Bamboo toys?

Bamboo toys?

carenautilus carenautilus
You see plenty of wooden toys around, but I'm not sure how green they actually are. I'm also not a wild about the material safety. But bamboo is very eco friendly, and slicker and less porous (and thus safer). But I don't think I've seen any toys made of bamboo. Have you? I'd love to buy some!
09/18/2011
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Ghost Ghost
I've only seen floggers of various kinds. Keep in mind that bamboo (the "wood" part) is very different from actual wood from trees, and cannot be tooled in the same ways.

Also, what about the material safety of wood makes you uncomfortable?
09/18/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
I've actually never seen any bamboo toys before, interesting!
09/18/2011
Illumin8 Illumin8
I've never seen any, but this does sound interesting!
09/18/2011
carenautilus carenautilus
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Originally posted by Ghost
I've only seen floggers of various kinds. Keep in mind that bamboo (the "wood" part) is very different from actual wood from trees, and cannot be tooled in the same ways.

Also, what about the material safety of wood makes you uncomfortable?
I'm a little worried about the porous nature of wood. I'm not sure you could sterilize it. And fluids do tend to soak into wood, which might very well help breed bugs. But I'd be happy to find out I'm being paranoid! It would open up more toys!
09/18/2011
Ghost Ghost
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Originally posted by carenautilus
I'm a little worried about the porous nature of wood. I'm not sure you could sterilize it. And fluids do tend to soak into wood, which might very well help breed bugs. But I'd be happy to find out I'm being paranoid! It would open up more toys!
Well, wood toys are coated in lacquer, so the wood grain (the part that is absorptive) is not exposed to fluids. I would not recommend you boil these toys, but they should be safe if they are properly coated. Wood toys that are manufactured are held to pretty strict safety guidelines and there can't be any thin spots in the coating. I also know of many people who handmake these toys, and I have found no problems with them either.

I think you are being paranoid!

Despite that, the "draw" of these toys is that they are very sturdy and lightweight. So, they can be just as "rigid" (or nearly) as glass or ceramic, without the added arm strain.

Hope this helps.
09/18/2011
carenautilus carenautilus
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Originally posted by Ghost
Well, wood toys are coated in lacquer, so the wood grain (the part that is absorptive) is not exposed to fluids. I would not recommend you boil these toys, but they should be safe if they are properly coated. Wood toys that are manufactured are held ...
Thanks, that's really great to know! I think I may add a few wooden toys to my collection.
09/19/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
There's nothing harmful about timber toys! They are coated so they aren't porous at all.
I for one wouldn't purchase a raw (uncoated) bamboo toy!
09/19/2011
Rawhide Rawhide
They are definitely out there... I have seen bamboo canes and other impact toys (coated of course), bamboo cup sets for fire cupping (coated as well), even rope made from bamboo fiber. I'm not going to provide links for these, but they can be easily located with a google search.

One of my favorite bamboo toys can be found at home depot or any such supply store- bamboo skewers. Endless uses
09/22/2011
carenautilus carenautilus
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Originally posted by Rawhide
They are definitely out there... I have seen bamboo canes and other impact toys (coated of course), bamboo cup sets for fire cupping (coated as well), even rope made from bamboo fiber. I'm not going to provide links for these, but they can be ...
Well, you've given me quite a few good ideas! *evil cackle*
09/23/2011
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
The Nob Essence Fling is available in bamboo, though it's currently out of stock. (Its color is listed as beige on the product page.) Nob Essence also makes other toys in bamboo, so if they are not available on EF, you could always order one directly from Nob Essence.

I have six of this company's toys, and I very, very highly recommend all of them.

As far as material safety, the safety rating for sealed/glazed wooden toys is a 9, which is a very high rating. Nob Essence uses a body-safe, food-safe, medical-grade glaze called Lubrosity, so their toys are not porous. They also get their wood from renewable sources (from their tree farms in Costa Rica, which are collectively known as Tropical American Tree Farms). Their tree farms are also conservation areas that are responsibly managed to be renewable.

