||Silicone - High Tech and Highly Pleasurable
||by Trisha Hurlburt
heard of silicone, most likely in the context of a woman considering breast
enhancement. Guess what? There are other uses for this durable and versatile
material! No, really.
of its durability, silicone is a great material for sex toys. However,
as most silicone toys are handcrafted -- and more labor translates into
a higher cost -- these toys tend to be a little pricey. In fact, silicone
toys are often catalogued as "premium" toys. However, we think
you'll find the cost worthwhile. A completely non-porous material, silicone
can be thoroughly cleaned with just soap and water -- or sterilize it
by boiling it in water, which enables you to share your toy as long as
you clean it between uses. For the best results, you should boil your
silicone toy (assuming it doesn't have a battery pack!) for twenty minutes.
Silicone is also practically hypoallergenic -- at least, we haven't heard
of anyone having an allergic reaction to using a silicone love toy!
If price is your only obstacle
to buying a silicone toy, don't let it be! The higher price of a silicone
dildo or vibrator is definitely offset by the length of time your toy
will last. Silicone toys are practically indestructible -- provided you're
not letting the family pet use them as chew toy. Plus, silicone is extremely
soft and supple, with a realistic feel that makes for an incredibly sensual
experience. Silicone warms very nicely and quickly to your body temperature
and rarely has any imperfections so there's no need to file down rough
edges or trim off strange lumps!
If you want
the best, and you're willing to pay a premium, an erotic toy made of silicone
will be well worth your efforts. It will not only delight with its look
and superior feel, but also keep you and your favourite playmate happy
for years to come!
One important note on silicone
toys, however, is that you must not use a lubricant that also contains
silicone, as it will ruin the surface of your toy. Be sure to use a water-based
lubricant like Astroglide, Eros Water or, best of all, MyPleasure's Personal