Shopping and becoming more picky

squire squire
So I am slowly amassing a large collection of vixen toys, specifically vixskin, and I have noticed it changing my shopping habits. I notice I am far more picky and thus the range of toys I look at as interesting has decreased. Does anyone else notice a difference in how adventurous you are with your buying once you have found a material that hits you just right?
08/21/2011
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AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
Quote:
Originally posted by squire
So I am slowly amassing a large collection of vixen toys, specifically vixskin, and I have noticed it changing my shopping habits. I notice I am far more picky and thus the range of toys I look at as interesting has decreased. Does anyone else notice ... More
Silicone and glass are my top picks. I haven't tried steel yet, but I've got my eye on a few Njoy products.
08/21/2011
Ansley Ansley
Definitely, but for me it's more about safety concerns and preventing bacterial infections than anything else. I mostly stick with silicone. I will own a Vixskin one day.
08/21/2011
null null
Yes, I only buy silicone, glass and steel. I threw out my other toys...
08/21/2011
Owl Identified Owl Identified
Once I learned that porous materials can harbor bacteria, I essentially stopped using them altogether for penetrative play. I am very prone to UTIs and yeast infections, so for me it was the smartest choice.

Beyond that, the more I try toys and learn what I like, I think I actually become more adventurous. Knowing what I like and don't like makes me better able to look through a ton of diverse items - including styles and designs I've never tried - and be able to effectively guess at which things I won't like right off the bat. In other words, I am actually more willing to try new things now that I trust my judgment regarding my preferences. I'm more willing to take a risk on something wild because I am able to narrow down the risk of a bad experience by eliminating textures, designs and sizes that I know won't agree with me.

As far as materials, I'm not selective as long as they're non-porous and free of compounds that can harm the body. I'm open to just about anything.
08/21/2011
Illusional Illusional
When I first came, I wanted like LITERALLY everything.
Then I got a mentor, and they told me the safety differences, and I started being leery of jelly.
Since I got my first silicone toy, and have a glass one too, I kind of haven't gone back.
Although I have gotten a nice thick jelly one before since I use it only with me.
08/21/2011
I'll Miss You EF :( I'll Miss You EF :(
I refuse to own anything less than a 7 on the EF safety scale. I do make exceptions occasionally, but after learning how dangerous other materials were, it was easy to stay away.
Besides, trying new safe materials is really fun!
08/21/2011
BellaDonna2884 BellaDonna2884
I find that as I have become more knowledgeable about materials, quality, and my personal preferences that I have become more selective about the toys that interest me but I still have a pretty eclectic range.
08/21/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
As far as materials go I haven't become more picky. I have a couple of TPR toys, but I've never owned a jelly or rubber toy and my first toy was silicone. I have narrowed down my wishlists as I've learned what kinds of shapes, sizes, textures and vibrations work for me.
08/21/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
Quote:
Originally posted by Owl Identified
Once I learned that porous materials can harbor bacteria, I essentially stopped using them altogether for penetrative play. I am very prone to UTIs and yeast infections, so for me it was the smartest choice.

Beyond that, the more I try toys ... More
What you have written perfectly sums up what I would had to say, lol.

I mostly stick to non-porous and phthalate free toys. I had one jelly toy which was tossed when I learned about it's toxicity.

I am pretty much mostly interested in silicone toys but as Owl Identified has pointed out, I'll try anything as long as it is safe for my body.
08/22/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Naughty Student
What you have written perfectly sums up what I would had to say, lol.

I mostly stick to non-porous and phthalate free toys. I had one jelly toy which was tossed when I learned about it's toxicity.

I am pretty much mostly interested ... More
Similar to Owl Identified and Naughty Student, since coming here and learning so much I have a pretty good idea of whether or not something's going to work for me without having to purchase it first and as long as it's safe for my body, I'll give it a shot.
08/22/2011
Kayla Kayla
I'm not too horribly selective, but I must say that I find that I enjoy the less-plushy materials much more. VixSkin is nice for some things, but I find that the plushiness absorbs lubricant too much for me. Glass, wood, and stainless steel have been blessings for me. We certainly love our VixSkin, though, but just for other things.
08/22/2011
ScottA ScottA
I always knew that I wanted something safe, but having played with quite a few toys I now know what things to look for to know if a toy will work well.

Don't think of it as a bad thing, think of all the materials, fuel, etc. that you're saving by not getting things that you know won't work for you.
08/22/2011
Menarae Menarae
Material safety is the biggest thing for me, too. I've played around with softer grades of silicone and found that I like firmer ones, and I'm looking forward to trying solid stuff a little more, like glass (waiting until the sex show comes to town to cruise for inexpensive glass toys ^.^)

I recently started working in a sex shop, and we're all big on material safety...but the company's quite stubborn and still carries cheap-o jelly toys. Like, a lot of them. (And some have been in the store since the '80s, judging by their battered packaging.) I die a little inside when I can't convince someone to spend the extra $20 for a TPR toy, and they insist on the nasty jelly thing. Or the charmers who want to surprise their wives or girlfriends, but don't want to spend more than $20. Classy.

Edit: I apparently forgot to type a chunk of words :-/
08/29/2011
squire squire
I love the variety of answers I'm reading! I am also pleased that EF has a scale for material safety as I do at times find things that look quite appealing, but on closer inspection the material would be as safe as my sock. Safety but also fun is the name of the game
09/01/2011
Krysta Krysta
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Originally posted by Ansley
Definitely, but for me it's more about safety concerns and preventing bacterial infections than anything else. I mostly stick with silicone. I will own a Vixskin one day.
You seriously need to try it. Get a mustang.
09/09/2011
Rossie Rossie
Material safety is my no.1 concern, I only buy silicone and stainless steel toys. When I check out new toys, the first thing I need to know is what material they're made of. I don't think my range of selection has been affected by it, since most high end manufacturers make their products with quality silicone and stainless steel anyway!
09/09/2011
Kayla Kayla
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Originally posted by Krysta
You seriously need to try it. Get a mustang.
I'm with Krysta! The Mustang is a really good starting VixSkin toy!
09/12/2011
slynch slynch
I can't remember the last time we bought something other than silicone.
09/13/2011
Rawhide Rawhide
Yup, though I don't call it "picky" but rather knowing your preferences
09/27/2011
Gingy Gingy
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Originally posted by Rawhide
Yup, though I don't call it "picky" but rather knowing your preferences
exactly! I think its really more cost effective to be be "picky" anyway. Get something good and you wont want to replace it.
12/30/2011
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