Before Tropical American Tree Farms planted their trees in Costa Rica, the area had been quite desolate. What was once a rain forest had been irresponsibly stripped of trees. With the efforts of this company, the area has been restored. Below are a couple of pics. The first photo shows the area in 1992, before Tropical American Tree Farms planted their trees. The second photo was taken in 2002, a decade after the trees were planted. Nob Essence's toys are pretty darn green since they get their wood from a company that not only takes the responsibility to protect the environment very seriously, but they actually take the initiative to restore a stripped environment; thus, you can feel good about purchasing any wooden product from their company, whether the wood is bamboo or any of their other types of gorgeous wood.





I've not yet tried Hardwood Dildos, but I've heard that it is a one-man operation by a guy who "rescues" and refurbishes wood that had been discarded and would otherwise be wasted (i.e., from other wood products). He uses a food-safe glaze on his toys as well.

Perhaps one day I'll get around to trying a Hardwood Dildo, but what I like best about Nob Essence is the amazing effectiveness of their G-spotting/P-spotting heads. Their designs are truly ingenious and produce the most amazing sensations! Also, many of Nob Essence's toys are considerably more girthy and substantial in size (at least on one end) than the Hardwood Dildos, so that may be something for you to consider. Still, the simple shapes of Hardwood Dildos look as though they would be effective in their own unique way, so I will eventually give one (or two . . .) of them a try!

Good luck, no matter what you decide.
09/23/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
The Nob Essence Fling is available in bamboo, though it's currently out of stock. (Its color is listed as beige on the product page.) Nob Essence also makes other toys in bamboo, so if they are not available on EF, you could always order one ...
As always, I'm here to second Selective Sensualist's ringing praise for NobEssence. I've had my Smooth S Shape for several months and it's amazing. I've never received a splinter, and every time I've used it has been fantastically satisfying.

Also, I just bought a Romp in bamboo---and I think it's a little less pretty than some of their other types of wood (most of EF's NobEssence stock is pig-in-a-poke as far as wood variety, I think Fling is the only one where you can choose.) I should have a review up within the next week with a picture or two.

But if you ever get a Romp in a non-bamboo wood, and want to trade with me , the Lubrosity coating can even be bleached for sterilization.
09/23/2011
LilLostLenore LilLostLenore
i think bamboo would splinter to easily and i don't want splinters anywhere near my cootch.
09/24/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by LilLostLenore
i think bamboo would splinter to easily and i don't want splinters anywhere near my cootch.
Hardly. As mentioned above by Selective Sensualist and Antipova, some sex toys are made of bamboo. If a wooden toy of any kind is properly shaped and sealed, splinters simply won't happen.
09/24/2011
carenautilus carenautilus
Quote:
Originally posted by Selective Sensualist
The Nob Essence Fling is available in bamboo, though it's currently out of stock. (Its color is listed as beige on the product page.) Nob Essence also makes other toys in bamboo, so if they are not available on EF, you could always order one ...
Gosh, what an amazingly helpful reply! Seriously, that was above and beyond the call. Thanks so much, I am definitely warming up to wooden toys.
09/24/2011
Antipova Antipova
I just wrote my review for the Romp, if you wanted to see what a bamboo toy looks like!
09/25/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by carenautilus
You see plenty of wooden toys around, but I'm not sure how green they actually are. I'm also not a wild about the material safety. But bamboo is very eco friendly, and slicker and less porous (and thus safer). But I don't think I've ...
Not sure Bamboo would work. Got some beautiful and EXPENSIVE Bamboo floors. They end up BUCKLING, since bamboo is 1. VERY absorbable to water (have to seal the heck out of it to make it waterproof). It won't rot, but it WILL swell and recede. Over and Over, thus cracking any lacquer put on it.

Would be impossible to keep clean as a toy. Plus, you would NOT be feeling the bamboo, but the thick coating it would require, and all the chemicals in THAT substance.
09/25/2011
amenti amenti
I've never seen bamboo toys as a dildo but I have seen bamboo handles for stuff. Is there bamboo dildos??
12/02/2012
lokoum lokoum
I've yet to see bamboo toys, but my laptop is made of bamboo. Google "bamboo laptop". It's made by asus and is pretty great.
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