SILICONE is soft, flexible and almost lifelike to the touch. Silicone is second to the most life like material. If you want a lifelike feel you would probably want to choose a dildo made from Cyber skin silicone or one of the other life like materials. Cyber skin is delicate and requires special care while silicone is extremely durable. Jelly dildos are typically soft, pliable and available in more textures (realistic). Cyber skin is delicate and requires special care instructions but very durable. Again - your choice of materials will depend on your needs and desires. Silicone also has a few advantages over its closest relatives, latex and jelly. It is an extremely rugged, high quality material and is very easy to clean. All you need is soap and hot water. Silicone is such a high quality material that non-mechanical silicone toys can actually be boiled or run through the dishwasher Silicone is non-porous nature. It is less likely than latex and jelly to allow bacteria to grow, which means it's less likely to spread germs between users. We always recommend using a condom when you share a dildo, but if you don't, silicone might be the least likely to trap and spread germs. Due to the cost of silicone, these toys are generally more expensive than latex or jelly toys, but it is a higher quality material that generally will last longer. If you're looking for a high quality, versatile dildo, you may want to consider silicone.
Jelly . look close in texture to silicone, but are not quite as smooth and lifelike. Jelly is a great material for people who want the realistic feel of a silicone dildo but don't want to pay the higher price for silicone. Jelly dildo’s can be a little bit stiffer than silicone dildo’s, but many silicone dildos are extremely soft to begin with. It's just a matter of preference. Jelly can best be described as a soft and pliable material that feels smooth to the touch, yet retains some rigidness. Jelly can vary in its firmness from soft to firm. Jelly is more porous than silicone - so it isn't wise to share a jelly dildo unless you use a condom. The best way to clean jelly dildos is with warm water. Never use rubbing alcohol to clean jelly, and always use water based lubrication. Jelly will degrade if it is exposed to non-water based lubricants or rubbing alcohol. If you decide on a jelly dildo, it might be a good idea to pick up some cleaner specifically designed for sex toys. The porous nature of jelly makes it harder to remove germs from the surface, but a good sex toy cleaner will kill any bacteria and leave a clean, fresh scent. A bit of soap and water will also work, but will not sterilize the surface.
UR3 is a trademarked name for line of sex toys made of a variation of soft thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), a mixture of polyvinyl chloride and silicone.TPE is a thermoplastic polymer blend that can be manufactured into a range of textures. TPE is less porous than cyberskin but more porous than Silicone. UR3 is extremely porous and should be cleaned between each use with warm water and soap.Only Lubricant that should be used is a water based Lubricant. Soft towel dry.
Latex has been around for many years and is a low cost alternative to silicone and jelly. Latex is another word for rubber, and dildos made from latex do have a rubbery feel. Latex is a popular choice for people who are experimenting with different dildos. It's generally less expensive than most other materials.. The downside of latex is that it generally doesn't last as long as silicone or jelly and it's quite porous, making it more difficult to clean. However, many people find latex dildos enjoyable and satisfying, and consider them a low-cost alternative to some of the more expensive materials. If you plan on sharing a latex dildo, be sure to use a condom. Soap and warm water is the preferred way to clean a latex toy. Some people have an allergic reaction to latex. So they may want to use jelly or silicone.
Glass may seem strange, even dangerous. However, glass dildos are popular items that are not only beautiful but safe. Glass dildos are usually made of Pyrex glass, which is an extremely strong, scratch and chip-resistant material. Heat-treated and examined with high tech equipment for scratches, cracks and other flaws, glass dildos are - according to the manufacturer - completely safe for intimate use. Glass dildo can be warmed or cooled in water to ad excitement. We have never heard of anyone being injured by a glass dildo. These works of art are more expensive because some are hand blown, which make them extremely beautiful.
Cyber skin was the first skin-like material developed for sex toys. There have been new advancements in recent years that have lead to new realistic materials. Cyber skin was the first. This material looks and feels very much like human skin. It's smooth, soft, flexible, and it even maintains heat once it warms up. Cyber skin is porous like latex and jelly so it must be cleaned carefully with soap and warm water or with a Cyber skin cleaning solution.is the brand-name of a soft material that is intended to emulate the feel of human skin.Similar material is available under other brand names, such as Ultraskin, Eroskin, Softskin, Cyber Jel-lee, Futurotic and UR3. All are soft and stretchy, with a velvety texture that is caused by talcs and cornstarches used to prevent the material becoming unpleasantly sticky.
Metal is not a common material, but one that exists. Metal dildos are similar to plastic ones, in that they have a hard, generally smooth exterior and are easy to clean.
Acrylic is a form of plastic as is considered a "specialty" material. Acrylic dildos are often very beautiful, since the visual properties of acrylic are similar to glass. They are durable, easy to clean, and are generally difficult to damage. These toys often last a lifetime.
Dildo Care and Cleaning
Since it's a good idea to clean your sex toys after each use, it's also a good idea to consider the care and maintenance required of each type of dildo before choosing one.
In general, dildos are very easy to clean. Unlike vibrators you never have to worry about damaging a dildo's internal parts with water - unless of course you have a vibrating dildo. Dildos can be cleaned easily by wiping them with a damp, soapy washcloth, or by rinsing them with soap and water or a good Adult toy cleaner.
Some materials have specific cleaning requirements. Quick reference is below.
Plastic - soap and water, rubbing alcohol, sex toy cleaner....Click Here
Silicone - soap and water, boiling water, sex toy cleaner....Click Here
Jelly - mild soap and water, sex toy cleaner...Click Here
Latex- mild soap and water, sex toy cleaner ....Click Here
Cyber skin - mild soap and water, Cyber skin cleaning solution, sex toy cleaner ...Click Here
UR3 - mild soap and water. Towel dry. Never store toys away wet.
Whether you're having sex with a partner or by yourself, lubrication can be an important consideration when selecting a dildo. You want to be sure the lubrication you use is compatible with the material your dildo is made of. Since some types of lubrication can damage certain dildo materials, it is good to know the basics before you start shopping. Water-Based Lubrication:
This is the most common form of lubrication used today. Containing mostly water, water-based lubes will not stain your clothes or sheets, are safe with all sex toys, and are often pleasant tasting. Available in both flavored and non-flavored varieties, these lubes are long lasting and easy to clean.
Silicone-based lubes are a high-tech version of water-based lube. All the ingredients are the same, except that silicone lubes do not contain any water and are completely waterproof. They also don't dry out like water-based lubes do so they tend to last longer. Silicone lubricant is safe to use with all sex toys except those made of silicone. If you have a silicone toy, you must use a different type of lubrication.
Oil-based lubes consist of common oils such as vegetable oil and are not recommended for use with sex toys. Oil-based lubes are OK for masturbation and generally considered safe for consumption, but they often leave an oily residue, can be difficult to wash off your body parts, may stain clothing and have been known to cause infection if allowed to stay in the vagina. Oil-based lubes are not compatible with latex based sex toys, condoms and some latex-based birth control devices.
Petroleum-based lubes are made with mineral oil or petroleum jelly. As their name implies, petroleum-based lubes contain primarily petroleum products. While they are commonly used for masturbation and anal play, petroleum-based lubes tend to stain sheets and clothing and are not easy to wash off hands and other body parts. Petroleum-based lubes include Vaseline, baby oil and K-Y Jelly. It is important to know that Petroleum will dissolve latex, and should not be used with latex toys.