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Sex Toy Materials

Sex Toys are made from several types of materials.  Below are the popular materials and information about each of them.

Silicone

Silicone is a great material for sex toys, it’s resilient, retains body heat, and because it is non-porous, it's easy to clean. The high cost of materials as well as the fact that most silicone dildos are made by a small manufacturer means that you may pay a little more for a silicone toy, but it is well worth it!

Silicone is a great material for sex toys, it’s resilient, retains body heat, and because it is non-porous, it's easy to clean. The high cost of materials as well as the fact that most silicone dildos are made by a small manufacturer means that you may pay a little more for a silicone toy, but it is well worth it!

Silicone Safety

Silicone is hypoallergenic, phthalate-free and latex-free. You can boil silicone sex toys (providing they don't have internal vibrators or mechanics) or put them on the top rack of your dishwasher, effectively disinfecting them. Because silicone is non porous there is less risk of reacting to the material. As with all toys condoms are required if you want to share your toy or use it vaginally and anally.

Durability of Silicone

Silicone is very durable and won't degrade through regular use. However silicone can tear, so keep sharp edges away from your silicone toys. Silicone can also be destroyed when it comes into contact with silicone lubricant, so never use silicone lubricant on silicone toys.

Cleaning and Storage of Silicone

  • If you're using your toy in a harness, take extra care to make sure it's not forced through the opening.
  • You may use water based or oil based lubricants but never use silicone-based lubricants as they can damage your silicone toy.
  • You can use soap, rubbing alcohol, or bleach to clean silicone sex toys (if you are using alcohol or bleach, be careful to rinse thoroughly).
  • If your silicone toy is non-vibrating, you can boil your toy in water, or put it on the top shelf of your dishwasher to clean. different manufacturers suggest different lengths of time, usually between 3-5 minutes for boiling.
  • You can store your silicone toys separately or with other silicone toys.
  • Clean your toy before you use it for the first time, and be sure to clean it after every use.  It’s very important to ensure that your sex toy dries thoroughly between uses.

Elastomer

Elastomer is a phthalate-free rubber with specific stretchy properties. Sex toys made of elastomers look and feel similar to other rubber and jelly rubber sex toys, but they are better in terms of cleanliness, and they are both latex-free and phthalate-free.

Elatomer Safety

Elastomers are a cleaner kind of rubber than jelly rubber and they are phthalate free and hypoallergenic. They are a better choice for people concerned about reacting to sex toys who want a soft rubber sex toy. Elastomers sex toys are porous and cannot be disinfected. For this reason we recommend using condoms on elastomers toys. As with all toys condoms are required if you want to share your toy or use it vaginally and anally.

Durability of Elastomer

Elastomers are more durable than inexpensive jelly rubber sex toys but not as durable as 100% silicone. With proper use and care elastomer sex toys should last for years, and the material could last longer than the motor in a vibrator.

Cleaning and Storage of Elastomer

  • You may use water based or silicone based lubricants with elastomers, but avoid oil based products.
  • Use a very mild hand soap to clean your sex toy. using alcohol or bleach, or even dish soap will lead to the breaking down of the rubber.
  • Let it air dry and if you choose to powder it, use corn starch.
  • When stored together elastomers toys won't react to each other or to silicone toys. but don't store your elastomers toy next to jelly rubber or silicone/rubber mix toys.
  • Clean your toy before you use it for the first time, and be sure to clean it after every use. it is very important to ensure that your sex toy dries thoroughly between uses.

Metal

Metal sex toys are at once luxurious and industrial. What makes metal so unique is the smoothness of the surface and the weight of the material. Metal sex toys are also very easy to clean (can be boiled), transmit vibrations powerfully, and are exceptionally durable.

Safety of Metal

Metal toys are a great choice for people concerned about reacting to dyes or mystery rubber materials. They are hypoallergenic, non-porous, and can be disinfected and sterilized. As with all toys condoms are required if you want to share your toy or use it vaginally and anally. In the case of metal providing you boil it in between uses a condom is not required.

