I have received many questions about the risks of buying a copy of a sextoy? The main risks are mainly the quality of the materials used. Just as you are careful about the food you put in your body and the cosmetics you put on your skin, it is equally important to avoid potentially harmful compounds that may be in your sex toys. Here's how to know which sex toy and dildo materials are safe.
Some toys are made with chemicals that are not safe for the human body. These chemicals can cause itching, burning, skin rashes and tissue damage.
The phthalates are a chemical commonly used in sex toys. Phthalates are chemicals that help to bind objects together and make the plastic more flexible. Phthalates are usually found in the rubber of cheap sex toys. Over the past two decades, phthalates have become a major public health concern. Exposure to phthalates has been linked to problems with male fertility, obesity, type 2 diabetes, asthma, neurodevelopmental disorders, etc.
This is why Lovense has set out to develop its products without phthalates, which may not be the case with a copy of a Lush 3 that you can find on AliExpress or Amazon.
We have written a guide to choosing your sextoy: here This guide takes into account the material used as a criterion.
Beware of this kind of product:
- timethydine chloride
- Carbon disulphide
A practical tip for checking for hazardous materials is the smell test. If a product has a strong smell, it is a good indicator that cheap and dangerous materials were used to make it.
The best materials for sex toys:
Silicone: The silicone is commonly used to make sex toys softer and more realistic. It is more expensive than materials made with dangerous chemicals because it is more durable.
Stainless steel: This sexy material is not only pleasing to the eye but also easy to clean as it is non-porous. Simply put it in the dishwasher, in bleach or in boiling water.
Borosilicate glass: This material is perfect for sex toys because it is non-porous and non-toxic, and does not change shape at high temperatures. To clean it, simply place it in the dishwasher next to your stainless steel sex toy.
Lucite For those trying to strengthen their PC muscles, a Lucite sex toy is the perfect choice. Its firm texture makes it easy to perform Kegel exercises. Put it in the dishwasher when you're done using it.
Sex toy materials to avoid:
Jelly: An affordable material used to give sex toys a somewhat realistic feel. Jelly contains phthalates.
Rubber: This latex material is commonly used to make dildos. It has a pungent smell and can cause allergic reactions. If you buy a rubber sex toy, be sure to use it with a condom because it is porous.
PVC and vinyl: These are two cheap materials that contain phthalates. They are commonly used in sex toys to make them soft and more affordable.