Why My Sex Toy Material Is Better Than Yours

With an overwhelming selection of sex toys to choose from, you need to ask an important question – What is the difference between the materials that sex toys are made with? Answering this question could make all the difference when  purchasing a product. This is a complete guide which will inform you all about CyberSkin, Elastic, Latex, Plastic, Rubber, Jelly and Glass materials.

CyberSkin

Mens masturbators are now made from a material which is commonly known as CyberSkin, it feels extremely lifelike and my god it’s amazing. If you have a Fleshlight or any other product made with this type of material, you should know how good it really feels!  Adult Lifestyle Company Topco Sales originally used CyberSkin in their “Average Joe” product range, who accredit its discovery to an injection molding machine that was originally made by NASA the National Aeronautics and Space Administration! I mean how is cool that? The main ingredient that goes into the making of this material is Polyvinyl Chloride and Silicone, these ingredients are what it feel elastic and human like. Since CyberSkin is made from Silicone it is recommended to use it with a water based lubricant such as Wet Stuff or a sex toy friendly lubricant like SuperSlyde.

Elastic

Elastic is an extremely broad term since there are numerous elastic mixes available which are used to make sex toys. Dildos are often made from elastic since the material provides a solid and tough structure which helps to keep it erect. On the off chance that you see the term “regular elastic” printed on a sex toy box, the term is another name for latex which originates from plants like the Elastic Tree. Elastic is easy to clean, you can use some mild soap and warm water or you can use some antibacterial spray. Elastic can also be phthalate free and is available at different prices.

Latex

Sex toys which say that are made from latex, normally have a layer of latex covering the surface of the sex toy whilst the interior of the sex toy is made from a different material like foam. They often feel exceptionally smooth to the touch but when you squeeze the sex toy in your hands it will feel squidgy. It is known as an extremely solid material which is why it is used to make condoms and surgical gloves. It is recommended to use sex toys made from latex with water based lubricants. They should also be cleaned thoroughly after use with antibacterial cleaner.

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Plastic

You will be able to find a lot of sex toys which are made from Plastic. Plastic sex toys often feel hard and rigid but they do make a decent hypo allergenic alternative.

Rubber And Jelly

Rubber and Jelly sex toys were originally mass produced since they are extremely affordable to make which is one of the reasons why they were so popular.  Although they are budget friendly, they use chemicals to make the material soft, flexible and clear. Some of the chemicals which are used include phthalates which are not safe to use with the body since they are toxic. In fact, some of the toxins have been banned in the United States Of America and in Europe. If you decide to buy a Rubber or Jelly sex toy, it is recommended to place a condom over it so it does not get in contact with your body. These materials are considered to be porous which means they can trap harmful bacteria within its pores, these products will need to be thoroughly cleaned after each use with antibacterial cleaner.

Glass

The glass which is used in sex toys is strong, hypo allergenic, non-porous and can be easily cleaned. These sex toys can last you a lift time if you take care of them. Pipedream Products has designed a glass sex toy product range which is called “Icicles”, these products are made from tempered glass which means if you drop it or use it, it will not shatter. Glass is very resilient and 1 inch glass can hold 3,000 pounds of pressure so you never have to worry about it shattering while inside your body. I’ve dropped one on tiles before, it didn’t even chip the toy but broke a tile instead.

Glass is great for temperature play as you can easily heat it up in warm water before you use it, I love using glass sex toys on cold nights. During summer you can also place the sex toy in a fridge or freezer to cool it off before use.

These days it is common to find sex toys that are made to feel soft, luxurious and velvety. With advancements of technology and information about what products are body safe, there is now a huge range of high quality sex toys that are available to purchase from online stores like Adultsmart and physical shops like Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres. If you buy only at Adultsmart, they offers discrete shipping worldwide. They also regularly offer special discounts so that you are able to find yourself a bargain!

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Rick is the owner of the Adultsmart, an online sex toy shop that stocks over 13,000 products. He has been involved in the adult lifestyle industry for more than 25 years. Rick is an active sex blogger who provides a wealth of information and experience. He is an advocate of equality for gender and sexuality.

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