Durability of Metal

Metal sex toys are the most durable sex toys available. With simple care and cleaning they can last a lifetime.

Cleaning and Storage of Metal

  • Metal dildos are great for temperature play!' you can warm or cool your metal dildo with water or ice. metal is not damaged by contact with water or changing temperatures.
  • Metal toys can be cleaned with mild soap and water.' be sure to rinse thoroughly and allow your metal sex toy to dry fully before you put it away.' alternately, you can clean your metal toy with an alcohol solution.
  • If your metal toy is non-vibrating, you can boil it in water, or put it on the top shelf of your dishwasher to clean.
  • If you have a vibrating metal toy, keep water away from the motor or other working parts (use a washcloth for cleaning).
  • You can store your metal toys separately or with other metal toys.
  • Clean your toy before you use it for the first time, and be sure to clean it after every use. it is very important to ensure that your sex toy dries thoroughly between uses.

Glass

Like metal, glass offers a unique smooth, frictionless feel for penetration along with an easy to clean surface. They are also beautiful to look at! During regular use glass dildos are strong and durable; however if dropped on a hard surface they can chip or crack and must be thrown out.

Safety of Glass

Glass is non porous and hypoallergenic and is unlikely to cause any reaction during use. The glass toys we offer are durable and will not break during normal use. However if you drop a glass toy on a hard surface and it chips or cracks you must throw it out for safety reasons. Always check your glass toys prior to use for any cracks or chips in the surface.

Durability of Glass

Glass sex toys are durable and with proper care can last a lifetime.

Cleaning and Storage of Glass

  • Glass should not be exposed to extreme temperatures.  
  • Do not boil or freeze your glass toy.
  • Glass toys can be warmed up or cooled down using warm or cool water.
  • You can keep your glass dildo clean by washing with a mild soap and water, alternately, you can use an alcohol solution.
  • All toys can get scratched, chipped or broken. be sure to run your hands over your glass dildo and check for defects before each use.
  • Clean your toy before you use it for the first time, and be sure to clean it after every use. It is very important to ensure that your sex toy dries thoroughly between uses.

Hard Plastic

Hard Plastic is durable and easy to clean, these sex toys are non-porous and when they vibrate they tend to feel stronger because hard plastic doesn't absorb the vibrations as much as soft materials do. The main durability drawback to hard plastic is that they may crack if dropped on a hard surface.

Safety of Hard Plastic

Hard plastic and acrylic sex toys are phthalate free, hypoallergenic, and non-porous making them a safe choice for people concerned about reacting to sex toy materials or absorption of fluid by a sex toy. As with all toys condoms are required if you want to share your toy or use it vaginally and anally.

Durability of Hard Plastic

On the one hand hard plastic and acrylic sex toys are very durable because they won't tear and they don't break down like some soft rubbers. With proper use and care a hard plastic sex toy should last for years and years. However the drawback to hard plastic toys is that if dropped on a hard surface they can crack or break, and then they must be thrown out.

Cleaning and Storage of Hard Plastic

  • You may use water based, silicone based, or oil based lubricants with hard plastic sex toys.
  • Use a very mild hand soap to clean your sex toy.
  • Let it air dry before putting it away.
  • You can store your hard plastic toys separately or with other hard plastic toys. 
  • Don't store next too jelly rubber or jelly/silicone mixes as these toys can damage your toy.
  • Clean your sex toy before you use it for the first time, and be sure to clean it after every use. It is very important to ensure that your sex toy dries thoroughly between uses.

Jelly Rubber

Many dildos are still made from jelly rubber, an inexpensive material that can be made in a variety of vibrant colours and has a bouncy feel to it. Increasing concerns about phthalates have led many consumers to turn away from jelly rubber sex toys in favor of cleaner and more durable materials.

Safety of Jelly Rubber

Most jelly rubber dildos contain phthalates which have been proposed to be a health concern (although this is by no means a documented fact). Jelly rubber is porous and cannot be disinfected. For this reason it is recommended that a condom is used on jelly rubber toys. As with all toys condoms are required if you want to share your toy or use it vaginally and anally.

