TeenHelp
Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!


Sex and Puberty For questions related to sex, puberty, and similar topics, ask here!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
CrusadingAvenger Offline
An Inspiration For The Broken
Experienced TeenHelper
******
 
CrusadingAvenger's Avatar
 
Name: Mark
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Location: California

Posts: 686
Blog Entries: 65
Join Date: August 15th 2013

Exclamation Before You Buy A Sex Toy… - October 6th 2019, 02:56 PM

This thread has been labeled as non-PG13 by the original poster or by a Moderator. The contents of this thread might therefore not be suitable for younger users. Please take this into consideration before continuing to read.

So I wanted to get this out there as I recently
discovered something about these types of things.

Normally I don’t post about this kind of topic,
but I just had to share what I recently learned
as I believe it can benefit those who have
such pleasure toys, or are looking to get one
for themselves:

Be wary if you’re buying sex toys off Amazon
(or anywhere in general). I discovered there’s a
handful of manufacturers who aren’t posting very
accurate product information, particularly about
the materials used to make the toy.

If you see anything that’s made with TPE/TPR,
“CyberSkin,” “UR3,” or some fancy named material,
approach with caution and chances are likely
do not buy such products.

I have had quite a few made with TPE/TPR,
and what I’ve discovered is even after a few uses
and cleaning it every time, the feel would be sticky and
chalky afterward and some oils would rub off on my fingers,
and the shocking part is I haven’t had those for not
even half a year. I ended up grabbing a large bag
and threw all of them into the dumpster.

If you own a sex toy, if it’s smelling pretty bad, it’s oily,
chalky, or sticky even after you clean it thoroughly,
get rid of it immediately.

The materials that such companies are using
to make these contain harmful bacteria and chemicals
that can build up over time, and a condom really
isn’t going to protect you from such things on these toys.

I understand it might be hard to get rid of if you
spent money on it, and it feels so good why
would you want to get rid of it,
but I’m telling you, you gotta get rid of it.

There’s no telling how it will end up affecting
your own health long term.

As an alternative, your best bet is silicone
based sex toys, and if you’d like a couple of
the sources where I got this info from, send me
a PM message about it and I will give you the links
(which btw, it’s just a couple links to a couple of blog posts
regarding this topic for information purposes, I don’t gain
anything from doing that FYI).

Be careful and make sure to always do your research first.

If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.




“The main thing is realizing that even if you feel terrible for a while, that’s not how you’re going to feel the whole time. . . . Things change if you just keep moving.” - Gary Vaynerchuk
   
Reply With Quote
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
Hypothesis. Offline
Not significant.

TeenHelp Veteran
*************
 
Hypothesis.'s Avatar
 
Name: Dez
Age: 23
Gender: They/them.
Location: Connecticut, USA

Posts: 19,279
Blog Entries: 139
Join Date: November 16th 2010

Re: Before You Buy A Sex Toy… - October 6th 2019, 10:43 PM

If possible there are definitely trusted places where you can buy toys both online or in person. Some places have more positive reputations than others. Of course some are 18+ so I can understand someone underage would have troubles, but definitely make sure it's safe! This is good advice.


   
Reply With Quote
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
CrusadingAvenger Offline
An Inspiration For The Broken
Experienced TeenHelper
******
 
CrusadingAvenger's Avatar
 
Name: Mark
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Location: California

Posts: 686
Blog Entries: 65
Join Date: August 15th 2013

Re: Before You Buy A Sex Toy… - October 7th 2019, 02:17 AM

Right, and you just have to do your research first. I find it's more expensive (depending on what particular one you get of course) when you buy a sex toy in store compared to online such as Amazon. Your best bet is online when it comes to buying sex toys. That way it's discreet and you don't have to awkwardly sneak it past (let's say) your parents or a family member. There are brands out there that definitely have a positive reputation, but again, you have to do your research thoroughly to look for that.




“The main thing is realizing that even if you feel terrible for a while, that’s not how you’re going to feel the whole time. . . . Things change if you just keep moving.” - Gary Vaynerchuk
   
Reply With Quote
  (#4 (permalink)) Old
Disclosure. Offline
Laughter. Faith. Hope.

Jeez, get a life!
***********
 
Disclosure.'s Avatar
 
Age: 26
Gender: Female

Posts: 5,648
Blog Entries: 1
Join Date: October 9th 2009

Re: Before You Buy A Sex Toy… - October 7th 2019, 06:59 AM

This is really good advice so thank you for sharing! I don't really own one or feel the need to get one myself.


   
Reply With Quote
  (#5 (permalink)) Old
CrusadingAvenger Offline
An Inspiration For The Broken
Experienced TeenHelper
******
 
CrusadingAvenger's Avatar
 
Name: Mark
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Location: California

Posts: 686
Blog Entries: 65
Join Date: August 15th 2013

Re: Before You Buy A Sex Toy… - October 7th 2019, 05:47 PM

That's okay, to each their own. I just thought I'd put this out there for anyone who has one or more or is considering getting one for themselves.




