Most male masturbators are made from a porous material, some are safer than others. You may be able to use polyurethane condoms – latex and others that break down in the presence of oil will not protect you.
Reputable manufacturers of non-toxic toys include: Tantus | Vamp | Lelo | Vixen Creations | Fun Factory | Je Joue | Nexus | Tenga* | Jimmy Jane | Vixen Creations | Whipspider Rubberworks | BSwish | Jollies LLC (now Chavez Dezignz) | Njoy | Nobessence | Papaya Toys | Vibratex* | Crystal Delights | Evolved Novelties* | Swan | Toyfriend | Minna Life | Laid | Incoqnito | Happy Valley | Bad Dragon | Alien Dildos | Goldfrau | Fuze | Fucking Sculptures | Babes-n-Horny | BS is Nice | Pleasure Works | Standard Innovations/We-Vibe | Fleshlight* | Penetralia | Aneros | Fucking Sculptures | Hot Octopuss | Joyful Pleasure | Luxotiq | Marc Dorcel | New York Toy Collective | Nomi Tang | Rianne S | Picobong The above list doesn’t necessarily mean that I 100% support their products, it just means that I trust them to accurately label their product.
Even if the toy is not toxic, the porosity issue is still a potential problem, as it can harbor bacteria and mold. To stay safe, choose materials that are 100% pure silicone, glass, ceramic, Nobessence wood sex toys, medical-grade stainless steel, aluminum, or hard / ABS plastic.
TPR/TPE/Soft Elastomers are softened with mineral oil, making the material unstable; mineral oil will begin to leach out over time, and you can have a reaction to it either from the mineral oil alone, or other chemicals piggybacking on the mineral oil. Potentially toxic or porous materials include: Jelly; rubber; “skin safe” rubber; elastomer; TPE; TPR; cyberskin; UR3; anything with a weird trademarked name; PVC; vinyl. You may have read that you can cover toxic/porous sex toys with a condom for safety. Some people still experienced chemical burns despite using a condom.
I actually never had it from a toy, but from masturbating with my hands after coming home from work on a shipment day.” “I had a reaction akin to an extremely mild chemical burn.
Itching and burning that lasted days and a very fun doctors trip (Yes I know what caused it, Yes Im sure I dont need an STI Test YES IM REALLY REALLY REALLY SURE!!!! I went to the doctor and he couldn’t figure out what it was.
I won’t recommend them, I won’t promote them directly.
The dangers of phthalates, and other chemicals found in the cheap toys, are not fully known in the sex toy context (i.e.
I had to take antibiotics orally and vaginally and I STILL suffered for weeks….” (read all of it in her comment.) “But I don’t use my dildo/vibrator for very long time periods, it won’t affect me! I would especially suggest that any butt plugs / anal toys that you purchase be made from a non-porous material because of the higher risk of bacteria from fecal matter sticking around on a jelly toy.Let’s forget that fact that the amount of phthalates varies per sex toy manufacturer, even per toy, and is not regulated.Your toy could have a small number or a number high enough to kill a rat. You could read the package and see “Phthalates-free!!Start with the Toxic Toys Page which links to many related articles I’ve written.Every single post there is relevant, informative and covers nearly all questions you might have.
It’s really offensive to me personally, and the smell varies from toy to toy. When you buy a sex toy made of unsafe materials, there’s more than just phthalates to be concerned about. But it doesn’t mean they’re the only thing in it that can cause a reaction.