Using a condom on a jelly rubber toy reduces any potential harm that results from exposure to phthalates.

Durability of Jelly Rubber

Jelly rubber is the least durable of the soft rubber dildos, as it is porous and has an uneven surface that will degrade (flake) over time. Using a condom on a jelly rubber dildo will extend its lifespan.

Cleaning and Storage of Jelly Rubber

  • You can use water based lubricants and silicone lubricants with jelly rubber dildos but avoid oil based products.
  • If you're using your toy in a harness, take extra care to make sure it's not forced through the opening.
  • Use a very mild hand soap to clean your sex toy. using alcohol or bleach, or even dish soap will lead to the breaking down of the rubber.
  • Store your jelly rubber toys separately and don't allow them to come in contact with other jelly rubber toys or any other sex toys as prolonged contact can cause the jelly rubber to melt.
  • Clean your rubber toy before you use it for the first time, and be sure to clean it after every use. It is very important to ensure that your sex toy dries thoroughly between uses.

Rubber Strap-Ons

Waterproof, durable and easy to clean, our rubber harnesses also warm up with body heat and are remarkably flexible. Unlike leather, rubber does not breathe and wearing a rubber harness can increase your awareness of heat and sweat. It can feel binding in a way some people really enjoy and others don't care for at all.

Durability of Rubber Strap-Ons

The rubber used to make our rubber harnesses is from heavy cored rubber sheeting. It is flexible, durable, and tear resistant.

Cleaning and Storage of Rubber Strap-Ons

  • There are no special precautions you need to consider when using our rubber harnesses.
  • The rubber Strap-On is fully waterproof and can be easily cleaned by wiping it down or immersing it. You can dry your harness by patting it down with a clean towel.

Leather Strap-Ons

Leather strap-on harnesses are made using either garment leather (which starts off soft and supple) or bridle leather (much firmer, but it softens with use and proper care). Leather is an ideal material for a strap on as it conforms to your shape, is durable, and comfortable.

Durability of Leather Strap-Ons

Leather offers the greatest durability of all our strap on harnesses. With proper care a leather harness can last for years.

Cleaning and Storage of Leather Strap-Ons

  • Because leather is porous it's important to clean your harness after each use.
  • You can clean your leather harness by wiping it down with a damp cloth and some anti bacterial soap. you can also use rubbing alcohol (70%) to disinfect your leather harness. dry the harness by patting it with a clean towel.
  • Don't immerse your harness in water and avoid getting it too wet.
  • After it's dried you can apply a leather conditioner to keep the leather soft and prevent cracks from over drying.

Wood

Wood is another material recommended for people who react to rubbers and plastics. All our wood dildos are hypoallergenic, durable, and easy to clean. Like metal and glass wood has a smoother feel than rubber, but its surface texture is unique and the weight of wood also changes the way the toys feel in use.

Safety of Wood

Wood is a good option for people concerned about reacting to sex toy materials. The Wood dildos that we offer all have a hypoallergenic and waterproof sealant that has no scent and makes the surface non-porous and easy to keep clean. As with all toys condoms are required if you want to share your toy or use it vaginally and anally.

Durability of Wood

Because of the manufacturing process and the body safe, waterproof sealant, the wood sex toys we offer are designed to never splinter and will not be damaged during regular use. Dropping your wood sex toy on a hard rough surface could damage the surface of the toy. But other than that your wooden sex toy should last many years.

Cleaning and Storage of Wood

  • You can use water based, silicone based, or oil based lubricant with wood sex toys.
  • To clean, wash it with warm water and non-abrasive soap, or wipe down with anti-bacterial/microbial cleaner (alcohol, bleach, peroxide, etc.) allow it to air dry before storing your wood toy.
  • You can store your wood toys separately or with other wood toys.
  • Clean your sex toy before you use it for the first time, and be sure to clean it after every use. It is very important to ensure that your sex toy dries thoroughly between uses.

