The Benefits of Skin Friendly Sex Toys
Sex toys NZ: There have been huge advances within the sex toy industry in the last decade in terms of design and manufacturing materials. Sex toy manufacturing is an largely unregulated industry, meaning that there are few safety standards or guidelines for manufacture. Consequently the market is flooded with mass produced products that are produced very cheaply. Whilst this gives many people the opportunity to partake in sex toy use, there are serious concerns in terms of health and safety with many of these products particularly in terms of the materials they are made from.
Sex toys that are used internally (either vaginally or anally) come into direct contact with the mucous membranes. If a sex toy is made from an inferior form of plastic or rubber it may potentially leach chemicals onto the surface of the toy which can in turn be absorbed into the bloodstream. Phthalates are chemicals which are used in the manufacture of plastic and rubbers to help them harden. Phthalates are potentially carcinogenic and are still used in sex toy manufacturing today. Many materials used in sex toy manufacturing are porous so absorb bodily secretions. A porous material is difficult to clean resulting in the potential to harbor harmful bacteria.
Silicone Sex Toys NZ
The good news is there are many excellent quality sex toys now being made from skin friendly materials. The most common of these is 100% silicone. Silicone is an innate substance once molded, meaning it does not leach any harmful chemicals. Silicone is also non-porous and so is easy to clean with a mild soap and water. Non-vibrating silicone toys can also be sterilized by being boiled in water for 3 minutes.
Toys made from 100% silicone are skin friendly and phthalate free. Silicone toys are also much longer lasting and aesthetically much more appealing. Other materials that are recommended for sex toy manufacture are medical grade plastics such as elastomer, shatter proof glass and stainless steel.
D.VICE manufactured silicone dildos and buttplugs are made her in New Zealand from 100% skin friendly silicone and come with a 10 year guarantee.
When choosing the right sex toys for you, we recommend considering the materials the toy is made from as well as what the toy can do, to ensure that your sex toy experience is pleasurable, enjoyable and safe.