Am I too picky?

Genderfree Genderfree
Hey Eden, recently I've noticed that I have been extremely picky about getting mostly silicone toys, metal or glass toys, when I don't even take as much time as others to boil the toys or throw them in the dishwasher. Me and my girlfriend share all of our toys and we're in a monogamous relationship. Should I widen my scope to toys of other materials, and if so, what do you suggest?

I absolutely refuse to touch anything to me that is made of latex, PVC, or vinyl, and I also can't stand rubber.
11/06/2012
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solitudinarian solitudinarian
Eh, regardless of whether you boil your toys or not, the materials that you are currently buying are non-porous and much longer lasting. I don't think you're being picky. You could try wood or ceramic if you're after something different?
11/06/2012
charletnarouh charletnarouh
my Partner and i are monogamous and fluid bonded, we don't always boil or sterilize our toys more than washing with hot water and antibacterial toy cleaner, but Wwe still stick to silicone and glass. i'd gladly consider ceramic, steel or wood but Wwe just haven't gotten around to adding these to Oour collection. Plastic is also relatively safe, but i just don't like the way it feels.
Jelly, latex, pvc, vinyl, rubber, etc all tend to have a smell, may off-gas chemicals, cause allergic reactions, irritations, infections, etc. Plus, it's not fun to think about, but yeast infections and BV happen, even in clean, healthy, monogamous women. Toys we can clean and sterilize as necessary are safer because Wwe won't reinfect each other. As two female bodied people, another concern is introducing the vaginal flora from one of Uus to the other which can offset pH and +/- bacteria balances. Plus porous toys can harbor fluids and things that can turn to bacteria and can cause problems. Not worth the risk to Uus. Plus, you absolutely can't switch between using the same toy vaginally and anally unless it is sterilizeable.
It's not just about possible disease transmission. Silicone, glass, sealed wood, silicone, metal, and ceramic are just more hygienic and eliminate allergens and reactions, as well as simply not exposing your body to potentially harmful chemicals. It's just safer to stick with non-porous materials, even with a fluid bonded, monogamous partner.
11/06/2012
deltalima deltalima
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Originally posted by Genderfree
Hey Eden, recently I've noticed that I have been extremely picky about getting mostly silicone toys, metal or glass toys, when I don't even take as much time as others to boil the toys or throw them in the dishwasher. Me and my girlfriend ... More
There's nothing wrong with being picky.
11/06/2012
Ansley Ansley
I don't think you're being picky, I think you just know what you like and what works for you and that's awesome!

I use silicone, ceramic, glass, or wood and it's just what I've figured out works for me the best.
11/06/2012
js250 js250
I don't think it is being picky when you choose the materials you like--after all it is your body and you are the one that has to like the toy.
11/06/2012
srexom srexom
Picky's okay. It's best to get what you're comfortable with.
11/07/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
It's okay to be picky when it comes to things like this! There are certain materials I stay away from as well.
11/07/2012
Genderfree Genderfree
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Originally posted by charletnarouh
my Partner and i are monogamous and fluid bonded, we don't always boil or sterilize our toys more than washing with hot water and antibacterial toy cleaner, but Wwe still stick to silicone and glass. i'd gladly consider ceramic, steel or wood ... More
Thank you, this was very useful.
11/08/2012
roskat roskat
Nothing wrong with wanting to use higher quality materials.
11/11/2012
charletnarouh charletnarouh
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Originally posted by Genderfree
Thank you, this was very useful.
Glad i could help. i just reread my post though, and i deeply apologize for my thoughtless use of gender specific language regarding the vaginosis infections. i really try to avoid that, so read "women" as "people with vaginas". i'm very sorry for my insensitivity.
But yes, safety. Non-porous is safer for anyone with orifices. Regardless of monogamy, disease status, cleanliness, and any other factors. i support pickiness where sex toys are concerned.
11/11/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
I am very careful that anal toys stay away from vag toys. By husband and I each use the anal toys and I use toy sprays and Eden wipes to clean them. The anal toys are also dried on a different part of the counter!
11/11/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
It's good to be picky. There are hundreds of toys out there and it's better to invest in something which will last.
11/11/2012
Inkkythesquid Inkkythesquid
Nothing wrong with being picky
11/11/2012
SassySam SassySam
i agree with most here, it doesn't seem like your being picky, just practical.
11/11/2012
LunaLuthor LunaLuthor
Quote:
Originally posted by Genderfree
Hey Eden, recently I've noticed that I have been extremely picky about getting mostly silicone toys, metal or glass toys, when I don't even take as much time as others to boil the toys or throw them in the dishwasher. Me and my girlfriend ... More
Do i don't think you are being picky at all
11/14/2012
RonLee RonLee
I also agree, certainly not too picky. As Incendiaire said "It's good to be picky." And like Sassy K said, practical.
11/14/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I don't see it as picky I mainly use only glass and silicone for many different reasons.
11/14/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I know I'm picky but I want my toys to last and be safe!
11/14/2012
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