Buying a sex toy in general can be a daunting experience. All the options can seem overwhelming. One of the options to consider is – what material should your toy be made from? What is the best or safest option? Next only to glass, Silicone is the best option for your sex toy. Why? What is so special about silicone? Why should you make the financial investment into a silicone toy?
BACTERIAL RESISTANCE: One very important thing to consider about sex toys is their ability to protect you against bacterial overgrowth. The more porous (the more tiny holes) a material has, the greater the chance for bacteria to get into the holes and multiply. Silicone is porous but it is less porous than other materials. It is naturally hydrophobic (this means water resistant). Moisture doesn’t get absorbed into the material. The less moisture, the less place for bacteria to thrive. Silicone can actually be infused with anti-bacterial properties.
BOILABLE & DISHWASHER SAFE: All sex toys no matter the material should always be cleaned and sterilized after (and preferably before) each use. Silicone toys have the added benefit of being very sturdy and are boilable or dishwasher safe. This means that you can completely sterilize your toy easily by just sticking it in the dishwasher with your nightly dishes! Or, you can do a quick dip in a boiling bot of water. Heat is the best sterilization and silicone holds up well to it.
PHTHALATE FREE: Phthalates are used in plastics to increase durability, flexibility and transparency. The issue with Phthalates is that they are linked to allergies, liver failure, breast cancer, birth defects and other not so pleasant side effects. Not to mention immediate reactions like itching, skin eruption, rash and burning. Silicone is Phthalate FREE! Yippee!
HYPOALLERGENIC and NON-TOXIC: Certain materials can cause allergic reactions in a majority of people. Silicone is HYPOallergenic, which means that it is very unlikely to cause any allergic reactions at all. The high quality material which carries a lower chance of yucky allergic reactions is definitely worth a little extra money. Not to mention, Silicone is generally non-toxic and is safe to use orally, anally and vaginally without fear of adverse reaction.
SMOOTH and FIRM: Silicone toys are very smooth and silky to touch. This makes them sensual to feel and they are easy to insert. The material is also very firm, yet still pliable. This means it is a little bendy, but not TOO bendy. This makes them ideal for anal toys and dildos. The fact that they are not sticky also makes them a pleasure to play with. The material, in and of itself, is seductive.
LONG-LASTING: Silicone toys will last longer than any other material except glass or metal. They do not corrode, they maintain their shape, they are easy to clean and sterilize – which makes them a great investment. The only thing to remember is to NOT use a silicone lubricant with silicone toys. The Silicone lube will bond, molecularly, with the toy and cause it to erode. So, if you want your silicone toys to last forever then use water-based lube.