Stands for thermoplastic elastomer, a material commonly used for sex toys.

TPE is soft and can feel similar to skin. It is hypoallergenic, phtalate-free, non-toxic, and waterproof. The material is compatible with water-based lubricants, although silicone and oil lubricants can cause damage. TPE can be cleaned with specialized antibacterial toy cleaners or with a mild non-oil-based soap.

Because TPE is porous, it is important to use a condom when sharing toys made from this material in order to prevent the spread of STDs.