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Why Choose a Silicone Dildo?

Why Choose a Silicone Dildo? - Sh! Women's Store

Silicone is considered to be the best dildo material, bar none. It's the dildo-connoisseur's choice for its look and feel, and also for its safety and ease of care.

A Silicone Dildo is Safe

An odourless, non toxic and hypo-allergenic material containing no phthalates or latex, silicone is the best choice if you are allergic to or have concerns about other dildo materials.

Silicone is easy to clean and you can even sterilize a silicone dildo by boiling it for 3 minutes or washing it in the top rack of a dishwasher.

Ease of cleaning isn't just about sex toy safety for you. If you're planning on sharing your dildo with a partner, or if you're looking for an anal dildo for solo or pegging play, silicone is the ultimate choice because of this ability to fully sterilize after every use.

silicone dildos in marbled colours

A Silicone Dildo Feels Sensual

Silicone feels warm, smooth, and dry. Whilst firm and sleek, it feels springy and flexible, unlike steel dildos or glass dildos which are hard and rigid. Silicone is a non-porous material, which means it neither discloses nor absorbs any substance. In other words, this material won't soak up your natural juices, and it holds lubricant well on the surface - a small amount of lube on a silicone dildo goes a long way.

A Silicone Dildo Transmits Vibration 

Whilst soft to the touch, silicone is quite a dense material so it transmits vibration well. Owning a vibrating silicone dildo means you've got a dildo and a vibrator in one, giving you the added thrills on top of the penetrative pleasures your dildo bestows...

Cupid 3 dildo in ourple with a small, pink vibrating bullet

A Silicone Dildo Lasts and Lasts!

Silicone as a dildo material is practically indestructible unless attacked by something sharp, like long talons or canine teeth; it never breaks down or degrades.

This is great news for a committed, long-term relationship with your dildo, but not great environmentally if it's just a one night stand. A dildo made from silicone is an investment and will provide years of pleasure if it's taken care of properly.

Although incredibly durable, once a silicone dildo is torn it can split, so best keep it away from sharp edges, teeth and curious pets!

Why Do Silicone Dildos Cost More?

Silicone is a costly raw material and producers of pure silicone dildos tend to be like ourselves; small, specialist manufacturers, which is why silicone dildos are more expensive than mass-produced dildos from China.

A silicone dildo is the best dildo you can buy,  but it is quite an investment.

Gold and White Dildos

Silicone Toys & Lube

We advise using only water-based lube on all toys made from silicone as the two silicones can react together and, over time, affect the smooth surface of the dildo.

We've tested this ourselves after a silicone lubricant manufacturer tried to convince us that their lubricant was safe to use on silicone sex toys. It was hardly highly-scientific, but we submerged silicone toys in silicone lube for a length of time to see what the outcome would be. Small pitting started to appear on the surface.

Of course, it would take many, many hours of play to simulate this experiment within a real-life example, but why take the risk, we say...

Marble-Dildos-Blog-Post

Pros & Cons of Silicone

Pros:

  • The safest adult toy material
  • Hypo-allergenic & non-toxic
  • Feels dry, smooth and warm to the touch
  • Totally non-porous
  • Can be sterilized/disinfected which means you can safely share toys between partners or pleasure zones just as long as they are sterilized or disinfected between uses
  • Transmits vibration well
  • Warms quickly to body temperature
  • Holds lubricant well (use only water‚Äďbased lubes)
  • Durable

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Though durable, can tear once the surface is broken
  • Can't be recycled (in the UK)
  • Not compatible with silicone-based lubes

Why Choose a Sh! Silicone Dildo?

As the largest producer of silicone dildos in the UK, we offer over 30 sizes and shapes, giving you the widest choice to suit your personal preferences and pleasures.

Lovingly hand-crafted in our London studio and featuring our trademark heart-shaped bases, Sh! silicone dildos are functional as well as gorgeous; and they're comfortable and secure to use whether you choose to hold them in your hand or wear in a harness as a strap-on dildo.

Our dildos are more ethically-produced than mass-produced dildos made in the Far East and of course carry a LOT LESS sex toy miles!

The wide bases also make them totally safe as anal dildos.

Two dildoa laying side by side - one in gold and and in pink



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