Jul 17 2011

Skin-Like Dildos

Well...I am not sure whether I am behind the curve a bit, but I have some dildo news for you lovers of cock-shaped toys. Which...if you are at this website, is all of you, right?!

I've written at length about toxic toys, and have generally recommended silicone dildos for their sterilizability, harness compatibility and non-toxic attributes.

Manufacturers have been trying for some time to come up with a realistic skin-like material and also to mimic the harder inner core and softer outer later of a real cock. Tip of the hat to the people working on stuff like that - you folks are awesome; trying to give us better and better products for our pleasure! There are a couple of great new products in the realistic dildo vein (and veined!). I've gathered information on those two, as well as the wannabes.

From what I have been able to gather, there are four important characteristics of a these dual density dildos:

 

  • Actually has a skin-like feel
  • Firm inner core and softer outer layer
  • Non-toxic
  • Easy to clean - sterilizable

 

Before you check out all this info - let me express my opinion...taking the trouble to create a skin-like texture and then telling everyone to cover it up with a condom is...stupid. People review these and say things like - "it is so velvety to the touch!" Well who the hell cares if you need to cover it up with a condom due to toxicity and bacterial issues!

Another point to keep in mind is that packaging can say anything - it does not have to be true because the sex toy industry is not regulated. If you want the best, stick with companies that commit to manufacturing and/or selling completely non-toxic toys. Sure you can buy that $24.99 Pleasureskin dildo, cover it with a condom and have a great time with it for a while (if you can stand the smell and don't care if the toxic chemicals leach through the condom into your body), but an investment in 100% silicone will last you a long time, assure you of scent-free non-toxicity and ease of cleaning.

In researching these "realistic skin-like" dildos, I found that price is indeed the indicator. The cheaper dildos were the ones that failed many of the tests and were quite hard to care for. From what I discovered, just stay away from Topco Sales, Cal Exotics, and Doc Johnson if you are looking for the best toys.

Update! 8/16 I've discovered a great new line of dual density dildos in a wide variety of sizes with suction cups on the bottom! Real Nude dildos.

Blush Novelties

Real Nude

Skin-like feel? Check - "Real Nude truly feels real!"

Dual Density? Check - "Sensa-Feel - Firm on the inside, soft on the outside"

Non toxic? Check - "100% pure platinum cure silicone"

Easy to clean? Check - "boilable for easy cleaning"

Pros - Suction Cup bases. "Stick the powerful suction cup to your shower wall or headboard!"

Tantus

O2 Revolution

Skin-like feel? Check - "Close your eyes and you won't know the difference!"

Dual Density? Check - "super soft outer layer of silicone and dense inner layer", "firmer than Vixskin"

Non toxic? Check - 100% silicone

Easy to clean? Check - "Hypoallergenic, hygienic, boilable, bleachable and dishwasher safe"

 

Vixen Creations

Vixskin

Skin-like feel? Check - "a more realistic feel and greater elasticity"

Dual Density? Check - "Solid inner core for functional use"

Non toxic? Check - 100% silicone

Easy to clean? - Check - "Non-porous, can be cleaned with soap and water or sterilized by boiling for 3 minutes "

Pros - Lifetime Warranty!!!

 

 

Topco Sales

PleasureSkin

(also known as SensaFirm, PassionSkin, Trueskin, Techno-skin and Private Touch)

Skin-like feel? Check - "soft, smooth texture for an authentic sensual feel"

Dual Density? Fail - reviews say "shaft is weak and floppy"

Non toxic? Fail - rated a 3 out of 10 by Eden Fantasys. Although phthalate-free, composed of "thermal plastic elastomer variations" and reviewers say it has a strong odor that doesn't decrease with time. Recommend use with a condom (for toxicity issues as well as bacterial issues).

Easy to clean? - Fail - "very porous, making it difficult to clean and easy for germs and dirt to hide ".

Cons - Surface tears easily - from fingernail contact, even. Loses color over time. Extra care - "Should be protected with a condom. They are extremely sensitive and should be cleaned following every use with warm water and toy cleaner or antibacterial soap. Toys made of these materials should be stored in dark cool place." Lint magnet.