“The main thing is realizing that even if you feel terrible for a while, that’s not how you’re going to feel the whole time. . . . Things change if you just keep moving.” - Gary Vaynerchuk
   
Reply With Quote
  (#6 (permalink)) Old
Echo 7 Offline
Member
Welcome me, I'm new!
*
 
Echo 7's Avatar
 
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Location: UK

Posts: 35
Join Date: October 8th 2019

Re: Before You Buy A Sex Toy… - October 8th 2019, 01:52 PM

A body safe material for a sex toy (such as a dildo) is made of ABS plastic. It's a very stable hard plastic that also is used in vibrators. Often cheaper than high quality silicone, ABS is a great choice for those who are on a budget.

Sex toys made with silicone are compatible with most lubricants; use silicone lube with silicone toys. There are also sex toys made with glass and in general are considered very safe and easy to clean. However, if the 'toy become tacky or loses its shape, then don't use it!

Lastly, only buy from reputable stores. I wouldn't 'amazon' any of these things.

Last edited by Echo 7; October 8th 2019 at 01:52 PM. Reason: typo
   
Reply With Quote
  (#7 (permalink)) Old
CrusadingAvenger Offline
An Inspiration For The Broken
Experienced TeenHelper
******
 
CrusadingAvenger's Avatar
 
Name: Mark
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Location: California

Posts: 686
Blog Entries: 65
Join Date: August 15th 2013

Re: Before You Buy A Sex Toy… - October 8th 2019, 03:59 PM

ABS plastic is a pretty safe alternative but is somewhat porous. Glass is also pretty safe too, but again, you gotta be careful what particular toy you're buying.

You can use water-based lubricants on silicone toys. I have a couple that I've used with and there have not been any wear or damages from use and after cleaning.

I disagree. Some reputable brands/stores sell on Amazon and on their own store website. I imagine some do not have the luxury of buying in-store.

Again, just do your research before buying.




“The main thing is realizing that even if you feel terrible for a while, that’s not how you’re going to feel the whole time. . . . Things change if you just keep moving.” - Gary Vaynerchuk
   
Reply With Quote
  (#8 (permalink)) Old
Echo 7 Offline
Member
Welcome me, I'm new!
*
 
Echo 7's Avatar
 
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Location: UK

Posts: 35
Join Date: October 8th 2019

Re: Before You Buy A Sex Toy… - October 9th 2019, 03:20 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrusadingAvenger View Post
ABS plastic is a pretty safe alternative but is somewhat porous. Glass is also pretty safe too, but again, you gotta be careful what particular toy you're buying.

Point taken though I know nothing about plastics, but much about metal. You've just... given me an idea regarding a possible sex toy.

Titanium is a preferred material for initial piercings, for example, because it's an elemental metal – it doesn’t contain nickel. And titanium is as strong as steel, but as light as aluminium and it can also be anodized to produce various colours. Titanium also is totally non-allergic, so could be the perfect solution for a sensitive body akin to piercings which the metal is popular for. The only drawback is the high price of titanium as it's a more expensive material. So, my being a blacksmith with a blooming commercial interest in sex toys...


The strongest steel is forged in fire.
   
Reply With Quote
  (#9 (permalink)) Old
CrusadingAvenger Offline
An Inspiration For The Broken
Experienced TeenHelper
******
 
CrusadingAvenger's Avatar
 
Name: Mark
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Location: California

Posts: 686
Blog Entries: 65
Join Date: August 15th 2013

Re: Before You Buy A Sex Toy… - October 9th 2019, 08:14 PM

That's interesting, glad I could inspire an idea for you. You should probably think more about how you can execute it and do trial and error testing if need be. If you can make it body friendly and it doesn't contain any harmful bacteria/chemicals that could develop over time, I don't see why not.




“The main thing is realizing that even if you feel terrible for a while, that’s not how you’re going to feel the whole time. . . . Things change if you just keep moving.” - Gary Vaynerchuk
   
Reply With Quote
  (#10 (permalink)) Old
CrusadingAvenger Offline
An Inspiration For The Broken
Experienced TeenHelper
******
 
CrusadingAvenger's Avatar
 
Name: Mark
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Location: California

Posts: 686
Blog Entries: 65
Join Date: August 15th 2013

Re: Before You Buy A Sex Toy… - October 9th 2019, 10:59 PM

I stand corrected. Buy from reputable brands when it comes to getting sex toys, but still do your research. Upon doing further research, there are very few reputable brands that sell their products on Amazon. Be careful when you're buying a sex toy on Amazon as there are so many gambles when it comes to doing such a thing. If you want to have a piece of mind, a reputable sex toy shop website is your best bet (will probably post recommended shops on my personal blog).




“The main thing is realizing that even if you feel terrible for a while, that’s not how you’re going to feel the whole time. . . . Things change if you just keep moving.” - Gary Vaynerchuk
   
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
buy, sex, sex advise, sex discussion, sex toy, sex toys, toy…

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All material copyright ©1998-2019, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.