Why Silicone Sex Toys Are The Best Choice

Why Silicone Sex Toys Are The Best Choice

Getting a vibrator or any kind of sex toy can be a daunting task. Having to choose from the wide range of pleasure tools now available, all with different applications and functionalities can be pretty tough.

When trying to decide, you might get so focused on what you can get out of these tools and which type can give you the best experience that you end up neglecting the crucial aspect, which involves ensuring that the materials used in manufacturing your chosen toy are safe from a health perspective.

As such, it might interest you to know that of all the materials used in making the wide variety of sex toys available, silicone-coated toys are the best and safest to use, and here’s why!

Why Choose Silicone?

Silicone is a super durable rubber-like substance with a wide range of applications, mainly due to its non-porous nature, making it resistant to microbial accumulation. This particular property is why silicone is the standard issue for any bodily implants or devices. It is also the reason why silicon is the best material for sex toys.

These toys make contact with the most sensitive parts and openings in our bodies, parts that are susceptible to bacterial build-up and infection if contaminated substances are introduced. Products like children’s toys and feeding tools are made using silicone because these items will most likely end up in the child's mouth, hence why the FDA heavily regulates them for the safest possible material.

However, products like sex toys are considered “novelty items” by the FDA and are not as regulated, so sex toy manufacturers have been known to use low standard materials in making their products.

A lot of sex toys are made using plastic or rubber, which may not be harmful ordinarily, but considering the kinds of chemicals used in making plastic, they should not be anywhere near your sensitive parts. Plastics are usually processed with a chemical substance called Phthalates, a substance used in binding plastic together, making it more flexible.

The Downside Of Plastic Sex Toys

Over the years, Phthalates have been associated with a wide range of medical issues such as miscarriages, diabetes, infertility, obesity, and even birth defects. Other chemicals used in making plastic and rubber can also cause irritation, leading to rashes, itching, and even tissue damage.

Another downside of using plastic sex toys is that they are porous, meaning they absorb liquids, liquids present in the vaginal wall or anal cavity. This permeable nature prevents these sex toys from being cleaned properly after each use, causing these bodily fluids to accumulate bacteria over time. When used again, they will deposit these bacteria into the vagina and anus.

What Other Materials Should Be Avoided?

Other materials you should avoid when shopping for vibrators or any sex toy are those made using Jelly, Vinyl, or PVC. These materials are equally porous, and they contain phthalates as well. They are commonly used because they are cheap and are more common than you may think.

With that said, silicone sex toys remain the best-recommended option because of their non-porous nature, which makes them easy to clean and keep bacteria-free. Keep in mind that while silicone is much safer, it is usually more expensive than all others, which is why if you must opt for cheaper plastic-made sex toys, be sure to use them with a condom to prevent direct skin contact. Other materials that may not be as expensive as silicone include stainless steel, Lucite, and borosilicate glass.

Due to relaxed FDA regulation of sex toys, some manufacturers may label a product “phthalate-free” when it, in fact, contains the substances. One sure way to check is by performing a smell test. If it has that plastic, fresh “new car” smell, then it probably contains phthalate.

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