Last Updated: December 19, 2016

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Definition - What does SoftTouch mean?

Like its name suggests, SoftTouch is an exceptionally soft and velvety material that is commonly used to manufacture intimate toys. It is extremely flexible material. SoftTouch is designed to closely replicate the feel and look of human skin. This is why it’s often used to produce fleshlights, dildos, and vibrators. The downside to this material is that it’s extremely porous. This makes it more difficult to clean than other materials. By this token, it also harbors bacteria and requires more maintenance.

Kinkly explains SoftTouch

SoftTouch is often used to manufacture Fleshlights because it provides a highly realistic sensation similar to human skin. This material also warms up to body temperature and is known for its softness and elasticity. It is also quite fragile and is particularly vulnerable to jewelry and sharp fingernails. On the plus side, however, SoftTouch can last for several decades if properly cared for.

Since it is quite porous, SoftTouch is prone to harboring bacteria. It is recommended that you use it with a condom. Users should also avoid oil based lubricant with this particular material since it can gradually build up on the surface and hinder the realistic feel. By this token, SoftTouch is only compatible with water based lubricant.

As far as storage is concerned, it is best to store SoftTouch should be stored in an individual plastic bag and away from your other toys. In fact, this material can fuse with other toys if stored in the same bag.

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