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Did you know that dolphins are the only mammals, other than humans, that seek sex for pleasure, not just procreation? What better introduction to our topic for today. Waterproof toys!

Waterproof toys are stimulating, relaxing and enjoyable during solo play or as an enhancement to partner sex… in or out of water. Enjoy in the bedroom, shower, bathtub, hot tub, or if you really

feel adventurous — some can even be used in the ocean.


Now is the perfect time to add some of Passion Parties’ waterproof toys to your collection. Let me tell you some of the choices in waterproof toys, where and how to use them and how to take care of them.

Got Lube?

As with any passion toy, the first essential to playtime is lubricant. Most lubricants are water-based and water

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soluble; meaning they are designed to wash away with water for easy clean up. That’s why 100% silicone lubricant won’t wash away when you need it the most and will keep its consistency much better than water-based lubes in the shower or hot tub. Just be sure not to use it on silicone toys.

Silicone blends vary in their density — some are very soft while others are more rigid. Silicone and blends are generally pliable. The variation depends on how much silicone is poured into the mold. Pure silicone toys are non-porous, but when silicone is only one of many ingredients, you should treat them like jelly rubber toys.
The benefit of having a silicone mix is that the material will last longer, and be less likely to break down or tear.

They may contain rubber softeners such as phthalates. Use with condoms for safety and to aid in cleanup.
Do not use silicone lube with silicone/rubber mix toys as it can melt the toy. Be sure to use a condom over the toy if you want to use silicone lube.

Siligel- a Doc Johnson creation that impreginates small amounts of antibiotic along with the silicone material to decrease the infection potential, much like many countertops these days.

Lube: Use only water-based lubes

Cleaning:.  For more delicate polymers or blends, or if you are not sure what the toy material is… stick to warm water and toy cleaner. Wash before and after use with toy cleaner to prevent contamination and maintain PH balance. rinse with warm water and air or pat dry.

Storage:  When dry, store in individual plastic bags for best results. Remove batteries before storage.

Kegal Pods Medical Silicone

Silicone sex toys are slightly porous non-porous, depending on the type of silicone. Pure 100% Silicone or Medical Silicone warms up quickly, retains body heat, is non-porous, which minimizes infection potential, and is firm to the touch. Silicone is considered less-allergenic, has no smell or taste, and can create visually appealing toys with bright colors. Additionally silicone is phthalate free.

Pthalates are chemicals that are used to soften plastic or vinyl to make them flexible. They are used in many every day applications, from sex toys to fingernail polish to perfumes to medical instruments. They have been getting some press recently questioning their safety. I will let you do your own research on this topic, but I will also point out to your which materials are phthalate free. That way you can decide for yourself.

Silicone also had a bad reputation for many years, but most of those claims have not been proven scientifically. Vibration does transfer very well through silicone and silicone blends. But when you get better materials, it generally comes at a higher cost. Many people find the higher price worthwhile because of the longer life-span of silicone, the increased comfort of use, and when using pure silicone, it is easier to clean.

Lube: Passion Parties recommends only water-based lubes with silicone blend toys. However, some people have reported using silicone lubricants with little or no adverse effects with 100% silicone.  Caution: It may ruin the surface of your toy, so I say why take the chance?

Examples of commercially available silicone-based lubricants that you may already have are: Eros, System Jo, iLube, Wet Platinum, ID Millennium, and Passion Parties Slip n Slide.

Cleaning:.  Wash before and after use with toy cleaner to prevent contamination and maintain PH balance. rinse with warm water and air or pat dry.

Other options: For 100% silicone immersible toys,  you can boil it on the stove (3-5 minutes)  After immersing, air dry the battery area. If the battery pack is not waterproof, use the spritz and rinse method.

Storage:  When dry, store in individual plastic bags for best results. Remove batteries before storage.

Silicone lubricants are a personal adaptation of more industrial silicone lubricants. Think WD-40 for the penis.

Slip ‘n Slide is a latex condom-compatible silicone lubricant with a non-sticky, silky texture. The long lasting formula is ideal for marathon lovemaking sessions and anal sex. As an added benefit, Slip ‘n Slide does not contain allergens or microbes that allow bacterial growth.

R recent studies have proven that pure silicone lubricant, like Slip ‘n Slide, is safe for use. The three ingredients that make up Slip ‘n Slide – cyclomethicone, dimethiconol and dimethicone – have all been approved by the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA), the organization that regulates these products.

After use, the body should be cleansed with soap and water to prevent possible irritation.

Note: Silicone will not harm latex as petroleum-based lubricants will, but silicone-based lubricants can harm toys made from silicone or super soft flesh like materials.

By the way, Revelation lubricant has the feel of silicone, but is a water based lube! No wonder everyone likes that one best.

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