If you own a sex toy, you’re in good company - and with the sheer variety of sizes, shapes, and functions, it’s no wonder that so many of us have more than one in our bedside cabinet!
All About Silicone (and Sex Toys!)
Silicone is widely regarded as one of the highest-quality materials for sex toys thanks to its reliability, durability, and safety. It might cost a little more, but it is often well worth the investment thanks to its extra special qualities.
Here are a few reasons why we love this stellar sex toy material.
Silicone Goes the Extra Mile - So You Don’t Have To
Sometimes you want a relationship, other times you just want a quick fling. The same goes for sex toys: when you’ve found the right one, you never want to let it go. Silicone is the gift that keeps on giving. It stays in prime condition for year after year thanks to its durable nature. As a bonus, you don’t even have to go through the awkwardness of meeting the parents!
Just remember to avoid using silicone-based lubricant with your silicone sex toys, as it can break down the surface. We recommend a nice water-based glide!
Silicone Is Hygienic
Silicone’s nonporous nature makes it super-easy to clean and sterilize after use, allowing you to relax and enjoy the fun with total peace of mind. Even better, its hypoallergenic nature means that you don’t have to worry about reactions from allergies or sensitive skin.
Variety Is the Spice of Life
Silicone is the acrobat of sex toys, offering you more shapes, sizes, feels and textures than any other material on the market. These toys can be made from either 100% silicone or a hard material like PVC with a silicone coating, but even pure silicone products can vary widely in terms of feel.
Good news for everyone: the world of silicone sex toys is getting better all the time as manufacturers come up with newer, softer, more realistic version. Doc Johnson has discovered a way to make silicone feel hyper-real and lifelike (without the stickiness that tends to come with softer silicones) with a new invention called “TRUSKYN." This is a pure health-grade silicone material that feels just like the real thing thanks to its dual-durometer composition: soft silicone on the outside, with a hard silicone inner core. (Yeah, OK, so I'm definitely biased, but TRUSKYN's feels amaaazing!)
You Buzz Yourself Lightyears Ahead Into Ecstasy
When it comes to vibrating toy, silicone vibrates beautifully, working hard to give you the buzz of your life and stimulating you to the moon and back.
It's Easy to Use and Easy to Clean
Keeping your silicone toy clean is a key to its longevity, and silicone makes it easy, offering a variety of ways to quickly clean up:
- Boil for 5-10 minutes (for toys that don't include a motor)
- Remove vibrating parts and add to your dishwasher (top rack)
- Wash with soap and warm water
- Use a specialized antibacterial toy cleanser, like this one.
Don’t forget - you should always clean your toy before and after each use.
So there you have it… silicone really can do it all! Enjoy your silicone pleasure products, and remember that if you look after them well, they’ll take good care of you for many years to come!
Erica Braverman began working at Doc Johnson in 2011 and has since become the company's go-to content connoisseur, with a focus on digital marketing and branding. She holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Miami in Florida and has a passion for continued education via online marketing courses and industry seminars. Erica lives in Los Angeles and spends her free time reading, writing, and exploring new restaurants in the area.