Vinyl

Vinyl sex toys may contain phthalates which have been proposed to be a health concern (although this is by no means a documented fact). Vinyl is porous and cannot be disinfected. For this reason we recommend using condoms on vinyl toys (as with all toys condoms are required if you want to share your toy or use it vaginally and anally).

Durability of Vinyl

Vinyl is slightly more durable than jelly rubber but can degrade over time. With proper care and cleaning your vinyl sex toy should last a few years. Using a condom on a vinyl sex toy will extend its lifespan.

Cleaning and Storage of Vinyl

  • You can use water based and silicone based lubricants with vinyl sex toys but avoid oil based products.
  • If you're using your toy in a harness, take extra care to make sure it's not forced through the opening.
  • Use a very mild hand soap to clean your sex toy. Using alcohol or bleach, or even dish soap will lead to the breaking down of the material.
  • When stored together vinyl sex toys won't react to other toys made of vinyl or to silicone toys. but don't store your vinyl toy next to jelly rubber or silicone/rubber mix toys.
  • Clean your sex toy before you use it for the first time, and be sure to clean it after every use. It is very important to ensure that your sex toy dries thoroughly between uses.

Silicone/Jelly

Some sex toys advertise themselves as being silicone when in fact they are a mix of silicone and jelly or other kinds of rubber. The addition of silicone makes the toy stretchy and a bit more durable, but cleaning and safety of these toys is more like jelly rubber than silicone.

Safety of Silicone/Jelly

Silicone/Jelly mixes may contain phthalates which have been proposed to be a health concern (although this is by no means a documented fact). They are porous and cannot be disinfected. For this reason we recommend using condoms on silicone/jelly rubber mix toys if they are being used for penetration (as with all toys condoms are required if you want to share your toy or use it vaginally and anally).

Durability of Silicone/Jelly

The addition of silicone makes these toys a bit more durable, but they are still prone to breaking if stretched too far, and because they are porous their lifespan can be reduced by the difficulty in cleaning them.

Cleaning and Storage of Silicone/Jelly

  • You can use water based lubricants with silicone/jelly rubber mixes but avoid oil based and silicone based products.
  • Use a very mild hand soap to clean your sex toy. using alcohol or bleach, or even dish soap will lead to the breaking down of the rubber.
  • Store your silicone/jelly rubber toys separately and don't allow them to come in contact with other jelly rubber toys or any other sex toys as prolonged contact can cause the jelly rubber to melt.
  • Clean your toy before you use it for the first time, and be sure to clean it after every use. It is very important to ensure that your sex toy dries thoroughly between uses.

Cyberskin

Cyberskin is sometime referred to as 'dual density' because of it’s unique firm core/soft exterior feel. Cyberskin does feel very fleshy to the touch and is soft enough to bend but firm enough to be practical.

Safety of Cyberskin

Cyberskin is phthalate free but it is a porous material that is difficult to keep clean and cannot be disinfected. For this reason we recommend using condoms on cyberskin toys. As with all toys condoms are required if you want to share your toy or use it vaginally and anally. You should only use corn starch or another non-talc powder on cyberskin as talc has been linked to cervical cancer and should not be used internally.

Durability of Cyberskin

When taken proper care of your cyberskin dildo should last for a few years. However the material tears easily and can be damaged by improper storage or cleaning. Avoid using cyberskin in strap on harnesses and follow the cleaning and storage instructions carefully. Using a condom on your toy will also extend its life.

Cleaning and Storage of Cyberskin

 

 

 

  • You may use a water based lubricant but avoid using silicone lubricant and oil based products on cyberskin toys.
  • Avoid activities that can tear the dildo, strap on use is not recommended.
  • Use a very mild hand soap to clean your sex toy. using alcohol or bleach, or even dish soap will lead to the breaking down of the rubber.
  • Let it air dry and if you choose to powder it, use corn starch.
  • Store your cyberskin toy away from other rubber toys. if it is in prolonged contact with other toys the material can melt.
  • Clean your toy before you use it for the first time, and be sure to clean it after every use. It is very important to ensure that your sex toy dries thoroughly between uses.

 

 


 

 

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