Why Choose Silicone Sex Toys… March 6, 2014 – Posted in: Adult Toys, Erotic, Intimate, Toys – Tags: duarable, JimmyJane, sex, silicone, toy
You may be tempted to buy sex toys that are made from lower quality materials such as jelly or PVC due to their cheaper price. Unfortunately, like many products, you do get what you pay for when it comes to sex toys. So why are silicone toys the preferred material of sex toy reviewers, porn studios and webcam girls? You may want to take these into account when questioning your sex toy budget.
Cleanup is easier with silicone sex toys. Sure, you could take your recently used toy to your sink and give it a bath in warm soapy water to get it cleaned up. Another way that you could wash down your toys is by placing them in the top rack of your dishwasher. Sending them through the normal cycle (you can keep your dirty dishes in there as well) will not only get them cleaned up, it’ll also sterilize the toy. Another easy way to sterilize your silicone sex toys is to place them in a pot of boiling water for five minutes. Be sure to use a pair of tongues when handling your recently-boiled toys, though. Silicone does retain heat longer than other materials!
Silicone sex toys are more durable and can last longer than many other pleasure product materials. While many toys are meant to only last a few months to a few years, silicone sex toys could be your go-to sex toy for the next decade – and more. Jelly toys can crack over time, trapping body fluids and germs for a rather unhealthy experience. PVC and other hard plastic sex toys are prone to breaking and discoloration. Silicone toys, on the other hand, don’t suffer from either of those ailments as long as you take care of them. (That means keeping them away from other silicone based toys. Storage in the container they were purchased in is a great way to keep them safe!)
Sex toys made from silicone have a great balance of rigidity and flexibility. Do you want something that has the same feeling as a penis – something stiff, yet slightly bendable? With jelly toys, you get all of the bend but none of the stiffness. Hard plastic toys have the opposite problem, with no give at all. Silcone toys have that ‘goldilocks’ area of enough rigidity to penetrate without any troubles, but with a slight give to make them comfortable. That’s why so many anal toys are made with silicone – to help with slow insertions that require a bit of toughness.
There is only one down side when it comes to silicone based sex toys. You can’t use silicone based lubricants, or you will risk the materials in the toy being broken down over time. You also need to be careful as to what type of condoms you use with silicone toys, as most major brands use silicone based lube. You’re better off using ‘dry’ condoms and adding your own water based lube to ensure your toy lasts as long as it’s meant to.