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Demystifying adult toy materials: a guide to body-safe options 


Exploring adult toys can be exciting, but with so many options available, ensuring the materials are safe for your body is crucial for a satisfying and worry-free experience. Here’s a short guide about what makes a sex toy body safe as well as some of the best material options available for you. 


Understanding body-safe materials 

Body-safe sex toys are those made from materials that don’t use potentially harmful chemicals or common allergens during the manufacturing process. These qualities are essential for preventing irritation, infections and ensuring the longevity of your intimate accessories.  


Here are some of the top body-safe materials you should look for when selecting a sex toy: 


  • Silicone. Silicone is non-porous. This means bacteria can’t hide inside the skin of your sex toy. This also makes it easier to sterilize and clean. Silicone is also hypoallergenic, making it a safe choice for those with sensitive skin. Do make sure you use a silicone safe lubricant with them in order to protect their integrity. 


  • Non-toxic plastics. ABS plastic, or acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, is a non-porous thermoplastic material that’s safe and affordable for sex toys. While not as soft as silicon, ABS plastic is strong and durable, which ensures your toy won’t fracture during use. 


  • Stainless steel. Stainless steel is non-porous, easy to clean and compatible with all types of lubricants. Its temperature-responsive nature also adds an extra dimension to sensual play, making it a versatile material for a range of preferences. 


  • Glass. Glass is non-porous, hypoallergenic and can be easily sanitized. It also allows for temperature play, which can add a thrilling sensation to your intimate moments. Make sure to purchase toys made of high-quality or annealed borosilicate glass, which is strengthened by a slow cooling process that ensures it’s built to last. You can rest assured that no glass toys that we sell will ever shatter inside of your body, this type of glass is extremely hard. 


  • Wood. While very rare, wooden toys do exist and can provide a unique sensation. Look for toys made of non-toxic hardwoods such as oak, maple or hickory that have been finished with a body-safe lacquer. Avoid wooden toys that are advertised as being “stained,” as many wood stains include dangerous chemicals that are toxic to the body. Because it is such a tricky material and we do not have a reliable provider for them, we have chosen to put your safety first not to sell those toys. 


Buy sex toys from a trusted adult store 

The unfortunate reality is that much of the sex toy industry is unregulated and dangerous products are rampant. Buying your sex toys from a trusted adult store can help you avoid purchasing potentially unsafe items. Ask store employees about the materials and quality of the sex toys they offer to help ensure you take home the best products possible. 


Body-safe sex toys for you 

Looking to explore a range of body-safe sex toys? Source Adult is the sex toys superstore for you. We’re an adult store with multiple locations throughout Alberta including Edmonton, Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray. Whether you want to explore your sensuality with a borosilicate glass dildo or thrusting vibrating dildo, we have what you need. Our expansive collection is available in store and online. Contact us today to learn more. 

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