Adult toys, novelty items, marital aids. No matter what you choose to call them, chances are you’re not going to find a decent selection of sex toys at a local shop. So, like where we buy most of the thing these days, maybe you should do your “special shopping” online.
We all know that online stores are usually happy to provide a wide selection and free shipping and many many promo codes, but there are some points you really should be aware before you go for paying pages.
Check for Toxic Materials Before and even After You Buy
Not like shopping on a Walmart, the products online may catch your attention mostly by the well-looking pics and big discounts. But! The first thing you should keep in mind when buying adult toys online(offline too, of course.) is that there are certain types of material that you should pick and some should be avoided.
Most knowledgeable people will tell you that silicone toys are at the top of the line. Silicone is highly suitable for sex toys because it is non-porous, hypo-allergenic, and durable. The material is extremely versatile and can be molded into realistic shapes or abstract forms. It conducts vibration well and also absorbs and retains body heat. The main drawback may be price – silicone toys are usually more expensive than other toys. But if quality and durability are priorities, you can’t go wrong with silicone.
Another widely used material for sex toys is jelly rubber. This substance is flexible but not as smooth or realistic-looking as silicone. Jelly rubber has the primary advantage of being cheap. The material is semi-porous and can be hard to keep adequately clean. In addition, jelly rubber contains phthalates, which are known to be carcinogenic. Phthalates can also cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. For all these reasons, it’s recommended to use a condom over jelly rubber toys.
Latex rubber is the most common material for sex toys. It is widely used because it is cheap and easy to work with, but some people object to the smell of latex rubber and quite a few are allergic to latex. Like jelly rubber toys, latex toys are best covered with a condom before use.
Plastic is another widely used and inexpensive material. Plastic is particularly suitable for vibrators because it’s durable and conducts vibration well. It’s also hard, smooth, and easy to keep clean. However, plastic toys can break if dropped or banged against a hard surface.
Glass and acrylic toys are specialty items that are often valued for their visual appeal as much as their utility. Such toys are designed to be beautiful as well as functional, and they are usually quite expensive. Glass (actually medical-grade Pyrex) and acrylic toys are very hard, very durable, and easy to clean. Metal is another uncommon sex toy material and its use is mostly limited to cock rings, balls, and BDSM accessories.
Find Safe Online Stores
1.Not all online stores are created equal. Once you’ve narrowed down what you want to buy and are sure it’s made of safe, non-toxic materials, you still need to find a reputable store. Fortunately, the internet has been around long enough for a few front-runners to emerge as reliable, safe, and discreet.
1.Adam and Eve – One of the biggest and most reputable online retailers, Adam and Eve has a pretty good selection of both sex toys and lingerie. Most notably, the company also has brick and mortar retail stores in 18 states in the US and one in Canada.
2.Fleshlight – Another reliable site, but designed for the man. It also has guides, tips, and educational materials so you can familiarize yourself with the types of items you’re buying, as well as general sexual health information.
3.Secrexy – A new online adult store based in HongKong, which own a long-term experience in selling sex toys on Banggood.com(one of the biggest international e-commerce sites) With a huge and strong support on shipping and retailer selling products, they’re providing customers with low-price and high-quality sex toys all over the world.
Identify Discreet Shipping Policies
Even the most comfortable and open-minded person could think to buy sex toys to be awkward if the stores shipping the box with”Automatic Piston Motion Masturbation Cup” in big letters and delivered right on their doorstep. So the discreet shipping can really be a thing.
The various stores have different approaches to this policy. It’s definitely worth it to check the stated policy. Also, it couldn’t hurt to check it against reviews or customer feedback. By the way, don’t forget the banner where there usually the promo codes lie.
All in all, you may don’t need sex toys to have good sex. However, they are the perfect way for turning good sex into a great one. So, don’t hesitate trying something “naughty”, but do remember to ask your partner first as well as buying it wisely.