Why our toys are safer
Some other vendors make their sex toys out of dubious materials, to save costs or to get specific effects. Platinum-cured silicone is the only flexible and soft material we have faith in, for these reasons:
- It is non-porous, so it won’t let germs hide just beneath the surface when cleaning your toy.
- It is chemically inert: it does not leach any chemicals into your body, nor does it change over time.
- It withstands high temperatures, and can simply be boiled in water for 5-10 minutes if you want to be absolutely sure it’s free of germs.
- It is hypoallergenic: allergies to platinum-cured silicone are incredibly rare or non-existent.
Platinum-cured silicone is often used in medical products, though the silicone options we offer are not rated for long-duration insertion in the human body like some of those. These medical-grade silicones tend to be more expensive. If you want to be absolutely safe, contact us and we can find you a medical-grade silicone option.
Some other materials, commonly found in sex toys:
- Steel, glass, stone: usually safe, but rigid and hard, which makes it unsuitable for some types of toys.
- Softened PVC/vinyl: similar properties to silicone, cheaper, but uses phthalates to soften it, which can cause hormonal disruption and is banned in regular toys for that reason. Such regulations do not currently exist for sex toys in most countries, but do -you- want such things in or on your private bits?
- Skin emulators, silicone blends: usually porous, which means they will house germs if not thoroughly cleaned every time, and they will degrade in about a year.
- Jelly: Cheap, but sticky to the touch and porous, often containing phthalates. A quick way of getting all sorts of chemicals and germs in your body. Just don’t.