Updated: FEBRUARY 15, 2016
Non-porous TPR is a high-quality, medical-grade variety of thermoplastic rubber. Its non-porous nature makes it easy to clean and prevents bacteria from breeding on its surface. Non-porous TPR is also free of phthalates and latex.
Non-porous TPR is used to make a variety of consumer goods, including sex toys like vibrators and dildos.
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Toys made from non-porous TPR have a firm finish, but they are not hard. Their smooth, velvety surface allows for easy use, especially when they are operated in conjunction with silicone or water-based lubricants.
As non-porous TPR does not contain phthalates or latex, sex toys made from this material can be a good option for people with allergies or sensitivities. However, it’s important to note that non-porous TPR toys tend to be softened with mineral oil, so those with allergies to these types of oils should take precautions.
Non-porous TPR toys should be washed thoroughly with mild soap and water after use for hygiene and maintenance. Dildos and other non-porous TPR toys without internal motors can also be disinfected with a 10 percent bleach or rubbing alcohol solution, or by washing in the dishwasher without soap, or by boiling for 10 minutes. Non-porous TPR toys should be stored in a cloth pouch in a cool, dark place to prevent degradation of the material.