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6 Reasons To Use A Quality Silicone Dildo


There’s a reason why all of Velvet Cock’s thrusting dildos are made with body-safe silicone. In our tests of hardcore and novice sex toys alike, quality silicone sex toys were the only ones that could routinely meet our standards. These toys always offered the most realistic feel, stayed intact longer, and presented very few drawbacks. Even when the rubber sex toys melted and our plastic sex toys felt overly stiff, our silicone toys remained comfortable and pleasurable to use.

When we began designing our line of sex machines, The Thruster, we did not hesitate to select high-end silicone to serve as their “skin.” Here’s why it’s hard to beat the quality of silicone dildos!

How to Choose The Best Sex Toys

With the glut of sex toys available on the market today, consumers have a responsibility to pick and choose safe and healthy options for themselves. This can be hard! Texture, shape, color, etc. all vary greatly from material to material. On top of that, plenty of sex toy brands rely on false advertising to sell their products. All of these factors make shopping for sex toys much harder than it should be.

While every adult may have different needs and preferences, we know that most people look for one major thing in their sex toys: realism. If that’s the case for you, then silicone dildos are your best bet. Materials such as CyberSkin and latex are comparable in feel, but silicone offers a much safer and more durable quality.

Realism is only one of the perks of silicone sex toys. To help you on your quest to build the perfect sex toy collection, we’ve compiled a list of 6 reasons why you should go for a quality silicone dildo!

1.  Silicone is A Flexible Material

Skin-safe silicone is one of the few sex toy materials that can always deliver a lifelike feel. It’s always flexible but never flimsy. Different silicone toys will offer different degrees of flex, from firm to bendable, so find the options that work for you!

Silicone Makes Vibrating & Thrusting Sex Toys Possible

Love a little motion in your ocean? Even if the interior of a toy is chock-full of complex vibrating or thrusting mechanics, a silicone outer coating will serve to conceal it all under a smooth and gentle skin. You couldn’t tell that our velvety soft Thrusters contain complex ball-screw reverser technology without subjecting them to an x-ray! High-quality silicone gives even the most hardcore dildos a very sensual feel.

2.  You Can Use it With Silicone Lube

Silicone lube is great to use in a shower or bathtub, and we’d hate to deprive anyone of the possibility of hot shower sex! Many Internet sources warn against using silicone lube with silicone toys, citing that the lube can cause the toy to melt. While this is true of cheap silicone toys, high-quality silicone toys are completely safe to use with silicone based lube!

If you’re not sure about the quality of your toys, try spot testing your sex toys with the silicone lube before use. Check to see if the area gets overly sticky or gummy. If you test a small area and nothing happens, then you’re in luck and your toy is safe to use.

Thrustin’ in the Tub

While our Thrusters are totally safe to use with silicone lube, they cannot be submerged in water because of their electric components. Feel free to get all lubed up with our Thrusters, but make sure to stick to non-electric silicone dildos for all of your bath time fun.

3.  It’s Free of Common Allergens & Harmful Toxins

Pure silicone is so body-safe that it is used in lots of medical equipment, from catheters to breast implants. It’s free of many common irritants and toxins, including but not limited to:

  • Latex - a common allergen and bacterial trapper
  • Nickel - a common allergen (found in some steel toys)
  • Phthalates - a potential carcinogen when absorbed in high volumes (found in some jelly, latex, and PVC toys)
  • Cadmium - a toxic heavy metal (found in some pigments and some plastic toys)

Keep in mind that while PURE silicone doesn’t contain these harmful substances, a lot of dildos labeled as silicone may be only partially silicone or hardly silicone at all. When designing our Thrusters, we chose medical-grade silicone just to be 100% about their purity. Be a cautious consumer and avoid cheap, impure silicone sex toys!

4. It’s Bacteria-Proof

Silicone is a hydrophobic material, meaning that it is very effective in keeping moisture at bay. Without moisture, bacteria (and mildew, and viruses) has no place to proliferate. The vagina is particularly absorbent and sensitive to bacteria, so we especially recommend silicone dildos for women.

Even though silicone is mostly bacteria-repellant, we still recommend that you wash your toys often and exercise particular caution if you plan to share a toy or use it for both anal and vaginal use. Those scenarios carry a higher risk of contamination, so try your best to play it safe and sterilize (see the next point) between uses if you plan to share.

5. It Can Withstand High Temperatures

There’s nothing grosser than a melted sex toy, and it doesn’t help that many common materials (jelly and rubber, for example) can get all goopy just from being exposed to hot summer weather. Ick! Silicone blends face this same risk, but 100% silicone dildos have the structural integrity to last through the hottest summer days, even if you don’t go to great lengths to keep them cool. You can keep these dildos in your cupboard or out in the open – whatever you prefer! We always appreciate it when a sex toy is this easy to store.

Sterilization

Because pure silicone can handle temperatures of up to 125˚C for short periods of time, it can be sterilized the same way you might sterilize a glass or metal toy. Go ahead and give your non-digitally powered silicone dildos a boil, but don’t submerge battery-powered toys such as our Thruster! For those toys, use professional toy cleansers to sterilize.

6. Silicone Is Affordable Compared To Other Materials

Quality silicone sex toys can be pricey – they’ll set you back $100 or more, depending on the type of toy. These prices may be slightly disheartening at first, but keep in mind that a sex toy is a personal health machine as well as a “toy.” Would you pay a higher price for a good deep-tissue massage? When it comes to healthcare goods, quality and cost are frequently proportionate. The same goes for sex toys.

Materials that are as body-safe as silicone include stainless glass, steel, and precious metals such as gold. These materials are, in general, pricier than silicone. They also don’t allow for much flexibility. Unless you’re looking for a luxury feel in your sex toys, it’s not necessary to select anything more expensive than a silicone dildo.

Silicone Dildos Are Investments!

We think that whether you’re a casual user or dedicated aficionado of sex toys, you should treat each sex toy purchase as an investment. You can use high-quality sex toys for years, if not for life, and at no risk to your health! On the other hand, a low-quality sex toy will detract not just from your pleasure but also from your wellness. Always select high-quality sex toys, even if they are slightly pricier, and you’ll end up with a toy collection that you’ll always be eager to use! You can’t put a price tag on that.

Conclusion: Silicone is THE Sex Toy Material for Contemporary Users

Today, silicone is seeing a surge in popularity as a sex toy material. Thanks to extensive sex toy research, consumers are now well-aware of the risks that come with low-quality sex toys. Many of the newest, most innovative high-tech toys and artisanal toys on the market today are made of silicone. We recommend that when shopping for new sex toys, you look at the silicone options first! It’s the perfect material for modern adults with a desire for lasting self-care.

Shop Silicone Thrusting Dildos Now!

Silicone is the material of choice here at Velvet Cock. Our velvety smooth products make it possible for you to get all kinds of thrust, from the lifelike Jackie to slender and sweet Abbey, to hardcore anal Walter. After extensive research and experimentation, we’ve made quite a science out of silicone loving. Check out our collection to explore the leading edge in silicone sex toys!