A guide to Sex Toys Safety
“Understanding the materials used in sex toys will help you choose the right toy.” This is what Dr. Christopher Fox from: https://aphroditespleasure.com.au/materials-in-adult-toys/ advises everyone.
When you go shopping for sex toys, you must realise that most of the time you get what you pay for. Toys vary in quality and workmanship, and some toy materials are more desirable for certain purposes. You probably want to get the best value for what you spend, so you need to understand why some materials are better than others.
Thanks to https://aphroditespleasure.com.au for offering this guide to the most common materials for sex toys to help you make the best buying decisions
1. Phthalates (pronounced THAL-ates)
“Are a group of compounds which are added to plastics to make them flexible and soft and can be often found in cheaper products. In Australia, certain phthalates have been banned, especially in the manufacture of children’s toys. The European Union has also placed bans on certain phthalates. There is some evidence that certain phthalates are toxic to humans. ”
2. Porous vs. Non-Porous
“A non-porous adult toy is safer. A porous toy means bacteria can be absorbed or “hide” in the material and makes for cleaning afterwards much harder. A non-porous adult toy can be easily and safely cleaned. If cleaned properly bacteria will be kept to a minimum”
3. Soft plastic (PVC) and jelly-based
“Soft plastic (PVC) and jelly-based toys are often cheaper. Jelly and soft plastic toys are also soft to use and highly pliable. These materials are also very porous and therefore are more difficult to disinfect. Some jelly toys will also contain latex. If you have a latex allergy stay clear of jelly toys. To clean jelly and soft plastic toys use soap and warm water, dry the toy carefully and store in a dry cool place. Also avoid toys “touching each other so they do not “stain” or “melt” each other.”
“Elastomer is phthalate-free and latex-free. Elastomer toys are hypoallergenic and free of chemical solvents and therefore great for people with allergies to certain chemicals and latex. Elastomer toys are soft yet still slightly porous, which means bacteria may still be present after cleaning.”
6. Hard Plastic
7. Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR) or Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
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