Sterling Silver

Last Updated: March 13, 2017

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Definition - What does Sterling Silver mean?

Sterling silver is a metal made from a blend of 92.5% silver and 7.5% another metal, usually copper.

Sterling silver is durable, yet malleable enough to be made into a variety of products including jewelry, ornaments, and luxury sex toys. Its antibacterial properties and non-porous surface makes it ideal for high-end vibrators, dildos, butt plugs, and other sex toys.

Kinkly explains Sterling Silver

Sterling silver absorbs your natural body heat, so sex toys made from this metal will warm quickly for more pleasurable use. It will not react with bodily fluids or antiseptic agents. Your sterling silver sex toys also won’t react with lubricants, so you can feel free to use them with any oil, silicone, or water-based lube you choose.

Sterling silver is more expensive than many other common sex toy materials including rubber and vinyl. For this reason, it is reserved for only high-end sex toys.

Sterling silver will react with chemicals in the air and oxidize or tarnish. Polishing it with a soft, non-abrasive cloth and storing it away from direct sunlight will keep it looking its best for longer. Many sterling silver sex toys are waterproof, making them easy to clean with water and antibacterial wash or a 10% bleach solution. You can also sterilize sterling silver sex toys by boiling them or wiping them with alcohol wipes. You shouldn’t use jewelry cleaners on sterling silver sex toys. Dry them carefully to avoid rusting, especially in any crevices.

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