Bodysafe?! harmless to the body!
Bodysafe generally means 3 things:
- that the product is non-porous (i.e. the surface has no small holes where bacteria can settle)
- that the shape of the toy is safe
- that the product does not emit toxic substances that can harm health.
In the Erogenous Zone we attach great importance to the fact that our products are bodysafe and therefore harmless for you and your playmates. Sex toys are made of many different materials and in many different forms. Some are totally safe and harmless, others can be harmful to your health by releasing toxic substances, being bacteria colonies or disappearing into your anus. That's why we take special care to ensure that our toys and tools are bodysafe and come to you with the appropriate instructions.
Below we have listed a few materials that meet the bodysafety criterion and further down some that you better keep your hands off, or at least use them with protective equipment like condoms:
Silicone, more specifically medical grade silicone without plasticizers is a top material for sex toys. It's non-toxic, non-porous and non-brittle. It is easy to clean, feels skin-like and conducts vibrations quite excellently. A wide variety of colors and designs are possible with toys made of silicone.
But beware, since the sex toy market is not regulated, there are many fake silicone products in circulation, or products that contain only a small percentage of the safe material and unfortunately also many toxic plasticizers. You can recognize them by price, smell and color: real medical silicone is odorless, not transprent and a bit more expensive, but also extremely durable and safe.
In our shop you will find only products made of 100% silicone.
Stainless steel is non-porous, easy to clean or sterilize and lasts forever. The hard material is best suited for G-face or prostate stimulation. Toys made of stainless steel have quite a high weight, which can feel very good. Stainless steel is also great for playing with temperature.
Wood can be a very body-friendly chic toy material. It feels pleasantly smooth and luxurious is renewable and warms up with use. The only important thing is that it is sealed with a non-toxic coating. This should not dissolve over time or become brittle. With good sealing, you'll have a smooth, splinter-free surface. Wooden toys treated with a good, phthalate-free sealant are non-porous, waterproof, hypoallergenic, and non-toxic.
Glass or more specifically Pyrex glass, borosilicate glass, sometimes called Jena glass or Duran glass, is non-porous and non-brittle. It is very easy to clean and environmentally friendly in production. Glass is also super suitable for temperature games. Just hold the toy under hot or cold water and enjoy the temperature effect. Due to its hardness, it can be used for very targeted stimulation, such as the G area or the prostate. Even if your toy is made of high quality glass, it is advisable to check it every now and then for breaks and cracks, especially if it has been dropped.
Hard plastic (ABS) Hard plastic is non-porous, easy to clean and inexpensive. However, it can break if overused and can have other edges and grooves. Some toys have parts made of hard plastic but mostly in places that do not have direct contact with the body and are not inserted. An intact hard plastic Toy is also suitable for enclosing, as they can be cleaned well. You do not have to throw away the old parts right away :)
Stone, depending on the processing and choice is also a great sextoymaterial. It is also suitable for playing with the temperature and can be cleaned well... it is important that the cut of the stone is very fine, so that no pores remain in which bacteria and viruses can settle. Here, too, the cleaning is crucial, (but attention stone must not be boiled, because the stone can change its structure).
Here are a few materials that you won't find in our store, but which are still available on the sex toy market and which you should use with protective condoms, if at all. Some of these materials excrete toxic softeners or are porous and therefore cannot be cleaned properly.
PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a porous material that usually contains plasticizers and emits toxic substances that can cause irritation of the mucous membranes and, in the long term, liver and kidney damage. It is also harmful to the environment during production. You can tell that a toy contains PVC if it gives off a chemical smell when you unpack it.
Thermoplastic and Elastomer
Also called thermoplastic elastomer, thermoplastic rubber, elastoplastics, TPE, or TPR. This material often contains PVC, is partially porous, and cannot be sterilized. If you already own toys made of elastomer, please just use them with a condom.
Jelly Also called jelly rubber, latex rubber, jelly silicone, jelly vinyl. Is a plastic made of PVC, which is