 

Topco Sales

CyberSkin

[also known as New supersoft, Ultra realistic 3.0 (UR3), Futurotic, SoftSkins, SoftTouch, Futurotic Plus, Realskin]

Skin-like feel? Check - "the amazing look and feel of real skin"

Dual Density? Check - "combines the feel of soft skin with an erect shaft and real ball sack"

Non toxic? Fail - rated a 2 out of 10 by Eden Fantasys. Although phthalate-free, composed of "Thermal plastic elastomer (mixture of PVC and silicone)"  Recommend use with a condom (for toxicity issues as well as bacterial issues). Interestingly, consumers report the box says phthalate and PVC-free, and the PDF link for the composition on the website is not functional. Remember - sex toys are not regulated so they can say whatever they want on the package and it might or might not be true.

Easy to clean? - Fail - "These materials are extremely porous, making it difficult to clean and easy for germs and dirt to hide".

Cons - Extra care - "Skin-like materials are extremely sensitive; they should be cleaned before and after every use with warm water and toy cleaner or antibacterial soap. These toys come dusted in a powdery material to maintain their unique texture, clean the toy thoroughly before first use. After each use, clean again and dust with a little cornstarch (not TALC which has been linked to cervical cancer) before storing to prevent the toy from becoming sticky. They should be stored individually in a dark, cool place. Store each toy separately in a plastic zip bag or thin sock because the porous surface can absorb dyes from other materials. These materials are also very incompatible with many substances. Contact with silicone-based lubricants, oil or petroleum based products will cause damages to the surface of the toy." Lint magnet.

 

CalExotics

Pure Skin

Skin-like feel? Check - "Amazingly life-like feel"

Dual Density? Check - "Plushy soft, feels like “real”, dual density"

Non toxic? Fail - Although phthalate-free, thermal plastic elastomer (mixture of PVC and silicone)  Recommended use with a condom. Reviewers report a persistent strong odor that does not decrease with time.

Easy to clean? - Fail - "These materials are extremely porous, making it difficult to clean and easy for germs and dirt to hide. So protect them with a condom"

Cons - Extra care - "Skin-like materials are extremely sensitive; they should be cleaned before and after every use with warm water and toy cleaner or antibacterial soap. These toys come dusted in a powdery material to maintain their unique texture, clean the toy thoroughly before first use. After each use, clean again and dust with a little cornstarch (not TALC which has been linked to cervical cancer) before storing to prevent the toy from becoming sticky. They should be stored individually in a dark, cool place. Store each toy separately in a plastic zip bag or thin sock because the porous surface can absorb dyes from other materials. These materials are also very incompatible with many substances. Contact with silicone-based lubricants, oil or petroleum based products will cause damages to the surface of the toy. " Lint magnet.

 

 

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  1. Hi Ruby,

    I am glad to see you drawing attention to the issue of toy quality. When I first started using toys, I was pretty ignorant. I bought a jelly dildo and used it a lot. After awhile, I began to wonder why I kept getting more and more UTIs. Finally, I put two and two together and got rid of the toy. Great post on a very necessary topic.

    1. Thanks, Lilith – I cringe when I see people buying jelly dildos or anything that is porous and non-sterilizable. Once you’ve done the research – it is doubtful you will ever buy one again.

  2. Hi Ruby,

    I’ve found another option for realistic dual density 100% platinum cured silicone realistic dildos. I found this company on Smitten Kitten’s web site and notice they don’t make anything that is toxic or porous. New York Toy Collective Shilo and Mason.

    http://newyorktoycollective.com

  3. Just wanted to give a “cocks up” shout out for the Vixskin dildo as well. I’ve posted before about the great experiences my lover and I are having with pegging and started with the Fuze Tango double and Spare Parts harness. It was a great experience but we seemed to have a little trouble getting it adjusted right (something which I’m sure we’ll work on again lol.) We both had great experiences with it but I found it just a little too stiff or hard or just something that didn’t quite feel as natural.

    In getting pegged I loved the idea of getting to the point of really being fucked hard, of being pounded into and taken. Doing some research it sounded like the Vixskin might do the trick so I ordered the Vixskin Mustang Royalle dildo and it’s amazing. A little less rigid so initial entry is a little slower, not a bad thing, and it’s size and proportions are very realistic with a substantial base for the harness and looks hot as hell. I love being bent over while she’s standing in heels and as I relax her fucking my ass hard and steady, the feeling of her thighs slapping into my ass as she drives the Mustang into me full length. The last time she pegged me I put a large mirror I have bedside so I could see her take me and wow, that just intensified the experience.

    The Mustang’s soft outer silicone layer “gives” and I found that also laying flat on my stomach with my legs together was a great feeling as she took my ass. Whew, I’m getting hot and bothered writing this! Thanks for all you do.

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