Sex Toy Material
is a trademarked name for 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.
Some sex toys are made of SoftSkins. TPE has many other uses as well.
Some examples are automobile airbag covers, yoga mats and medical
Or Toxin Warnings
SoftSkins material may contain phthalates, which is a chemical used
to soften plastics that has been shown to be linked to several environmental
and individual health issues. We recommend using a condom with toys
made of SoftSkins material. If you are considering purchasing a SoftSkins
sex toy, we recommend checking with the manufacturer on whether or
not the product is free of phthalates or purchasing from a store such
as Holistic Wisdom, Inc. that is committed to offering only nontoxic
SoftSkins is extremely porous and should be cleaned between each use
with warm water and soap or anti bacterial sex toy cleaners. Once
dry, sprinkle with the included "renewing" powder or cornstarch. Never
use talcum powder or baby powder, as these can cause irritation and
sometimes larger problems for women. Corn starch and a soft cloth
may also be used to bring the toy back to life. (Talcum powder has
been implicated as a possible cause of ovarian cancer.) We highly
recommend storing SoftSkins items in a storage/separation bag or wrapped
in thin material, as the porous surface can absorb anything it comes
in contact with. It is also recommended that you store SoftSkins toys
in a cool, dark place.
Use only water based lubricants with SoftSkins. Silicone or petroleum
based oils will damage this material. We also recommend using a condom
with SoftSkins products, as they easily absorb germs and bacteria
due to the porosity of the material.
TPE is recyclable and is much more eco-friendly production than latex
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