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How to Choose The Right Material For Your Sex Toy

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Best Sex Toy Material

There's a lot of sex toys out there and we know it can be difficult to choose the right one for you. Many things need to be taken into consideration, but one thing you should always check is the material used to make it! 

We believe it’s essential to choose a body safe material that will stay in perfect condition for a long time. If you do choose a toy with vibrations, we suggest that you choose a rechargeable one. One of the main worries about toys with batteries is that it’s recommended that you take out the batteries when it's not in use. Therefore, in a long-term use, non-rechargeable toys, that you throw away after a couple of uses are definitely a bad idea.

 ➡️ Learn How to Choose THE Right Sex Toy for You!

➡️ Interested in crystal toy? Read our blog post on the subject!

 

❤️ Our Favorite Materials For Sex Toys 

Our favorite materials are obviously non-porous, phthalates-free and withtout any dangerous/toxic agents. They can even be sterilized in boiling water, if they don’t contain any electronic components.

  • Porcelain (just like our DALIA)
  • Glass—Borosilicate (Pyrex)
  • Silicone—Medical Grade, premium or 100% silicone
  • Stainless steel—Medical grade

Learn more about porcelain as a sex toy material!

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👍 The "Okay" Materials 

We do understand that you are not necessarily ready to pay the full price for your first toy, or for something completely new to you. Theses materials are a good "second choice", but if you are very sensitive or if you want to buy a sex toy that will last you for a very long time, stay with our first picks. 

Those materials are usually known to be safe for sex toys, but some of those can be porous and others can degrade with time. We included wood in this section, but you need to make sure that the quality of the varnishing product used on the surface is medical grade. For wood toys, look for a phthalates-free & solvent-free water varnish.

*We need to do a special mention for ABS plastic; it's a non-toxic, non-porous plastic that is much more affordable than silicone, but cannot be sterilized in hot water.

 

🚫 Toxic Materials That Should Have Never Left the Factory 

We firmly believe that some materials should NEVER be used in products that are in direct contact with your skin or even worse, your mucous membrane. Those materials are filled with toxic and cheap products that are known to be carcinogenic. Even worst, some of those sex toys are literally impossible to clean due to their porous surface. Here’s a list of all the materials you should really stay far, far away from:

  • TPE
  • TPR
  • Cyberskin
  • Jelly Rubber
  • PVC & Vinyl
  • “Hard plastic”

 

A Last Word of Advice 

It is essential to keep in mind that sex toy’s manufacturers do not have any obligation to disclaim the materials used in the creation of their toys. To be on the safe side, don’t buy any toys made of “hard plastics” or any unknown material. A good manufacturer will always be proud of the material they use in their products and will gladly share this information with you.

More about the "put a condom on a toxic toy to make it safe again". This practice is very far from safe or even useful. Most condom will tear on sex toys or won't even protect you from the harmful chemicals. You can learn more about the subject with this incredibly helpful blog post by Dangerous Lily. 

We also have blog posts about:

➡️ Sustainable sex toy
➡️
 H
ow to clean your sex toys
➡️
 S
afe lubricants!

Visual guide to help you choose the right material for your sex toy !

To Learn More :


http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/sex-toys/buyers-guide/sex-toy-materials-phthalates-rubber-silicone/
https://www.kinkly.com/2/920/passion-play/sex-toys/sex-toy-safety-a-guide-to-materials
https://www.reddit.com/r/sex/comments/184960/toxic_sex_toys_what_to_know_before_you_buy/
http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/?s=phthalates&submit=Search
http://dangerouslilly.com/toxictoys/
http://www.babeland.com/sexinfo/howto/shoppingadvice/sextoymaterials

https://www.peepshowtoys.com/pages/body-safe-sex-toy-material-guide

https://adultblog.io/how-to-make-your-own-sex-toy/#safety-considerations

https://www.peepshowtoys.com/pages/body-safe-sex-toy-material-guide

https://vicetemple.com/sex-toy-business/

https://www.submissivefeminist.com/sex-toy-materials/

https://zh.lovense.com/sex-toy-blog/how-to-care-for-your-sex-toys

https://www.fastcompany.com/90107296/the-female-engineers-building-better-sex-toys

https://www.aniwaa.com/3d-printed-sex-toys/

https://spicygearblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/making-sex-toys-a-factory-tour/

https://www.mic.com/articles/121698/7-ways-3d-printing-is-going-to-change-how-you-have-sex

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20 Jul 2020 Zhana wells
Silicone and TPE materials are the top choices of buyers.

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