Do you ask yourself why you should invest in a silicone toy? Why do I say “invest” as opposed to purchase? Well, silicone toys are usually a little pricier than their jelly counterparts AND since they are so long lasting it is much like an investment. Ideally, a silicone sex toy should last, well, forever, with proper care. There are many pros to purchasing a silicone sex toys and, honestly, no cons other than spending a little extra which, honestly, will even out with the life of the toy. So, here are the main reasons why you should go for silicone for your next toy purchase.
LASTS LONGER THAN OTHER TOYS: Second only to glass or metal, silicone toys will last longer than any other material. They do not corrode and 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. Silicone is flexible and semi-pliable, which means that you get the cost effectiveness of glass or metal in an item that will bend and flex.
IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE TO OTHER MATERIALS – SILICONE IS HYPOALLERGENIC: Some people have a latex sensitivity or have a bad reaction to jelly-type materials. The chemicals used to soften the jellies can cause rashes and itching in some people – not a majority. So, if you have had issues with other toy materials, silicone is a great choice. Silicone is often “medical grade” which makes it less likely to cause any allergic reactions and is known to be generally hypoallergenic. Especially if this is a first time toy purchase, it tends to be a wise way to begin your toy collection.
EASY TO CLEAN AND STORE: Silicone toys are solid, smooth, non-porous and extremely easy to use and clean. The material can be boiled and can even be put into the dishwasher. The non-sticky material means you can store them pretty much anywhere, including right in your nightstand. They will not corrode or break apart over time as long as you are using only water-based lubes, cleaning after play, and not cutting them with sharp objects (and why would you?)
BAD CHEMICAL FREE: Silicone is 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, and birth defects. It stands to reason that you would not want to be internally inserting any object which may leach out any chemical that could possibly be linked to cancer. Enough said!
MAKES FOR FUN PLAY: While being able to properly clean and store your toy is a great function, if the toy is not fun to play with, what good is it? Silicone is extremely sensual of a material. It absorbs body heat, is smooth and silky for erotic sensation. The semi-pliable nature of it make it idea for dildos, plugs, and anal toys. There really is no material quite as luxurious to feel over silicone. That’s definitely a plus when we are talking about insertable toys.