Sex Toy Types
This entry was posted on 16th September 2009.
Sex toys are made in many different materials, silicone, latex rubber, jelly and plastic are the more popular ones, so lets take a look at each of these in more detail.
Silicone Sex Toys
The main benefit of sex toys made in silicone is that the material very quickly reaches your body temperature and will retain the temperature for a longer period, there is nothing worse than having a plastic vibrator that is cold inserted into a warm moist vagina unless that is your preference.
Another advantage of silicone is the smoothness, silicone sex toys tend to resemble skin, soft smooth and quite sensual. Washing silicone is very easy too, its non-porous and washes well with soap and water or a sex toys cleaner.
Whilst most people wont need to sterilise their sex toys, if you share your toys then silicone can be boiled and fully sterised without harming your sex toy and because silicone sex toys are mainly hypo-allergenic it is rare that they produce allergic reactions.
So in conclusion if you want a sex toy that will last you longer choose one that is made in silicone.
Jelly Vibrators And Jelly Sex Toys
Sex toys made from jelly are much cheaper than silicone ones, they tend not to be so smooth, but they do feel nice and sexy and they are now the most popular type of sex toy.
A great tip when using a jelly sex toy is to use plenty of water based lubricant, it must be water based otherwise it may damage the jelly material.
We recommend using Liquid Silk a lovely silky smooth water based sexual lubricant that is condom and sex toys friendly and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth without the tacky feeling that some sex lubricants leave behind.
Using plenty of water based lube will stop any sticky type feeling you can sometimes get with jelly sex toys. A large number of jelly sex toys do have a slight jelly smell to them, whilst most people don’t mind the smell as it is not unpleasant but it`s something you need to consider, especially if certain scents are a turn off.
With jelly sex toys you should only use warm water not heavily perfumed soap to clean them, the soap may cause damage to the jelly. Jelly sex toys are now very reasonably priced and the range available is increasing all the time.
Latex Rubber Sex Toys
Sex toys made from latex or rubber generally are much firmer than jelly or silicone ones, so whilst they provide fantastic satisfaction, they don’t tend to be so realistic or skin like. They are flexible but don’t bend as much as jelly or silicone ones, nonetheless they are popular and do a great job to provide sexual stimulation. Usually latex sex toys are the cheaper type so quite often you can buy two latex or rubber sex toys for the price of a silicone one, worth considering this when you are choosing the sex toy you want.
Solid Vibrators And Plastic Sex Toys
The major advantage of solid sex toys in plastic is that if they contain a vibrating motor, the vibrations are usually much more intense. This is because the motor transfers all of its power into something that is solid plastic, unlike a jelly one which absorbs much of the vibration. Plastic is very easy to clean, its very smooth, sometimes ribbed but can often look and feel a bit clinical because it is so solid and hard. So the main thing to remember here is if you like intense vibration then you should consider a plastic solid vibrator or sex toy. Bullet vibrators are now a very popular choice probably for this reason.
The plastic ones come in a variety of colours and sizes, so the choice is enormous.
Metal Sex Toys
The range of metal sex toys available is limited because they are a specialist item that many people find far too hard not to mention cold and clinical. Most sales of metal sex toys are purchased by S & M people or those who are active in serious bondage sex games. Great care is required in using metal sex toys because they can cause injury if they are not used with great care.
Wooden vibrators are not a very popular choice for most sex toy users, they are more a specialist vibrator like metal vibrators. Made in a type of smooth wood that is highly polished and then varnished. Wooden vibrators can be difficult to clean and this means they may cause a hygiene problem.
Cyberskin Sex Toys
These sex toys are made from the new materials,it has taken years of research to come up with cyberskin material and what a delight it is! It is claimed to be the closest thing to feeling like real skin there is. The claims about cyberskin are not exaggerated. Those who have used sex toys made from Cyberskin will verify that the soft feel is simply wonderful. Cyberskin is stretchy, soft, skin like and does feel like the real skin. A great deal of male sex toys like artificial vaginas and masturbating sleeves are now being made in Cyberskin and the realism is described by many as awesome. As manufacturers are discovering the popularity of cyberskin is increasing all the time, they are making more and more sex toys using the Cyberskin material. We cannot speak highly enough about Sex toys made from cyberskin are pleasure toys for the future.
Acrylic Sex Toys
These are very hard and although easy to clean, as with metal sex toys, care should be taken when using acrylic types. Much cheaper than metal and a very good type of sex toy to help strengthen your vaginal muscles.
Leather Sex Toys
There are usually two types of leather sex toys, hard leather and soft gloving leather. Whilst most garments made in leather like briefs, corsets, suspender belts etc are made in soft leather, items like whips, paddles, bondage restraints and straps tend to be made in slightly harder leather for durability. Many people love the smell of leather, they love the feel and the look too, so it`s little wonder that leather creates a very sexy atmosphere.