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Does anyone have any comments about the toys gaining a smell? I like to get toys that I don't need to wear a condom with. I don't share my toys ever. Maybe between my fiance, we wash between use. I really hate porous toys, so I don't get
Does anyone have any comments about the toys gaining a smell? I like to get toys that I don't need to wear a condom with. I don't share my toys ever. Maybe between my fiance, we wash between use. I really hate porous toys, so I don't get toys that require condoms as long as they are washed. I just don't want a toy that starts getting smelly to the point where you just don't want it anymore. I see why they are pricey after knowing they are all hand made. Now I just want to know more about the quality. I youtubed wooden sex toys from my phone's youtube app but I am not really getting a lot of good videos because I think my phone has automatic safe search.
Again, I only have NobEssence toys, so I can only comment on their particular quality.
And nope, they do not retain odors whatsoever because their toys are not porous AT ALL. They have trademarked their own body-safe/food-safe sealant/glaze to make their toys non-porous to keep out microbes. The sealant does a heck of a job keeping out smells, too, I must say. They are still in the same condition as they were the day I received them.
Even though they do not have an unpleasant smell, I would still keep wooden toys away from dogs. Dogs have been known to chew on the legs of furniture. They love any material that they can sink their teeth into---hard materials even (think bones, for example)!
As far as quality, I can honestly say NobEssence's products are of the highest quality. And I am extremely picky about quality.
I have no worries about any of my toys breaking. I wondered whether some of the thinner parts of the toy could snap off on some of the more delicately rendered pieces (which happen to be the designs I like the most). However, even at the point where they have the thinnest diameter, they are still remarkably strong. You cannot just snap them in half as you can a twig. My husband and I discussed breaking these toys after I received my third NobEssence sculpture and noted how delicate it appeared at one point on its intricately carved body. We think if we extended the thinnest part of the Turned G-Spot over the edge of the counter while I held the bulk of the body stable for my husband to apply the bulk of his force and weight to the end of it, we would PROBABLY be able to snap it in half by applying enough stress and strain to the material. (I say probably because we are not willing to actually try this . . . but it could prove even stronger than we think.) But, again, we would actually have to put a great deal of effort into doing this (and why in the world WOULD we do this?). It would never just happen spontaneously during use. Bodily tissues simply would not provide the same type of resistance as a hard kitchen countertop. Even if the body could provide that much resistance, it would be pretty difficult to get enough leverage to snap it during use. Even the more delicate-looking NobEssence toys are far from being fragile and weak.
That said, I think you could damage one of the NobEssence toys if you go around forcefully striking it against hard surfaces (you would, most likely, at least chip the sealant, making the toy unsafe because then mold or other undesirable microbes could then gain access to the wood). But I don't recommend going around and striking these toys against hard surfaces, of course! (I don't recommend that for any toy made out of any material, actually. Even softer materials could get inadvertently cut, and harder materials can scratch and dent or, depending on what type of material it is, even shatter.)
I've kept these toys without any type of bag around them inside a toy chest surrounded by silicone toys with no problems (though I made sure they were not against other hard toys because I didn't want them to rub against each other and scratch/wear the sealant). I recently decided to store them inside satin bags and place them inside one of my clothing drawers because my toy box got too full, and I had to choose some toys to remove from it.
Basically, these toys are not the most fragile toys I own. I think that distinction would belong to my ceramic toys (which are still excellent toys of VERY high quality themselves) or composites that are in danger of being melted if they come into contact with each other or with silicone. But I do think it is possible to chip the sealant on wood toys if you do not make a small effort to store/care for them properly. But these are definitely high-quality, incredibly amazing toys; they are well worth the small amount of effort required to care for them (meaning you don't just throw them in a drawer and then toss in other heavy and hard objects to collide against them, don't use them as a hiking stick or something to try to smash flies with, etc.).