Do you know the difference between porous and nonporous sex toys? Due to the lack of regulation, it is important to know the difference. So that better sex toy choices can be made.
America has an alarming sex toy problem. Helping make better choices for Body safe sex toys.
“An alarming, unseen trends pervades the sex industry, according to Lisa Lawless. Lisa is the founder of the National Association for the advancement of science and art and sexuality. Lawless is a strong advocate for body safe sex toys. Lawless organized a study in 2014 to determine how clean and safe sex toys on the market actually are.
What she found was a lapse in product manufacturing that was exceptionally disgusting.
What she found!
“America Has an Extremely Disturbing Sex Toy Problem.” ‘Some had bodily fluids on them, and some even had pubic hairs.’ (Lisa Lawless)
Safe sex also includes safe sex toys!
Statistics show that nearly half of all men and over half of all women have used a sex toy. However, no one should assume that using sex toys is safe. It is up to the consumer to educate themselves.
What does purchasing a porous sex toy mean for the consumer?
Firstly porous sex toys are generally soft. Although this group can contain some hard plastics, it’s good to assume that if a product doesn’t use ABS hard plastic, it’s porous. Porous toys equal bacteria that can cause bacterial and yeast infections as well as spread STD’s.
Using a condom can help keep it cleaner for a longer period of time. But bacteria is inevitable.S
Non-Porous Toys We Recommend!
Sex Toys Made of Hard (ABS) Plastic
ABS is a non-porous hard plastic used by a lot of middle-of-the-road and high-end sex toy manufacturers. It’s easy to clean and generally smooth Even so, some people like the intense way vibrations translate through these toys and they are body safe and typically inexpensive.
Glass Sex Toys
Hard, smooth, heavy and often very beautiful. It makes for fantastic products that can be easily cleaned and hold temperature well; you can even dip them in warm or cool water for easy temperature play. (Never extreme hot or cold; as this can damage glass and also potentially harm your delicate tissues. Usually made of borosilicate (Pyrex) or soda lime. Both are safe to use.
Metal Sex Toys
These toys are hard, smooth, and tend to have a nice weight to them. And like glass, they can also be cleaned easily and used for temperature play. These toys are made of stainless steel or aluminum.
100% Body Safe Sex Toys Silicone!
Silicone is the soft, silky side of non-porous materials, although it does range from very soft to very firm depending on how it’s formulated. Silicone holds body temperature well. Also transfers vibrations without being buzzy, and can be boiled to be sterilized (only toys that do not vibrate). A good silicone product will last a lifetime with proper use and care.
Bottom line as a consumer you must educate yourself and shop at a reputable adult store. We do not recommend ordering from Amazon or e-bay as there is no way of knowing where these toys are coming from and if they are safe.