cost, make her more portable as well as creating a work of beauty into the bargain.

Light weight:

The external skin takes advantage of new organic polymer foam materials (a type of polyurethane) whilst inside the skeleton uses a type of plastic material (POM) used in racing instead of steel.

Together this brings the weight down to less than 8 kg, so making the figure easier to carry and move.


Her shape is designed to reflect the mechanics of the human body, to move upon bionic principles, and for the EX-Lite's beauty to be comparable to reality. She has same face with silicone doll Kayla, and new design body.”

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Besides the classic inflatable sex dolls, which are mostly now used for stag parties or other kinky events where you need something sexual and funny, there is also a type of semi-solid doll which is also one of the inflatable doll series. These semi-solid dolls are still in the larva stage of development, and most of them look pretty awful. Though, they are a slight improvement over the old-school inflatable.

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Regarding the difference between an inflatable adult doll and a solid sex dolls, it is obvious that, in a literal sense, an inflated sex doll is internally empty, needs to be filled with gas or air to present a human shape, and a physical doll is solid with a metal skeleton and silicone (or tpe) material. The role of the inflatable doll used to be a sexual masturbation device, which achieves the physiological needs in the absence of sexual partners. Now it has become a gag toy at best, usually sold in local sex shops around the world.

As mentioned above, inflatable dolls fall into three categories: inflatable dolls, semi-solid dolls, and solid dolls. First of all, let's take a look at the cheapest and most often-inflated dolls. These inflatable dolls need to be inflated to form a real person. The appearance looks a lot different from the real person. The posture cannot be changed, the texture is not too good and so incredibly bad smelling. The vagina is a vaginal mold similar to a real person if a real person was a balloon.

The so-called semi-solid dolls are actually the heads and the chests are fixed and do not need to be inflated. The semi-solid dolls are much better than the pure inflatable sexy dolls. But also much more expensive. At present, the semi-solid dolls of the most advanced semi-solid dolls have the function of water injection, and increase the elasticity of the chest, making it more like a real breast. But it’s still more of an idea, something that might work in a couple of decades.

In the end, the best is still the solid silicone dolls. Let's take a look at these solid physical dolls that have become a global sensation after the widespread success of Realdolls and WMdolls. The so-called solid doll is is mostly made of an all-silicone material, which has a more real feeling than the inflatable love doll. The appearance of the solid doll is also much better than the appearance of the inflatable doll. It is almost like a work of art, a modern sexual sculpture, imitating a real person to an almost identical degree. Since the inside of the physical doll has a mechanical frame, also known as a stainless steel skeleton, it can be transformed and shaped into a variety of postures for you to use. Which is more versatile than a normal inflatable doll that can’t really bend too much.

While in the west real silicone dolls are still a new thing and mostly popular in the USA (due to Realdoll), acceptance of physical dolls is getting higher and higher in the east. It is a good choice for people who want to pursue a high quality doll, regardless of their reason or motivation. The emergence of AI intelligent dolls makes people's requirements for real dolls higher. Not only men, but also women are showing interest in this wonderful machines as they will not only provide sexual relief but emotional support as well. Ordinary dolls can't satisfy the needs of many people who are seeking constant stimulation and excitement. There are already smart love doll manufacturers in the adult market. Intelligent dolls can have an intelligent conversation or dialogue. But is still a work in progress. As sexuality and adult toys still remain taboo all across the world (and illegal or unavailable to over half of the human population), there is very little investment in such technology.

 The newest high-end AI sex dolls are evolving but slowly. Some have a warm body temperature so it will feel truly realistic to your touch, it will blink her eyes, the corners of the mouth will move slightly. They are known by the more popular name Sex Robots or Sex-bots. This is a breakthrough in the current design of ordinary silicone dolls. But for most people they are too expensive or silly.

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The real doll is made of a high quality medical silicone material, which is environmentally-friendly and safe with high elasticity, high strength, high resilience, excellent coloring, soft-touch, weather resistance, fatigue resistance, and temperature resistant. The only downside of silicone or TPE dolls is the high price due to high-end TPE material (or silicone) plus the entire metal skeleton, mold design and development, head sculpture, etc., as well as company plant, equipment investment, the salary of makeup artist, sculptor, and molder, etc. The price of 1000- 2000 US dollars for real dolls are not that high considering these. The overall profit for the seller or manufacturer is even lower than that of inflatable dolls.

Inflatable doll is made of plastic leather, PVC or other low-end material. They are super cheap to produce. Some inflatable doll merchants will advertise inflatable dolls in the name of real dolls or silicone dolls. So novice buyers need to be cautious and look at the weight of the product when purchasing.

Take real dolls, the material of which is very close to the softness and deformation of flesh. Joint deformation is perfect and the face can be very close to human, and can even be confused. Real dolls can stand and also can be placed in different positions, hands and feet can be bent to suit the needs of the owner. She also has the same characteristics as a lover with sexy, charming, and a beautiful curvy body. You can play with her at any time and treat her as your lover or even a friend.

 inflatable sex doll

In short, the solid doll is the entire body, with no hollow components, so the volume is relatively large, and the weight is generally about 12KG to 40KG. For example, 165cm dolls, basically about 40KG (unless it’s a BBW curvy model), this is an adult’s normal weight if you take it as ‘dead weight’. The doll’s features and measurements are built according to the highest standards and made to mimic real women or men.

Small size sex dolls, on the other hand, are significantly lighter. Generally, they do not exceed 2.5 kg since they must be easy to carry. Unfortunately these dolls are hard to sell or buy in every country in the world. We predict that it will be even harder to design new models or sell existing ones, except for the BBW curvy models or those with more mature looking faces/bodies.

Real dolls are physical. They can be bought and used without inflation, so it is suitable for home use. But it is not suitable for carrying since it’s relatively large. For this something like a wheelchair or other form of transportation is recommended. (Exception is our travel-dolls with detachable legs for easy movement and cleaning:

Inflatable dolls, when not inflated, are small in size, light in weight, and easy to carry. However, it is relatively inconvenient to inflate each time before use.

Real dolls, inflatable dolls have some common uses. All of them are suitable for a lot of people, such as coal mine boss employees, long-term military officers stationed at the border, a man whose wife is pregnant, divorced, white-collar workers, working-class, single, the lonely middle class or seniors.

All in all, there are pros and cons for both the solid silicone doll and the inflatable doll. People are now pursuing high-quality, more realistic sexual experience both alone and with their partner. Over population is a serious issue. And while some advanced countries have stopped overpopulation, most developing countries are still struggling with this issue. Sex dolls and robots could provide a good solution for those looking for sexual pleasure, emotional support, a working tool (for sex workers, artists and clothing stores), or to abstain from overpopulating an already overcrowded planet.

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