Ever wondered what makes a sex toy body safe? Well, you're in the right place!

A body safe sex toy is an adult accessory crafted from non-porous, non-toxic, hypoallergenic materials, ensuring safety and pleasure go hand in hand.

In this post, we dive into the world of body safe sex toys and vibrators, materials to seek, and ones to avoid, ensuring your intimate adventures are nothing but pleasure-filled and safe.

Why Aren’t All Sex Toys Body Safe?

The harsh reality is, not all sex toys measure up to the safety standards we might hope. There are a few that might even pose health risks. The main issue comes down to cost, manufacturers often use materials like jelly rubber, PVC, and latex because they are affordable and easy to work with.

However, these materials are often porous, making them a sanctuary for bacteria. Additionally, cleaning these toys can be a downright chore. Furthermore, certain materials, such as phthalates, often used to soften plastics, are associated with potential health hazards.

What Are The Best Body-Safe Sex Toy Materials?

In the realm of sex toys, certain materials stand out for their impeccable safety standards and quality. Medical-grade or body-safe silicone is undoubtedly one such material. Prized for its hypoallergenic and non-porous properties, silicone earns top marks in the world of body-safe sex toys.

However, it's not alone. Other materials such as stainless steel, borosilicate glass, and ABS hard plastic also merit recognition. These materials share the non-porous quality with silicone, meaning they don’t harbour harmful bacteria. Moreover, they're simple to clean, all you need is soap and water.

Silicone is particularly noteworthy because it melds the best aspects of form and function. Unlike stainless steel, glass and ABS plastic, silicone combines firmness with flexibility. It comfortably conforms to the body's contours, making it an appealing choice for many. Coupled with its ease of cleaning, durability, and hypoallergenic nature, silicone's popularity is no surprise.

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What Sex Toy Materials Should I Avoid?

Steer clear of these materials:

  • Jelly Rubber: Porous, difficult to clean, and might contain harmful phthalates.
  • Latex: Some people are allergic to it. Plus, it's porous and can harbour bacteria.
  • PVC: Often treated with phthalates, it's porous and tough to clean.

A significant red flag is a sex toy that doesn't disclose what it's made from. Always opt for manufacturers who prioritise your safety.

How to Determine If a Sex Toy Is Body Safe?

Besides knowing the material, a few other checks can help ensure body safety:

  1. Odour: A strong chemical smell can indicate harmful substances.
  2. Transparency: Reputable manufacturers won't hide what their toys are made of.
  3. Price: Quality often comes at a price. While not a definitive rule, it's something to consider.
  4. Retailer: Purchase from trusted stores like WST Australia, who ensure safety in every product.

How to Clean Body Safe Sex Toys

Cleaning body-safe sex toys is usually a straightforward process. Most toys can be cleaned with mild soap and warm water. However, always refer to the manufacturer's guidelines for specific cleaning instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does 'body-safe' mean in terms of sex toys?

'Body-safe' means that the sex toy is made from materials that are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and non-porous, reducing the risk of bacterial growth and allergic reactions.

How can I ensure that I'm buying a body-safe sex toy?

Always purchase from reputable retailers like WST Australia who are transparent about their materials. Avoid toys that have a strong chemical smell or don't clearly state what they're made from.

How should I clean body-safe sex toys?

Body-safe sex toys can generally be cleaned with mild soap and warm water. Always refer to the manufacturer's instructions for specific cleaning guidelines.

Does a body-safe sex toy cost more?

While body-safe materials tend to be of higher quality and potentially more expensive, your health and safety are worth the investment. Plus, they often last longer, providing excellent value for money.

Are all sex toys sold at WST Australia body safe?

Yes, all our products at WST Australia are body safe. We ensure all our sex toys are made from high-quality, body-safe materials for your health and satisfaction.

WST Australia's Safe Sex Toy Promise

Selecting body-safe sex toys isn't merely about pleasure—it's also about prioritising your health.

Make sure to invest in quality toys made of safe materials and keep your intimate experiences worry-free. At WST Australia, your health and satisfaction are our top priority.

Interested in exploring more adult toys? Don't forget to check our Clitoral Vibrators page for more options. Or, keep an eye on our blog for more information, tips, and insights on body-safe sex toys.

June 02, 2023 — Georgia Henry

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