What Is “Body-Safe” Silicone?
Have you ever wondered just what exactly _is _silicone and how it’s used for toy-making? Without going into too much detail, here are 6 facts about silicone that will both cure your curiosity and help you take better care of your toys.
- Silicone comes in many different hardness levels. It can be very soft and squishy, but also extremely hard and not really bendable
- Silicone attracts dust like craaazy. There’s just no way around it, so that’s why we recommend giving your toy a quick wash in warm water before each use.
- As far as storage goes, maybe the best option is to store each toy in a ziploc bag (to prevent dust buildup) before choosing a designated drawer or a box for your collection
- Silicone is a bit moody when it comes to interacting with other silicones. Use it only with a water-based lubricant, not with a silicone one because it may melt away your toy. That can also happen when two silicone toys made from different batches of silicone touch
- When browsing high-quality silicone products, you may come across terms such as platinum-cured or body-safe silicone. They essentially mean that that kind of silicone is safe to use to make products such as our toys and that it is safe for it to be in contact with your skin for a prolonged period of time
- Silicone is pretty good at handling high temperatures. You can boil your toy every once in a while to make sure it’s extra clean